Saturday, February 19, 2011

"I Do" - Angela and Matthew Finally Affirm Their Vows

"I do" - two words Angela and Matthew have wanted to say for years!
O'Dell Center in Kent had an open house today.  We were happy to be invited to the event and to learn about a venue that is new to us.  Kent was our representative.

The highlight of the afternoon was his meeting up with Matthew and Angela.  The two happened to be at the open house with their friends who were getting married.

Angela and Matthew married a few years ago.  They had met with us and at the time thought our fee was a bit over their budget. They decided to go with another officiant.  

When they saw Kent, they recognized him immediately and couldn't wait to share their "wedding ceremony story" with him.  In hindsight, the two wished they had chosen one of us to officiate for them.

Here is what they said.  Their wedding day was going very well ... until the ceremony.  The officiant had a "melt down" and in the confusion, skipped pages of the ceremony.  Angela noticed and pointed this out to the officiant several times.  When all was said and done, the couple had never actually said, "I do."  They regretted not saying these two very important words to each other.

Angela wanted to make it right and asked Kent if they could do so on the spot.  Kent was overjoyed to oblige.  The couple joined hands, Kent asked if they would take each other as husband and wife, they jubilantly responded, "I do," and kissed.

Satisfaction at last!  

Kent asked for a photo and permission to share their story, which was happily given.  Matthew and Angela look forward to seeing this blog post.  

The end!   (Not really.  It's the continuation of a very happy marriage!!!)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine's Wedding of Betsy and Kojo

I was very fortunate to begin Valentine's Day by officiating for Kojo and Betsy.  They are so in love and so full of good nature.  Cupid certainly was true of aim when he brought these two together. I smiled the rest of the day thinking of them.

Betsy's sister, Gay, and Kojo's friend, Kevin, did the honors of maid of honor and best man.

The guys, two of whom were already married, congratulated Kojo on his transition to a very happy life!

Dear friends also attended the ceremony.  Everyone was so happy for the bride and groom.

And, of course, there were plenty of opportunities to share a kiss or two.
"There are no words to express how grateful Kojo and I are for the magnificent wedding you created for us and for which you officiated.  We both felt that you were very much a part of our friends and family who were present. 

You have our appreciation also for making our rather short-notice ceremony as easy as it could possibly have been considering the time element.  Your organization and ability to communicate to us what needed to be completed – and when – were welcome and comforting guidelines that allowed us to do our part in the most expeditious manner.
We can't imagine anyone creating a better experience!"
Wishing the sweethearts a life time of happiness and health!

If you would like to wed on a special day, be sure to check with us.  Give us a call at 206.789.9788 or through our website.