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Cara and Chris | Deer Park Villa Wedding

As she held the wedding rings in the Goblet, Chris’ mom shared her hopes that their joy today would be dwarfed by the joy they feel together in the future. As the cup passed, each of their nearest and dearest shared a blessing for Cara and Chris. Almost everyone in that circle cried tears of joy – family and friends alike. It’s obvious that everyone who knows them respects them, admires them, and feels nothing but joy that they’ve given their lives to each other.

After the blessings were shared, Cara and Chris shared the covenant they wrote together; the covenant they were happily entering into that day. As Chris was reading his portion of the covenant, Cara held his hand and gazed at him; I swear I’ve never seen anyone look more in love than she did in that moment.

Chris’ mom led the blessings circle, and she was also the officiant! She shared during the ceremony that when it came time to choose a venue, Cara and Chris knew they wanted to be married under the Redwoods (they picked a killer venue, right?!). In the middle of the ceremony, she pulled out a potted Redwood tree and gave it to them. Although it would grow in the comfort of their backyard for a little while, she shared that it could not stay there forever. In order to let it grow and to allow others to enjoy it, they should plant it in a public place. She shared that marriage is similar; as their love continues to grow, it will pour out of them and will benefit those around them.

Cara and Chris,

You two are so unique, wonderfully perfect for each other, and you expressed both a seriousness and a joy about the covenant you entered into together. Keep each other smiling, keep each other weird, keep each other first, and I know you will have a wildly successful marriage. Thank you for inviting Greg and I to share in your joy on the biggest and most beautiful day of your lives. We’ll see you soon for a double date! Enjoy the honeymoon!




PS – scroll to the bottom to see the AMAZING creative team that made this wedding happen!

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Planning: Katie Rebecca Events

Florals: Farmgirl Flowers

Hair: Shay Farrell

Makeup: Sam Keefauver

Calligraphy: Joy and Confetti

Venue: Deer Park Villa

Catering: Ray’s Catering

Dessert: Sweet Things and Romolo’s Cannoli

Music: Total DJ


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