Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Goeff and Liz and Champagne at The Raleigh Rose Garden

The very warm evening of June 19th, Geoff and Liz married at The Raleigh Rose Garden.  They wisely scheduled their wedding for 7PM and then had their reception under a large tent at the other end of the Rose Garden.  I loved how cool they dressed and how easy they made it for themselves.  They're a couple very much in love with each other, their beautiful daughter, Samantha, and their families.  It made it a very joyful occasion.

They put the small house at the end of the garden to good use with champagne and cold water ready for guests.  Their ceremony included a champagne toast at end end so we wanted everyone to be prepared.

The Rose Garden looked magnificent.  Everything was in bloom.  

The Snyder Trio, always elegant, professional and playing to perfection was a joy to work with.  They played 'Midsummer Nights Dream' for the seating of the families, 'Pachelbel's Canon in D' for the attendants entrance and 'Kiss of Life' for the bride's entrance.  

Liz and Geoff met on a friend's back porch and they've been together ever since.  They love the expression 'Every pot has it's lid,' because Liz feels that she has found the lid for her pot in Geoff.  They're a perfect fit.  As part of the ceremony I had the honor to read love poetry written by Geoff's grandfather to his grandmother.  It's lovely still.

The picture below is Liz's father signing the marriage license after the ceremony.

Thank you so much to Jerry Reed Photography for these fabulous photographs.  He was so kind in sharing them with me and us.  Lake Boone Florist was Liz and Geoff's florist, Not Just Cakes created their cake, The 'Q' Shack did their catering and Davis Messina Band was their band for their reception.  It's always nice to be able to laud such wonderful wedding professionals!

Geoff and Liz are easy and warm and loving people who cherished having their friends and family with them to share their love.  Theirs was a simple, loving, sentimental wedding.  Just what they wanted.  I wish them all the best!

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