Looking out from the north side at the State Capitol building and beyond.
Knots 'n' Such provided the pretty floral arrangements and the boutonnieres and bouquets.
After hooking into the house sound system and doing a sound check, I sat down to review the ceremony.
A fish-eye view that I did not know my camera had the capability of!
Fatemeh, grandmother of the bride, has arrived so now we can begin the processional.
The couple asked me to enter first and make an announcement to put all cameras and cell phones away.
Natalie, maid of honor and sister of the bride, entered next.
Big smiles as they rounded the corner and headed straight for Zach and the wedding party.
Some hugs for mom and dad while Natalie finished the musical piece.
Then I asked the big question and her dad transferred her hand into Zach's and all were seated.
Natalie then straightened the dress and train. She had triple duty for this wedding!
Welcome to all and thanks for being with us. Then a sweet prayer followed a tribute to their parents.
There were a few tears shed by their moms as they received their blessings. Then it was time for the story.
They love rooting for the Wolfpack, hiking in the mountains, taking long romantic walks on the beach, listening to live jazz, soul, rock music, listening to live comedy, working out at the gym and going to amusement parks, cooking together, giving head rubs to each other and spending time with each others’ families. They also enjoy talking about politics, science, and anything else that's interesting. Julia is an excellent drummer, and huge music fan, so they really enjoy going to see live music.
That’s when he said, “I have to ask you a question.” She turned around, saw him kneeling on one knee, with a box in his hand, and she instantly started crying and exclaimed, “YES!!” before he could even get the question out of his mouth. Funny thing is though, he forgot to open the box, so she had to ask him if she could see the ring!! She rarely cries, but real tears of happiness flowed as she jumped up and down. It was fantastic.
Then they made their vows to each other.
And sealed them with their rings.
A closing blessing for the couple.
The moment they become husband and wife!
This photo is as close to the kiss as we got!
The parents: Ali and Laura and Dave and Kathy recessed to join the guests in the mezzanine.
Much celebration and sharing of the bubbly in the Bride's Room.