December 2, 2010

Wedding Recaps: And We Walk

As the violinists played Canon in D and my dad and I watched from our hiding place, the wedding party began the processional.

Pastor Joe started the show.

Nathan escorted his mom while his dad followed. Nathan wasn't sure at first how he wanted to make his entrance, but ultimately he decided he liked the idea of entering with his mother and walking out with his new wife as a sort of metaphor for the "leaving and cleaving" of marriage: "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:24)

 Brandon escorted our mom.

Scott and Carly

Tim and Stacie

David and Rachel

Brandon and Eddy rolled out the aisle runner.

The Ring Master made his entrance.

How awesome is this kid? Three years old, a 90+ degree day, and 
wearing a tie, yet he was still by far the most photogenic.

After the violinists began "Mo Ghile Mear," my dad and I made our way down the aisle. I have to pause here to say how in awe I was of how well the violinists played my bridal processional. I had full confidence that my mom, a professional violinist herself, would hire talented violinists for my wedding, but I still had no idea how "Mo Ghile Mear" was going to sound. I listened to the Celtic Woman version over and over and could hear it as a violin duet in my head, but I wasn't sure they would interpret the sheet music the same way. As it turned out, they did excellent.

My dad and I faced the crowd.

 And we were ready to begin.

I know some people have issues with the bride being "given away" and passed over to her new husband like property, but looking at the photo above, I feel nothing but happy.

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