The big day has finally arrived for my nephew Aaron and his lovely fiance Ashlee! We drove over to Charlotte Saturday afternoon - to the beautiful Ballentyne Hotel for their wedding. A little "social time" before the ceremony.
Trudi and Eddie looking good!
Someone snapped this photo of Duane and I using my camera....not our best (and if someone will send me a better photo, I'll replace this dorky one!!)
The adorable flower girl - she was not shy at all and demonstrated her "twirl" on request!!
The ballroom was draped in beautiful white cloth - the over head ring is of red roses and other fresh flowers - stunning!
During the vows - sorry, my camera is not very good with low light/long distance shots! Their vows were unique and interesting.
The sweet bridesmaids got to stay seated during the ceremony - a neat way to do it.
After the ceremony we were ushered downstairs to an alcove with refreshments - lots of really neat foods and drinks.
After the "cocktail hour" we were escorted back upstairs to the transformed ballroom - to be served dinner and to spend the evening dancing.
The fabulous wedding cake - it's sitting on glass pillars filled with fresh white rose petals!
Miranda taking notes for her upcoming nuptials!
The tables were decorated elaborately.
The first dance as a married couple!! Beautiful!
Bridget and Tyler were at our table - such a sweet pair!
Oh, had to snap a photo of Miranda's vegitarian plate - then my camera battery died. Bummer - but everyone else was relieved since I couldn't snap any more photos!!
After a bit of dancing and visiting, we buzzed back home - arrived tired but happy at about 1AM!