Photo by Yan Freedline
Ah yes, the ceremony is indeed what this day was about. For it was Mr Fix It's desire to make me his wife and love me forever that brought us to this point. It was the holy desire of our Creator that we live together under an eternal vow of monogamy and respect and hard work and commitment that brought us to this mutual decision to become husband and wife.
Photo by Yan Freedline
So stay tuned because I have some of my favorite little posts this week filled with strange and fun videos and photos. For today, I'll share the very beginning of our ceremony with a few pieced together clips of our first words to each other at the end of the aisle and our pastor's introduction:
Yes, I wanted to take it all in for sure. So I tried to turn around and look out at everyone who was there...even if for just a brief moment. I mean, all of my bridesmaids and family and friends had been mingling together before the ceremony began. I was the only one who didn't get to greet them or say hi. So I tried to scan their faces. You can see here that I waved at a few of them. I specifically remember my friend, Kristin waving back at me.
And I have to admit, I really didn't like how the bridesmaids were staggered on the altar stairs...I wish I would have looked at that better during our rehearsal and told my coordinator I wanted them in a straight line as I had originally intended. But I just wasn't thinking straight. I really was not myself for my own wedding day as you'll see. You'll notice in this little video clip during our getting ready time that I had truly 'checked out' at different points during the day:
But oh well. It is what it is. And what it was, was a wonderful day and a great ceremony thanks to my hubby and our pastor, Lyle.
Share time: If you are already married, what do you remember (or not remember) about your ceremony? If you are still engaged, what are you excited about for your ceremony?
TODAY'S WEDDING TIP: You most likely won't see any of your guests before your wedding ceremony. As you saw in the video clip, my pastor had already incorporated having us take a moment to turn and look out at our guests at the very beginning. I had already planned on doing this well before our wedding day (great minds think alike). I highly encourage you to ask your officiant to do the same...though I don't remember very much visually in my memory from our ceremony, the one thing I do remember is taking that brief moment to look out at the faces of our friends and family. It's probably the only time you'll do it during the ceremony. And it really was a good way to calm me down, too. Seeing the faces of those I knew so well helped me realize I wasn't expected to put on a 'performance' for them while I was up there.
Unless otherwise indicated, all photos by Robert Mullins Photography
Raw video footage courtesy of Video Keepsakes of Beverly Hills