Wednesday, July 06, 2005

The Cermony

At 5:30 p.m. on the dot on June 17, 2005, the ceremony started. I walked down from the bridal room and right as I was about to go out, I realized I had forgotten my bouquet. So I turned around and asked the woman who was helping with the wedding to get it but the room had been locked. My brother, who was escorting me down the aisle, nudged me to just go. So there I was, walking out in front of our family and friends with no bouquet. No one seemed to notice to my surprise though through some stealth hand offs, I would get my bouquet.

I was a bit nervous but all that nervousness seemed to melt away as I got closer to the front and near the hubby. He was smiling at me with the biggest smile ever and he looked so handsome in his tux. He did an excellent job picking out the tux with a sage green vest and tie. Once I got up there and in front of him, I felt so overwhelmed with happiness and had the biggest grin on my face. Neither one of us had any problems with our vows or the rings or anything during the ceremony. We were the happiest people on the planet that afternoon. I truly can attest that it is one of the most happiest days of my life. Even a friend who was taking video of the wedding said that his camera could not accurately capture the look on my face. He was overwhelmed with how happy we both were and commented several times that the wedding was just "lovely." By 6 p.m., we were officially husband and wife.

Oh, I forgot to mention that the processional was to the classic Pacalbel's Canon, well one version of it at least. When the ceremony was over and we were ready to walk off, we had chosen Stevie Wonder's, You are the Sunshine of my Life. What a great way to start our life together and to get the reception underway.