Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: The Ceremony

You can catch up on all of my wedding posts here.

When 3:30 p.m. rolled around, we were ready for the wedding ceremony to begin.  The church was decorated and we were ready!

wedding program
program and my jewelry
Unity Sand
Our ring bearers "practicing" before the wedding...and this is how they really stood in front of the church :)  Too cute!
We had several songs that we had playing while guests were seated and waiting.  All the songs we used were acoustic songs (no words).  We just downloaded the songs on iTunes and burned CDs that were played by the sound people at the church.

The bridal party walked down the aisle to an acoustic version of "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars.  I walked down to an acoustic version of "Here Comes the Bride," and our recessional was an acoustic version of "Wedding March: Recessional."

While we poured our unity sand, Kevin's cousin Phil played his French Horn and Kevin's Aunt Dennese played the piano.  They played "I'll Be (the Greatest Fan of Your Life)" by Edwin McCain and it was so beautiful.  It's something we'll never forget and we were so glad they were a part of our wedding day.

Kevin seating his step mom
Kevin seating his mom
My Dad walking me down the aisle
My Dad giving me to be married.

First kiss!

We had our guests blow bubbles when we left the church.
Signing the marriage license after the wedding!

After the wedding, we did some pictures in the church with our families and the wedding party.

Kevin's Mom
Kevin's stepmom and his dad
Kevin's sister-in law, brother, and his mom
My sister (maid of honor) and Kevin's brother (best man).
Kevin's grandma

Kevin's grandma
Our ring bearers

My parents and my sister

My grandma
Everyone in my family who was there.
Our entire wedding party

After the pictures in the church, we got on the trolley and headed to the beach for more pictures before the reception.  The beach pictures turned out amazing and are my favorite!!  I'll be sharing those in a couple of weeks.  Next week I'll share the reception and then all of my favorite pictures.


**Photos were taken by our photographer: McKensie anne Photography.  She did an amazing job photographing our wedding day!  If you're looking for a photographer in west Michigan, definitely check her out!**

**Our bouquets were done by my friend Kaleena...she is super talented with flowers (as you can see)!***

Chits and Giggles


  1. In love with your dress! You looked so pretty on your day! Congrats! I'm pumped to see the beach pics!

  2. You were so stunning! I love the black and white photos, too! Oh and your programs are amazing! Did you make those??

  3. Such a gorgeous bride! I love your dress! The bodice is beautiful! I love how it wraps at the waist! It is so flattering! Love how the beading sparkles in the sunlight :)The back is gorgeous too! Your ceremony was beautiful. I'm so happy for you!

  4. These pictures are gorgeous! And your dress...amazing. I love your programs. We might do something similar (but in a fan) for ours...not sure yet. I love that though!

    Thanks so much for linking up!

  5. You look lovely! And I love the purple in your theme. Congratulations. :)

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