Unity candle ceremonies are a popular and effective way to symbolize and honor the joining of two families through marriage. Just prior to the wedding ceremony, the mothers of the couple each light one of the individual taper candles, representing the families of origin. After vows are made, each member of the couple takes the taper that was lighted by their mother and, together, they light the single large Unity candle.
The bride’s attendants wore matching green dresses.
The bride and her father, just before walking down the aisle!
The painting over the fireplace was made for the couple.
Prayer was an important part of Kelcee and Gunnar’s wedding.
Many tears of heartfelt joy were shed as Kelcee and Gunnar recited their vows to each other, not the least of which were their own!
There is a lot to be said for focusing on the two essential elements of a wedding: Being present for and a part of the uniting of two people in marriage, and the couple’s providing hospitality to those who have chosen to be present. Everything else pales in importance.
A simple but complete pre-set salad greeted each guest when they took their seat. This kind of presentation saves considerable time in service and overall meal time.
And, of course, there was cake! The language of love is represented in many ways on this cake, from the words of love from the 13th chapter of First Corinthians from the Bible to the traditional dressing of a wedding cake to the chocolate-covered strawberries!
Venue: Chase Court
Catering: Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering
Officiant: Michael Ches
Flowers: Flowers & Fancies
Entertainment: DJ CJ
Photography: Daniel McGarrity Photography (Images above by Chase Court.)
Videography: The Pros Weddings
Cake: Santoni’s Marketplace & Catering
Lodging for the bride and groom: Empire House