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Meagan and Jeremy get a surprise with the wedding rings at Doubletree Guest Suites in Durham

It was a beautiful day, the bride and groom were both glowing and the ceremony was progressing as planned. When it came time for the rings to be exchanged with the beautiful secret vows they had written, just as Jeremy was putting the ring on Meagan, a bee dive-bombed into Meagan’s ring finger, leaving a sharp sting! Once we all recovered from the shock we had a great laugh about it and after I had made sure Meagan was not allergic to bee stings, we resumed the ceremony. It will be a moment none of us will ever forget and they are sure to laugh about it for the rest of their lives.

The ceremony was held at the beautiful pond behind the Doubletree Guest Suites, which is a lovely, intimate setting for a wedding. Amy Acosta, the Director of Catering, was on hand to make sure all went well for the event - and also helped Meagan deal with her bee-stung finger after the ceremony.

As the guests entered for the wedding, they were greeted by a very clever and beautiful decoration where they were asked to make a wish for the wedding couple and place it in the jar provided.

And then they came to their place cards, which were crystal stones with their names hand-painted on them. Meagan and Jeremy went to Jamaica for their honeymoon so all the decorations reflected the colors and feel of the sand and sea.

Beside the stones were the guests’ cookie favors...

And it all came together beautifully at the tables...

The cupcake wedding cake was provided by Becca Lipscomb of Cakes for a Cause, who donates to research for children’s cancers. It’s a great cause and her work is lovely.

Meagan and Jeremy, with your stinging intruder as an omen, it looks like you are going to have a life of unexpected surprises. I hope you face them all with the laughter and care that you approached the bee sting for you are going to have an interesting life together!

Others on hand to help make the event a success;

Photographer - Slade Heath of Purple House Photography
Flowers - friends of the couple, Carmen Squadrito and Donnie Bunn
DJ - Taylor Pittman of TaylorMade DJ Services


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Anonymous said…
Reverand Lodge, what a wonderful momento your post is for Jeremy, Meagan and their families and friends! The "bee sting" was the ultimate but with Meagan's huge laugh and smile she pulled it off beautifully.

Thanks so much for officiating the ceremony and feel free to use me as a reference.

M. McKee
(Meagan's Mom)
Mel B said…
beautiful!! Congrats Meagan!!! You will cherish that bee sting story forever! ;)
Thanks for checking out the blog, Mel. Good to hear from you. And I do love that photo of you! Give my best to your handsome hubby.
Mrs. McKee, thank you so much for taking the time to write. Their wedding was very special and it was an honor to be a part of it. I don’t think any of us will ever forget that memorable moment with the bee. Looks like they are going to have to start a collection of bee-themed items from now on.