Monday, July 10, 2017

Amanda and JP Marry at Gray Stone Pines

On first glance you might think this is an old barn. But if you look closely you will soon realize it is a perfect venue for a rustic wedding.
A nearby tent was set up for the reception area.
When I arrived everyone was congratulating the handsome groom, JP.
Many thanks to the photographer, Stefanie Haviv, for sharing some of their beautiful photos.

It was a happy day indeed.
Amanda and JP love the outdoors camping, hiking, biking.
Many adventures ahead for these two.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Abbey and Jason are Married!

Guess what has this happy man's attention.
Could it be that he is seeing his bride for the first time?
And what does he do??? Starts kissing her while the processional is still playing.

Together can never be close enough for me
Feel like I am close enough to you
You wear white and I'll wear out the words I love you
And you're beautiful
Now that the wait is over
And love has finally shown her my way
Marry me
Today and every day
Marry me
Jason even took time to look at the back of her dress.
This is the beauty of private weddings. No rules....
After the hugging and kissing we started the ceremony.
Jason could not take his eyes off of Abbey.
Rings exchanged and time for more kissing!
Could these smiles be any bigger?
A few more pictures, then time to celebrate alone.
Fun times ahead for these two.....

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Wedding at Bost Grist Mill

When planning their wedding April and Aaron knew exactly where they wanted the ceremony to take place.
A grist mill may seem like an unlikely place for a wedding venue but this was the perfect spot for their outdoor rustic wedding.

April is quite skilled in decorating and put this talent to good use decorating the reception area.

It's always fun to wander around during the pre-wedding activities
These photos were provided by Lindsey Elaine Photography.
And this lovely couple made the job easy.
As you hold each others hands in this promise, and eagerly look into the future in each others eyes, may your unconditional love and devotion take you to places were youve both only dreamed. Where youll dwell for a lifetime of happiness, sheltered in the warmth of each others arms.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Kelly and Marquis are Married!

You never know about our weather and our bride was a little concerned. As it turns out, Saturday was a great day for a winter wedding. A little cool, but it IS the end of January.
Family and friends wait for Kelly to appear.
And here she is, escorted by her son, Dustin, with Mya, holding her train.
Kelly was smart and planned ahead. She wore a lovely jacket for the ceremony.
Then removed it for photos.
BeBe and CeCe Winans say it best.
When I found you.. I found somebody who cares
When I found you.. Found my most intimate prayer
When I found you.. I found what every heart dreams of
When I found you, I found love
Kelly and Marquis were not new to this love. 
But this was their wedding day, time for making public promises.
And now, bringing with you all the joys of your yesterdays 
and the promise of all your tomorrows will you now join your candles together as one.
The jacket came off and the cell phones came out... 
Lots of photos of this happy couple.
And look at these shoes, hiding underneath that beautiful gown.
It's true, Kelly and Marquis are married!
And these rings will remind them of promises made.
It was a happy day... the beginning of the rest of their lives.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Shhhh. Private wedding in North Carolina

What a wonderful day Friday was.

Thirty-five years in the making. Yes, 35 years! This lovely couple has been through good times and bad times. And in their hearts they have been 'married' for many years. No need to make changes.

Then life circumstances reminded them that time was passing quickly and it was time. Time for a new beginning, a beginning as a married couple. (and the planned vacation would make a perfect honeymoon!) Lucky for me... I was able to be part of their special day.

Quiet Thoughts of the Seasons
The quiet thoughts of two people a long time in love
Touch lightly, Like birds nesting in each other’s warmth
You will know them by their laughter
But to each other they speak mostly through their solitude.
If they find themselves apart, they may dream of sitting undisturbed
In each other's presence, of wrapping themselves warmly in each other's

The rings they exchanged were purchased many years ago.

These special rings bring with them the memories of yesterday
and the hope for your tomorrows.
May they continue to remind you of the power of your love.

Will they tell their family and friends? For now, it's our little secret.....

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Alicia and Max Elope in North Carolina

Winter weddings can be beautiful...
If you choose the right location.
And that's exactly what Alicia and Max did...
With work and children and life it was hard to find time to plan a wedding.
So these two decided to slip away for a quiet ceremony.
Do you think it was a good decision?
Oh yes, Alicia and Max would agree.
Private weddings allow couples to express their personalities.
Rose quartz hearts represented their children.
And served as a keepsake, to be presented later during a special family time.
Now Max!
Get in there and kiss your wife...
Married, and ready to face the future together.
And they couldn't be happier.
Best wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs.