Weddings at The Pavilion at Angus Barn in Raleigh are always above average and I love seeing the couple's dreams brought into reality! Kelsey and Ryan are no exception. Their vision is beautiful!
Guests sign in on the "guest book" that will later be framed for their home.Kevin Seifert was with me to photograph the wedding for this blog post. His photos are amazing and I highly recommend him to couples. His style is photojournalistic and he certainly has the eye for capturing great images. I really appreciate his coming with me to these weddings and giving my husband a break from camera duty. Besides, his professional photography training yields superior photos!
Here is the pavilion all decked out for the reception.
The sweetheart table in front of the see-through fireplace.
Remembering those not with us.Teacup Floral really did a spectacular job with the mason jars and pretty flowers. I just love them!
Erinn Humbert with The Portable Gourmet Baking Company baked this beautiful cake and probably all the cookies and cupcakes surrounding it!
Out on the terrace the bar was set up and ready for the guests following the ceremony.
I took a moment to look over the ceremony and Kevin caught me! Love the butterfly chairs!Morse Entertainment, had an ear mic ready for me. I did not even have to use my own! Yay!
These beautiful florals again by Teacup Floral.
A view from the "altar" area towards the pavilion.
The planes were flying by as the staff prepared the Sand Ceremony table.
The programs were fans for the guests to keep themselves cool!
I walked in first followed by the parents. Great shot, Kevin! My husband says I look like I am in my twenties! Can't beat that!
Ryan escorted his mother, Melissa, down the aisle.
Kelsey's mother, Regina, was escorted in by Mason, Ryan's brother. Then the rest of the groomsmen entered.
Next were the lovely bridesmaids!
Ring bearers, Anton and Mason and Ethan entered without a drop of shyness!
Hey, this is fun!
Evelyn, our flower girl, made her way down the long aisle.
Time for Kelsey and her father, James, to begin the long walk.
Are you okay, Dad?
James placed Kelsey's hand in Ryan's hand then Kelsey gave her dad a little kiss and everyone was seated.
And so the ceremony began.
Words of welcome to all who traveled from near and far.
A beautiful day!
Then I launched into the story of how Kelsey and Ryan met, fell in love and decided to marry.
Their story had a lot of good funny moments and likely the first time the mothers had heard of some of them!
Then to the proposal story!
Is this one of those times, Kelsey?
Then I told Ryan what Kelsey revealed to me about him!
Time to wipe Ryan's forehead off!
They exchanged their vows then their rings.
I think they need to pour some more in the container since some spilled out before the ceremony.
Look at the plane!
A closing blessing then the pronouncement of marriage.
You may kiss the bride, Ryan! (As I stepped out from behind them!)
I told him to make the kiss long enough to get a good picture and he did!
And just as I presented them to their guests, a United Airlines plane flew over. How symbolic!!
Their photographer, Angela Kenbok from Pittsburgh, PA, gets a shot of the kiss!
The traditional ringing of the bell after the ceremony!
Hugs all around!