Snipes Farm Retreat in Chapel Hill. In the middle is an antique push cart that holds the maple sapling they planted and watered during the ceremony "symbolizing the nourishing of their relationship, like the tree, with words of encouragement, trust and love so that they, like the tree, can grow and reach their fullest potential."
One of their instructors in Vet school, Dr. Kelli Ferris made and decorated the wedding cake! It sure looked delicious.Fernrock Farms and arranged by the bride, her mother and sisters. The photographer was Robert Wilson, a family friend. The caterer was Gillis Catering in Chapel Hill.
First in were the groomsmen lead by me. It is a long walk!
The guys and I took our positions as Chris was escorted in by his parents.
The bridesmaids processed in followed by Rachel, our flower girl, and Tyler, our ring bearer. That is Leilani on the left directing everyone in. She did a perfect job.
Here comes the bride escorted by her parents!
When Jenny and her parents reached the first row, Chris' parents stood up with him and I asked them for their blessings as Jenny and Chris came to join in marriage. Then everyone was seated.
The tree planting ceremony......
Following the vows and ring exchange, I made the pronouncement of marriage.
Introduction of the newlyweds.......
Stepping into the new chapter of their lives!Swift Creek Band provided the music for the reception. They sounded great as Dave and I left for the next wedding. I am sure they kept everyone hopping at the reception.