As I wrap up my posts about our wedding (see getting ready and portraits), I know that I can’t just stop blogging about weddings! I will have to keep searching for fun ideas or talk about the gagillion of weddings I’ll be going to in the next year, including a friend from high school in Arizona, a friend from college  in New York and relatives in Maryland, we may even have a wedding in Hawaii! I think my budget for the next year will be going towards plane tickets, hotels, wedding presents and dresses, most likely via Rent the Runway. I also have a second reception coming up at my parents’ home, so I’ll tell you how that goes as well!

But, back to the wedding. We had a simple non-denominational wedding. It was personalized for us by our officiant, Mark Giller of One Heart Ceremonies. We filled out an extensive questionnaire which was then used to create the ceremony. It featured a reading from Corinthians and a Native American blessing. Since I was raised by Jewish and Catholic parents, respectively, and James was raised Christian, this was really a good way to branch our beliefs. While I thought that I might cry, I didn’t, I was really focused on James the whole time. We were both so elated to be getting married! James did get a bit emotional (aka tiny tears) when I walked down the aisle with my dad, which was adorable!

Music was an important decision to make, and I really had to think about it but finally we decided that the wedding party would walk down the aisle to “Spring” by Vivaldi, from the Four Seasons. I walked down to Pachelbel’s Canon in D. At the end of the ceremony we played “L O V E” by Nat King Cole.

Some photos:

Walking down the aisle with my dad © Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com

James getting emotional...? Yep! © Casey Fatchett - www.fatchett.com
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