Krissy and Michael's beautiful wedding was October 29th, 2016 at The Carolina Inn. I was first contacted about officiating this wedding by Michael's mother who was helping them out with researching vendors. His parents live in Tennessee. I was happy I was available and so when the couple, who live in Charlotte, were in town, we met and hit it off.
After setting up my sound system and doing a sound check, I was off to find the bride and get the marriage license signed by the maid of honor. This incredible cake that looks like a box of Krispy Kreme Donuts was there. Titled "Michael's Chocolate Dream Cake" I am not sure what it was doing in the bride's suite but it sure was amazing. I am assuming that Cinda's Creative Cakes made it since they did the traditional wedding cake below.
This beautiful cake was down in the Old Well Room where the reception took place.
Back in the Bridal Suite Krissy is ready! Our sweet flower girl, Rebecca, niece of the bride, is ready too.
Back to the area outside the Old Well Room, we watched the guys set up this ice sculpture.
Florian Music plays heavenly music for the guests who are being seated.
The pretty floral swirls in the aisle by Tre Bella Flowers.
I love the curved seating arrangements. The first row awaits the family to be escorted in.
The altar area on the steps are decorated with candles and white and gray pumpkins--a variation on the fall theme.Erin McLean Events.
After the seating of the grandparents and parents, Michael and I enter followed followed by his brother Will who is his best man.
Here comes our beautiful bride entering from the portico escorted by her father, Ed.
The guests stand in their honor.
The transfer of hands is made and the guests invited to be seated.
Krissy places the ring on Michael's finger.
I am not sure what is funny here but we are having a good time!
A closing blessing!
Sealing their vows with their first kiss as husband and wife!
Presentation of the Newlyweds!
Ahh! Married at last!J. Darren Photography from Greensboro. When I got there, there had been an unfortunate accident. The train of Krissy's gorgeous wedding dress had gotten caught in the axel of the golf cart and had ripped the skirt in the back. They had gotten it loose from the wheel but the back of the dress was not only in tatters but had black grease on it. Oh dear. Since I was parked on the street right there and kept a good pair of scissors in my car, I got them and literally trimmed off the tattered part of the train. But before they dashed back to the Inn, we posed for these photos and you would never know there had been a problem. Krissy was handling this so well whereas another bride would have been in meltdown! Fortunately when they got back to the Inn, her mother and sister used white safety pins and needle and thread and pulled the cut ends together and no one was the wiser until told what happened. So, any brides reading this, be very careful of your dress if you ride in a golf cart!