I’m finally getting back to doing my wedding recaps. I know you have all been waiting with bated breath!
I always wanted to get married outside at my parent’s home and our ceremony was really a dream come true. We had no back up plan for bad weather (yes, crazy, I know!), but we were blessed with the most perfect day! Our officient was the aunt of one of my bridesmaids and she had known me since I was a kid. She did such a fabulous job and her homily was so heartfelt and personal.
Since I broke down crying at the rehearsal, I was pretty sure I would be a hot mess for the actual ceremony, but I somehow managed to hold it together. It was so full of joy and laughter that there was hardly room for tears.
My dad and I had a long walk from the back of the house to the cermony location, down by the water. I was nervous about getting all the way down the “aisle,” but my dad really was such a source of strenth and calm for me. He joked about why everyone was staring at us along the way and really put me at ease.
My mom made all the bows for the chairs and put together the flowers for the aisle (potted Purple Asters wrapped in navy blue paper and tied with white ribbon). Our ceremony was at 4:30 in the afternoon and the light was absolutely gorgeous!
Picking the ceremony music was probably one of the hardest decisions of the entire wedding. I’m very sentimental and I knew the songs had to be ones that I would listen to for the rest of my life and be transported back to the moment.
Bridesmaids procession: Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Bride Processional: Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Wedding Party Recessional: Got My Mind Set On You – George Harrison (This was B’s recommendation and it was absolutely perfect!)
All photos courtesy of Amy Raab Photography.
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