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.
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!Daniel's Florist.
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.
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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