Kittyglampants' Recap Pt. 6: Ceremony!

I heard the prelude music and knew this was now for real. I was fairly relaxed and was surprised. Then the mother’s processional music was played which was “Love theme from The Godfather”. I was surprised it was already that time. And the orchestral music was so beautiful! I hoped that the song was long enough for our mothers to get up on stage and pour the wine into the decanters for our wine unity ceremony later.


I heard the bridal party’s processional music which was Vitamin String Quartet’s “All I Want Is You” (by U2). It was all so perfect and the nerves kicked in a little harder. I was told to come downstairs by Jen’s assistant/daughter Raven. I was surprised to see 2 “guards” at the main doors to the room, holding the doors closed. They were staff members but their job was to make sure nobody opened the doors and saw me before it was time. Again, I felt like royalty. My song started and they said I could take as long as I needed, just to let them know when to open the doors. I had worked hard to edit the hell out of “Love Story Meets Viva La Vida” by Jon Schmidt. I made sure it wasn’t too long and that my favorite part of it (the key change) was in the beginning. Since I had such a short walk down the aisle (shorter than I had thought it was), I waited for the song to play out a bit before I came in. I waited for the piano glissando in the music and then said “Okay, open the doors.” I could not have planned it better if I tried! That’s when the music transitions from “Love Story” over to “Viva La Vida”. I don’t even know how I did that.


The lights were bright because they had a spotlight on me (the theatre is dark) and I was just concentrating on walking slow and not tripping on my dress or my shoes. I heard one of the guests say to me “Perfect!” but I don’t know who it was. The music was super emotional and the whole thing was like a dream. I can’t describe it. The ceremony décor was beyond stunning. The cylinder vases with the floating candles were so freakin’ beautiful. It was magical. And by that time I was near the end of the aisle. Dan came down the stairs to me and gently took me by the arm. The music was at the emotional climax of the song, my favorite part with the vocalizing “Oh’s”. I saw my aisle runner that I had slaved over painting. The monogram ended up in exactly the right place on the aisle somehow. I was shaken with emotion because everything was right. For that brief moment, I felt like we were in a movie. It is my favorite moment of the entire day. If I was going to cry that day, that would have been when it was. But I couldn’t. It was just too surreal. (But most of our guests did then!)


Dan helped me up the stairs to the stage. No falling, thankfully. And the ceremony started. We loved our officiant! I chose him and booked him without even meeting him based on reviews and my gut. He was perfect.


Our vows came sooner than I expected and Dan went first. He was really emotional about it and I thought he was going to cry. He’s a tough cool guy so this made everyone there cry. Our wedding party had no chance. Most of them were crying. Dan and I had shared our vows with each other a few weeks ago. He loved mine so much that he made his similar changing some words that were personal to him for me. They were funny and romantic and perfect. I read mine next and my voice wavered a few times which made people cry again. And they also laughed at the funny part.


We did the ring exchange, then the wine unity ceremony which worked out just fine. The song was Vitamin String Quartet’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love”. We found out later (from his mom) that this was Dan’s parents’ song which was just crazy because he had forgotten that. His dad passed away 2 years ago so it was really neat that we unknowingly included him in the ceremony.


Then Ebony sang “At Last”. She has a beautiful soulful voice but she was so emotional and had just been crying so she sang and cried and barely got through the song. Which of course made more people cry. I’m telling you, the whole ceremony was a bunch of smiling/crying/laughing/crying/smiling.


Then it was time for the first kiss! Eruption of applause and yelling. We walked back down the aisle to “We Go Together”, the ending song from Grease. I’m glad we switched it from “Everlong” a few months back. This was more fun and upbeat, like a true celebration. Aside from that, Grease was my favorite childhood movie and I loved the idea that we were like Danny & Sandy, ending up together.


And we were finally married! =)

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 10:16 am
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melsmith56
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I think this is one of the most detailed recaps I have ever read on PW.  You don't seem to have left out a thing!  I do not know what you do for a living, but you should give some serious thought to writing, because you did a lovely job on your recap....it was almost like I was there! 


Congratulations!

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 10:48 am
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Ditto melsmith! I love your writing :) I have been going from recap to recap! lol. I'm glad everything turned out so perfectly for you!! Plus...I might just need to borrow your idea about the We Go Together song! I'm using a lot of other musical songs, and that one is perfect!

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:04 am
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What a wonderful recap that is the most detailed recap I have ever read on PW. You did not miss a beat. Congrats and can't wait to see pictures.

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:11 am
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I feel like I was there! Awesome recap! Congrats! Cant wait to see your pics!

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 11:22 am
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I absolutely loved your recap. I cannot wait for pics! So happy for you and ur HUSBAND. Bet that sounds strange lol. Congrats again lady! Your day sounded so beautiful
Posted on November 2, 2011 at 12:56 pm
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Fantastic recap, and your ceremony sounds beautiful!

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 1:10 pm
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Love love love your recap! 


I am using Vitamin String Quartet for one of Rush's albums for our dinner music.  I'm so excited.  It is Fi's favorite band and not most wedding friendly music, so I think this will be a perfect fit for having them included in our day.

Posted on November 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm
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Okay, I honestly feel as though I was with you throughout your entire wedding day!!!  What an awesome recap  - it was like reading this great love story right when it gets to the climax of the plot!! 


Thanks sooooo much for taking the time to share every moment of your beautiful day with us kitty - a HUGE congratulations to the new Mrs and to an absolutely beautiful wedding!!!  I serisouly can't wait to see the rest of the pics!!!


<3!!!

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:40 am
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Ditto the ladies! Great recap! Congratulations on becoming a MRS :)

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 5:54 am
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Um not only were you guest all gushy and emotional, I was too! This is such a sweet and amazing love story and your ceremony sounds not only beautiful and moving but oh so perfect for the two of you!! Congrats again sweetie! & cheers to a beautiful long life of being "old married broads" ;D I love ya lady and can't think of anyone who deserved a perfect wedding day more then you & dan!!!
Posted on November 3, 2011 at 6:03 am
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melsmith: Aw, thank you so much! I'm not really a writer. I am just used to doing recaps of my weekends for my own private blog because I like to look back on all the fun I had later. I always try to include as many details as I can remember so that I can go back and re-live the time. :)


Uhlease: Thank you! Please feel free to borrow any idea you want! I found that one by seeing it listed on another bride's program when I was looking for ideas for program designs. It was sheer luck. :)


tarynmcdonald: Thank you! That's quite a compliment. =)


mrsharris: Then my job is done! LOL Thanks.


Jessmark: Thanks! Yes, it does sound strange. I am still not used to the word "husband" yet. I need to find more ways to include it in my conversations. :)


moore807: Thank you. :)


cuteboy2me: Thank you, doll! Using VSQ for dinner music is a fantastic way to include Rush into your wedding.


santosha: Oh yay! I did a good job re-telling then. Thank you so much!!! <3

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 6:03 am
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Thank you, Kaytana!


Amanda, you are too sweet! :) Cheers to being old married broads! Haha, I have to say that I love the sound of that. Love you too!

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 6:07 am
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Seriously.... this just made me cry.... hearing how amazing and perfect everything was, ahhhhhhhhh I am so happy for you!!!!!! I can't wait to see your pros!!!!!!!! Congrats again honey!!!!!

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 6:42 am
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Wow I honestly love how much detail you have put into your recap! I feel like I was there threw the whole day! Goosebumps and all!!!!


Congratulations MRS!!!!

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 7:49 am
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LOVING your recap!


"...the whole ceremony was a bunch of smiling/crying/laughing/crying/smiling."


^ PERFECT!

Posted on November 3, 2011 at 12:42 pm
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I loved reading every bit of your recap...this is amazing, very detailed. Congratulations on your dream wedding, I can't wait to see pictures. I'm sure they are just as beautiful as you described.
Posted on November 3, 2011 at 1:32 pm

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