Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Kelly and Luis are Married

October 8th, 2016 - a wedding day that many brides will certainly remember. Brides, grooms, mothers, wedding venues, florists, etc.... That was the day that Hurricane Matthew decided to show us the power of mother nature.

So what do you do when roads are flooded, trees are down and there is no electricity. And it's only a few hours until your wedding? You could let this ruin one of the most special days in your life or you could do what this beautiful bride did... go to plan B.
Oh yes, it was going to take more than a little wind and rain to spoil her day.

Like many couples, Kellyn and Luis had planned for everything. Everything except for a hurricane. It did require some last minute planning but the transition was so smooth you barely realized it was actually Plan B. 
Here comes the Bride.
Eyes focused on Luis, the love of her life.
Thankfully the wind settled and the rain stopped.

Luis, you are my one true love.
I promise to walk beside you,
to share in your joys,
to comfort you in your sorrows
and to bear all things
as both your wife and your friend.
With this ring I thee wed.

Best wishes to the happy couple

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Unity Water Ceremony - Jessica and Matthew

Check out the smile. Matthew had been waiting years for this day!
Jessica and Matthew were in love as teenagers.
And that loved stayed in their hearts.
And today they became husband and wife.
He was very happy to put the ring on her finger.
Jessica was interested in a unity ceremony but wanted something other than a candle or sand. I suggested a unity water ceremony. Many people are not familiar with this option. There is one container of yellow water and another container blue water.
Blending yellow and blue creates green, 
representing the blending of lives together as one.
Lots of kissing on this happy day!
Whatever the future brings,
Jessica and Matthew will face it together.

Kind words from the happy couple:
Our ceremony at RiverMist made our wedding day so special. We will always look back and feel like our day and ceremony was perfect. We really appreciate your generosity and everything you did to make it so special.  Sincerely, Jessica and Matthew

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Melanie and Ken Marry at RiverMist

Don't you know it's true.... 
Best Day Ever for Melanie and Ken.
He was a happy man when he saw his bride.
Yes, this is the day they had been waiting for.
And they were not alone, 
Family members traveled to be with them on this special day.
Melanie showing off the new ring.
Yes, they were happy.
Maybe not your traditional 'first toast'.
You can't tell it but this kiss was really quick. Good job, photographer!
Sweet picture but.....
I think this one shows a 'little' more personality!
Knowing that God has brought us together, 
I choose to walk beside you from this time forward.  
This promise is made in love, 
to be kept in faith, 
lived in hope, 
.... all the days of my life

And a sweet note from the bride:
We truly had the best day ever. We are so grateful to you and Guy for opening your home to our family and giving us the opportunity to celebrate our special day. I've looked at the pictures at least a dozen times or more. Lol! Thank you again for the best day ever!  Melanie

Friday, September 30, 2016

Phyllis and Gary Marry in Private Ceremony

It was a BEAUTIFUL day. These two were in love many years ago but it was not their time. They had lives to lead, roads to travel. Today it was their time. 
Can you tell from the smiles?
It was a special time as Gary sang 'For Your Precious Love'.
I'm sure he has sung this many times before but never with the feeling he had this day.
For as long as you, 
long as you are loving me
Our love will grow wider, 
deeper than any sea
And all the things in the world, 
in this whole wide world
Is just that you would say 
that you'd be my girl.
Can't you just feel the happiness?
It was a special time and ended with a very special 'first' dance.
Kiss me each morning for a million years
Hold me each evening by your side
Tell me you'll love me for a million years
Then if it don't work out
Then if it don't work out
Then you can tell me goodbye
(Then You Can Tell me Goodbye - Casinos)
Time to Celebrate!
Love to get notes like this....
We are so happy to have had our wedding at your place with you and Guy! We so enjoyed both of you and we LOVE the photos!! We are somewhere up in the clouds with joy and much
happiness. Our day was just perfect and much of that is attributed to you and Guy. Thank you
so much for being you!!! Affectionately, Phyllis and Gary

Friday, September 9, 2016

Elope in North Carolina - Misty and James

Let's just tell the world, Misty and James eloped!
And they could not be happier.
Can you tell they enjoyed their 'first dance?'
'Pinky Promise' to love you forever.
Now what the picture doesn't show...
No shoes for this bride.
Fun times ahead for these two.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Neeraja and Angelo - Two Traditions, One Love

'We gather today to celebrate the marriage of Neeraja and Angelo. Out of two different and distinct traditions, you have come together to learn the best of what each has to offer, appreciating your differences, and confirming that love is our true home, our true meeting place.' 
The ceremony began as Neeraja and Angelo exchanged garlands.
What a sweet ring bearer.
Angelo wanted to include quotes from the Quran:
A successful marriage is not when you can live in peace with your wife, but when you can’t live in peace without her. For a righteous wife can make a poor man feel like a King, as no love between two souls is greater than that between the spouses. 
And Neeraja wanted to include the Bhagavad Gita

A great marriage is not when the perfect couple comes together, it is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. I can’t promise you that marriage will be easy, but I can say that marriage the way God intended it to be, is a treasure worth fighting for.
The wedding attire was sent from relatives in India
Mehndi, a Hindu wedding tradition
Neeraja and Angelo included the tradition of exchanging gifts.
Neeraja received a beautiful glass peacock, the national bird of India.

Angelo was very happy with the new Rayban sunglasses.
Angelo made the wine from rose petals. 
You have become mine forever. 
Yes, we have become partners. 
I have become yours. 
Hereafter, I cannot live without you. 
Do not live without me.