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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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Annie and Paul Celebrate a Christmas Wedding Miracle at The Arrowhead Inn in Durham

Annie and Paul wanted a quiet, intimate wedding and they came from Virginia with three friends to create a wonderful, private celebration of their love. It almost didn’t happen, though, because in August Annie had been thrown from a horse and had broken her back. She worked hard to regain all her functions and Paul had been there with her, helping her all the way. When the wedding day dawned, Annie gamely decided to dispense with her back brace and stand alone for the wedding. She even managed to complete their first dance after the ceremony! (The old-fashioned words pluck and spunk come to mind.)

They chose the lovely Arrowhead Inn for the ceremony and they could not have chosen a more perfect place for their wedding. Intimate, charming and tucked off the highway, it is a lovely little B&B in Durham. The main house has a beautiful parlor and the owners, Gloria and Phil, always have the most beautiful Christmas decorations. The room is beautiful any time of the year but at Christmas it takes on a special glow.








Paul had put together an iPod playlist for the ceremony music and Annie walked in to John Denver’s, “Annie’s Song,” escorted by her friend and Maid of Honor. Annie was looking beautiful in her lovely white gown and, knowing how brave she had been to get to this day, it touched everyone’s hearts. There were tears in all our eyes as she entered, especially Paul’s.

We stood in front of the beautiful fireplace for the ceremony and when the ceremony was finished we all took photos of ourselves together.

















The lady in the white sweater in the photo above is the wife of the Best man and she was the photographer for the event. I’m the lady on the far left.

After the photos were finished, the happy couple took their first dance together in the parlor in front of the Christmas tree to Frank Sinatra’s version of “The Way You Look Tonight.” We were all loving what we were seeing; a miracle of medicine, determination and answered prayers was dancing right in front of our eyes.








After the dance, they headed to the dining room for the meal that Phil had been preparing. Not sure what they were having, but it did smell delicious! Here is the lovely little wedding cake Gloria and Phil had provided for them. Bet it tasted every bit as wonderful as it looked.


Annie and Paul, I so enjoyed getting to know you and being a part of your Christmas wedding miracle. You will always be in my heart.

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Amanda and Bart Exchange Vows at the Beautiful Sunset Lake Lodge in Holly Springs

Amanda and Bart decided to marry on November 11, 2011. For those of you not familiar with numerology, eleven is a very powerful number of high energy and elevated partnership. From this perspective, their wedding date bodes well for a strong, productive life to come.

Their wedding day dawned absolutely glorious and, as you can see in their photo to the left, it was a perfect day for a wedding.

When I arrived and went to find Amanda, I noticed that Amanda’s sister and best friend, who were also her Bridesmaids, had embroidered the wedding date on the bottom of Amanda’s dress. Of course, I couldn’t resist getting a photo of this, along with one of Amanda and her Bridesmaids in their gorgeous red dresses.



Amanda and Bart had chosen the beautiful Sunset Lake Lodge in Holly Springs as the location for their wedding. This is absolutely one of my favorite venues for smaller weddings as it has so many really nice places to hold a wedding on the grounds. The woods surrounding the house and the lake are lovely any time of year and the lake creates a wonderful, serene ambience. Every wedding I have ever done there has integrated this element of natural beauty and it has been a great asset every time.



The ceremony was held on the sidewalk down by the water and this was the view of the wedding guests. Stunning!



Amanda’s Dad surprised her by wearing his military uniform and I would have loved to have seen her face when she first saw him! Here they are awaiting their cue to enter and then coming down the sidewalk to the aisle.


Amanda and Bart wanted to include a Sand Ceremony and here is a shot of the Sand table after the wedding was over. I love the interesting vase they chose for the sand and how the table is sparkling with the reflections of the sunshine and the lake in the background.


Eventually it was time for the wedding kiss and to recess out the aisle, heading for photos.


With such beautiful grounds, there were so many places to go to create memorable photographs.




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Others on hand to help make things so perfect for Amanda and Bart;

Their family members who oversaw everything getting set up properly.
Photographer - Jamie and Sheila Gardner - JOG Photography
Reception DJ - David Price
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At the end of the evening, Amanda and Bart made their exit through the uplifted sparklers of their family and friends. This is such a grand way to make an exit and so festive for a couple beginning a new life together as husband and wife.



Amanda and Bart, I know you are going to have a great life together. You are both such dynamic people and it is written in your wedding date what is to come. May every bit of it be fun to live and a joy to share with others.

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Stacey and Len Marry at 1705 Prime in Raleigh


Stacey and Len are such a charming couple, as you can so plainly see in all these photos. They laugh a lot together and their wedding day proved to be bright, sunny and breezy, which seemed a perfect compliment to their temperaments and their style.

The wedding took place by the big tree in the front of 1705 Prime in Raleigh. Their design color was purple and, if you are thinking of using purple (or any other color) for your wedding, notice how they used its many shades to create beautiful effects throughout the decorations. They started with purple lanterns hung in the tree where the ceremony took place. Gently swaying in the breeze, this created a very nice touch.


The purple shades were incorporated beautifully everywhere you turned. The aisle flowers were lovely and the Bouquets with the Bridesmaid dresses were exquisite.
















They even had pretty wrist corsages for their mothers and grandmother.


In honor of their last name they had these flower Ts on the front doors.


Len and his Groomsmen wore handsome grey suits and sported purple ties, which looked wonderful as they entered with the Bridesmaids.



Even the table favors picked up the fun and cheery color.


I always love seeing the faces of the couples as they are saying their vows and Stacey and Len’s photographer, Bridget McEnaney of Bridget McEnaney Photography, got some beautiful shots of them during their vows.


















She also got a sweet one of the Maid of Honor watching the vows.


Stacey and Len took their first kiss as husband and wife to cheers from their guests and happy tears from their moms.


Stacey and Len, it was such a joy to get to know you and to be a part of your sweet wedding. I hope all the love and happiness you had on your wedding day will stay with you always and those wedding kisses remain a daily part of your lives.

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My thanks to photographer Bridget McEnaney for the use of her beautiful photos.

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