Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Wedding at The Gingerbread Meetinghouse

Crystal and Daniel knew they had found 'their' place as soon as they saw the Gingerbread Meeting House in Shelby, NC. It is truly a lovely location. The covered patio was perfect for their wedding and quickly converted to the reception area.
I don't have photos from the actual ceremony but here's the set up.
After the ceremony, while the wedding party took photos, guests were invited inside for cocktails. Tables were quickly moved and chairs placed.
I had time to wander around before the ceremony and take a few photos.
Doesn't this cake look delicious!

And one of my very favorite things.
Love the Super Heros!
All dressed up.
I didn't want to interrupt the photography session 
but did take a quick photo.
I did not get a photo or Crystal and Daniel but this is a photo of a photo.
It's obvious these two will have lots of fun together.

Dana and Milt - Married in NC Mountains

Oh yes, the secret it out. More and more couples are realizing the beauty of North Carolina and choosing to travel here for their wedding.

Boone offered the perfect location for Dana and Milt, who traveled from California.

Like many couples, they choose to have their intimate wedding at a rental house.
What a view from the deck.
Here's the lovely bride, escorted by her father.
We began the ceremony by lighting a Memorial candle for Milt's mother.
These two were more than happy to share their first kiss as husband and wife.
You just know it's going to be a fun time with cake toppers like these.
And napkins like these!
What a perfect way to celebrate.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Private Wedding - Melinda and Tony Married at RiverMist

I am the luckiest woman in the world! Maybe luckiest isn't the right word. Some would say fortunate but on second thought, the correct word would be blessed. I have a wonderful husband, fantastic children, and four lively grandchildren. That would be enough for anyone. But I get more.... I get to be part of life celebrations and share in the joy of other people. It is truly an honor when couples choose to share their special day with me.

When requested, and my schedule allows, I travel throughout North and South Carolina officiating wedding ceremonies and other life events. I love going to the many beautiful places and meeting wonderful people.

Many couples are looking for a low-key simple wedding. A quiet place in nature where they can focus on each other and make promises privately. Our retreat center provides the perfect setting.

Just ask Melinda and Tony....

We are both so happy with each other and yes, it is taking a while to get used to everything. I have been busy getting my name changed and that in itself is a challenge {and I keep signing my old name - I guess it takes everyone a while to change}.

Our wedding was perfect, I have told as many people as I can about how wonderful you guys are and how easy and relaxed and perfect you made everything for us. I cannot thank you enough!

I hope to see you guys again, we want to come back to that wonderful "cabin" for our anniversaries to come. We will stay in touch. Again, what a wonderful wedding it was for us - just what we wanted.

Thanks and I wish the best to both of you, Melinda and Tony

I love getting emails and notes like this. It keeps reassuring me that I'm in the right place, doing the right thing.....
Melinda and Tony, soon to be Mr and Mrs.
It was a beautiful fall day, full of love and anticipation.
These two were holding on tight.
Rings were blessed.
And exchanged.
Nothing is sweeter than love; nothing stronger, nothing higher, nothing wider; nothing happier, nothing fuller, nothing better in heaven and earth; for love is born of God... 
Love is devoted and thankful to God, always trusting and hoping in him.