Erica & Ben at Whetstone Park of Roses!

Whetstone Park of Roses sits in Columbus, Ohio and is the site of many weddings! As the officiant at the ceremony for Erica & Ben, it was my honor to celebrate with them and to pronounce them husband and wife!

Wedding officiant, Damian King, Columbus OH at Whetstone ParkErica & Ben in Columbus Ohio with wedding officiant, Damian KingThe weather was hot at this outdoor celebration, but family and guests hardly noticed as the attention was focused upon this lovely bride and her groom. The Marriage Readings they selected were "The Art of Marriage" by Wilfred A. Peterson, and "Thoughts in a Garden" by R. Gerhart. As you can tell by their photos, the readings were quite fitting for their special day. Let me share a few of the opening words to "The Art of Marriage" - "A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage the little things are the big things... It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say 'I love you' at least once each day." And now an excerpt from "Thoughts in a Garden" as we continue on to the next few images.  

"This is a special place, a place where people have brought beautiful living plants, here to establish them, to nurture and care for them, that they may forever surround us with the beauty we now see.

Whetstone Park wedding venue Columbus OH. Officiant was Damian King.Wedding at Whetstone Park of Roses in Columbus Ohio. Officiant present with bride, Erica, and groom, Ben.And into this place where we stand, you have brought something beautiful -- the relationship that is becoming your marriage.

Wedding Photographer Kaleido Photo Studio with officiant Damian King in Columbus OH"Here I pledge my love to you for all my days." Here you are declaring it and pledging it, promising to establish and nurture it."

Wedding photographer Ryan Jacquot Columbus OH. Officiant provided by United Marriage Services"This is the moment I have waited for...I am yours and you are mine, because we choose each other."Now Ben & Erica step into their future to experience their lives together in the warm embrace of married love!

Bride & groom exit at Whetstone Park Columbus Ohio with wedding officiant in background"This next step we take begins our future together. I am so happy that it is with you."The photographs in this entry were from Kaleido Photo Studio and the fine artistic talent of Ryan & Jen Jacquot. The link provided will get you to their website and you can also contact Ryan & Jen by phone at 614-886-5536, or by email at kaleidophotostudio@gmail.com.

Erica's dress was supplied by The Perfect Bride.

It was a privilege to celebrate with this lovely couple and to serve as their wedding officiant at their outdoor ceremony in Columbus Ohio. I wish Erica & Ben the very best in their lives together for a blessed and happy future!