by Rev. Robin W. Renteria, Ph.D.
As a wedding minister and wedding officiant in Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh from 1994 through June of 2016, I have delighted in all the joyful and creative ways the couples I have married expressed their love for each other and for their family and friends. It has been my pleasure and privilege to share some of these with you, and to celebrate some of the exceptional and talented wedding professionals in our area.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Aaron and Rachel Marry in May at The Cotton Room
I loved marrying Aaron and Rachel. They are such fun! And we had a special connection. My husband, Ruben, was Rachel's science teacher in middle school. And they have a 100 pound yellow lab named Buddy. Just thinking about him makes me smile.
Aaron and Rachel wanted a simple ceremony, wanted everyone to feel included, and wanted a ceremony centered on their love. Easy and a joy to do. And good professionals to work with, too.
The Cotton Room provides a wonderful blank slate for each couple to personalize. I loved Rachel and Aaron's orange accents. They made the room come alive.
Rachel's sister, Kathryn and Maid of Honor, sang a beautiful piece a cappella amazingly and beautifully. What a gift. The piece she sang was the class Irish song 'Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms.' I recommend it for any wedding. Here is a Youtube clip from singer John McDermott.
I love how relaxed and present Rachel and her attendants look, and so lovely in those colors.
I think it was Rachel's father that took this picture at the rehearsal. I love it. It's a great memory of the joy I have in marrying couples, and this very special couple.
I wish Aaron and Rachel many many happy years together!