Then I was off to the second wedding of the day with my chauffeur - my husband, John. When I do two weddings on the same day, John drives me so that I can decompress and get ready for the next one. It really helps me a lot especially when they are fairly close together in time but not so close in locations In this case, we were going from Avon to Chagrin Falls.
Nick and Mariah were married at the new Sapphire Creek Winery and Gardens. And what a magnificent venue this is! I really can’t say enough good things about this place. Not only was it incredibly beautiful (see more photos on my Facebook page), but the service was top notch. The two event planners were experienced, professional and truly sincere in the special care they gave throughout the whole process.
This was a large wedding with a wedding party of 14. Nick and Mariah glowed in their wedding finery. The surprise of the ceremony was when Mariah and her father started to walk in separately to the traditional “Here Comes the Bride.” Just as they met in front of the water fountain, the music scratched and went into a full blown instrumental rock with screaming guitars! No one but Mariah and her father knew this was going to happen. It kind of scared me because I thought something bad was happening but it was great! Her dad is an ex-rocker who had his own band in this area for many years. What a hoot!
The ceremony went very smoothly. Mariah was as calm as could be. Nick looked a bit nervous but they were both happy to get on with the reception. This is the second wedding I have performed for this lovely family. It was nice to see their cousins that I married a year before and the family that I remember so fondly. I hope to see them all again for another wedding. Wishing them all the best!