Cammo Style Love: The Wedding Posts....The Wedding

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Wedding Posts....The Wedding

Today is the big day.  I can't believe that I have been married to my husband for eight years, well at like 3pm I will have been.  It really does seem like yesterday, even if that does sound absolutely ridiculously sappy sweet cutie tootie.  It's true though.  My wedding was just about everything that I could have hoped for.  My parents and I worked hard for almost two years scrimping and saving.  The military made sure that engagment was a bit longer than we had originally planned; but waiting for that white wedding was everything that I could have hoped for.  I know there are plenty of military peeps that go do a courthouse and all that, and then have that white wedding later.  That's fine, but let me just say that I was so glad that we waited and did things this way.

We got married in a darling church, that looked like a church - with pews and stained glass.  Our pastor and my basically, almost, not biological grandfather assisted.  My dad grew up with his kids.  It was pretty amazing and sentimental to have him be a part of it.  We had a very formal ceremony.  Our pastor wore robes, we lit unity candles and shared our first communion together.  We had a kneeling bench to receive a blessing.  Two very important people were missing from that day, my grandmother and my aunt (my mom's best friend).  Our junior bridesmaids carried roses in memory of them, and my friend sang a song that was one of my aunt's very favorite songs.  We said an older version of the traditional vows, saying "until only by death are we parted."  Doesn't seem different but its just a more formal way of saying, "until death do we part."    I walked down the aisle to the wedding march from The Sleeping Beauty Ballet, since I was a dancer for many years.  As people were being seated we played nothing but love songs, from across the decades.  Our friend also sang a beautiful song by Edwin McCain before we were came in.  There were so many wonderful, small, special things that made it truly our day, unique and lovely in its own right.  The most special was probably that we were the third generation on my side of the family to get married that day.  My mom's parents (whom I was very close to) and my aunt and uncle.  It was very cool and we incorporated that into the wedding in little ways.  And we came back up the aisle to The Rocky Theme, the hubby's favorite movie.  That was a huge hit and my best friend's dad, who was a radio host, even talked about it that following monday!  Oh man, the memories, and so much fun.  But nothing better than pictures could really say more........


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