(Closed) Spinoff: what went through your head during the ceremony?

posted 6 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Since my ceremony lasted a little more than an hour, I remember thinking about all kinds of things. Thankfully, my ceremony is the one part of the day from which I remember almost everything. Since, to me, it was THE most important part of the day, I am so glad!

I remember standing there, thinking that the day was extremely hot, and the sun was very bright, but that the day was sooooo beautiful. I remember feeling the setting sun on my back and thinking about the fact that my family and friends had all gathered together and traveled to be with us for this wonderful occasion, and that all of them were behind me, also baking in the sun, looking at us. I remember thinking about how beautiful I felt in that dress, and how I was hoping that I could really stand for an hour or more in my shoes. I remember thinking that I wish my nephew, our ring bearer, had not been screaming his lungs out, but I remember thinking that nothing could distract me from the incredible fact that I was getting married!! 🙂 I also remember thinking how much I was loving listening to the beautiful sounds of the trickling water from the fountain on the grounds of our venue. I thought about how amazing it was that I had waited SOOOO long for this moment and that it was finally here! I thought about God’s incredible faithfulness to me in bringing to pass what He had promised to me so many years before and that I was finally living out the fulfillment of His plan for my wedding day!!

I remember looking at my pastor, listening to my dear friends as they led worship and sang the songs we had selected, holding DH’s hand and worshipping the Lord with him as we prepared to be united in the covenant of marriage. 

I thought about the words that my pastor was saying, about the words that I spoke to Darling Husband as I read aloud the many things I wrote in advance to say to him on the day of our marriage. I remember smiling so much and laughing as Darling Husband, who is almost ALWAYS funny, spoke to me. I thought about the incredible sacredness of the vows we then exchanged and, as we exchanged rings, how I was finally wearing my wedding band for real !!!

As we were pouring the sand for our unity-sand ceremony, and as I listened to my dear and very talented friends sing, “When God Made You,” I remember thinking how much the lyrics resonated with me in that moment. As I looked at the white sand my pastor had poured on the bottom, representing God, and the two colors of sand Darling Husband and I took turns pouring, I remember thinking that it would be impossible for either of us to ever again take back our own-color sand from this newly combined creation. There would be no way for us to do that without completely distroying everything in that vase. 

During communion, I thought about how Darling Husband and I were sharing in the Lord’s Supper together for the first time as husband and wife, and, when my senior pastor joined his son, who was our officiant, to pray over us, I remember considering his words about the fact that something new had just been created that had never existed before — Darling Husband and I were now one! I remember thinking about his words from scripture in Deuteronomy 32:30 — that one could put 1,000 to flight, but two could put 10,000 to flight and that Darling Husband and I, together, were 10,000 times more powerful in the Spirit than we were before we became one.  It was amazing!!!

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