Onto the ceremony! Once I saw the photos from this section of the wedding a few months later, I had to laugh at how serious I look while walking down the aisle with my dad. On the inside I was a torrent of emotion, I didn’t know if I was going to cry or throw up, but apparently on the outside I looked as if I was blankly considering my snack options from a vending machine. In contrast, you can see how happy and free I look leaving the church after the ceremony pressure was over. Much less of a solemn snack-contemplation face and more of a just-been-told-you-can-have-all-the-snacks-for-free-for-life face.
Man, I must really love snacks if they are making into my wedding day post. Several times.
Anyways, I loved the giant three foot balloons that we used in the ceremony space, they really gave the church a whimsically fun feel. Todd surprised me by switching out one of the planned songs for a tune he’s written about me (so sweet!). I’m usually so attune to situations (i.e. control freak) that it’s hard to surprise me, but I really was shocked and burst into tears when I finally realized what was happening. Todd’s family and our friends were able to do all the music for the ceremony, so we were also treated to beautiful renditions of “Aubrey” by Bread and the theme from An Affair to Remember (one of my favorite Cary Grant movies).
Another of my favorite moments is when Todd and I gave white roses to to each of our parents and my grandparents as a thanks for helping us become who we are today. They are such special people, and we wanted to make sure that they knew how much we appreciated them.
The ceremony was definitely a blur, but a wonderful, lovely blur, and I’m SO glad that we have it on video so I can rewatch it again and soak in all the parts I was too nervous to appreciate fully. Next up-the reception!
You looked gorgeous. I love the calmness and serenity of the pictures even though you were probably a bundle of nerves. Very beautiful.
your wedding is so beautiful! that dress is to die for. I’m getting married in October and this post just got me so excited for it!
How fun for you, congrats!! 🙂
You look classic and gorgeous! The feeling of committing to the love of your life is irreplaceable. There’s a saying in Turkish that we use for exceptionally good days: “May our worst days be this way.” It doesn’t translate perfectly, but I hope you know what I mean. Congrats and may you carry this day with you forever 🙂
What a beautiful saying, I love it!! Thanks so much Filiz!
Just clicking over from A Beautiful Mess and this is kind of embarrassing but I HAVE to comment: you’re so gorgeous, you look like a cross between Kate Moss and Gisele Bundchen — you should seriously be modeling!!
Oh man!! That’s some pretty high praise, thanks Nan!
Your wedding day was absolutely beautiful and you are gorgeous!!!! Your look was impeccable! I loved looking at the pictures for part 1 & 2 !! Looks like such a good day, everything from the directions to the bridesmaid’s dresses were perfect!
Just started following you on Instagram.. 🙂
Love your photos. Very beautiful!
Awww! More beautiful photos, seems like such a special day.
Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten
While I agree you should be modeling, you’re more of a dead ringer for Robin Wright, holy shiz. Great wedding!