Post # 1
We did a unity candle at our wedding, and had a very pretty instrumental song as the unity candle song (It’s actually called The Wedding Song). We didn’t originally plan to have any “special moments” after the candle lighting, but the preacher liked the song so much at the rehearsal, he talked us into it. We thought it might be awkward, standing there staring at each other while being stared AT by our guests, but it ended up being wonderful, and probably the most memorable part of the ceremony 🙂
The preacher had told us during rehearsal to use those moments to talk to each other softly, while holding hands and looking at each other, and my fiance told me “I’m going to tell you a knock-knock joke while we’re standing there!” We laughed and went on with the rehearsal.
The next night after the candle lighting, we were having our “moments” and I kind of ran out of things to say..so I looked down and said the first thing that came to mind: “Your shoes are shiny.”
Needless to say, he was NOT expecting that from me and he totally cracked up, laughing audibly for all the guests to hear (they couldn’t hear what I had said though), so some of the guests started giggling and “awww” & “how cute”… he had the biggest smile on his face and was just completely amused at what I had said. It made me laugh too and totally broke any awkward silence there could have been.
It was amazing, and will be forever in my mind.
Post # 3
Awe…that’s such an adorably sweet story! Thanks so much for sharing :o)
We had one of those moments after I had first walked into the church. It was my old priest who made us laugh. I’m Orthodox, so we exchange rings in the back of the church first. My ring was so itty bitty on my husband’s finger (my ring went on his finger, and his ring on mine, then we exchange them 3 times). When my priest put it on his finger, he could barely fit it on. He said, “Now don’t bump that…” It was so unexpected that we both had to laugh. I’m so happy to have that memory, b/c 6 months later, he passed away from a heart attack. We were the last couple he married.
Post # 4
Awww – yours is a cute story too, but sad at the same time!
Post # 5
I certainly hope his shoes were actually shiny. Were they rented shoes, or are they his own so that he could wear them every year on your anniversary?
Post # 6
That is so cute!
For all that we plan and all the details we research & create it’s things like this that really make a wedding wonderful 🙂
Post # 7
@ banana – Unfortunately, they were rented shoes 🙁 but he doesn’t like to dress up anyways, so trust me, he’d only wear them once lol.
@ Serya – that is true! I love that it happened like it did. It made it so awesome 🙂
Post # 8
Honestly this is a sweet story and to me it made me teary eyed because I think this is what weddings are about…the two of you…very special 🙂
Post # 9
Aw!! I’m so happy that you had that special moment. I always wonder what couples are talking about on the altar etc – I suspected it was silliness 😉
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
That’s so cute! What a great memory to have, lol!