After all of our fun pictures and formal family photos were complete, it was finally time to prepare for the ceremony.
We anxiously waited for all of the guests to arrive in a small holding area in the foyer of the church. We tried to stay preoccupied by taking pictures and chatting before the ceremony…even still this wait seemed to take forever!
Every detail was in place, and the pews were ready to be filled to have our closest friends and family witness our marriage. It was such a surreal feeling to know that the day and moment I had been waiting so long for was here!
Guests were seated and the music began, Brian’s parents leading the way.
Next, my mom and brother headed down the aisle. I absolutely love this picture. My family is very emotional, and I know that my mom and brother were both fighting back happy tears. Such a special moment caught on camera.
Our mother’s lit the unity candle, joining our families into one.
This is another favorite photo of Brian and mine. Our mom’s look so gorgeous!
Next, our friend Les started the bridal party processional with a melody on his bagpipes.
I love this photo of Brian and Deacon Ben. Deacon Ben is actually Brian’s age, and they went to school together all throughout their childhood. It was such a special treat to have him perform our marriage ceremony.
Brenna and Adam, my sister and Brian’s brother were the last to walk down the aisle before my dad walked me down the aisle.
Other than our first look, this was the only moment where I was actually nervous.
I was happy to have my veil covering my face to hide some of the tears that were beginning to form. It was hard for me to walk down the aisle, but as soon as I was with Brian a feeling of relief, happiness, and contentment came over me and all of my fears were gone.
We absolutely loved our ceremony.
I loved hearing our friends and family sing and read aloud. I loved the homily that Deacon Ben gave. There was such a sense of happiness and love everywhere. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and everything I hoped it would be.
In what seemed to be the blink of an eye, the ceremony was over and it was time for me to kiss my new husband!
“I now pronounce to you the new Mr. and Mrs. Rochford!”
The bridesmaids helped gather our friends and family, pass out bubbles, and make sure that the doorway was clear for Brian and I to exit.
To be continued…
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