November 6, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: The Ceremony

Today's wedding post is the main event...CEREMONY time!

The morning moved by at a perfect pace until we reached the church and then all of a sudden it was warp speed ahead. I remember thinking "Oh my goodness, this is it. I'm going to walk down the aisle a Miss and walk back up it a Mrs. and a wife"! It was calming talking with everyone, but once they lined up it was just me and Daddy. 

I love looking at these pictures because there were so many things I didn't get to see because I was last to walk down the aisle. The colors of my church and the flowers were amazing and I love the way the pink and grey looked against the white back drop. 

This is a VERY heavy picture post, but I hope you enjoy them. They truly capture the perfectness of the day and of the service. :)

I LOVED my alter flowers, so perfect!

Christ's light being brought into the sanctuary.
Two very very amazing ladies and very close friends.

 Grandparents being escorted down the aisle

C's parents

Mama B escorted by her father

 Mothers lighting the Family Candles

Wedding party entrance

Best friend L
Best friend T
Fresh prince, C's nephew and sister in law
The flower girl never made it down the aisle ;)

Bridal Entrance

My groom's smile calmed my nerves....phew!
This is really happening!

My two favorite men in the world!

We can't do ANYTHING without laughter

Waiting for the rings.....ooops 

 Exchanging of the rings

 Lighting of the Unity Candle

 Preparing to serve communion

When we were planning our wedding, there was a lot of talk about what we wanted to include, not include and what was important to our marriage service. We both felt very strongly about serving communion as our FIRST ACT as husband and wife. It was incredibly meaningful and many of our guests mentioned how it was their favorite part of our service, which made me so happy. Sharing God's mystery with those I love was extremely moving. And it gave us a chance to say hi to everyone too. My favorite part was watching my Catholic friends try to drink from the cup, even though Protestants practice intinction [dipping the bread into the juice]. C and I just laughed, so us ;)!

Almost done!


Blessing of the new couple


After the service as over, C and I hustled to the parlor of our church for five minutes alone while everyone convened for the bubble exit. THIS was hands down the best decision we made all night. We were actually ALONE for five minutes and able to just BE together. Those moments are some of my favorite memories of just US! If you get the chance, make time to just be with your new spouse, you will love it!

 Bubble exit from the church


Heading back to the church for pictures

Siiiiiiiigh, such a perfectly us wedding! I love reliving the moments. I can't wait to get our wedding video because I know I'm going to cry watching it all over again. Next up, formal group and wedding party pictures woohoo!
Little Bit of Class Little Bit of Sass

Dress: David' Bridal || Veil: Handmade by my aunt || Shoes: Kate Spade [gift] || Necklace: Gift from Husband || Earrings: Swarovski [something borrowed]
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Ordered online from Celeb16
Bridesmaid's Shoes: DSW
Bridesmaid's Earrings: Gift, Ralph Lauren from Macy's
Suites: Purchased at Men's Wearhouse [inspiration]
Ties: Marshall's
Flowers:  Brookhill
Music: Pre-wedding music - The Wedding Song || Processional - Pachelbel Canon in D || Bride's Entrance - Bridal Chorus || Communion Music - Assorted, chosen by our musicians || Processional - Wedding March

****Unless otherwise stated, all photos are the property of PinkPersistence and RMN photography. Please ask permission if you wish to use any photos***


Nikki said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE! The last 2 pictures are my favorite!

Jenn said...

The ceremony was perfect and I LOVED the bubble send off. I already told you, but I'm stealing this idea from you since MG and I wont have an official "exit" the night of, either. I like the pics--they turned out great :)

Kristyn said...

These are GREAT pictures! I love reliving your ceremony with you! So so awesome to see!

Thanks for linking up!

Mary said...

Fantastic photos! I really love the pink and grey, too! It looked wonderful. I also love that you served communion. I would love to do the same, so we will have to see if Andrew's up for it! I agree about the 5 minutes - I definitely want that!

Raewyn @ Be A Warrior Queen said...

Beautiful pictures!! I love your advice about the 5 minutes after, I think I will definitely have to do that.

The Pink Growl said...

You look gorgeous! I love the pink dresses with the green ties and your flowers!

{Jessica} said...

We held communion at our wedding too, and it was one of my favorite parts of the ceremony! And we also got a few minutes alone right after the ceremony, and I think that was one of my favorite parts of the evening!:) Love reading these posts, P!nky:)

Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly said...

How very beautiful, Pinky!! Love how you have that big smile on your face as your dad walked you down the aisle!

Cami said...

Such stunning photos!!

Katie said...

You look absolutely beautiful!! Love all these pictures. I had a similar deep breath picture before I got to my husband to be. :)

You both look extremely happy in every photo.

Alycia Grayce (Crowley Party) said...

The pictures are gorgeous! What a beautiful day! Love all the bright colors. Those flowers are gorgeous!!!

Janelle {Undomestic Bliss} said...

Oh my word, the gentleman escorting "Mama B" down the aisle is too adorable. I am loving his suit!

I think a few minutes alone with your new husband after the ceremony before the rest of the festivities kick off is essential. That was probably the best decision we made too.

Shayna Yancey said...

Love all of these!! & I agree with your guest, such a neat thing that y'all decided to serve communion yourselves!!

Carolyn said...

Love love love!!! You were stunning and looked sooooo happy!! :)