Sealed with a kiss!

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

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Jennifer and Billy Elope to Kayelily's Wedding Garden!

Jennifer contacted me on April 2nd 2017 about getting married on April 7th at 7 PM. She had other ideas for a location in Durham but that did not pan out and she was delighted to know she and Billy and their families and friends could marry in my garden. So we made it happen! 
The garden was in beautiful form and the poor confused azaleas had decided to put out their blooms. The confederate jasmine over the arbor also barely survived the several nights in succession of 20 degree weather but one strand was still green and after clearing off all the brown leaves and pruning it back, I think it will fill out again. I also added two "wings" which are actually the corners of an old gazebo I had which really make a nice backdrop to weddings.
Friday April 7th, if you recall, was very very windy as a cold front whipped through with 50 degree weather and with the wind, we were all quite chilly but persevered. You would not know from the photos how chilly it was!
So after waiting for about 15 minutes for Billy's sons to arrive, we gave up when we found out they had gotten lost and it would take them another 15 or more minutes to get there. And so the ceremony began.
After thanking everyone for being there including Billy's dad and Jennifer's mom and siblings, the couple exchanged their vows and rings.
Jennifer gets that ring on Billy's hand. This wedding is a "reunion" wedding. Seems that Billy and Jennifer knew each other as kids many years ago but went their separate ways. Then in 2014 they rediscovered each other and this time was the right time for love.
I was so happy to pronounce them husband and wife! Jennifer's sister is videoing it all! 
A lovely kiss as I rang the bell! 
So happy that you found each other again, Billy and Jennifer! Congratulations! I wish you all the best forever! 

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