Sunday, September 29, 2013

Congratulations John Bellamy and Tim Bradshaw

John Bellamy and Tim Bradshaw had a blessing ceremony at St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Friday, September 20, followed by a reception at Allandale.  As promised, there was a lot of rain during the day, but by the time everyone arrived at Allandale, everything was dry.

What a wonderful reception for John and Tim!  It was a very sophisticated event, with hors d' oeuvres being passed by the wait staff and bars on the porch.  The grand entrance included the couple's two young children.

The band, Spirit of Soul Dance Band, was unbelievable.  you had to get up and dance.  I hadn't had the opportunity to hear them before, and they were truly fabulous.

The crowd was having such a good time.  It was a wonderful tribute to the couple.

I wish them so much happiness, now and always.

Congratulations Kathleen Schweitzer and David Arwood

The place cards were hand written with a
sprig of lavender attached.
I thought I wasn't going to have a wedding booked for the first weekend in September.  That has always been such a popular weekend.  Very close to the wedding date, I was hired for day of assistance, and the prior day.  I was happy to be involved in any capacity.

Kathleen and David were married at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Johnson City, and the reception was at Rocky mount.  There was 0% chance of rain, which is always a really good thing with an outdoor venue.

The bride had a definite idea of what kind of reception she wanted to have.  She wanted wildflowers everywhere, and candles in mason jars in the trees.  She wanted everyone to have a good time.  She had pies instead of cake.  Everyone had good things to say about every aspect of the wedding and reception.

The toasts were especially interesting.  You could feel the love from everyone toward the couple.  I wish them all the love and happiness in their lives.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Congratulations to Christina and Mackie!

What a great couple.  I enjoyed working with this couple so much.  Christina Matheson and Mackie Chapman were married August 3 at First Baptist Church in Bristol.  The wedding was beautiful, and the reception was amazing.  Everyone had such a great time, in part due to the awesome skills of Robbie Britton, DJ.  It was so great working with Krisna and Jim Goodwin, photographers and Shawna at the Foudation Event Facility in Bristol, and 620, also.

Christina and I have been working together for a little more than a year.  When you plan that far ahead, you really avoid any last minute stress.  Everything went as planned, and it was just a wonderful experience.

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