- 7 years ago
This was, by far, the best part of the day! I had really wanted our ceremony to be special and unique for us, and not the same cookie cutter ceremony that they gave to all the DW brides at Sunset Beach resort. So I personlized it as much as possible. We wrote our own vows, I had two friends read marriage/love poems (one in english, one in french), and we did a wine box ceremony!
Picture wise, since we were standing directly in front of the sun, a lot of the pics that my photographer took of the ceremony head on had a bright white background instead of blue sky and water. Lucky for me, some of our guests got their early and took pics of ceremony site/arch before it began and it turns out they got some of the best photos in regards to color vibrancy. So I threw in some non-pro pics to go with the pro pics for this recap. Here are the best pre-ceremony pics:
Here I am walking down the aisle – second time I cried that day! I didn’t even think I would, it was just one of those things that as I was walking, it hit me, the: “omg, this is MY walk down the aisle, my once in a lifetime, wait my whole life for this moment, walk!” And so the water works started! On my wedding video, you can hear me sniffling it back in for the first few minutes until I got a hold of myself! DH and I decided I would walk by myself part way, and then he came to meet and we walked up to the altar together. So you can those pics here.
Here are my fave pics from during the ceremony:
Here we are locking up the wine box! Funny story. I had given DH a list to do in the morning while I am at the spa – one thing was making sure the wine box made it to the ceremony site. But one thing that did not occur to either of us was to take OUT the contents. So during the wine box ceremony, the officiant says, in the script I gave him! “PurpleUnicorn and Mr.Unicorn will now place the wine bottle, 2 glasses, etc… in the box”….so we first had to take the contents OUT, show it to everyone, and then put it back in! LOL. Not to mention the bubble wrap I used to protect the wine glasses were still there! I tried to hide it under the ring pillow….fail! Its pretty funny when I think about it….so typical of us!
Here is our first kiss! Here I had another “moment”, as in “omg, this is our FIRST KISS!” I wanted to enjoy this and I did! We started just with a regular quick kiss, but then i impulsively wrapped my arms around him and he pulled me in and we enjoyed it! Everything else around me just evaporated. i was not even aware of the camera clicking in our faces….but it was!
here i am putting DHs ring on his finger!
here we are walking back down the aisle as husband and wife! We were supposed to have a recessional with the BMs following us out, but the wedding coordinator didn’t put the music on time and everyone was confused, so we just kinda ended it all awkwardly. On our wedding video, you see a moment of confused faces, then my photographer shouts “ok, i want everyone over here for a group shot”,…and THEN the music started playing, LOL.
Following the walking out pics is a couple of other ceremony and immediate post-ceremony pics that I like (FMIL blowing bubbles, then my MOH holding my dress for me to start walking over to the dinner area, and a group shot).
The bubbles shot I wanted didn’t really work because there were simply not enough people (I had once seen a shot of a bride and groom walking out during the recessional immersed in bubbles and then decided i wanted bubbles!). I figured that might happen, and I give credit to a few of the BMs boyfriends who were just blowing away on the bubbles tubles trying to pump out as many as possible!! I do see bubbles on the wedding video more so than what showed up in the pics and I am happy with that!