01 January 2011
Our venue was on the small side but ended up being just about perfect for 85 people. It felt so incredibly intimate, like a family gathering!
My poor mama cried pretty much the entire time.
The top photo of my grandparents just cracks me up. My grandma is a notorious family paparazzi and it was just the perfect picture of her. (I think maybe my grandpa is scolding her a little for standing in the aisle to take pictures...ha ha)
My adorable little nephew just cried when it was his turn to walk down the aisle, but he was quickly quieted with a cupcake from our coordinator Grace (green dress). Like I said, everyone became family. We wrote our own ceremony and included a declaration of support for/from our guests. For this part of the ceremony we passed our rings around so that each guest could bestow their wishes and blessings and support on our marriage before we exchanged our rings. We also wrote our own vows, and it felt so much more natural to exchange our promises to each other in our own words.
And...Married! I have tons of photos from the after party and our smilebooth still to share. Happy New Year! May yours be as magical as the last one was for me!