One of the advantages of being an officiant and wedding planner is being able to use some of the ideas swirling around in your head for your own daughter's wedding. When Kyra and Mike got married last September it was a complete DIY (Do It Yourself) style of wedding. Not only did we do all our own decorating and flower arranging, we even cooked the meal for 200 guests. (One of my sons is a private chef and my husband is also a fantastic cook.) The ceremony was a Grace Episcopal Church, our home parish where Kyra was baptized and confirmed, and the reception was at a private farm. It was a lot of work and as they say "it took a village". But we saved tens of thousands of dollars by doing all the work ourselves and in the end we celebrated a delightful day surrounded by family and friends.
Here are photos of a few of the wedding details and a link to a video montage our photographer Lori Compas together, so you have a brief glimpse of how it all came together.
Most of the photos below were also taken by Lori Compas and a few were by our friend Mary Prior.
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