Friday, May 09, 2014

The Wedding Ceremony

Recently it came to my attention that I've never shared about our wedding. I've always loved reading about other people's special days, but somehow I failed to recap ours. We're coming up on our 4 year anniversary next week which is insane! The past 48 months have rushed by and my memories of the day aren't as sharp as they once were. Some are a little fuzzy, so I'm hoping that documenting this will help refresh them and keep them alive for many years to come.

Obviously, we got married before Pinterest made an appearance (bummer). I do, however, remember relying heavily on sites like The Knot and Wedding by Color to help me plan our big day. Both were great at the time and I was able to meet a ton of awesome brides-to-be in the process. Sadly, I've lost touch with them all over the years. Looking back at our wedding photos always makes me chuckle. We look like babies and, well, I guess we were. We were both 20 when we tied the knot.

50 of our close friends and family gathered to celebrate with us on May 15th, 2010. Our venue (The Rusty Pelican) was right on the water overlooking Tampa Bay. The ceremony was held outdoors, beside the ocean. Luckily, it didn't rain that day. But we did have to fight off a few pesky love bugs. I suppose they were there to celebrate our love too. Haha, #corny. We didn't have an expensive photographer or videographer, but what photos/videos were captured that day are more than enough.

I walked down the aisle to a segment of Aaron Zigman's On the Lake from The Notebook. The timing couldn't have been more perfect as the music began to crescendo right as my dad and I stepped into view. I'm so glad that my dad was able to walk me down the aisle that day and I'll forever cherish that memory, especially since he isn't with us anymore.

The ceremony went smoothly. The only hiccup we had was when one of the groomsmen decided it would be funny to act like he had lost the rings. G and our pastor were apparently in on the whole thing and everyone seemed to get a kick out of it while I almost had a meltdown at the alter, haha. Everything else went according to plan! I was a nervous wreck, of course, but I got through it without fainting or throwing up so there's that! It was certainly one of the best days of my life.

Welp, that's a whole lot to read, so I'll leave y'all with some more photos and close this one out.

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