Wally and Chris traveled from their home in Washington, DC to join themselves in matrimony during an outdoor Quaker ceremony at Desert Plantation. It was my first experience with a Quaker ceremony. The ceremony began with Wally being walked down the isle by her father, followed by the couple reading their vows to each other. Next, the audience was given the opportunity to bestow verbal blessings on Wally and Chris. Each of their parents spoke. Many siblings, uncles, cousins, and friends stood and either told a story, wished them the best, or just said a kind word. The ceremony closed with the bride and groom exchanging rings and exiting to the nearby reception.
Heirloom Cuisine catered the event with some authentic cajun cuisine with a twist, and Wally and Chris had time to enjoy it during their private dining moment right before entering the reception. Heirloom also provided one of my favorites-late night beignets and coffee!
Confections by Michelle baked the cake.
Two of Wally and Chris's friends put in a lot of extra time and effort into this wedding- one made the photo wall that was a big hit at the reception. The other friend drove all the way from D.C. to DJ the event with his old record collection.
What a wedding!