The bridal party walked down the aisle to Bittersweet Symphony By The Verve (the instrumental version)
Here is the song if youd like to click it to get the feel
apparently these two walking down the aisle was the cutest thing ever... (obviously) just sorry I missed it!
Ps Pey refused to wear shoes. It only took my mom and I two months and three pairs to find a pair of perfect shoes, but then she went barefoot. Whatever it was cute and she was sick. Sick babies get to do whatever they want
PPS her dress is from The Measure on Etsy... Love them! Highly recommend using them. Super cute clothes, good price, great quality, awesome service!
I walked down the aisle to Billy Joel Shes Got a Way. Mikey and I are pretty big Billy fans and I really feel like this the perfect song
My dad walked me down the aisle. It was kinda a big deal. Firstly because he's my best friend. He makes me laugh, he taught me everything I know about sarcasim and getting my way. He drives me INSANE because we are so very much a like. And I love him. But having him walk with me meant even more then that. For those that dont know he was diagnosed with lung cancer last summer. We didnt really know how bad it was and at the beginning we weren't even sure if it was cancer. There was talk of moving the wedding up, just in case. There were tears and denial. I wasnt moving anything because he was going to be fine. He went in for his surgery and all my siblings and my mom and I sat in the waiting room for some pretty long hours. They had gone in and found out it was cancer, so they removed a lobe in his lung in attempts to remove the cancer. And hey guess what? It worked! They got the cancer out in one swoop. Now its been over a year and he's still cancer free and driving us all insane, like it should be.
And then you think 'phew, dads fine his cancer is gone, hes doing really well, everything's great.' Fast forward to one week till the wedding. Im at dinner with friends and my mom calls. Dads in the hospital. He had a heart attack...
He told me his Dr said hes too stressed out. And that if he dies its my fault because of this damn wedding. Thats when you know he's feeling better.
Lucky for all of us the attack didnt cause any damage to his heart. They put some stints in and once again it looked like he was gong to be able to walk me down that aisle.
And he did. And he looked mighty dapper doing it.
in those first few steps, as soon as Billy started playing, I said to him 'I didnt think I was going to cry but I think I am' as tears rolled down my cheek 'are you?' All he could get out was a little 'mhumm' with a little quivering lip.
Then I met my honey
We had two readers, First was Mikeys older sister Lindsey
She read an Irish wedding blessing
May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again my friend
May God hold you in the hollow (palm) of his hand
May God be with you and bless you
May you see your children's children
May you be poor in misfortunes and rich in Blessings
May you know nothing but happiness
from this day forward
But rich or poor, quick or slow,
May you know nothing but happiness
From this day forward.
May the joys of today
Be those of tomorrow.
Our second reader was my best man Marshall. He used to say he'd probably never talk to people from high school once we all left. One time I asked him if 10 years from now if we ran into each other in a random place if hed say 'hi' He said probably not. Look at you Marsh, reading in my wedding in that cute, still best friends, kinda way :)
On this day of love
As you are joined as man and wife
May your hearts know all the promise
Of a new and happy life.
A marriage that is measured
Not by months and years alone,
But rather by a greater joy
Than you have ever known.
May you count your days together
By the fun and by the laughter
By memories you'll fashion
That will live forever after.
May you count your years by challenges
And goals that you'll pursue
By pathways that you'll travel
On the way to dreams come true.
May you share the joys
Your hearts are fondest of
As you count your years
By happy times
And the sunshine of your love.
We gave P a necklace with a heart engraved with her name and the wedding day.
we entered into each other’s lives and experienced love and happiness. Today I
am confirming my promise for all of my life to love and respect you, to be faithful and honest
with you, to give you encouragement and strength and trust, to stand together in our times of joy
and of sorrow. I pray that our home will be one of love and understanding and patience ... not to
remain the same, but to grow better and stronger with the passing of time, and through the love
we have for one another. Our lives have become joined through the birth of our daughter Peyton and the times we have shared, and will be more complete by the memories ahead, ready to be made. I am promising from this day
forward that I will be your wife, to walk with you throughout all your tomorrows. I love you.
Instead of a unity candle we did a wine ceremony.
We had a wine from Delaware and one from Virginia. Our parents pored the glasses and Mikey and I drank the wine from the others home state.
I feel like this post might be long enough? So Ill post the ceremony pictures from the audiences perspective tomorrow!
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