They had about 30 people in attendance with a neighbor taking all the pictures. It was a small intimate wedding and the Overlook is perfect for that. And it was in the shade.
On Saturday evening I was back at The Carolina Inn to marry Julie and Chris. Their photographer, Shane Snider, of Shane Snider Photography, was very generous in sharing these photographs with me. Julie and Chris did a sweet thing after their ceremony - they released the rows themselves, greeting each person as they left the ceremony. Below is the Hill Courtyard. This setting is best on a quiet evening since the road noise from Columbia Street can be loud. But it wasn't on this Saturday evening and it was even cool and comfortable.
I love technology when it can bring grandparents who can't travel to the event!.. This makes a great picture. Julie and Chris live in Ohio and are delightfully laid back. They were also in the good hands of wedding planner Sally Oakley and her assistant, Suzanne. And everything went perfectly.
They both had those wonderful grins all the way through the ceremony. They were soooo happy. They met in 2008 and knew at once they had found a kindred spirit. They both love each other, their families and their dogs, and delight in the life they've created together. And I am so happy for them, too.
And it's always good for me to hear from them that all is well. I got this sweet email from Julie just a couple of days ago: 'We really did appreciate the amazing job that you did and cannot thank you enough!! '
All of these couples will add to the sum of joy in the world and that is a great gift in my life. I, too, have the happiest of marriages, and I hope by my joy, and my delight for them, I have furthered them in creating theirs. Blessed Be!