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.