Elizabeth and Miguel and their parents wanted a more special wedding than for them to just to go to the courthouse and get married in a standard ceremony by magistrate. Elizabeth found me on line and contacted me right away. By email and texts, we discussed location, date and time, and the ceremony she had in mind. She loves the WRAL Azalea Garden and although their wedding date of March 29th 2019 was a week or two before the azaleas bloomed, it is a beautiful setting for a small family wedding. I sent her a proposed wedding ceremony script based on what she told me she wanted and she and Miguel made their edits and we were all set. The wedding day could not have been more beautiful!
Elizabeth gave her dad a big hug then turned to join hands with Miguel in front of me.
Then it was time for them to make their promises of marriage to each other.
They both answered "I always will" to my questions and it was time for the rings.
Miguel placed the ring on Elizabeth's finger as he recited the words after me line by line.
Then Elizabeth did the same as she placed the ring on Miguel's finger.
We closed with a blessing for the couple then it was time to pronounce them husband and wife.
I placed my hand on theirs and began.
Miguel, you may kiss the bride!! Then I quickly stepped out of the way.
Miguel was most happy to do so!!