It was designed to be a very low-key and private ceremony, attended by Michael’s brother and his wife, their photographer, Jerry Dillard, of Jerry Dillard Photography, and myself. The wedding took place in the light and airy sun parlor of The King’s Daughters Inn in Durham and the sunlight streaming in from all sides was a beautiful accent for such a special morning.
Because they are very private people, they had not even told their friends about their wedding. They chose instead to send them an email announcement from the honeymoon location - for which they departed about two hours after the ceremony, crutches and all.
Here is the email announcement their friends got - this must have brought lots of smiles;
“Today happens to be Michael and my second anniversary of our first date so we thought we would get our picture taken. Then we left town. We like simple.”
Because it was painful for Lynn to stand a long time, most of the pre-wedding photos were taken with them sitting on the couch. I noticed that Jerry was excellent at not getting the cast in many photos. (Great job watching out for female sensibilities, Jerry.)
I kept the ceremony short so Lynn would be able to stand through it. She and Michael were so lost in the beauty of what we were doing that I think they forgot about that foot for a while. I love these photos Jerry took of the ceremony and the looks on Lynn and Michael’s faces. The emotion in weddings is always the most touching part and Jerry was able to capture that beautifully here.
And then in no time, it seemed, everything was all official and they were husband and wife with their Wedding Certificate to prove it.
After some indoor shots, we all moved outside for more photos and Lynn - now on her crutches - was right out in front. There was no stopping this lady on her wedding day!
Here is Jerry, making sure his camera is ready for the photos. Most of the photos in this post are his. (Thanks for letting me use them, Jerry.)
A private wedding brunch followed immediately after and then it was off to the airport for the honeymoon. I don’t think that cast was was going to be much of a deterrent for either of them!
Lynn and Michael, I wish you all the best in your life to come. It was great to be a part of your wedding day and to watch your sweet, loving interactions between yourselves and your family.