- Silver Plum Fairy
- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2012
Here are some pictures of my ceremony.
Our officiant did an excellent job of making our ceremony personal and allowed me to edit where needed.
With the help of a fellow bee, I reconstructed what she would say for the memorial candle lighting at the beginning of the ceremony.
“At this time, we remember Kathy, a caring and exuberant soul, the bride’s mother, taken away from her family far too soon. Those of you who knew Kathy, knew she was an inspiration to all, a brilliant light and tenacious soul, who took great pride in her children.We now light this candle in acknowledgment that Kathy’s spirit is here with us, sharing in our joy. She is missed. She will always remain in the hearts of those who love her.“
I thought this was really moving and captured my mom more effectively. I know I’ve mentioned her a lot…perhaps too much, but as with my day I want everyone to know that her absence was felt. I wanted to honour her.
I incorporated a lot of details for her too.
A few months before she passed she went with me to see my dress. She told me I would be a “Christmas Rose” on my wedding day as my dress was covered in lace roses. My mom was totally blind and loved things the smelt beautiful. Roses were no exception. So… I decided to have all my accessories have roses. As well as have roses in the bouquets and boutonniers. Roses were also on the top tier of our cake. As another touch to my mom I had eucalyptus in my bouquet. She loved the smell it gave off and it always reminds me of going into craft stores at Christmas (a time we so loved to share).
I always dreamed of getting married in front of a fireplace and this venue had a beautiful one, all decorated for Christmas.
My chairs with all their purple ties 🙂 I love my Purple!
My Entrance. This is my try not to cry smile face…horribleMy dad and Brother walked me down the aisle. My brother was also the bestman as he is my husband’s best friend.
My husband’s reaction. He wanted to be the only one wearing purple.
Hugging it out. The officiant had us all hug at the beginning. To show two families becoming one.
This is my Husband and his father.
Husband and his mom.
Lighting the memorial candle
My face during Hubby’s vows
My face during my vows (so much face…hahaha)
Wine Box Ceremony. We chose to put our vows in the box and not love letters (the more common option…laziness…and we both felt it would be redundant). For those of you who don’t know (or have my addiction to pinterest). This ceremony is a promise we make to eachother that if times ever get bad and we feel we can no longer be together, that we promise to open the wine and read eachothers vows again to remind us how we felt the day we got married and why we love eachother. If we never reach this point, then we promise to drink the wine and read our vows again on our 10th anniversary in celebration 🙂
two of my ladies
Signing of the wedding contract. He is now legally stuck with me 🙂 I dont think he minds though.
Man and wife! You can see my bridesmaids trying to fix my train as I be a goof.