I will leave this page to the professionals! There was so much going on at my wedding,
don't want to leave anything out so here's my wedding blog post by Jennifer Glatt,
1-800-Registry Wedding Planning Manager. She posted is on 1800registry.com
Rachelle and Chris finally exchanged "I do's" in an intimate, romantic ceremony with
their closest friends and family members surrounding them. On July 22, 2011, they
began a new chapter in their lives. As hoped for, the "rustic, elegant, fun" feel to their
big day was achieved through amazing decor and personal touches at every turn.
Sunflowers were everywhere! Alongside the ceremony chairs tucked inside blue jars,
decorating the chuppah from top to bottom, and on each and every reception table at
the Fearrington Barn, even on the three-tiered wedding cake. During the ceremony,
while Rachelle's five bridesmaids' stood behind her (resplendent in their gorgeous blue
dresses) and Chris's four groomsmen stood behind him (dapper in three-piece dark
suits and ties that matched the bridesmaids dresses), Ron Botts, Chris' uncle was the
officiant and did an incredible job getting Rachelle and Chris (and everyone else) on
track while they faced each other saying their vows. The numbers were uneven
because one of Chris' groomsmen wasn't able to be there because he is in the Navy
and currently deployed in Afghanistan. Chris was seated so he could look into
Rachelle's eyes while they exchanged vows.
Rachelle and Chris took a few pictures in the field just outside the barn during the
cocktail hour, while guests enjoyed an "adult lemonade stand"--sweet tea with sweet tea
vodka and lemonade--a perfect beverage to cool off with in the southern heat and
humidity. Entering the barn to "Purple Haze" in honor of their alma mater, East Carolina
University, Rachelle and Chris danced their first dance to Rascal Flatts' "Won't Let Go."
(Trust me when I say there was not a dry eye in the house watching them!) Then,
guests were invited to eat the buffet lunch of a mixture of southern favorites like mac
and cheese, fried okra, seafood, steak and an assortment of fruit and cheeses.
The best man, both maids of honor, and both fathers all offered heartfelt toasts to the
happy couple. Afterward, Rachelle and Chris cut their cake (fun-fetti, Rachelle's favorite
flavor!) and made their way throughout the crowd dancing, talking with friends and
family, and enjoying themselves. At the end of the reception, guests lined up and blew
bubbles into the sunshine as Rachelle and Chris made their way out only to be greeted
by one more surprise: Toyota and The Braun Corporation gave Rachelle and Chris a
2011 Toyota Sienna with a BraunAbility conversion. They drove off, ready to begin their
happily ever after. Click here to see some photos.
The day after their wedding, Rachelle and Chris flew to Las Vegas, where they stayed
for one night (courtesy of Mandalay Bay), enjoyed dinner and a show (The Lion King,
tickets also courtesy of Mandalay Bay). The next day they flew to Los Angeles for their
flight to their ultimate honeymoon destination: Fiji.
Visit Chris & Rachelle's Wedding posted by 1-800-Registry on my blog
Visit Chris & Rachelle's 1-800-Registry Video Channel on YouTube
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