Dan and Alex are a delight. They've been together 6 years and are friends who love to share the adventures of life together. This was quite a celebration at her father's home in downtown Raleigh on the evening of June 11th, luckily right before the storms blew through.
Both of her parents walked Alex around the back of the house to enter into the back garden.
Here Dan's daughter Kelly is reading from 'The Velveteen Rabbit' by Margery Williams Bianco.
Inside, after the ceremony, everyone gathered for cake and a champagne toast.
Alex and Dan didn't want idealistic words in their ceremony, just wanting to honor the respect,equality, and how they cherish the love they have formed. In their vows they spoke of loving each other when they're together and when they're apart, when life is peaceful and when it's disordered, in times of leisure and in times of work. Their vows continued, at the end, with them promising to honor each other's dreams and help them fulfill them. Their vows fit them and their love for each other.
Mickey Mills, their steel drum musician who is listed with Sea Sound Studio,created a wonderful atmosphere.
Alex sent me these kinds words after her wedding:
I loved being a part of their lives and I wish them a life full of many many blessings and adventures.