Looking from the chairs to the entrance to the gardens.
Following the ceremony the guests were invited to have some cake and toast the couple.
This pretty cake was baked by and delivered by a friend. Smart to put the net on it to keep the bees away!
We are all ready for the guests to be taking their seats. Rachel goes to help Teesha get ready.
View of the ceremony area from the top of the hill when you first enter the gardens.
WRAL building. There are no changing facilities other than the ladies room though.
Our keyboardist David Klingman got set up and began playing prelude music.
Gregory and I began the long walk down the aisle to the ceremony area.
Gregory's son Jayden followed closely behind. He served as his father's best man.
And now it is time for Teesha to make her grand entrance.
She begins walking across the sidewalk until she gets in front of the ceremony site.
She started down the "aisle" toward us. Such a pretty bride!
At this point Gregory, as planned, began walking up the aisle toward her.
And they came the rest of the way together to get married. Great symbolism!
Wiping a few tears from Teesha's cheeks!
I welcomed everyone to this wonderful occasion and thanked them for being with us.
Then we had a sweet prayer and remembered their loved ones who have passed on from this earth.
Darkred Photography in the background.)
Then it was time for them to make their vows to each other.
After the vows, I called for the rings from Jayden.
The exchanged their rings.
At this point it was time for the Family Unity Sand Ceremony.
Teesha and Gregory poured some of their sand in first making two layers.
Then each of the children poured in their sand.
Teesha and Gregory blended their remaining sand on top.
As they kissed, I retrieved the broom for them to jump over.
And they did!!
A thumb's up to David to begin the recessional music!
On their way out, Teesha got her bouquet from her mother who was just beaming with happiness for her daughter.
And out they go into the gardens with their photographer to take some photos.
The central container was filled to the brim!