Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony, Part II

Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part IIHappy Wedding Wednesday! Last I left off, it was our bedeken (the Jewish pre-ceremony), as Part I of The Ceremony. Well, welcome to back the Our Wedding Day Series…

THE CEREMONY PART II

  Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part IIAs our bedeken was wrapping up, our guests began heading towards the lawn, awaiting for our actual ceremony to begin. We had a drink station set up, along with two barrels that framed the aisles. We had programs, kippahs, and large floral pieces placed on them. There were two aisles (duh) of white lawn chairs facing the mountains. Our ceremony would take place in between two large trees with sweeping branches.
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The Gorgeous All White Chuppah, Held up with Birch Poles and a touch of Greenery

THE CEREMONY MUSIC

After the bedekn was over, our DJ transitioned into a live acoustic guitarist. He played beautiful ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ as our family filtered in, ‘Canon in D’ as my parents walked me down the aisle, and ‘Here Comes the Sun’ as the recessional took place. I loved this special touch!Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part II Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part II Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part II Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part II Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part II

THE PROCESSIONAL

We asked four very special people to act as our chuppah pole holders. Alex’s sister, Alex’s cousin, my brother, and my cousin. Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part II Our Wedding Day | The Ceremony, Part II

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My Brother / Cousin — Moe, our Officiant

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The Bride Circles the Groom 7 times as she enters the chuppah.

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After rings are exchanged (actually, we place them on our index fingers during the ceremony, and then move them to our ring finger as a symbol that this is something we are both willing to do!) it’s time for the best part….

THE SMASHING OF THE GLASS!

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PARTY TIME!

And then we gave each other this look. Which said it all — “We’re D-O-N-E! It’s time to eat, drink, and PARTY!” Which, believe me, we did!
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