Before we dive in, I'm also linking up today with Andrea for Recipe Club and sharing my Crockpot Ranch Pork Chops + Chicken Parm Casserole that I shared yesterday in case you missed it!
I was very into the ceremony planning; I mean it is when you officially become husband and wife!
I carefully picked my favorite hymns and readings which was nice because we were able to include my sister-in-law and two of my aunts in the service as well.
We had a solosist sing "God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton which added a more modern and fun feel to the service. It was also the first song we danced to :) This was one of my favorite parts and it turned out perfectly!
The church was filled with flowers and we used the pew candles to make it more romantic. I just about died when they opened the doors at the back of the church and I saw everything as well as my family, friends and of course my husband at the end of the aisle. I was practically running down to him.
I was nervous and excited. There were so many people and I thought I would for sure cry. But, I could not stop smiling. For real, I couldn't wipe the smile off my face. I was so happy.
My groom was emotional :)
Two of my most favorite moments of the entire day were the doors to the church opened (not only were people and my husband waiting to see me, but I was waiting to see them and him! I hadn't peeked at the church until I went down) and when our pastor, Nikki, pronounced us husband and wife, (then when we walked back down the aisle together and celebrated with our best friends/bridal party in the parlor while the church cleared out).
I was baptized, confirmed and now married here :)
Love that I have a picture of my sweet parents so happy watching me
Our pastor was THE best. We had so much fun in our sessions with her and she kept the service lively and fun.
Taking a moment to look out at everyone and take it all in
We did unintentionally fist bump during the service. I mean you have to when the pastor says your the best matched couple she's ever seen.
Praying on our new marriage together
The moment that started our forever
Time to get the party started