They had their ceremony and Reception at Spruce Pine Lodge in Bahama. It's owned by the City of Durham so is not too expensive, and it has lovely facilities for weddings less than 100 guests. I've been marrying couples there for 20 years and highly recommend it.
It was just right for Jean and Andy.
I first met with them and some of their children in January to plan their May wedding. They were all already enjoying the process. The only parent there would be Andy's mom. She's special to Jean, too, and we included a special part in the ceremony to honor her.
As a part of their vows they said to each other, 'I give you my hand, my heart, and my love from this day forward for as long as we both shall live. They had a family sand ceremony which I hope to have pictures of soon.
Each child had his or her own color sand and Jean and Andy poured some sand before them and after them symbolizing that their love is the foundation for their family, and protects and shelters their family, too. I loved it.
Jean sent me this lovely note after their ceremony, 'Hi Robin,