Brandon and Kristen were a joy to marry. Not only are they dedicated to each other, they are equally dedicated to all the children in their loving combined family. Thank you to Heather Swanner of Heather Swanner Photography for letting me use her fabulous pictures. And a special thank you to Nicole Conder of Premier Party Planners for all her assistance in making their day special.
And the Belt Line Station in downtown Durham was a perfect place for them to celebrate their marriage. They delighted that we were here in this old train station for their wedding. Beltline Station was the station for the Lynchberg, VA to Durham NC run. Brandon is from NC and Kristen is from VA, making this an auspicious place for their joining together in marriage.
Together with their children they have created a life they cherish. Each person able to be themselves fully, finding a partner in crime for all of life’s adventures, trusting each other with their hearts, looking forward to all of the steps of each child learning who they are in the world of adulthood, grateful each day for the love they share.'
Their ceremony was filled with family love. After Kristen's father walked her down the aisle, I asked him: 'The loving relationship between a parent and their child, no matter how old the child is, is cherished like no other. In the love is interwoven protection, guidance, support and caring. So I ask Kristen’s father, as he escorts her down this aisle on her wedding day: Who presents this woman to be married to this man?
Much play was had after the ceremony, too. The architectural highlights of this venue make it a unique, funky, and extraordinary space with lots of opportunities for fun.