Our ceremony was outdoors in a small private gazebo area... the weather was sunny, yet SUPER humid... and by humid, i mean everyone (bride included) had sweat dripping down our
G was totally nervous before the ceremony started... he came in to "Marry Me" by Train to get everyone in the wedding mood...
My dad "walked" me down the aisle... daddy broke his neck in a high school football accident and has been a quadraplegic (think Christopher Reeves, minus the breathing tube) for about 50 years now. He has electric wheels, a handicapped driven van and was floored to be able to finally give me away to the RIGHT man. We walked in to Vitamin String Quartet's version of Taylor Swift's Love Story... (can i get an "awwwwww")
Despite the humidity, our pastor did a great job with the ceremony. We had 3 readings done by my brother, my aunt and G's nephew. I also insisted on playing The Prayer by Andrea Boccelli and Celine Dion... don't get me wrong, it was a nice song, but standing there for the 3 minutes absolutely SWEATING MY ASS OFF made it feel like the longest 3 minutes of my life! I even motioned to my bro to cut the music midway... as soon as the song was over... he accidentally blasted a lil Hot 97 (NYC rap station) for a few seconds before figuring out how to shut the music... the perils of DIY music to save a few bucks i guess... the younger crowd enjoyed a snippet of weezy gettin crunk for a sec.
Instead of a candle lighting ceremony we opted to do a sand ceremony... the idea is that before your lives were separate and once both the bride and groom's grains of sand combine, you are now one... intermingled both your lives. i thought it was a really sweet sentiment.
|the sand vase now has a home in our living room to remind us of our special day.|
|Look at that giant knuckle! LOL|
And..... finally, we were married....
I promise... 1 more part with some more pics and reception stuff... :)