Thursday, September 25, 2008

Confederate Wedding pictures

The Chatman-Boyd Wedding was beautiful, relaxed, and was an enjoyable time with friends. It was held during our regularly scheduled Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting at the American Legion building in Oxford, NC, on September 23.

Our camp commander, Ronnie Boyd and his fiance Penny Chatman enjoyed themselves and their friends as they wed. Roy and Debbie Laney and Donna Snipes helped organize the event which was followed by a good meal cooked by Debbie Laney. Nathan Black played the pump organ, and I used the 1819 Book of Common Prayer service of matrimony.

Here are a few pictures. Click them to get a larger version.

The Happy Couple: Penny and Ronnie Boyd.

The Wedding Party. L to R: Paige (Penny's daughter), Donna Snipes (bridesmaid), Debbie Laney (matron of honor), Penny Chatman (bride), me the chaplain, Ronnie (groom), Roy Laney (best man), and Nathan Black (organist).

Penny and Ronnie with Penny's (and now Ronnie's) beautiful daughter Paige. The picture on the right includes Ronnie's sister and aunt.

Left: Our organist, Nathan Black, with his wife Jessica. Nathan's dad is New Testament professor Dr. David Black at Southeastern Seminary. Right: Rachel and I after the ceremony.

The groomsmen guards crossed their bayonets in the air to let the couple pass under at the end of the ceremony. One of these guardsmen is a Greek New Testament professor at Southeastern Seminary. Can you identify him for court martial?

Before the ceremony, Ronnie's groomsmen make sure he gets to the altar.

And how could I do pictures without a few of the most beautiful children at the wedding: Ava-Grace, Luke, and Rachel? They did great. Rachel and Luke really enjoyed the wedding cake Debbie made. I also enjoyed the bread pudding. Amanda somehow managed not to get caught in front of a camera this time.