a traveling Wife: Wedding Ceremony

Wedding Ceremony

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Hopefully I am not boring you with all this wedding craziness while I am away on vacation. 

If you decided to come back and read about the ceremony, then thank you. 
I have been having so much fun looking through and remembering all about our wedding day.

So let's continue on with the wedding ceremony.


We were able to utilize two ballrooms in the hotel and they were both on separate floors. To me, that was perfect because it made the ceremony and reception feel like they were in different places but all you had to do was take an elevator to the next location. 

When it came to the wedding as a whole, I did a lot of projects on my own.

 I made the card box out of four black frames and padded the top.

I also made the guestbook type cards, which were a mad lib for advice to the happy couple.

Another item that was part of the ceremony was the programs which I made all on my own. 
Every last ribbon was tied on by myself.

Finally it was time to walk down the aisle. I made it about halfway and lost it 
because my niece was balling hysterically. 

But then this funny moment happened...

Prior to the wedding day, I asked my dad if he knew what he had to say. He then told me he was not speaking in front of anyone and that he would hold up a sign. Then I told him he only has to say 
"Her mother and I" and he was thrilled that he didn't have to give a speech.  
Where he got that idea I will never know. 
Then he told me that he was just going to say "Suzy and I" because my mom hates being 
called Suzy. So when the Pastor asked "Who gives this woman..." 
we both looked at each other and laughed.

All the girls and the boys remained so well behaved. Our ceremony was not crazy short but it definitely was not long either. Plus, our Pastor was amazing and told so many great stories.

I now pronounce you...

Husband and Wife!!
I was soo happy but Hubby, I am not quite sure - kidding.

After the ceremony, we had to sneak all the family to the side to take a group shot. 
After all, they are the ones supporting us in our wedded bliss. 

I was thrilled with how the ceremony turned out and I loved hearing how much other people enjoyed it too. Often times the ceremony can be such a bust and dreadfully long. I was definitely disappointed with the floral arrangements, or lack there of, especially when that was one of the largest portions of our budget. Either way, our Pastor and family made the ceremony unforgettable. 

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post about the wedding reception.


  1. So beautiful! You were a stunning bride. I love that you had such a fun reception dress too :)

  2. Wow.... your dress is GORGEOUS and you were a model bride! I think you should send these in to The Knot and try to get a gig modeling wedding dresses. :)


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