They have been together seven years, meeting when seeing one another across a crowded room. The stuff of song lyrics.
Madelyn, Schuyler's niece, was their flower girls. She is only two so was primarily in the role to look cute and did that very well! Schulyer's attendants were casual yet so together in the light pastels they wore and their bouquets of babies breath.
And Chris's attendants looked sharp yet casual. I was so impressed with what this couple did on a small budget and with close friends.
I enjoyed every moment. Especially during the ceremony.
And Madelyn enjoyed every minute, too.
Here is Schuyler's mom signing the license. She and Chris's step-mother were the witnesses and I asked them to sign the license before the ceremony so that I wouldn't have to interrupt the congratulations after. Then I sign the license after the ceremony is over. This is the view off the balcony in that corner of Umstead Park. It really is lovely.
Chris and Schuyler chose classic vows to exchange and then a Celtic hand-fasting, honoring Schuyler's Irish background, which included the words: 'Above you are the stars and below you is the earth. Like the stars, your love should be a constant source of light, and like the earth, a firm foundation form which to grow.' This is a grounded loving couple. I see only good in their future.
then proceeded to a clubhouse to celebrate with Clyde Cooper's BBQ and cake, and much enjoyment.