Tad and Amy, their families and friends joined one another for a beautiful day on the South Lawn of the Chatham Bars Inn in Chatham, MA. The sky was
blue, the sun shining and the sea breeze off the ocean made for a fabulous weather day for this lovely couple's wedding.
The flower girls played as they waited for the ceremony to begin; one of the girls even started to do sit-ups, that is, until her relative told her to wait to do that until after the service! She was like a little gymnast, swinging against the white ropes nearby, and dancing on the lush green lawn as butterflies danced on the flowers of a shrub nearby. There's something about the joy of being in the moment, watching this flower girl dance to her own beat. How adorable!
The guests all arrived and sat in white chairs as they listened to selected guitar music. Chatham Bars Inn guests congregated on the outer edges of the lawn and on the small patios of their individual rental units, smiling ear to ear as they watched Amy being led up to our blue hydrangea trellis that served as their wedding altar.
Tad stood with me and his groomsmen, watching with that special twinkle in his eyes as he spotted his bride being led by her father across the lawn. She smiled and waved to the crowd of onlookers.
There were custom readings for this lovely couple delivered with such style that I offered to Mr. Smith that perhaps he might finish the ceremony? He read from the bible with his lovely deep voice - it was almost as if he were a broadcaster, the resonance of his message and his voice, so powerful!
Amy and Tad then shared their custom vows for one another, she dabbing her eyes as he spoke of his love for her, and he smiling as she composed herself for speaking her vows to Tad. All was so touching for this lovely couple as they held hands and exchanged wedding rings, smiling at one another in anticipation of their special marriage kiss.
They kissed and hugged one another several times when I announced Amy and Tad to be husband and wife. With such glee, they stood before their family and friends and recessed down the aisle with expressions on their faces that said, "Yes, we're married!"
Congratulations to Tad and Amy! May you both experience the love and happiness you experienced this day for many happy years together to come!