Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re enjoying our wedding photo diary. It’s incredibly difficult to narrow done almost 3,000 images for these blog posts but I’m doing it. Today I’m sharing our wedding ceremony; tomorrow will be the reception and Friday is the first look at our wedding video! The video is kind of amazing.
The ceremony was perfect! I couldn’t have asked for anything better. It was about 20 minutes of laughing, crying and smiling so big my cheeks hurt. The rows of white garden chairs faced our white, clothed huppa with beautiful bohemian flowers hanging from it. The pink petal aisle was lined with jars filled with florals and my favorite, hanging amaranthus with a straight shot to the blue. The backdrop was as beautiful as it gets as the blue ocean touched the blue sky. There wasn’t a cloud in the air that day—just a wee
bit of ocean breeze that liked to knock over my smaller picture frames.
I decided to do fan programs just in case my guests got hot. There was quite a good ocean breeze that day so the handle was actually and easy way to hang onto them. I highly recommend this vendor for programs! They were so easy to work with and even assembled them for you.
I purchased a few mirrors and had this super talented Esty shop called Flyover Design Co do custom calligraphy for me. I wanted my guests to be super comfy so of course shoes were optional.
There was such a big emotional wave that hit me as soon as my entrance music started. My dad and I were trying so hard not to cry, so of course we started talking about work as we walked down the aisle to one of my favorite songs covered by Haley Reinhart. My dad use to sing this song to me. Listen here! I was so close to bawling my eyes out which is funny because I thought the whole time I definitely wouldn’t cry. It was such an overwhelming moment.
The funniest part of it all is that I’ve never seen so many people crying. Brandon and half of his groomsmen were sobbing, thank goodness for waterproof mascara for my bridesmaids and tissues for the guests. You would have thought someone was dying, but they were truly tears of happiness. It was such a cool experience. I would relive it over and over again.
Brandon and I wanted to write our own vows to really share what we meant to each other. There wasn’t a poem, verse or words already written that could explain that. Exchanging our vows was my favorite part. Our vows meant so much to us. I mean how luck am I? Brandon even said, and I quote, “I’ll always love you, even when things start to sag.” Everyone giggled at that one. I bitched about him never putting away his laundry, we chatted kids, our future, how things weren’t ever going to be perfect but it’d be our own kind of perfect, and our own kind of love. The words were so real, they were so us.
I don’t think life gets anymore genuinely happy than this moment right here.
A gigantic thank you, hug, and kiss to all of these amazing people that made our day so special. I couldn’t have asked for a better group to celebrate this day with.