Sealed with a kiss!

Sealed with a kiss!
Laura & Chris' Wedding at JCRaulston Arboretum

Monday, June 6, 2016

Tara and Matt's Beautiful Wedding at The Oaks at Salem!

The Oaks at Salem is such a gorgeous venue. Lots of places for great photographs. When Dave and I arrived, their photographers with Three Little Birds were getting some pretty pictures of the bridal party. 
Tara is a beautiful girl and a stunningly beautiful bride. Blush pink is a very popular wedding color so earlier this year I invested in a petal pink dress to wear to these softly colored weddings!
The ceremony area was all set. The weather was comfortable and the sun shining this 7th day of May in 2016. Good Earth Films were videoing the wedding.
Udeshi Hargett was supposed to be their violinist for the ceremony but she got called away and sent two young men who were very talented musicians. There was some struggle to keep the wind from blowing the music off their stands! Note the umbrellas standing by.
Back in the tent the blush pink theme continues. 
Catering by Design was busy getting ready for the reception. 
Cinda's Creative Cakes provided the delicious cupcakes plus the cake for cutting. 
The guests had arrived. The doppler showed a rain cell headed our way so we rushed up the processional! 
The groomsmen and I made our way around the lake to the ceremony site. 
When we were in place, Matt escorted his mother in then stepped up and joined us. 
Waiting for the bridesmaids! 
Here they come bringing along our young ring bearer, Tucker, in his red wagon followed by our flower girl, Kylie. The flowers provided by Daniel's Florist.
Almost there! 
Tara and her father start their walk around the lake to the ceremony. 
Tucker is pulled into position.
The sun is still shining and our bride is beaming!
Kelly presents his daughter to be married to our groom.
And so the ceremony begins. 
There was a welcome to all, remembrance of those no longer with us and a parents' blessing. 
Until I saw the photos later, I had no idea Tucker was wandering around. Quite normal for a 2-year old! 
Because Tara and Matt chose the "bells and whistles" style ceremony, I began telling the story of how they met and fell in love! 
The secret paragraphs! 
Uh oh, Tucker had to be retrieved by his grandfather! 
Tara and Matt exchange their vows and rings. 
After the closing blessing, I pronounced them husband and wife and invited Matt to kiss the bride!
And he did while I stepped out of the way! 
The sweet reality is sinking in!
Introduction of the newlyweds! 
Tara and Matt......what a great wedding! I was so happy the raindrops dispersed somewhere else and you had the ceremony of your dreams. You are a great couple and I wish you the best of everything!
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