Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hippie, Happy Wedding

In her first email, Kari said she and Tim were hippies and wanted to get married barefoot.
We were off to a good start...
Her bouquet had items, representing the special people in her life.
And here's our hippie bride, ready to become a hippy wife.
Rings were blessed using the four elements, earth, air, fire and water.
And then placed on their fingers. 
Blessing stones were tossed.
Sending good wishes to the universe.
Time for pictures.
And a little champagne.
In the words of Kenny Chesney.
Ordinary no, really don't think so
Not a love this true
Common destiny
We were meant to be
Me and You

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

NC Mountain Wedding

I love it when couples remember to send me a few photos... Just got these from Cindy and Joe who traveled from Florida to marry in the mountains of North Carolina.
Here comes the beautiful bride, escorted by her father.
Cindy and Joe lit candles in memory of loved ones who have passed on. 
And I will be honest, there were a few tears when Joe's sister shared a beautiful reading.
Guests enjoy hearing personal vows. 
Cindy and Joe used the same vows but Joe added a touch of humor and tenderness to his. 
Cindy, from the moment I first saw you,
I knew you were the one
with whom I wanted to share my life.
Your sweet generous nature,
unselfish actions,
and compassion for others
inspire me to be the best person I can be.
You truly are my Jiminy Cricket.
Now if you remember, Jiminy Cricket had a distinct personality, In short, he personified what a conscience should be: keeper of the knowledge of right and wrong, counselor in moments of temptation, and guide along the straight and narrow path. By saying just a few words, Joe spoke volumes concerning their relationship.
Rings were exchanged
Time to pronounce them married.
Seal the deal. And celebrate!

Thanks to the family member who provided these photos. And BEST WISHES to the happy couple..

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.