I loved marrying Katie and Torre at The Stockroom in downtown Raleigh. Thank you to Amy Hill of 627 Photography for all these wonderful pictures documenting their joyful occasion. She was a delight to work with. It's not an easy site in which to photograph. She did a great job. Thanks to to Katie's mom, too, who is an artist and architect who designed the backdrop that softened the light that came streaming through the window wall behind us on this sunny November Saturday.
Torre and Katie met through mutual friends in 2008 and after casually dating for 8 months realized that they wanted to spend their lives together. Torre proposed to Katie by surprise on a trip to Sicily with the conspiring assistance of his family. And she was surprised. Both Torre's and Katie's parents have had long successful marriages. Katie's parents had their 34th wedding anniversary this year and this year was also Torre's parents 40th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed mentioning that in the ceremony. Of course, Katie's father escorted her down the aisle.
Katie and Torre decided to have a memory box or a time capsule as part of their ceremony. It held love letters they wrote to each other, mementos from their wedding and letters their parents wrote to them that they hadn't seen.
We began their ceremony with the words, 'For Torre and Katie marriage is a lifelong commitment which offers opportunities for sharing and growth that no other human relationship can equal.'