Friday, June 11, 2010

This Texas Wedding: Ceremony - Vows

I am going to break the ceremony up into a few different posts. Lots of pictures and I don't want to overwhelm anyone!

Once my dad and I got up there we stopped while the preacher said the welcome.

He must of said something funny, or this could of been when I said "I do" before it was time. That was the only thing that bothered me about the order of the ceremony, Robert and I said our "I do's" while I was still standing next to my dad. It was really strange and seemed off to me, but I guess I did not notice it during the rehearsal or else I would of asked to change that.

My dad giving Robert a bit of advice before handing me over.

I love this picture of Susannah. I was nervous about how she would do standing up there the whole time. I was totally fine if during the middle of it she had to go sit with her parents. But that never happened! She did fantastic and even added a little bit of humor later on in the ceremony.

I love this picture, just beautiful.

We only had one scripture reading, but it was a beautiful one:

Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 (New International Version)

8 There was a man all alone;
he had neither son nor brother.
There was no end to his toil,
yet his eyes were not content with his wealth.
"For whom am I toiling," he asked,
"and why am I depriving myself of enjoyment?"
This too is meaningless—
a miserable business!

9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:

10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!

11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?

12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

I really think this reading ties into the reading my aunt does later and the song we used during the unity candle ceremony. Hopefully when you read those other two, you will see what I mean.

Exchanging vows

More vows

Sigh, I love the way Robert and I are looking at each other.

I had a hard time getting Robert's ring on! I was super shaky and didn't want to force it on, so I kind of left it sitting at the knuckle and Robert finished pushing it on later. He still loves to tease me about that.

Up next is the reading!


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