Maggiano's has a nice large private room where I have also done several wedding ceremonies as it can be partitioned into two separate rooms. For Reshma and Darren's ceremony, however, we were using the round room with lots of windows to the left of the revolving door entrance.
Maggiano's is responsible for this beautiful cake. Reshma, correct me if I am wrong.
Maggiano's was open for business on Easter Sunday and so the wedding guests were mingled with the restaurant guests waiting in the lounge area to be seated and it was hard for me to tell who was a wedding guest and who was a customer waiting to be seated in the dining room! But, we got all the guests seated and started the processional. The first person escorted in was Darren's mother, Kay, escorted in by Darren's brother.
Images by Denise had been doing hair and makeup for Reshma, Selena, Teresa and Meena.
Carolyn Scott, kneels in the aisle to get some great shots of the bride and groom and wedding party as we begin this wonderful ceremony. She sent me some great photos that I have added to this post. Thanks, Carolyn! This is the first ceremony that we have worked together.
Darren had to be careful not to step on the bride's train that trailed after her on the three rounds!
Now they exchanged rings and repeated their vows to each other after me, line by line.
Finally we come to the closing blessing and the proclamation of marriage!
After Marty and I retrieved my microphone and receiver from our DJ Tim Hazell of TJDJ Music, and my little table which held the rice, petals and necklace, we went outside for photos. I snagged Teresa and got her signature for the marriage license. I had already gotten Ben's signature just before we started the ceremony.
Reshma had already stepped out of her pretty red high heels and Teresa was pinning up the train.