I finally have gotten around to sharing some of my favorite pictures from our wedding day. Last week I shared pictures of the moments from getting ready until our first look. Today I'm sharing snapshots from the moments right before walking down the aisle until our first kiss as husband and wife.
We didn't have a videographer at our wedding ceremony. At the time I cared the most about our regular photographer and actually thought recording the ceremony sounded kind of like a silly idea. Now, looking back, part of me wishes that we would have. (I say this while I have no idea what it would cost to have someone videotape your ceremony.) But the reason I say this is because it's all sort of a blur now. And not a I-had-one-too-many-glasses-of-champagne kind of blur. It's just that there was so much hype, adrenaline flowing, and constant excitement that I feel like I can't remember a lot of the small details. This is one of the huge reasons why I am thankful for an amazing photographer to capture the details of the day. I also have learned and / or been reminded of some of the smaller details just from reminiscing with friends and family.
+ I do remember that I actually didn't cry while saying our vows. I really didn't want to be choking, coughing, or doing anything else unattractive while trying to get through them so I tried really hard to keep it together.
+ I did not remember that I was shaking at the back of the church while standing arm-in-arm with my dad, waiting for our turn to head down the aisle. I do remember that we had a pep talk but definitely don't remember all of the rush of emotions that were probably happening at the time.
+ I don't remember looking at all our friends and family surrounding us in the pews. I'm quite certain I had my eyes on the prize and tried to keep looking forward to avoid nerves and tears.
+ I do remember feeling like the most beautiful girl in the world, as every bride should. It's not because of your killer dress or flattering updo, but because to that man waiting for you at the end of the aisle, you are the most beautiful girl in the world.
And I definitely remember feeling like the happiest, luckiest, most ecstatic woman in the world.