The guests had not yet arrived and all was being readied for the big day.Rock Quarry Farm, down at the ceremony site to hook my microphone into his sound system. He played guitar for the wedding. Worked perfectly!
Justin Robinson, their photographer from Virginia, had the groomsmen corralled behind the barn getting some good picture.
There they are!
Inside the barn the tables were set up. They even had a small table for the children! The florals, cake and catering were done by their families. Everyone pitched in to make this a great celebration.
A view from one end of the barn to the other.
The Sand Band was set up to provide music for the reception and lots of dancing!
Chris' cousin Bobbie made this beautiful cake for them.
The ceremony site is mostly in the sun. Thankfully the wedding party area was in the shade.
Nice wedding program fan-style!
The guests signed the board for their guest book.
After most of the guests had arrived, the grandmothers arrived and were escorted to their seats.
We had several grandmothers attending.
We got all lined up and the mothers were escorted in first.
Time to walk!
Now for the pretty bridesmaids in their pretty coral dresses.
Kynlee, our flower girl, and Aubrey, our ring bearer, are just 3 years old. They did amazingly well!
Here they go!
Aubrey heads on down.
Look at all those people!
Then it was time for our beautiful bride and her proud father, Mike.
After the transfer of hands, we began with a hearty welcome to all, a prayer and in memoriam.
And now for the story of how their paths first crossed and what attracted them to each other.
They wrote their own vows and read them to each other from my book.
Time to exchange their rings. Chris repeats after me as he slips the ring on Brooke's finger.
Then Brooke slips the ring on Chris' finger as she says her ring vows.
During the closing blessing I asked them to turn and look at their guests and feel all the love coming their way!
Just a little mopping off before the pronouncement and kiss.
They become husband and wife!
Chris made sure the kiss was long enough to get a picture!
That moment when reality sinks in!
Presentation of the newlywed couple to their guests.
And away they go!
The guests exited quickly to get out of the sun and enjoy cocktails back under the shelter.