The exterior of this gothic style church, built in 1930 by a Benedictine monk and architect from Belmont Abbey in North Carolina, features a large and bold crucifix scene with the phrase Venite Adoremus, “O come let us adore him”, inscribed above the red, woodendouble doors. The interior is decorated with detailed stained glass and exposed roof trusses bringing the eye to the heavens. When I thought I had seen all its splendor, the altar, made of Carrara marble with Venetian gold mosaic and onyx accents from Italy seemed to glow from the back of the church.
With this magnificent scene in your head, now just image it during a wedding! At half past two on a perfect Saturday afternoon, everyone filed into their seats and were just as in awe as I was over the view of the chapel. The bride’s adorable 4 year old daughter participated in the ceremony as the flower girl and was cute as a button in her off-white dress. The groom melted our hearts by presenting her with a necklace during the ceremony!The reception took place just down the street at Forrest Place, which is a great venue for mingling and dancing, especially with a band like Ready or Not who kept the guests momentum alive through the night. Three Rivers Photography did a great job getting the guests involved by offering a well-placed photo booth, complete with props. They also printed the photos out in fun strips resembling those from actual photo booths and packaged them all together with notes from the guests.
As the night drew to a close, everyone lined the sidewalks with sparklers in hand (although sometimes dangerous, it is a favorite of mine!) to say goodbye to the newlyweds – another unforgettable wedding made possible by The Season team!