Kevin Seifert was generous to come along with me to photograph the wedding since my husband Dave was off on a men's retreat that weekend. Kevin did a superb job taking these photos in the low-light conditions. The couple's photographer was Cassie with FireRose Photography. I am sure she got some wonderful images too.
All Around Raleigh DJ and a member of the NC Wedding Ring with me and Kevin Seifert and Ed Carpp who owns Watkins Flowers of Distinction and supplied the gorgeous flowers for this wedding. So 4 of us "Ringers" worked this wedding together.
Kevin scouted around the reception area for the nice little touches for the wedding. Here are the place cards.
Chalkboard flanking the favors.
The tables are ready!
The Sweetheart table.
Edible Art supplied the cake for cutting and the cupcakes.
Can you tell that purple is Leslie's favorite color?
The guest book and the unplugged wedding sign. Everyone was really good about this.
Everything is ready but lighting the floating candles and the votive on the Unity Candle table.
The beautiful flowers flank the Unity Candle table.
The comfortable lobby of the hotel.
The water feature.
Raleigh people remember this as the Brownstone Hotel which it was for many, many years. A few years ago Hilton bought it and transformed it into the Doubltree by Hilton. They have done a nice job. The hotel is on Hillsborough Street right down from NC State and close in to downtown Raleigh.
Callie on the left is with the hotel. Eric and I are talking with her about how things were going.
So now that the candles are lit, we are ready!
Leslie's family had brought an iPad to stream the wedding to her grandparents who could not come.
And so it was set up on a table in the back of the room.
We are getting all lined up now!
Cassie in action!
Lemont, our best man, on the left, seems to be deep in thought as Leslie's brother, Lewis, is getting his attention.
Then Lizbeth our flower girl entered.
Time for our beautiful bride and her proud papa!
They turn the corner and float down the aisle.
I asked the guests to join me in prayer then we remembered those who could not be with us.
The iPad is getting it all!
Then it was time for their story! It was filled with laughter and tears!
And a little bit more laughter!
They made their vows to each other and sealed them with their rings.
We stepped back and they lit their Unity Candle.
"Time to check noses because the kiss is coming up right after the pronouncement of marriage!"
Yes, their first kiss as husband and wife!
So happy to be married!!
They were so thrilled with the ceremony!