We have had so many weddings this fall that I decided to split it into two groups. The one pictured at left was a first, performed on the carriage in front of the Williams House . Normally carriages bring brides into the wedding, but in this case the carriage was the wedding venue. Another trend we are seeing is the use of cupcakes and cupcake stands in place of the traditional wedding cake, or used with just a cake topper above cupcakes. It does make cutting the cake a bit of a challenge, but eases the guests eating and taking home of leftovers from the cake. We have a couple of bakeries in town that are perfecting this approach. Cinnamon our resident cat is usually present for our weddings unless barred from the event due to allergies or issues with cats. He particularly enjoyed a recent event with (you guessed it) his favorite “shrimp” on the menu. I’ve noticed over the time I’ve performed weddings that the groom is often the one who gets a bit emotional at time of vow reciting, so I have started preparing them ahead of time for this potential. Unlike the bride who has invested hours studying, preparing, debating, reviewing and detailing her wedding, most grooms come in just ready to share in the moment and participate. So..when finally on our porch, dressed in tux with family and friends staring at him, his beautiful bride advancing up the aisle it all begins to register and it may be more difficult than he imagined just to repeat a few vows. Hence we try to give him a heads up and a bit of support at this special moment. Small or large we enjoy making weddings a special time for bride and groom and their families. Hope you enjoy these pictures.