Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Best Day EVER! - {The Ceremony -part 1}

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Butterfly Waltz - this was actually the song our parents and grandparents
were seated during.

I've always been in love with sappy love movies. I pretty much know all of them BY HEART. Seriously. I wanted to tie in my "fairytale love story movies" into our wedding decoration. So, my bridesmaid, Rach & I painted the boards with quotes from different movies. These quotes related to our relationship or defined us in some way. We used my handmade shower tree arrangements to give these signs a pop! I loved this. This said Jessica written all over it. Also pictured is our lemonade stand. My oldest niece and nephew served cups of lemonade as our guest walked up. It was a big hit!

Our Ceremony was one of my favorites parts of the day.
I thought I'd be ready for it to be over with but really...
it was special & so much fun.

{taken right before we walked out}

{stop right there, don't go any further... Turn OFF the other music,
you have to listen to the music as you read so press play.

everytime i hear this music, i melt completely
and these moments are played over and over in my head.
seriously, one of the best moments of my life, hands down.

The number one photo I wanted was to see his face when he first saw me. This is my most favorite part of any wedding. I always {as all three Moms are doing in this picture above} look at the groom when the bride enters because I feel that's the one true moment it really hits him.
In this case, he teared up  "like a baby", or say they say. Mama said she had to tell Mr. Paul {my FIL} to give him his hanky. Aaron says (and told everyone all night} "The gnats were bad. They loved my eyes." as he laughed about getting sappy.  The first picture is my first eye to eye look at Aaron. As you can see it took time getting to him & the aisle. Everyone could see me and my Dad but I couldn't see him until I turned the corner.

I remember my heart racing as I struggled to hold my 12 lb bouquet along with the family tradition bible & hanky... but at the same time being extremely calm.
I also remember worrying because as soon as I hit grass my dress felt like as if I were dragging what I thought was my slip falling but really was my train dragging behind us.

I prayed and prayed for months that I wouldn't sob like a baby... because I always do in every movie or special moment, through the ceremony. I got a little teary eyed walking up to everyone and then remember getting super excited once I saw faces that looked fimiliar.
As I turned the corner to the aisle and to see my handsome groom I got pretty teary eyed...

{to be cont'd}
DIY: The Ceremony/Reception boards were bought at Hobby Lobby
& were marked down to 90%. Orignally had a westen/horse/cowboy look to it. However, I painted it with chalkboard paint & made it our own!

 ALL CEREMONY music was instrumental music
played by my Uncle Joe, our pianist
DIY: Not the best picture of the boutonniere, but ALL of our boutonnieres were handmade {by me}. They represented each guy in some way. pictured above {My Dad, Aaron} is NASCAR Racing. It isn't a very good picture, but you will see more. Go to THIS post to see Aaron's boutonniere.
My bouquet: Yes made of broaches. It took LOTS of time to put this together but it was VERY special to me. You'll have to wait and see why later.


Marcy XOXO said...

L.O.V.E. Your so damn cute!

Lea Liz said...

Love the lemonade stand, cute idea!!!

How sweet that he teared up!!!!

Can't wait to read more!

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Beautiful! Loving the wedding recaps can't wait for the next one :)

BlessedMama said...

Love Love! Gorgeous - Can't wait to see and hear more :)

Ali said...

Omg you're right. I wasn't going to play the music but I listened to you & turned it on. Wow. Crying. So, So, SO sweet.

Lindsay said...


dottie said...

Hey! First of all, how freaking beautiful can one person be?!?

I was just looking at your wedding pictures and you are absolutely stunning. Your dress was amazing. Everything. Like looking at a magazine!! Everything's perfect!

Thanks for the sweet words and I can't wait to get to know you better! (Geeze that sounded kinda creeptastic but you know what I mean!)

Krystal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the music!!! I'm such a sap!! I'm such a wedding freak, love everything about them so I am absolutely loving all your posts!! And of course, you look absolutely gorgeous!!

Darlene said...

Absolutely STUNNING!! Not going to lie I cried just reading it and looking at the pictures!

Courtney said...

Thank you for making me cry early this morning! I was good up until I played the music - then the water works turned on. SO BEAUTIFUL. You and your husband are blessed to have found one another, and I'm looking forward to reading more!!
Thank you for sharing - gorgeous!