5:00 am Here I am, in my car heading to the wedding of Michael and Brittany! I'm sure the Channel 4 crew is already hard at work at Le Jardin on Park.
I’m at Le Jardin on Park, axiously awaiting the arrival of the bride and bridesmaids. They have been at Casey Powell’s studio having their hair done, and Kimtasha Armstrong has been doing their makeup. Very exciting! The caterer, Katerlady, has arrived with her team to begin setting up the buffet and preparing the food, which smells absolutely delicious!
The bride and two bridesmaids have arrived, looking gorgeous. The cake is here too, a beautiful creation by Classic Cakes. John is busy putting the fresh flowers in between the layers while everyone from the tv station talks about how yummy it looks! The groom is outside with his groomsmen, and some of the guests are even starting to arrive.
One hour til showtime! The adorable flower girls, Eva and Lana, just arrived with their mom and baby brother. Casey Black, one of The Morning Show anchors, has arrrived to begin interviewing the bride and groom before the ceremony, and the team from Alfred Angelo has begun getting the bridesmaids into their dresses. Brittany is next!
In just a half-hour we will go live on Channel 4. The bride and groom are both cool as a cucumber, but Brittany's mom is a little nervous about tripping as she walks down the aisle. DJ Brian DeFoe has his equipment in place, and is ready to play the music for the beginning of the ceremony. The guests are all seated, the flower girls got some practice walking down the aisle, and so far everything is going exactly as planned.
It's almost here! The bridal party is lined up, waiting for their cue to walk down the aisle. We're axiously watching the producer from Channel 4 for the signal!
The televised portion of Brittany and Michael's wedding is over, so everyone can relax and have fun! The live events went very smoothly - from the ceremony to the toasts to the cake cutting to the first dance. Now Brittany is dancing with her dad, and Michael will dance with his mom before heading inside to enjoy the yummy brunch buffet.
Just as I predicted - the food is fabulous! Videographer Jenny Turner and I got to sit down for a minute to eat and catch up, which is always a treat. We're not done yet though, after brunch it's back to the alter for formal photos.
Brittany and Michael finally got to have their unity sand ceremony - because of the limited TV schedule, we had to cut it from the actual ceremony, but Jenny and photographer Michael Myatt both captured the moment for the couple.
It's time for our bride and groom to say goodbye to their friends and family. After leaving Le Jarding through a shower of bubbles, the Rolls Royce supplied by Majestice Limo will take their to their honeymoon suite at the Seawalk Hotel in Jacksonville Beach. I'm going home to take a nap! :)
Be sure to visit The Morning Show page on News4Jax.com for more highlights from Brittany and Michael's wedding! http://www.news4jax.com/morningshow/index.html