Well, this post is long over due. 13 months ago today, I wrote about Andy’s proposal and 6 months ago today we became husband and wife. It is hard to believe that it has already been 6 months. On one hand, it seems like the time has gone really fast and on the other, being married has been so natural that it is hard to believe that we used to live differently.
This ended up being a crazy-long post with mostly pictures, but I think it gives a good recap, and I hope you enjoy.
I wore my Mom’s veil, earrings my paternal Grandmother gave me for high school graduation, and the necklace that my maternal Great Grandfather gave my Great Grandma on their wedding day.
Waiting for me for the first look.
My whole immediate extended family (if that makes sense…)
Our parents and grandparents – a special picture because Andy’s Grandpa passed away this past January.
Andy’s extended family.
(Can you guess which side of our family is Catholic? ;))
Our dear friends & family, our wedding party.
Praying for me and making me cry before the ceremony.
A quick pre-ceremony picture with my Mom.
We each asked two people who had been important spiritual mentors to us to light candles for us as part of our unity candle ceremony.
Vows part 1 with our Baptist Pastor
Vows part 2 with the Priest – we had an ecumenical ceremony.
When Andy found out that our friends that were doing the music and I had surprised him by playing the theme song for Rocky (one of Andy’s favorite movies) for the recessional. He loves movie soundtracks and had asked to have some of those songs in the wedding but I said no… and then we surprised him anyway. Win.
Our centerpieces that I made with help from friends and family.
Our first dance to this song.
All of our BCM friends that were able to come. We love them.
We could never thank all of the people – paid, unpaid, friends, family – for everything they did to make our wedding wonderful. So many people pitched in to help out who didn’t have to. Everything turned out wonderful and most importantly, we were successfully married and are still married! Yay!
But, here are some of the ones that have businesses and I’m sure would love your support:
p.s. If you are someone who would like to get one of the wedding pictures – you can buy them online here.