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TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEDDING MAGIC LET YOUR WEDDING MATCH YOUR STYLE

TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEDDING MAGIC LET YOUR WEDDING MATCH YOUR STYLE
TO CREATE YOUR OWN WEDDING MAGIC LET YOUR WEDDING MATCH YOUR STYLE. Tisha and Anupam honored both their religious backgrounds by designing a beautifully blended Hindu-Christian ceremony.

CONTACT REVEREND BARBARA LODGE

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CONTACT REVEREND BARBARA LODGE....919-942-2808....email.rev.lodge@ncweddingminister.com....www.ncweddingminister.com
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CELEBRATING THE HEART AND CREATIVITY IN WEDDINGS

Welcome! This site is a tribute to my many wedding couples who have created unique and beautiful surroundings for their weddings. Their creativity and ingenuity reflected their personalities and together we have often created new ways to modernize old traditions.

If you are looking for a minister for your wedding in the Triangle area of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, NC, contact me for a free consultation. Together we can create a ceremony that reflects your love, your personality and your dreams for your future.

To visit or return to my website - www.ncweddingminister.com

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Dale Surprises Sharon with a 15th Anniversary Vow Renewal at The Umstead Hotel and Spa in Cary - June 18, 2010

Dale loves Sharon. There is no doubt. 

Dale contacted me about being a part of a surprise for his wife for their 15th wedding anniversary. Every year they like to go to The Umstead Hotel and Spa for some R and R at the spa and this year he wanted to do something different and unexpected as well. We set it up where after a day at the spa, when she thought they were heading to dinner, he would suggest a stroll by the lake where I would be waiting for them with their twin daughters and their very best friend. Nobody would know about it except for Dale, myself, their best friend, Kathleen, and Ami Wheeler, the Social Catering Manager at The Umstead Hotel. Ami put it all together for him and even set it up for some champagne to be delivered by the lake for a toast after the ceremony. (Nice touch, Ami.)

Everything went off as he had planned. He and Kathleen were even able to find the weddings rings Sharon and Dale had used when they were first married and we used them for the ceremony. (what a romantic guy!) 

Needless to say, Sharon was blown away and their twin daughters, who had just learned of the ceremony moments before I arrived to meet them at the hotel, were beaming with excitement. 

Most of the photos here were taken by Kathleen’s young son, Anthony. Looks like they’ve got a budding photographer in their midst!

The ceremony...



















And after the ceremony, hugs all around.





















And here is the handsome, happy family.


Thanks, Dale, for contacting me so I could be a part of such a special anniversary gift. I will always smile when I remember the sweet love you all have for each other.


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Rachel and Norm turn a small Durham yard into a cowboy haven for their wedding - April 10, 2010


Rachel and Norm wanted to have their wedding at their lovely home in Durham but they live in a neighborhood and have a very small yard. Undeterred, they went with a cowboy / southern-style theme and pulled it off beautifully. Here’s how;

First, decide to go for it and send out invitations.


Next, forget how close your neighbors are. Put up a tent, set up hay bales with cowboy boots and hats on them, put chairs out for the wedding and line the aisle with flowers in mason jars. Later you’ll exchange the chairs for big round tables with checkered tablecloths and use the mason jar vases for table decorations.





















Add some southern-style touches.





















And be sure to invite old Jack Daniel himself - complete with a cool tie!


Then serve up the best southern-style vittles you can find.





(aah... real pigs-in-a-blanket)

















Wash it down with some ice cold beer and soda.


Throw in lots of love and fun music - and you’ve got the makins’ of a fine party.

Rachel and Norm, if you always approach your life together with the same fun and unexpected charm as you did for your wedding, you are going to have one great life!


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Gillian and Louis surprise their mothers with a wedding at Second Empire Restaurant in Raleigh - May 15, 2010

The original plan had been to have an engagement party for friends and family and then to sail off to a romantic destination for a private wedding. But their moms, when hearing of this plan, were so disappointed that they weren’t going to be able to see them get married that Gillian and Louis just couldn’t do that to them. So they came up with a new and improved plan; they would turn the engagement party into a surprise wedding!

They had been working with Tracy Thorpe, the very capable and caring events manager of Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern in Raleigh (a wonderful restaurant with delicious food), who helped them put everything together. She even arranged for their wedding cake for them.


When they contacted me and told me of the plan, I was so happy to be a part. The party was to begin at 11 am in the beautiful downstairs atrium and I was to arrive at 11:30 and wait upstairs until the appointed time. They wrapped up their wedding rings to give as gifts to their moms at the party. Right after the moms opened the rings and were wondering what in the world they meant, Gillian and Louis were going to spring it on everyone that in fact they were there for a wedding. Tracy was to come tell me when it was time for me to go downstairs, but by the cheer that came up the stairs from the guests when they were told the news, I could tell it was time for me to go down to the appointed place. Gillian and Louis brought all the guests to where I was standing and the moms were the ring bearers. It was an incredible surprise and all the guests went into festive overdrive from that point on.

Of course, the witnesses for signing the license could be none other than their beaming moms.


I learned later that day that the wedding ring set Gillian was wearing had been Louis’ grandmother’s wedding set, which made the special family day even more special.

Thank you Gillian and Louis, for including me in such a remarkable surprise for your mothers. It was great to play a part in making them so happy and in your showing yet again what a special couple you are.

(that’s me smiling behind the glowing newlyweds)


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