About 4 months ago, I blogged about Burritt on the Mountain here and posted pictures of the beautiful wedding of our friends’ daughter. Well, I don’t want to invade any privacy or anything, but I have just returned from the wedding of yet ANOTHER daughter of these same friends — this time at a different Huntsville wedding venue, Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation. The names of the bride and groom are Mary Kathryn and James, and I do have a picture here of the two of them, but I’ll leave the actual wedding gown/tuxedo pictures for the professionals.
The bride and groom and all who attended this afternoon were blessed to enjoy a gorgeous day, brilliant blue skies and a slight, cool breeze — perfect for making the hundreds of origami paper cranes sway (folded by the groom as a symbolic gesture of love for his bride). The Hampton Cove venue offers a very nice covered area for the ceremony in case of rain, but thankfully, it wasn’t necessary today. There is plenty of parking, and a courteous man in a golf cart even provided personal rides from your car to the main building to those who wanted to take advantage of this service.
Here are a few photos from around the plantation grounds.
Guests enjoyed lots of delicious food while waiting for the bride and groom, even sampling an item I’d never tried before — deep fried artichoke hearts. Yum! Why, oh why, didn’t I get a photo?
A fun photo booth was set up, too, with guests getting a souvenir strip of comical photos of themselves while a duplicate strip was kept in a book for the bride and groom with accompanying notes from the guests. We got lots of laughs seeing our former pastor, Dr. Edwin Jenkins, wearing a Minions hat, planning to delight his 13 grandchildren. 🙂
The delicious cakes were made for the couple by a family member. I’d never seen a set of books for a groom’s cake, but it made a stunning display.
Several other scenes from the reception.
Who out there in blog-reading land knows about vintage cars? Can you name the make, year and model of this “getaway car?”
We certainly pray for a long and happy marriage for this sweet couple and extend our congratulations to the bride’s parents, Barry and Teresa Carroll, for successfully planning/implementing/paying for/surviving yet another wonderful wedding.
And, for those of you with daughters looking for a very nice wedding venue, Hampton Cove Wedding Plantation would be a great choice.