Jim and Kelley chose the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
as the setting for the McCarter Family reunion, their wedding and
the beginning of their honeymoon. They arrived on June 28th, were
joined by Julie McCarter, Jim's mom, and they all stayed at the Inn
at Fairfield Farm on the Marriott Ranch in Hume, VA.
A Rehearsal Dinner was held for family and friends at Coleman's
Basye Bistro on Wednesday, July 2nd. All wedding guests who
were in the area were invited to attend the dinner. The food at
the dinner was delicious and everyone seemed to have a nice time.
Jim and Kelley chose to begin their wedding process
at the dinner in the presence of all of their families. Father Paul
Rowles had Jim and Kelley sign a Declaration of Marriage booklet.
Next the Reverend Roles invited the official witnesses
to sign the Beckwith Parrish Register of Marriages which dates back
to the Civil War era.
Then, Jim and Kelley ceremoniously handed over their
rings to Brenda Beasley, Maid of Honor and Julie McCarter, Mother
of the Groom for overnight safe keeping.