Jaclyn and Chris are the sweetest couple!! We met in April of 2018 to talk about their wedding ceremony for May 11, 2019 and my services as an officiant. They loved the way I get my couples involved in creating their ceremony and making it very personal to them and hired me on the spot.Merrimon-Wynne House. The day was overcast and rain was in the forecast that afternoon. We all had our fingers crossed that we could have the ceremony outdoors before the rain started. Kaila, event manager for the venue and also our wedding director for this wedding, was watching the doppler app closely.
On overcast days, the photographs are so color-saturated and clear. No shadows and no glare.
Luann with Southern Petals had the arbor decorated with simple greenery and white roses. So pretty!Will Green Photo were ready to go too.
First in were the grandparents.
Chris' mom, Janie, is escorted in by Chris's dad, Gary, who is also the best man.
Then mother of the bride, Diane, is escorted in by her son Andrew.
Then it was time for Chris, his groomsmen and I to enter from the side.Bunn DJ Company, playing the processional music under the cover of the patio there.
What a handsome line up!! Love the light gray suits.
Time for the bridesmaids to enter from the front walk. Kaila is telling them when to start walking.
The maid of honor, Mary, takes her place. Randy changes the music and it is time for the bride!
Kaila sends Jaclyn and her dad, Jerry, on their way! Note the sky!
Straightening the veil as she walks along.
Gesturing for all to be seated.
We began with a warm welcome to everyone and thanked them for coming to be with Jaclyn and Chris.
A sweet prayer followed.
Then it is time for the vows and ring exchange.
Chris puts the rings on Jaclyn's finger and says the words to her after me.
Then it is Jaclyn's turn.
We close with a blessing.
The pronouncement of marriage!
They share their first married kiss as I quickly scoot out of the way!
I presented them to their guests just as the first raindrops began to fall!
And now they step into the next chapter of their lives--marriage!