It’s Day 4 of Mama M’s Valentine’s Day Extravaganza!
Today is all about the favorite memory from your wedding, and since I loved my wedding day, I figured I should participate again!
There is no way I can pick just one memory from that day, so I think I’ll try to keep it to the top five (in order of their occurrence that day).
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1) The first moment we saw each other at the wedding site!
I originally didn’t want to see C before the wedding, but it also drives me nuts at weddings when there is a huge break between the ceremony & reception because of pictures. We ended up deciding to do the photos earlier in the day before the ceremony, and that obviously necessitated us seeing each other. Our wedding site was about five miles outside of town on a friend’s ranch, and when we drove up I was supposed to wait for my photographer to jump out of her vehicle to snap a picture of the first moment together.
Well, I was so excited that I completely forgot about my demand for a picture of that moment, and the second my sister came around the car to open the door, I jumped right out and ran into C’s arms! Luckily my Personal Attendant was there to snap a couple of pictures of that amazing moment. We were both so excited and nervous that we were shaking while we hugged – it was awesome!
2) My Dad walking me down the “aisle.”
Okay, I am a Daddy’s girl, through & through. I talk to my Mom all of the time and we are really close, but my Dad and I got to be really close when we worked together in the summers, and I am his firstborn and was the first to get married. This was a huge day for both of us! This picture makes me smile every time I look at it – I had just leaned over to him and whispered “Daddy, I’m getting married today!“
3) Walking back down the aisle with my HUSBAND!
That clichéd “just married” moment when you look out at all of your family and friends and realize you life has just changed because that’s your husband squeezing your hand while you walk out to that recessional music… yep… that’s #3 on my list!
Maybe because we were both pretty anti-commitment when we first met and marriage was so far from our minds, it was a pretty wonderful feeling just 3 1/2 years later to be walking down the aisle with the man I loved more than anything.
4) Singing the Norwegian Table Prayer before eating.
When we first decided to get married in Colorado instead of Minnesota, my biggest fear was not getting to have all of the Lutheran Traditions that I grew up with be a part of our wedding on the mountainside. One of my requests was that we sing the Norwegian Table Prayer before eating back at the reception. Not many people in the room knew it (there aren’t many Lutherans in this area!) but it warmed my heart to have that important prayer be a part of our day.
5) The music sung by my family.
My Dad is an amazing musician, and for our wedding toast he decided to sing “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan. I was in tears. Music is such an amazing thing, and while we stood there listening to my Dad sing those beautiful words, my heart was rejoicing.
Later in the night, our band took a break and suddenly everyone was saying “Shhh” and my sister began to play. She sang two different songs for us…I believe it was one she had written and another she loved to sing. I honestly can’t remember at this moment what the song titles were anymore, but she is such an amazing musician as well, and it was truly magical to hear her love for us through her words & song.
So that’s it, a bit sappier than I try to be in general on this blog, but your wedding day is all about being sappy, or at least it was for me. 🙂