Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our Wedding: Ceremony

Our wedding ceremony had a Beatles theme to it. I absolutely love The Beatles and always imagined having their music incorporated into my wedding. Here's a the playlist for the ceremony, all music before and after was entirely Beatles love songs. It was a HUGE hit and I'm still hearing about how much people enjoyed it.
Parents/Grandparents: “I Will”
Bridal Party: “All You Need Is Love”
Walk down the aisle: “Blackbird”
First Kiss: “I Want to Hold Your Hand”

Also, our AMAZING Pastor incorporated 59 Beatle song titles into his service. It was an incredible experience and it meant so much to Matt and I. He did it as a surprise and people are still talking about what a great service it was.

Instead of a unity candle, we planted a rose bush. It was something we could have forever and be easy to transplant when we move. The Pastor did a part about the importance and meanings behind roses, it was very fun!

One of my bridesmaids, my bff from high school, read the following as a reading:

From the Beyond Words Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith

“They say they will love, comfort, honor each other to the end of their days. They say they will cherish each other and be faithful to each other always. They say they will do these things not just when they feel like it, but even -- for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health -- when they don’t feel like it at all. In other words, the vows they make could hardly be more extravagant. They give away their freedom. They take on themselves each other’s burdens. They bind their lives together... The question is, what do they get in return?

“They get each other in return... There will always be the other to talk to, to listen to... There is still someone to get through the night with, to wake into the new day beside. If they have children, they can give them, as well as each other, roots and wings. If they don’t have children, they each become the other’s child.

“They both still have their lives apart as well as a life together. They both still have their separate ways to find. But a marriage made in heaven is one where a man and a woman become more richly themselves together than the chances are either of them could ever have managed to become alone.”

-- Frederick Buechner
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