- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
On top of planning a wedding, we managed to also purchase a new KB homes townhouse, all in the last year. We are moving in to the house these days, so please excuse my slight hiatus from Recap posts!
In case you’ve missed my previous 3 recaps, here are the links to those:
And now, without further ado, I bring you, our Ceremony Recap!
We had a 6:00 ceremony start, and it kicked off with Mozart’s Ave Verum Corpus playing to the entrance of MIL/FIL (and my mom):
Followed by my lovely sister escorting our even more lovely mom. We had an uneven # of bridesmaids and groomsmen (our officiant doubled as GM #6), so I thought it would be special to have mom and sister together:
Enter, an extremely nervous FI and one of our closest friends, who served as Officiant (Deputy Officer for the Day) for the Ceremony. Music playing: Jupiter from Holst’s “The Planets”
Then came the entrances of 4 BM/GM (no need to share all of these) and ending with our Best Man (his brother) and MOH (my bestie!). Music of choice: Franck’s Panis Angelicus.
At this point, I’m behind the double doors nervous but excited, hanging onto my dad for dear life. Then I hear my music: Portuguese Love Theme from the movie “Love Actually”, and the doors open:
And so the walk began…and a bazillion photos of Dad and me were taken. 🙂
So, I know it’s a terrible movie, but you know how in 27 dresses, they talk about how the moment they love the most about weddings is the look on the guy’s face when he sees his bride? Since we chose to have our ceremony in an L shape, it wasn’t until I rounded the corner that I saw THIS face:
And then when Dad and I made it down the aisle, Dad and Hubby shared a moment that I will never forget. I love this whole series of photos, but will only share one here:
My moment with my Daddy!
And then we were all in place and ready to begin:
Our officiant opened up with what was seemingly a serious welcome speech, followed by “Hi I’m a close friend of Jim and Katherine” and went on to tell everyone about the evolution of our relationship from, “Oh, they’re really good friends” to “Are they dating?” to “Oh, yeah, they’re definitely together” to this moment!
We followed with a reading from one of Hubby’s best friends from high school (who we give credit for making him see that our relationship deserved a second chance: boy do we have stories!). I LOVE penguins, and so she read the children’s book “Your Personal Penguin” by Sandra Boynton:
I like you a lot, you’re funny and kind. So let me explain what I have in mind. I want to be Your Personal Penguin, I want to walk right by your side. I want to be Your Personal Penguin, I want to travel with you far and wide. Wherever you go, I’ll go there too, here and there and everywhere, and always with you. I want to be Your Personal Penguin from now on. Now lots of other penguins seem to do fine in a universe of nothing but ice, but if I could be yours and you could be mine, our cozy little world would be twice as nice. I want to be Your Personal Penguin, I want to talk with you night and day, I want to be Your Personal Penguin, I want to listen to whatever you say. Look at these wings, so perfect to hold you, I’d like to say again what I have already told you. Let me be Your Personal Penguin from now on.
Then it was time for our vows. We wrote our own vows, and read them to one another:
And then the question came to Hubby: “Do you take this person to be your spouse?” There was this awkward pause as I smiled at him, and then there was this blank look on his face. And then, he looked questioningly over at our officiant and goes “Wait, that’s all?” Hahahaha, so, even after he and Officiant had agreed to shorten the whole “do you take each other” speech, Hubby had expected a longer question, like in the movies! He spent so much time trying to brief me on what was going to happen, that he himself forgot! So these next few photos, are the evolution of us having a super humorous moment (and no, nobody got smacked, and nobody said they didn’t.):
So, after we recovered from the above laughter and Hubby finally said “I do”, I decided to be cute and snarky with “Well, now I feel like I should take my time.”
Then we do rings, and then…
“You may now kiss the bride!”
YAY! We did it!