Wednesday, August 24, 2011

our wedding~ the ceremony

It occurred to me recently that for someone so intent on documenting every aspect of my wedding, there has been a major time-lapse since I last put up photos. In fact, I had a dream wherein you all thought that we never actually got to the ceremony part of the day because there weren't any pictures to prove it. 

In an attempt to prevent any future nightmares, I now present photos of the ceremony (of which there are many). 

~Order of Ceremony~

Welcome and brief invocation
Statement of Solemnity
Giving away of the bride
Congregational Hymn- How Great Thou Art
(first verse solo by Erika)
Reading- Jeremiah 29:11-13
When You Say You Love Me
 (sung by Aaron, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Willie)

Charge to the Bride and Groom- Ruth 1:16-17
But Ruth said, "Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you.For wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me."

Exchange of Rings
Prayer of Dedication
Pronouncement of Marriage

Marissa and Daniel ~ Hannah and Aaron
         Joanna and Josh ~ Autumn and Andrew
Elizabeth and Willie
The flower girls before beginning their highly-anticipated duties.
Zachary taking his job very seriously.
Logan was carried down the aisle by his mother so we don't have any pictures of him performing his ring bearer duties in the usual fashion. What we do have is a picture of him looking all cool in his stocking feet at the reception that we'll use here instead.
Stephanie in her lovely dress. I believe I've stated before the I was a big fan of the ruffly/flowery top.
The groom waiting for, well, you-know-who.
I probably don't need to elaborate on this picture. I think it speaks for itself.
I loved the way my blue sash looked over the white dress!
And there we have it-proof that we actually did became MR. and MRS!

(photography by Keri McCarthy)


Mary Ann said...

Beautiful! I love the last pic where your husband is looking at you :-)

KJJ Houston said...

so pretty

Chelsey said...

What a beautiful wedding and what a beautiful bride!

I love the contrast of the black and white in your dress -- very elegant.