The seating area has been pushed back toward the lake with much more seating capacity. A nice wide aisle too.
Flowers on Broad Street did all their floral arrangements, bouquets and boutonnieres.
Their Anniversary Box into which they will place their secret vows to each other which have been written into a little booklet. The box contains the mementos of their life together--love notes, cards, ticket stubs, etc. which they will continue to add to each year creating a legacy of love for their children and their children.
A clever way to display the seating assignments.
Pretty wedding cake by Sweet Memories.
Checking in with their videographer, Jeremy with Handiwork Media in Charlotte. Here is a LINK to their wedding video. Behind me are our DJs from All Events DJs.
As the guests arrive, they are greeted by this sign on the front porch.
Also on the front porch guests are greeted with a server offering Welcome Champagne and strawberries!
Inside I take a few quiet moments to review the wedding ceremony script.
Their "guest book" was a globe which the guests were asked to sign.
I processed in first and anchored the ceremony space. The grandparents were next in.
Jon escorted in his mother then joined me up front.
The mother of the bride was then escorted in and it was time for the bridesmaids and groomsmen to enter.
Jon and I are watching this beautiful processional.
Isabelle, our flower girl, did a great job sprinkling the flower petals.
Please stand in honor of the bride!
Jen was escorted in by her dad and stepdad.
The guests and wedding party had some good laughs as well as our bride and groom!
Then I revealed to each of them what the other had told me they love about them.
Then it was Jen's turn to say her vows to Jon. Also with some good humor! (These two match up so well!)
Our ring bearer/groomsman, brother of the groom, had a smart remark when I called for the rings! (Runs in the family!)
Talking about the symbolism of the rings.
Jon places the ring on Jen's finger as he said "With this ring, I give you my heart."
Jen did the same.
They have placed the love-notes with their vows in the Anniversary Box to be opened on their first anniversary.
After a closing blessing, I made the pronouncement of marriage and invited them to share a kiss!
They recessed out followed by the wedding party and family for photos.
I invited the guests to go to the terrace for cocktails and celebration!