My younger brother is in the Army and when he got word that he may be deployed soon wedding plans sped up from October to Memorial Day weekend. With two weeks notice my Mom and I booked some last minute plane tickets to North Carolina. Brian and Melorah were originally planning a low key courthouse wedding while spending a few days in a cabin with the whole family gathered. Instead Melorah’s mother planned a surprise wedding with two weeks notice (color me impressed!) including a harpist. Brian and Melorah drove my Mom and I the two hours to Wilmington Friday morning (after 4 hours of sleep due to an impromptu drive to Washington DC to pick us up from the airport). They stopped at the Registrar of Deeds to pick up the wedding license with the intent to head over to the courthouse right after. What they didn’t know was that waiting at the Registrar of Deeds was an envelope telling them to head over to the Hilton for a surprise….
So we hopped back in the car to drive a couple blocks to the Hilton where we met Melorah’s parents and settled in for a surprise wedding. I took Brian & Melorah out in front of the hotel for some quick photos before the ceremony and squeezed in a macro shot of the rings before the ceremony started. It was a small wedding, just a dozen of us or so and just family so it was very small and intimate which was really nice. Following the ceremony we had a fabulous dinner by Ruth’s Chris Steak House and even a little wedding cake and dancing. It was a lot of fun!