Dave and I arrived at the Raleigh Sheraton for Kelly and Casey's wedding on November 5th 2016 after another wedding downtown. It was quite convenient.
The wedding ceremony was in the ballroom on the mezzanine overlooking the lobby downstairs.
The ballroom had been divided into two spaces temporarily. One side was for the ceremony and the other side has all the tables ready to be spread out into the ceremony space after the ceremony.
The cake and cupcakes by GiGi are ready!
The cake topper!
The parents were relaxing together too.
I've not seen such a laid back wedding party. Everyone was ready and relaxing.
The guests were all seated and every chair was taken. It was a big wedding!All Around Raleigh DJs--one of my very favorite DJs. When I first arrived, Eric hooked my microphone into his sound system and we did a sound check. It is so important that the guests be able to hear what I say because the bride and groom and I have worked very hard on the ceremony script.
Heading up the line to enter. The parents were not formally escorted in.
Then there was the story of the proposal!
They said their vows to each other and exchanged rings.
I loved pronouncing them husband and wife!
There is quite a height discrepancy here but they managed to share their first kiss as husband and wife.
A group hug after recessing with their wedding party!
I invited the guests out onto the mezzanine for cocktails while this room was being flipped for the reception.