I was glad their day was a glorious one in this mild winter we'd been having. The first perfect Saturday for an outdoor wedding. Thank you first to Tonya, of Poprock Photography for these wonderful shots. She was a joy to work with, has a classy style, and definitely fit in with the spirit of the wedding.
The steps of 1705 Prime (part of Rocky Top Catering) provided a lovely backdrop, and Brittany's aunt, a cellist, and members of the NC Symphony orchestra graced us with beautiful music. Thanks, too, to Lenny Fritts, who is always a wonderful DJ to work with, and a consummate professional. He provided the music for the reception and the amplification for me for the ceremony.
Jennifer Carlin, the events coordinator at 1705 Prime, did a great job, too. I am so appreciative when their is supportive staff provided by the venue. It makes all the difference in making sure not only the big needs are taken care of but that the small needs are, too. Everyone breathes a little easier. And that's important for enjoying a wedding.
Brittany and Michael wanted a ceremony that was warm and loving, that was about them and their love. They both are close to their families and it showed. Brittany's two sisters were her attendants and Michael's four brothers were in attendance and giving him the playful teasing only close brothers can give.
Brittany made special bouquets for herself and her sisters with jewelry included with the natural flowers. It was really stunning and I'd never seen it done before.
Michael didn't lose the opportunity for the BIG KISS and pulled it off with style. But first, there was a veil to contend with.