Fate and Destiny

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Charmaine and Ramon had been friends since they met after their families emigrated to America from the Philippines. They were instant friends and confessed that before they met, neither believed in love at first site. Well, fate certainly turned that idea up on its end for them! It wasn’t soon after that they began dating, that they knew fate had brought them together and they were destined to be together.

Despite the uncooperative weather, we were able to set up a beautiful and romantic ceremony site in the secluded courtyard of Edesia. Adorned with roses, wildflowers, fresh herbs and candlelight, the scene was fragrant with flowers and fresh summer rain.

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Accompanied by his best friend from childhood, Ramon made his way to the lush arbor covered altar. The excitement in his step was quite evident as his best man had to keep reminding him to slow down for the photographers. He just couldn’t wait to be Mr. and Mrs.! Charmaine was equally excited, as she took her time with her mother to walk to the ceremony site taking in the moment committing every detail to memory.

Laughter and tears were shed at the beautiful ceremony. There were many words of love, encouragement and a reminder to truly live in each moment, sharing in the joys and sadness that life would bring. Cheers broke out from loved ones gathered together for their pronouncement of husband and wife. The excitement was electric!

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Following dinner, the cake was cut and enjoyed especially by the utterly adorable and patient flower girl and ring bearer who had been eyeing this confectionary creation all evening. Thankfully, by the time cake was consumed, the skies had cleared allowing Charmaine and Ramon to have their first dance under the stars.

Then, Ramon and Charmaine asked all their guests to gather together for a special toast. They chose to get married on Father’s Day because Ramon had just learned from Charmaine that by the time they celebrate their one year anniversary, he, too, will be a father! I am sure you can imagine the cheers, tears, love and hugs that rippled through out the crowd!

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We are all so eager to meet the little one! We know that this lucky child is being born into a family with boundless love and energy, creativity and kindness. Not to mention, a real love for the Fast and the Furious! Check out this end of the evening bridal portrait. Pretty amazing, don’t you think?

Planning & Design: Weddings & Events by Raina

Venue: Edesia Nashville

Photography: Ma-Anne Hewitt Photography

Catering: Edesia Nashville

Cake: Jenifer Goode Cakes

Florals: Sheila Hines Floral Designs

DJ: Bigbadboogi

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