Hello Friends! I can’t believe I haven’t told you anything about the current wedding season, 2019. It has been a great year, filled with laughter, heartfelt moments and happy tears! My 2019 wedding season began in April at Fort Belvoir’s Officer’s Club with Gloria and Leo. In May I officiated a wedding ceremony in the Silver Slugger Suite at Nationals Park. What an awesome experience!! From the time I arrived until the final pitch, I felt like I had been transported to a different world. The attendants were attentive, the couple glowed, the guests were mesmerized and the Nationals beat the Cubs. June found me at the Springfield Country Club, Bon Air Rose Garden, Carnegie Institution for Science and Zion Springs Farm. In July I was at Woodlawn Plantation and 2941 Restaurant. August I stood with a couple at the District Winery and in August I was at Herrington on the Bay. 1757 Golf Club and Kent Island Manor. September started at one of my favorite venues, The Carlyle House and from there I went to the Piedmont Club, Embassy Suites, Harbour View and River Farm. On October 4 I stood with David and Kathleen at the Winery at Bull Run on a beautiful fall afternoon. Saturday October 5, I had the honor of standing with Meaghan and David at The Line in DC.
I am blessed to have 10 more weddings before the 2019 wedding season concludes. I will be at a private home, Airlie Conference Center, Potomac Point Winery and Restaurant, the Tower Club, Embassy Suites, The Ritz, Riverside on the Potomac and 2941 Restaurant. And each of these weddings will be marked by the special rapport I share with each of the couples.
I close this post with the following poem by James Weldon Johnson, a 2018 couple introduced me to…I’m moved by the words and sentiment.
“When buffeted and beaten by life’s storms,
When by the bitter cares of life oppressed,
I want no surer haven than your arms,
I want no sweeter heaven than your breast.
When over my life’s way there falls the blight
Of sunless days, and nights of starless skies;
Enough for me, the calm and steadfast light
That softly shines within your loving eyes.
The world, for me, and all the world can hold
Is circled by your arms;
for me there lies,
Within the lights and shadows of your eyes,
The only beauty that is never old.”