Wedding Wednesday: Ceremony

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

The ceremony. The moment you pledge your life forever to one person. The time you place the ring on the finger that it will still be there 50 years from now. The place you are pronounced Husband and Wife.

Our ceremony wasn't that long at our request. We did not have readers for that same reason. Also, we weren't sure what we would even have anyone read and how we would pick each one. Plain and simple. We knew that it could be long or short but at the end of the day we still knew what those words meant to us.


We did not write our own vows because I have extreme stage fright and get nervous really fast. So reading my own vows wouldn't have worked for me. I would have been an uncomfortable, crying mess. And not in the aw, so precious, kind of way.

Our minister had the best ceremony. We are still getting compliments on how great he was. He had the best mixture of love and funny. Which is exactly why we picked him as our minister. Brian and I like to have fun and I know from experience, there's always time for laughs.

Rose Ceremony

This is something special and unique that I am glad we did. I had seen a brief mention of it when I was searching different verses and our minster was very versed in it so it was a definite must for us.
The bride and groom exchange two roses, symbolizing the giving and receiving of their love for each other throughout their entire married life. The Rose Ceremony also conveys how to use the rose and its symbolism in difficult times in order to forgive each other.

I really loved the symbolism that this was our first gift to each other and even if we can't find the words, we just place a rose. It means love, forgiveness and faith in each other and our marriage.

I would ask that where ever you make your home in the future that you both pick one very special location for roses; so that on each anniversary of this truly wonderful occasion you both may take a rose to that spot both as a recommitment to your marriage - and a recommitment that THIS will be a marriage based upon love. 


The place for us was inside much to my chagrin. No thanks to the rain. Unfortunately, the money we paid for our venue was for the picturesque outside ceremony location. The outside wedding I had always wanted.

I wish I had known about the umbrellas coming through the window and I am not that ecstatic about the Krista & Brian screen behind my walk down the aisle.

We may or may not have coasted down that aisle.

But I know for our vow renewal, I will have a nice beach setting:)



  1. I'm with you on a beautiful beach vow renewal! :) I wanted the destination wedding, so that's my way to redo it! :)

  2. Very cute! There are always a few things that you will look back at and not love--mine were my flowers. Totally not what we ordered! But it happens. :)


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