Geez, life sometimes gets in the way of publishing a good blog post. And because we are going through all our photos for these, individually choosing which ones to put up, we aren't able to rush these!
Today we have for you one of our very favourite sections - the ceremony.
This is where we got really nervous. We were right on time, but waiting in the house for everyone to be seated and for the music to start... definitely the most nerve-wracking part of the day!
|Our ushers, Laura's brother Jason and our friend Dave - both as dapper as Usher himself!|
And then the music started ('I'm Yours' by Jason Mraz, in case you're wondering)...
|Laura's Nan doing a great job as our Flower Nan!|
|Laura's Mum was walked down the aisle by her brother, Jason.|
Followed by our Bridesmaids
Alison: A recent export from Boise to London, Ali has become a very important part of our lives. Having grown up with Laura their friendship spans some 13 years and we can't wait to continue to add to that total!
Fiona: Otherwise known as Sarah's little sister! Fi has been with us since the start of our journey, supporting, organising and celebrating with us along the way. Always one to get the party started, the wedding was no exception.
Julia: This artistic gem was the genius behind our invites, menus, order of service, globes - in fact, you name it, Julia probably had something to do with it! She's known Laura since she was 11 or so, and has always been there for her - that includes on every trip that Sarah's made to Idaho!
Kate: Our honorary sister, Kate has known Laura since she was born - her Dad and L's Dad are bffs. But the three of us really became close when we moved to Australia for a year - and we love that we are taking our parents' friendship on another generation!
What's that change in music mean? Oh, here come the Brides! (to 'I Choose You' by Sara Bareilles)
Laura first, with her Dad, then Sarah with her Mum. Laura wanted to go first so she would get to watch her beautiful bride come up the aisle - best feeling ever, and that's when the nerves went away!
We LOVE this photo of our ceremony so much!
Laura's Dad was our officiant - and we wrote our ceremony (as well as our vows). This meant so much to us - Laura's Dad has been so supportive and loving to both of us, and as a bonus he is a pro at public speaking, so took it all in stride. The ceremony was really personal too.
Just looking at these gives us chills!
Laura's brother did our first reading, a beautiful poem and a nod to Sarah's Scottish heritage and mother. He did so well and we are so proud of him!
Then one of Sarah's oldest friends, Lisa, did our second reading - it meant so much to us that she did it, and it was lovely!
Yeah, we did our vows on the ipad haha - we were THOSE people
This moment was 'I promise to always observe your number one rule - a meal isn't a meal without a potato'
Sarah was adorably too eager to marry Laura - she said 'I do' before it was asked for!
And with Laura's Dad pronouncing us Wife and Wife, we were MARRIED!!!
If I was a flower growing wild and free, all I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee ♥
It's one of the most truly amazing and unique feelings to have so many of the people you love in the same place. All these faces, and the people they are there representing, mean so much to us and we are very lucky to have them in our lives!
And just like that, we were officially Mrs. and Mrs. Smith.
This really was the best day. Ahh just amazing.
If you haven't yet seen the others, click here to see our previous wedding photo posts!
So we aren't going to overpromise this time, as we have a Thanksgiving dinner to make and a friend here from Germany, so we will be putting up our Bridal portraits on Monday, 1st December. Festive treat!!