Iris and RJ decided to have their wedding ceremony at the JC Raulston Arboretum and their reception at Caffe Luna on June 10th 2017. The day was beautiful and when Dave and I arrived, the 75 chairs were in place.
They wanted to have the ceremony in the White Garden facing the pergola rather than the gazebo.
Amy Kortus, our harpist, set up in a shady spot near the guests where she could see everything.
Alex, our best man, prepares to sign the marriage license as one of their witnesses.
1000 Words Photography.
Meeting in the middle.
The bridesmaids were all lined up and the ring bearers were with Gabby, our Junior Bridesmaid.
Iris' sister, Holly, starts her procession, was met by Alex and entered.
Everyone made it and now the kids are shifted into position to await our bride and groom.1000 Words Photography, is ready to get a good shot of the bride and groom as they approach.)
Christine cues the music and then cues Iris and RJ to begin walking toward each other as I turned on my microphone and invited the guests to stand.
RJ got to the aisle first and awaits his beautiful bride!
Closer and closer!
Iris and RJ said their vows to each other while reading them from my book.
Iris went first.
The vows were sealed with their rings as they repeated lines after me to each other.
A closing blessing from the Native American tradition.
I pronounced them husband and wife and invited them to enjoy their first kiss as husband and wife.
I presented them to their guests and away they went!
Holly, Maid of Honor, and Alex, Best Man followed. (Richard, RJ's dad in the black suit, waits his turn.)
Then the next couple.
And the next!
The last couple then Gabby and Maili without the children who had been intercepted by their parents!
Rudy and Lori, parents of the bride, exited then Richard and his mother.