Angel and Terrence took their marriage vows in their home church that was filled with family and friends. For such a young couple, their ceremony was typical of what was done years ago. The guest list for the ceremony included the entire membership of the church. Following the ceremony, there was an open reception in the church’s dining hall. Like the ceremony, this reception was open to the entire church.
Back in the day, the members of the church would host a reception following the wedding ceremony to allow everyone the chance to congratulate the newly wedded couple. They weren’t elaborate affairs, a few decorations, a cake and some punch. These were the days of the “receiving line”. The entire wedding party would line up at the entrance of the hall, with the bride and groom at the end of the line. The guests would pass down the line, meeting the members of the wedding party. The bride and groom would get to personally greet and thank everyone for coming. The
Angel and Terrence’s day reflected this long lost tradition while keeping up with the present. They followed the reception at the church with the currently customary private reception at the