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
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 ;)|
|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 ;)!
YOU MAY NOW KISS YOUR BRIDE!
Blessing of the new couple
WE DID IT!
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
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]
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
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