Thursday, September 2, 2010

You Make My Dreams Come True: And So It (The Ceremony) Begins

While we were back in the bridal suite our guests were signing our ‘guestbook’ and being seated.


I loved that my cousins (our guestbook and program attendants) all wore black, white, and pink without me saying anything!

As soon as they were seated the seating of the grandparents began. Unfortunately, all of David’s grandparents have passed away and my grandpa (my dad’s dad) I guess didn’t want to be seated individually (since my grandma has passed away). This left just my mom’s parents to be seated during this time. We/I chose to play ‘Canon in D’ for their seating since it would be a song they would all recognize and appreciate.



Once they were seated it was time for our parents to be seated. We used ‘Love Never Fails’ by Brandon Heath for their seating and the lighting of the unity candle. Click play to get the full effect. :)



David really wanted to be the one to seat his mom, so he did that and then entered again with our officiant after the unity candle was lit.



Both of my older brothers seated my mom. You can finally see the mom’s bouquets – I think they turned out so cute!




I love how happy they look after lighting the candles!

Once they were seated and David and our officiant were in their places, it was time for the bridal party to enter.. Someone looked a little anxious:


You’ll have to wait until next week for that, though. :) Tomorrow I’ve got a pretty awesome giveaway for you, so be sure to check back!

Tip # 10: Make sure you talk with your grandparents (especially if one of them has lost their spouse) and ask if they’re comfortable with being escorted down the aisle. It’d probably be even better if they could be present at the rehearsal.

*All pictures in this post were taken by Brandi Coldwell of Lola Jo Photo Design*

Need to catch up?

We started on Thursday.

We decorated Friday morning.

We rehearsed.

We got pretty!

I put on my dress

We had our first look!

The guys had their turn.

The girls stole the show

We got some fun bridal party pictures

We took bride & groom portraits.

We took care of the formal portraits.

We took pictures with the kiddos.

We spent time hanging out waiting for the ceremony to start.


  1. GREAT music pick. I absolutely adore Brandon Heath. Perfect for a wedding!

  2. Ugh...seating the grandparents. I can't even talk about it. We only had our grandmothers present, but that was a task in itself. I love the look on David's face! I think I have a similar pic of Josh :)

  3. LOL at David's face!!!! And your mothers both look beautiful!

  4. I love the MOB dresses, so pretty! And that last picture is funny, what a look!


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