8.16.08 Michelle & Brian The Grandview

Our second Grandview experience of the weekend; the perfect send-off for the beach vacation we would begin later on that night. (Hooray for LBI!)

Michelle and Brian braved cloudy skies and held their ceremony outside on the patio beside the tent. A light drizzle began as Jeff played the Canon in D for Michelle’s walk down the aisle. Father Rich dubbed it a “unity rain” and sped through the hand fastening and sand ceremony to get the guests out of the wet, and Michelle and Brian ran down the aisle as husband and wife, laughing and happy as the rain fell harder.

The bridesmaids wore sand colored dresses and the tables were adorned with lovely peach and white roses.

As always, my favorite moments came with the couple’s Love Letter Dedications. Michelle listed her Top 10 Reasons Why She Loves Brian, among them the fact that he let her throw out 90% of his wardrobe and dress him however she wanted, that he still lets her drive his car…even after she backed it up into a fence post, and that he lets her sleep in the middle of the bed. Brian confessed that he fell in love with Michelle at first sight and proclaimed himself the luckiest man in the world because, “today I married my best friend and soul mate.”

I (barely) managed to resist the Grandview’s Tableside Temptations dessert display of fresh berries, chocolates, and cookies, served with international coffee. (Probably only because I knew the Long Beach Island beach was in my near future.)

What a beautiful night it was!

The lovely photos are courtesy of Myles of Myles Studio. Thanks!

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