Sunday, December 30, 2012

Darrow and Ryan - Happily Married

The beginning of forever for Darrow and Ryan.
 But wait, let's start at the beginning of their wedding day!
The ground was a little wet so Darrow got a quick ride on our golf cart.
Loved this photo!
 Holding on tight.
 Kissing photos are my favorite.
 Darrow and Ryan wanted a first dance so we stepped away and gave them a little privacy.
 We did sneak a few photos.
 Knowing that God has brought us together, 
I choose to walk beside you from this day forward. 
You put love in my heart and hope in my dreams. 
All that I am I give to you. 
All that I have, I share with you
Whatever the future holds, 
I will love you, 
stand by you, 
and be faithful to you 
for all the days of my life.
 The new Mr. and Mrs.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bryan and Autumn Marry at RiverMist

Check out the smile. 
This groom could not stop smiling. No doubt he was here to marry the woman of his dreams!
And here's the lovely bride. Don't you love her headpiece?
Autumn and Bryan decided to walk together. 
We blessed their wedding rings using the four elements, earth, air, fire and water.
Looking to the future.
Smiles are always bigger after the ceremony.
  Autumn's friend requested a 'Dip' photo.
Bryan a true gentleman quickly took off his coat to warm his 'wife'.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Private Wedding - Elizabeth and Paul Marry in NC

Sometimes the weather just does not cooperate and couples prefer to get married inside our main cabin. We knew the weather was questionable and waited until the last minute to make a decision. Not only was it a little chilly, there was wind and rain. Elizabeth and Paul decided that it would be more comfortable marrying inside.
 Paul and I wait patiently as Elizabeth walks down the stairs.
After all the years, it's finally their day!
Smiles, smiles and more smiles.

The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran: "You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. 
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. 
But let there be spaces in your togetherness, and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another, but make not a bond of your love; 
let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your soul. 
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. 
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. 
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone. 
Even as the strings of a lute are alone, though they quiver with the same music. 
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. 
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. 
And stand together yet not too near together: 
for the pillars of the temple stand apart, 
and the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each others shadow."