WEDDING DAY - part two

Thursday, January 7, 2016

CEREMONY TIME! - 4:58pm. My dad and I were finally able to walk outside of the church and in to the back of the vestibule where the rest of the wedding party was waiting to enter. It seemed really loud and chaotic in the back of the church. So much going on and so many people whispering to each other - it was such a blur. Finally, the wedding party began making their entrance into the church. At last, it was just me, my dad, and the wedding coordinator (long-time family friend, Deana). She asked me if I was ready. I honestly can't even remember if I answered her. She opened the church doors and we walked in. The night before at the rehearsal, my dad kept telling me that I needed to slow my walk down the aisle. I HATE having all eyes on me so I was determined to get down the aisle as quickly as dad would let me. LOL!

I can remember locking eyes with Rhett and watching him smile as we made it to the end of the aisle. My dad and I walked to the front of the stage and he placed my hand in Rhett's and kissed me on the head. Rhett and I slowly made our way up the steps and on to the stage. I'm pretty sure I slightly tripped going up the stairs....but, I don't think anyone else noticed thank goodness! We were so happy to finally be together! We both couldn't stop smiling or looking at each other. We were so giggly during the whole ceremony!

We exchanged rings, said our "I Do's", and constructed our unity cross (click here to find out more about that). I can't tell you what Pastor Russ said during the ceremony or anything else except that Rhett and I were on Cloud 9. By the everlasting grace of God, Rhett and I were married that day in front of our Lord and friends and family. It is an describable feeling to know that I will spend the rest of my life with my best friend. We will weather all of lives storms and sunny days together, and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." 1 Corinthians 12:4-7

Stay tuned for part 3!

Finally walking down the aisle with my sweet dad!

First kiss as husband and wife! 

...and signing our marriage license!

It was such a blessing to be able to share the day with our parents and siblings!