In my last post, I shared Miranda and Rich getting ready and taking pictures around the city. Now it’s time for their fabulous ceremony and reception!
All photos by Jeremy Lawson Photography.
I love this picture of Rich as Miranda is walking down the aisle.
And, even better is Miranda’s expression when she’s standing next to Rich!
As a part of the ceremony, Miranda and Rich incorporated a Chinese ceremony where two wine glasses are joined by a red string. I love helping to set up these little details.
The Newberry Library’s space is just gorgeous for an intimate ceremony.
With a kiss, Rich and Miranda were husband and wife!
While Miranda changed into her dancing shoes and everyone enjoyed cocktail hour, we flipped the room from ceremony to reception!
The couple chose to have a sweetheart table during dinner. While the best man was giving a toast, Rich had no clue what surprise Miranda had in store!
It was a Chinese lion dance! The “lion” is accompanied by very loud drumming, which definitely caught the attention of everyone in the room. Before the dance I had discreetly given guests oranges and lettuce. The lion went around the room and “ate” these items.
Rich was obviously very surprised by the dancers! I was relieved that everything happened perfectly and right on time.
It was finally time for Miranda and Rich to cut their awesome cake from Luscious Layers.
Since their cake had black and white anemones on top, the couple had this adorable “cake topper” that was placed on their card box instead of on the cake.
It was time for their first dance as a married couple and then we opened up the dance floor.
And, as always, the photo booth was a huge hit with everyone!
Everyone danced the night away…
…and Miranda gave everything a big thumbs up!