Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ross and Beth Light Up The Day at The Brier Creek County Club

I loved Beth and Ross's wedding.  They are such a wonderful couple, playful, kind, considerate.  And that showed so much on the day of their wedding when there was a problem and their wedding coordinator didn't show up.  I will always be indebted to their DJ, Lenny Fritts because, between us, we filled in the gap and everything went smoothly, and there were about 7 attendants on each side as well as formal seating of Ross and Beth's parents.  Lenny Fritts was wonderful!

This is a picture I took of Ross's father's formal wear.  It's not the tartan plaid for their Scottish clan but it came close.  And indeed he looked debonair!  This is the only picture I took.  These other pictures were taken by our wonderful photographer, Leah Charbonneau Photography! Thank you, Leah!  Also, all Beth and Ross's flowers were by Tre Bella Florist.

It was a very hot Memorial Day weekend but The Brier Creek Country Club is a wonderful setting for looking cool when it's not.  Beth and Ross created a wonderful ceremony that was personal and warm.  I loved their Declaration of Intentions and offer it to you:

Ross, do you take Beth to be your wife,
Knowing in your heart that she will always be your friend,
Your partner in life, your one true love.
On this special day, do you give to her
In the presence of your friends and families
Your promise to stay faithfully by her side as her husband
In sickness and in health, in joy and in sorrow
As well as through the good times and the bad.

Do you promise to love her without reservation, to honor and respect
To provide for her needs the best that you can
To protect her from harm
To comfort her in times of distress
To grow with her in mind and spirit
To always be open and honest with her
And to cherish her as long as you both shall live?

Answer: I do.

In the Preface to their Vows we wove what was important to them in saying, 

'You are each marrying your best friend.  To give yourself in love to the person you have set your heart upon is a great moment in life.  Your lives and doubly enhanced in the sharing of them.  You appreciate the goofy playful side of each other, and love the daily life you share together, the simple pleasures shared with each other and your families.'

Then they spoke their own vows making us all laugh as they vowed to love in each in spite of supporting different football teams and other personal quips.  Amid all the lovely formality, theirs was a fun playful wedding that represented them perfectly.  As Beth goes back to teaching this fall and Ross begins law school, I wish them all my best for a wonderful life!

When they got back from their honeymoon, I got this note:
Robin, We just wanted you to know that we both truly appreciate you. Everyone still talks about our ceremony and you. Our wedding would not have been the same without you in it! THANK YOU!!

I thank them, too.  They were a delight.

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