Jessi, Stew and I met last March to talk about their wedding on November 26th 2016 at The Stockroom and the ceremony they envisioned. They really liked that I wanted them to participate in creating their ceremony and would know and have approved in advance what I would be saying at their ceremony. And so we got to work!
The altar decor was very simple and elegant--table, candles, box, and glass for breaking in the pouch.
What great quote for a wedding day in November!
Michelle Gunton, their wonderful photographer, was busy getting photos of the bride and her maidens. Thank you, Michelle for sending me these photos. I always love working with Michelle! (The ones with her logo on them are the ones she took. The other "filler" photos were taken with my camera by my sweet husband and roadie, Dave.)
I just love this color! Cranberry is so perfect for Thanksgiving, isn't it?BunnDJ Company--and I having a pow-wow before the ceremony started. They love hearing my ceremonies. In fact, Randy recorded it and sent me the recording before I even got home that night! Thank you, Randy!
Kelly Odom did all the florals. What great work he does.
Sally Oakley. She is getting us all lined up to process in. I just love working with Sally. We have done so many weddings together over the years and have a mutual admiration thing going on. Always know that the wedding will be well organized and every detail anticipated and handled when Sally and her crew are in charge.
The guys and I have entered and taken our places at this point. It is time for the bridesmaids to enter now.
And here they come!
Anticipation! Everyone is looking at Jessi and her parents as they enter.
Closer and closer!
All the guests were welcomed and thanked for making the journey to be with us.
Then a sweet prayer and remembrance of those loved ones no longer with us.
music, Star Wars, family, traveling, and food and finally books. They also discovered the many times their lives could have intersected but did not. But, the timing was not right until the evening they met.
Stew reads his vows from my book to Jessi as he places the ring on her finger.
Then Jessi says her vows and places the ring on his finger.
It was then time to explain to the guests the significance of the Anniversary Box.
I handed them their letters and stepped aside so they could place them in the box and lock it.
Got a good shot of this great kiss!
So happy to introduce them to their guests for the first time as husband and wife.
The room has been flipped and ready for the guests to return.
Randy introduced the wedding party and the bride and groom and they had their first dance!