Mary Kate and Ryan's beautiful wedding was at The Cotton Room in Durham. It was a very hot day July 15th, 2017. I came to Durham from an outdoor wedding in Wake Forest and it was wonderful to get inside and cool off.All Around Raleigh DJ is always a treat to work with and makes it very easy.
Triangle Catering was doing the catering.
Little thoughtful touches here and there like a map for the guest to place a pin to show how far they came to this wedding.
Coral roses and some coral berries in a white mason jar on a blingy navy table cover!
Our director with The Cotton Room is Summer. She did a great job at the rehearsal and directing the wedding.
A picture for the blog! She's a lot of fun to work with too! We instantly liked each other!
The guys come upstairs after the guests are seated and are all ready to go. Ryan is ready to get married!
Waiting for the music change.
Here we go, Ryan!
Followed by all the guys.
The bridesmaids processed in after we were all lined up.
Here comes the bride and her father!
The guests are standing in their honor.
Bryan is beaming as he watches Mary Kate come down the aisle.
And so we began with a welcome to everyone, a prayer and remembrance of those no longer with us.
Then there was a tribute to their parents.
Mary Kate's cousins, Molly and Tim, presented a song "I Choose You" by Sara Bareilles.
Then I got to tell their story. It was a good one with lots of laughter.
Then it was time for them to make their vows of marriage to each other.
Followed by the exchange of rings.
They had written loveletters to each other and sealed them without sharing.
I handed the letters to them and asked them to place them in the wooden box that held a bottle of wine.
And so they did.
We closed with a blessing.
One final wipe of Ryan's face before the pronouncement and kiss.
Great kiss, Ryan!
Hey, we are married!
I invited the guests to stand and join me in congratulating our newlywed couple!
My congratulations to the bride!