Tammy and Alex were such a great couple to work with. They have such unflappable, even temperaments and easily tackled the job of creating their ceremony from the material I sent them. They wanted to do a unity type of ritual in the ceremony but because Alex's brothers had the water pouring and the sand ceremonies in their weddings, they did not want to repeat either of those. Tammy came up with the brilliant idea of converting the traditional rose ceremony into an "orchid unity" ceremony and it worked perfectly.
Their wedding day was Saturday May 29, 2010, and they chose the beautiful and expansive amphitheater at Meredith College with the lake on one side and the tiered brick seats on the other for their wedding site. There are bridges on both sides and we used one for the entrance of the groom, his groomsmen and me. The other was used by the bride and her father to enter the ceremony. It was impressive. The day was rather hot and muggy but it did not rain! The sun was in and out during the ceremony. Usually there are lots of geese strolling around on the grassy area but they were obviously intimidated by all the humans on their turf and so they stayed in the water. However, they left behind plenty of goose poop for us to avoid stepping in! But see how pretty and green the grass is because of all the "natural" fertilizer!
We began by having all the guests leave the shady spots and go take their seats in the sun as Rebecca, a neighbor of the couple, played the violin. Then our director, Janie, friend of mother of the bride, directed the seating of the parents.
Alex and his men and I were ready to enter next. The sun was definitely out and the temperature was near 90 degrees.
Kidd Photography took and posted on Facebook which is where I got it. Great photo and it really shows the detail of her awesome wedding dress.
Jennifer Kidd. Jennifer is so much fun to work with. She told me she had injured her wrists and her leg in a bicycle accident a few days before the wedding but that was not going to stop her from fulfilling her obligation to Tammy and Alex. So she brought along lots of help! Jennifer Aanerud and Michelle, both free lance photographers, were there to help her out. This is Jennifer A. in the foreground and it was great to see her back in action after having an adorable baby boy in March. Michelle is wielding the tripod and Jennifer Kidd is making her way around the guests to the right.
And now they are married!
Tammy and Alex, what a great couple you make and I know you will be so happily married. I wish you a lifetime of happiness and contentment!