Wedding Recap: The Ceremony
Note: All of the pictures with watermarks are taken by our photographer, Nathan Peel.
So now that we’ve walked down the aisle (ugly crying face and all), it was time for the actual reason to be there: THE CEREMONY!
The entire time that my dad was up there he was shaking. I couldn’t believe it. We said our “I do’s” and it was time to pray.
My cousin Ellen read from the Old Testament Song of Solomon 2:10-17 (yup, it was RACY!). I felt like it was a joyful verse declaring love. Our friend, Theo, read from the New Testament Romans 12:1-2,9-18, which was about being a good person (Matt is such a good person!)
During the readings, I kept thinking “Did I choose the longest verses in the Bible?” I was also staring at the altar wondering where my expensive flower arrangements were. (They were on the lower railing). I also kept looking at my Aunt Mary (who was the organist), but then looking away when I saw the tears in her eyes.
Clearly everyone was paying attention to the sermon. I honestly had no idea what he was saying. I was wondering how long it was until the reception.
We then moved up to the altar to say our vows (we did NOT write our own).
Wow! Matt looks so happy in that picture!
We exchanged rings.
And lit our unity candle. I couldn’t find the wick on the candle lighter, so I whispered “Let’s just pick up the candles”.
A quick prayer and then, I pronounce you husband and wife!
Matt surprised me by taking a nice long kiss.
Back down the aisle and one more quick kiss.
One of our ring bearers, Colin, was given a raccoon for doing such a great job!
YAY!!! We got hitched!! Everyone looks so relieved during the Recessional! (The Wedding March by Mendelssohn) Doesn’t that just make you think of a happy wedding?