Monday, February 17, 2014

Variety is the Spice of Life (...and a Match Game!)

I've been thinking about different things to blog about -- tried some ideas out, didn't get very far -- but after the variety of weddings I've had this month, it suddenly occurred to me -- rather than blogging about ONE wedding, I'd share the wonderful variety of weddings I've officiated!   

And, to add some interest, I'm going to post photos of the three weddings I'm blogging about, to see if you can match the couple to the description of their wedding -- let's have some fun!  

I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- your wedding should be just that -- YOUR wedding -- so make it a true reflection of who you are and what you want, and it will be absolutely perfect!  One size or style of wedding definitely does NOT fit all!


Sylvie and Tony's wedding at the beautiful Westin Lake Mary reflected their love of taste and elegance -- and their love of their children, who they included in their ceremony with a touching Family Unity Candle Ceremony.  

When Sylvie came down the aisle, Tony, who hadn't seen her yet, was overcome with emotion -- he couldn't stop telling her how beautiful she was, and kept asking all of the guests to look at her and see how beautiful she was  -- it was so touching!  Their faces glowing, their ceremony began, and it only got better from there -- when they brought up their children for the Family Unity Candle Ceremony, the beautiful reading they shared with them and their guests had everyone choked up!

Their reception space was beautifully decorated, with candles and flowers, and their cake was so unique!  


Catherine and Joseph wanted a touching ceremony that would celebrate their love, and include their mothers.  They chose Harmony Gardens in DeLeon Springs for their ceremony and reception.  It's a beautiful outdoor gardens with a lovely ceremony spot!

Unfortunately, the day of their wedding was rainy and squally -- Mother Nature was not being cooperative!  However, right around their ceremony time, the rain stopped, and we decided to go for it!  

About halfway through their ceremony, the rains started again -- thankfully, some good friends held umbrellas over our heads, and along with the other guests who had umbrellas, we all stayed dry while their ceremony finished! Their mothers were beautifully surprised when they were asked to come up to give the bride and groom their last kiss as a single person, and I know for sure there wasn't a dry eye in the house!


Cierra and Danny told me when we met to talk about their ceremony that it was going to be held on her mother's horse ranch, which was big and beautiful!  They spent a lot of time and effort making things absolutely perfect, and the weather cooperated with sunny skies and a wonderful breeze.  
Their guests sat on hay bales for the ceremony, which included a Tree Planting Ceremony that included their mothers, who added soil from the bride & groom's childhood homes to the tree that was planted -- what a tender touch! One of the horses kept poking his head through his stall window during the ceremony -- he loved Christine MacPhail's harp music!

The time and love that went into the preparations for the wedding were evident everywhere -- from the reception tent to all of the decorated farm areas -- and the cake was adorable!

So, there you have it -- three completely different weddings, three completely different ceremonies -- all of them wonderful!  And here's the photos of the great newlywed couples -- can you match them to their wedding?

I'm sure from what I've told you about their weddings, that you know the answers, but here they are -- Catherine and Joseph are the first couple, Cierra and Danny are the second, and Sylvie and Tony are the third!

And, as you can see from the photos, each one had their own personality and feeling -- and each one had a completely different wedding ceremony -- which is the way it SHOULD be!

I've said it before, and I'll say it again -- I LOVE what I do, and making a wedding ceremony to fit each couple's personality is something amazing!

Until next time...