Walked up the two stairs to the stage, being careful not to snag my dress on any corners, and proceeded with the ceremony.
I loved that we got to face each other during the ceremony. I always hold Nick's hand when we're together, so it was neat that we were able to then too.
Besides, who wants to stare at a pastor? I'd rather look at Nick any day! Haha, just kidding.
Don't remember what was so funny here.
The guys behaved nicely despite Nick's warnings.
Haha. She was trying to get her mom's attention
And the girls behaved too
Before we said our vows, our officiant read a poem I had picked out.
Union by Robert Fulghum
You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment.
At some point, you decided to marry.
From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way.
All of those conversations that were held in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those conversations that began with, “When we’re married”, and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – all those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart.
All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.
The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.”
Look at one another and remember this moment in time.
Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another these past few years.
Shortly you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.
For after today you shall say to the world –
This is my husband. This is my wife.
After wiping a few tears, it was on to our vows that we had written for each other.
Note: All pictures were taken by our photographer, Jessica Lemmons, and her assistant. Check out her amazing work here!