I love wedding ceremonies. Whether they are 10 minutes long or one hour long, each one is so very special! More than just words, it's that moment when you officially bound yourself to another person, promising them a lifetime commitment of love, happiness, tears and well, everything!
I have so many favorite moments during a ceremony! A wedding ceremony doesn't have to be a stuffy affair, and I can honestly say that I can't remember the last wedding I went to that was. Our couples are relaxed, happy, they laugh with each other and everything is just so perfect, even with the imperfect moments!I'm going to tell you a few of the favorites from my own wedding ceremony. The first one was having my dad walk me down the aisle, there was a moment when we looked at each other, didn't say anything, but it just was so special. There is a great shot in our own wedding blog where I am looking at my dad and he has this sweet smile on his face. Check it out. Then I looked up and saw Ed, and there were tears in his eyes. Wow! I was blown away! Such an amazing feeling seeing how happy and excited he was to be marrying me! Who knew I could be so blessed and lucky!? Both moments are something I will never forget. :)
I'm sure from that little story, you can guess that one of my favorite moments of a ceremony is when the bride is coming down the aisle. The room is quiet, guests are standing, and the groom is watching in awe. And I'm trying to take photos and not tear up!!
Another favorite? The moment just before the first kiss. The looks of excitement and aniticapation as a couple is announced husband and wife; ahhh! Just love it!
More favorites: everything in between! :)
This blog is going to feature some of my favorite moments from our 2014 ceremonies. There were so many it was hard to narrow down! These first two images are from Ashley and Paolo's wedding - just love that they are taking the time to look at each other and enjoy this special moment.
Because everyone needs a carrot while the vows are being read...Such a great moment during Josh and Amanda's wedding and a fun story while Josh read his vows to Amanda!
Great first kiss!!
Another favorite...that look just before they walk down the aisle as husband and wife.
This was a great moment from Carissa and Tyler's wedding... realizing they forgot the rings!!
Luckily they weren't too far away, and thanks to Marty from The Old Daley Inn on Crooked Lake, there was nothing to worry about!!
Then came the loud clap of thunder. Someone was done listening to the officiant. :)
Another favorite moment - just before the first kiss!! Yes!
One of my all time favorites of a groom seeing his bride for the first time was this moment at Ben and Lynn's wedding. These two are the epitome of love and this moment just blew me away. It still does!
So many great moments during their ceremony - I love the laughter!
Even the guests were having fun! Lynn and Ben had their rings passed to all their guests during the ceremony so each person could give the rings good wishes. This shot was just perfect. :)
Here it is again! That moment just before the first kiss.... LOVE!
I love how excited Chris is to see Katie as she arrived at the front of the aisle at their wedding. He has such a great smile!
Katie putting the ring on Chris; of course he is happy - she is an amazing woman!!! :)
Just after the ceremony Chris and his son shared this moment. Love it.
Up next is Colleen and Stephen's wedding. Colleen, amidst her father and bridesmaids had this moment as she collected herself before coming down the aisle. Glad I was there to catch it.
This was right as the priest was announcing them as husband and wife - such a happy moment!
Amber had her mom walk her down the aisle at her Lake Placid wedding with Christian. Such a great moment as mom takes it all in, adoring her beautiful daughter!
Hats off for this amazing first kiss moment!
Yay, married! And so happy! :)
A proud dad moment before walking his beautiful dauther Jenn down the aisle to Brandon at their Appel Inn wedding.
Oh that moment before the first kiss gets me again!!
Love this one - another all time favorite. Look how happy they are coming down the aisle as husband and wife. Such a great love story, one that started out as high school sweethearts. Oh these two!! :)
How adorable are these little munchkins as they prepare to walk down the aisle at Katie and Matt's wedding?! Kids are a great addition to weddings.
Another great dad/daughter moment.
I think they are happy! :) Sarah and Tim had a beautiful wedding at The Mansion Inn. I love ceremonies like this one!
Seriously, how great is this shot! Just as they were announced husband and wife!! Sarah is so sweet! Love it.
Yep, we did it! Congrats you two. :)
So much love in this moment between Catherine and her dad just before she arrives at the aisle to greet Stephen at their Century House wedding.Another shot that has so much love in it. I'll never forget this moment!
Yay! Married! Love it.
Such joy and happiness as they walk out of the ceremony! Love these two!
That's one proud dad walking his daughter Ginny down to her future husband Rob at their Point O' Pines wedding.
Awe .... :)
Ginny and Rob's dog had a few words to say after they shared their first kiss as husband and wife! You may not be able to see Ryder that well, but you can certainly hear him! :)
This was awesome!
Such a great moment as Todd watches Stacy come down the aisle to him during their River Stone Manor ceremony.
Even Joy, their officiant, is touched by their ceremony! Who wouldn't be?! It was so great!
Love this series during their first kiss as husband and wife!!
We had an amazing 2014 wedding season, each couple was so wonderful and unique! I can't wait to see what our 2015 season brings. Stay tuned! xo