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Wedding weekend #2!

Posted: Monday, Jun. 10, 2013

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Photo by Lora Denton Photography.

Originally from England, Sarah Ryberg has lived in Charlotte for the last 12 years and is a graduate of UNC Charlotte. After two whirlwind weddings - one in Charlotte and another in her homeland - Sarah is settling into married life and learning what it takes to be a Mrs. You can reach Sarah at sarahmryberg@yahoo.com

A year and a half ago, I started my current job with co-worker Catherine Love. We bonded over weddings and dished on the plans for her upcoming day. This weekend, that day finally came, and the wedding was more beautiful than we had imagined over all our lunches.

After a touching ceremony at St. Matthew Catholic Church, where the bride's father had us all in tears with his sweet reading, we celebrated at the South Charlotte Banquet Hall. Catherine and her groom Paul Garcia did a great job with the decorations. I loved the hanging paper balls as we walked in and the way the reception glowed from the candlelight. After hearing all of Catherine’s plans during our lunches, I particularly loved seeing all the little details come together. From the table names that showed the couple’s love of baseball, the all red candy bar, the careful placement of their monogram, and the touches of black and white damask, every piece fit together and added to the glamour of the room.

As for the party, we all had a blast. We formed a dance train around the room and mimicked the moves to "Thriller." I usually don't dance because of my lack of rhythm, but I had a glass of liquid courage and a few work colleagues to help me along. I’m sure I still looked like a spider on roller-skates, but I had fun!

I still can’t believe that a year and a half has gone by and that Catherine’s wedding is already over. While I’ve only known her for a short time, I can tell you that Catherine is one of the kindest and sweetest people you will ever meet. It was wonderful to see her so happy on her wedding day and I feel blessed that Robert and I got to be a part of the day. Now I’m looking forward to our next lunch together and the opportunity to dish on the big day!

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