Sealed with a kiss!

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

Monday, October 17, 2016

Galina and Seth Marry at Caffe Luna!

Though coming from two seemingly different worlds (Seth grew up in Iowa and Galina in Russia) Galina and Seth'a lives have intertwined together. Their paths crossed in North Carolina 4 years ago and the relationship steadily grew closer and closer. Seth proposed on the beach and Galina said yes. They set a wedding date of August 7th, 2016 and chose Caffe Luna for their wedding venue.
The restaurant was so nicely prepared and ready. Fallon Flowers did the florals. Christobal Perez with Azul Photography was on hand to capture this wonderful wedding.
Our DJ was Anthony Garnes and he provided the music for the day. 
The big room for the ceremony is awaiting the arrival of the guests. 
SweetCakes4U provided the small cake for the bride and groom to cut and the cupcakes for their guests.  
Time to get all lined up outside the back door to enter. Seth's grandmother is first to enter followed by Seth's parents then Galina's mother and stepfather.
And now groomsmen and bridesmaids enter as couples. 
Galina will be escorted in by her brother, Igor, who escorted in one of the bridesmaids then returned for Galina. She was so excited. A beautiful bride!
The guests are standing for Galina's entrance. 
And so we began this wonderful ceremony. 
A warm welcome to all the guests, an opening prayer and sweet words to their parents were first.
Then I got to tell their story like no one has ever heard altogether. 
Then they got to hear what their partner told me on confidence they loved about each other. 
They exchanged their vows and rings and after a closing blessing and the pronouncement of marriage I invited them to share their first kiss as husband and wife.
Sweet moment!
Introduction of the newlyweds!
They made their way past their guests to the area in the back for photos. 
Galina and Seth, what a wonderful wedding you put together. It was a joy to work with you to craft your very special ceremony. Thank you for giving me the honor of being part of your special day!

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