Our Wedding: Ceremony
I’m back! It’s been way too long since I posted and I apologize! Life has been busy and good, but the blog has not be forgotten 🙂
Without further ado, Our Wedding Ceremony…
From day one we wanted our wedding ceremony to reflect our love for each other and our love for Christ.
Another key theme in our wedding was our southern heritage. Many of our guests traveled from out of state to come to our special day and we wanted them to enjoy the south and what we love about it.
I designed all of our paper goods, the programs and invitations were tied with divine twine.
Cole and I are blessed with a great family heritage, including very strong marriages. We wanted to celebrate our family on our wedding day, so we framed pictures of our parents and grandparents weddings and placed them in the foyer of our venue.
Cole’s wedding band is very special to both of us because it is his father’s original wedding band. When we had the ring resized, we had the same quote in my dad’s ring engraved into Cole’s; “Because of Christ”.
The music at our wedding was very special. Finding the musicians wasn’t a worry, but choosing the music was another story. After weeks of debating between songs we finally we came to a conclusion, and I whole heartedly believe the songs we chose fit the day perfectly. Every song that was sung, Cole and I loved.
And I think that’s the way it should be on your wedding day 🙂
Precessional… Tis So Sweet by Jadon Lavik
Bride’s Entrance… Love Never Fails (Instrumental) by Brandon Heath
Lighting of the Unity Candle/Communion… Always Forever by Phil Wickham
Recessional… Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
Our musicians were the husband of my MOH, Reggi Beasley and my good friend from high school, Mike Seay. Sound was done by our good friend Ty Maier.
Cole cried when I walked down the aisle. It was perfect.
Our ceremony was officiated by my father, who is a Small Groups Pastor. I wouldn’t have had it any other way. He knows both Cole and I so well, his words made the ceremony so much more personal and sincere.
He also held it together through the entire ceremony which I was so proud of him for 🙂
We exchanged traditional vows in front of our guest and then handwritten ones during our time of communion and prayer.
When Cole and I left the wedding ceremony we ran into 17 wedding crashers who had watched our outdoor ceremony from afar. As we walked towards them one woman yelled out “You have 17 new Swedish friends who are very happy for you!” They were from Gothenburg, Sweden!! I cried. To this day, I still can’t belive God would send me some new friends from the city I love, on the best day of my life!
We had to have our photos made together.
Venue: Pine Lakes Country Club
Flowers: Mary Bell onsite at Pine Lakes Country Club
Groom’s Suit: Express
Bridesmaids Dresses: BCBG Huxley Dress
Bridesmaids Necklaces: Their own
My Wedding Gown: Priscilla of Boston
Groom’s Wedding Band: Family Heirloom // Bride’s Wedding Band: Tiffany&Co.