This week's wedding was on Friday with a beautiful young couple, Tyler and Niki. Planning an outdoor wedding in October is risky but the weather held out for them although it was a bit cloudy. At 68 degrees it was a perfect temperature for a 6:30 p.m. wedding. The bride and groom chose to write their own vows - something that the majority of the couples I marry don't do. They were nervous but both did a wonderful job. They have been together for six years and their vows were sweet, honest and very heartfelt. Their family was very warm and gracious and made me quite comfortable and honored to be officiating. I wish them all much love and happiness.
When planning a wedding always plan to start at least 5-10 minutes late. Even though we started this wedding 10 minutes late people still came in during the ceremony. It never ceases to amaze me that people do not understand that they should arrive on time for a wedding. Latecomers happen at EVERY wedding I perform. So since it is a reality - plan for it.