In all the hoopla of Thanksgiving, I realized that I never did a Wedding Wednesday post last week! So, I thought I’d make it up to you by sharing some photos from our wedding… this week, I’m going to take you through our ceremony.
We had both the ceremony and reception at my parents’ house, which was really special for me. It really eased the stress of the day, and it made the whole gathering feel more intimate.
These first photos were taken just a few minutes before the ceremony… I was so anxious!
Travis and I didn’t see each other before the ceremony, but I got a different kind of first look… with my dad!
It was really important to us that we include our families in our ceremony, so we had both of our parents give us away.
My beautiful cousins read e.e. cummings’ poem “i carry your heart”…
And then we stumbled through our vows… we were both so emotional! Everyone expected it of me, but I think it really caught Travis off guard. (I thought it was the sweetest thing ever!)
During the vows, we passed our rings around and gave our guests a chance to bless them with good thoughts and lots of love for our future together. It was a really special way to connect with our family and friends— many of them said it was the highlight of the ceremony!
Our nieces/flower girls were in charge of getting the rings back to us when it was time to say I do! (I think they were excited to make a second appearance during the ceremony!)
Travis and I were so anxious to make it official, we forgot to wait for our officiant to say. “You may kiss the bride.” Oops! (P.S. I just love this photo of our dear friend/officiant, Tina. She made our ceremony so special… we love her to pieces!)
I think it’s so cute that Travis high-fived my dad when it was all said and done…
As we walked out of the ceremony, we borrowed a Jewish wedding tradition and sequestered ourselves in the house for a few minutes of peace and quiet before the craziness of the reception. It was such a special moment for me and Travis… we were really able to take each other in and reflect on the fact that we had really just gotten married! Plus, he was able to help me pee in that big dress :)
There you have it, our ceremony!
Next week, I’ll take you through our reception, and come back tomorrow for another holiday gift guide!