Mel Manning, their DJ for the reception, got all set up and was talking with Wendy Dorman, the banquet director for The State Club. I have another wedding here in November and look forward to doing many more.
Ruth and Steve Smith were all set up and playing under the canopy provided adjacent to the ceremony site. They live in Boon NC and came all the way to Raleigh for this wedding. They like to travel and do many weddings across the state. They call their music Celtic Appalachian Music.
It was time to begin and Chrys' father, Doug, escorts her mother, Dianne, in. I told Dianne I loved her hat and that she must have been inspired by the Royal Wedding. She said that she had gotten that hat long before the Royal Wedding. It fit her to a tee! Originally the wedding was to take place in the grassy area to the side of the club but due to rains the night before, it was just too soggy and we were afraid not only the high heels of the bridesmaids would sink but the legs of the chairs! So the chairs were all moved out onto the large terrace in front of the grassy area.
View of the girls.......
View of the guys......They were not short on attendants!Nantucket Grill and Cafe, hence why their wedding cake came from there! After discovering their mutual love of dogs, puppies and good beer they became inseparable.