- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2010
Our ceremony was held at the beautiful Bailey’s Hill Park in Nahant MA (in the North Shore) on 9/25/10… it was a gorgeous day, much warmer than usual for the end of September!
It was perfect – 80 degrees with a sea breeze, our chairs set up down by the water, our wrought iron (painted ivory) trellises anchoring the front of our ceremony space. Simple, but we didn’t want to detract from the natural beauty of the bay!
We had help from friends to accessorize the chairs with our 2 for $1 pew bows from Dollar Tree!
The boys arrived first and got their posed photos out of the way prior to the ceremony – a first look for the gents?! I love it! Definitely saved us time after the ceremony so we could get to the reception!
Look how handsome they all look! They clean up nicely! Haha!
The groom walked down the aisle with his dad, and then our groomsmen escorted the “ladies of honor” down the aisle! (Moms, my gram and my great-gram!) before taking their spots up front next to my future husband! Meanwhile, Bridesmaid or Best Man Heather was playing “Everything I Do” by Bryan Adams on her violin!
Sweet ride, right?! That’s our 1939 Cadillac Limo that we arrived in… hot! Bridesmaid or Best Man Heather switched gears, and began to play Peter Cetera’s “Glory of Love” as the bridesmaids made their way down the aisle wearing their Victoria’s Secret Convertible Dresses…
Then my dad met me at the door of the limousine to walk me down the aisle I gave him a hug and a kiss before getting ready for that slow sweet walk (Edwin McCain’s “Walk with You” was our father/daughter dance).
Bridesmaid or Best Man Heather began playing Firehouse’s “Love of a Lifetime” (which was also my first dance with my husband at the reception)! We’re huge 80’s nerds, but it sounded beautiful on the violin!
Dad handed me off to my hubby to begin the ceremony – who gives this woman away? “Her mother and her Daddy Fred” <3. Maid/Matron of Honor Alayna fixes my train!
We exchange vows in our short/sweet ceremony…
WE DID IT!!!
What a perfect day it turned out to be – save for a few minor glitches (the gate to the park appearing locked when the shuttle full of guests arrived… the limo parking MUCH closer to the ceremony site than what we rehearsed which meant Bridesmaid or Best Man Heather had to rewrite the songs in her head to time it right… yikes!), but all in all, a PERFECT wedding day and now I’m married to my best friend!