Wedding Week!!!! My Ceremony

Since so many bloggers (Like Pretty in Pink and Green & ettiquettely correct are getting married soon, or planning their weddings I thought I'd do a few posts on mine! I still think of my wedding because it was so wonderful!!!

Hubby and I were married in Malibu at the Adamson house. We had our ceremony under a giant tree.

My dress was strapless and chosen in a very cute way which I will post about later this week. My bouquet was purple to represent my grandmother (remember her purple couch I now have!)

My bridesmaids wore ocean blue dresses that they themselves found at Loehmans when we were out shopping together. They were $39 and there were enough of them in a variety of sizes! So meant to be! They even found the gorgeous beaded thong high heels there too! They cost more than the dress (but not much more!) My bridesman wore a gorgeous Khaki suit!

I had a different bouquet made for each bridesmaid based on their personality. One of them was from Georgia, so she had Georgia Peach roses.

Hubby wore a black suit but changed to a white jacket for the ceremony. It was very James Bond!

Hubby chose a reading by EE. Cummings for the ceremony:

who knows if the moon's
a balloon,coming out of a keen city
in the sky--filled with pretty people?
(and if you and i should)

get into it,if they
should take me and take you into their balloon,
why then
we'd go up higher with all the pretty people

than houses and steeples and clouds:
go sailing
away and away sailing into a keen
city which nobody's ever visited,where

Spring)and everyone's
in love and flowers pick themselves


I chose a Kenny Loggins songs lyric "Sweet Reunion":

In the moment I first saw you,
I could swear that we had met,
The look in your eye,
Was so familiar,
Where and when, I forget.

How many lifetimes have I loved you,
How many times have you loved me,
The sound of your voice is in my memory,
Like the wind, on the sea.

The glow of your heart has been my lighthouse,
I've followed it in from distant shores,
Now I won't be afraid to love anymore.

So we meet again, my long lost friend
Once again, we get to start anew,
And it feels like a thousand years,
I've been loving you.

If you've you been waiting here, for someone near,
Searchin' the world for a friend,
Come on in, I've been expecting you.
Sweet Reunion. Welcome home again.

I just loved the way it explained how I felt about meeting hubby and incorporated the ocean back drop!

My friend sung "You're the best thing that ever happened to me" by Gladys Knight as I walked down the aisle.

This was my surprise for hubby
. He had no idea what would walk down the aisle to. I chose this song because I felt so grateful and it mentioned writing my life story (hello I am a writer!) Here are the lyrics:

I've had my share of life's ups and downs
But fate's been kind, the downs have been few
I guess you could say that I've been lucky
Well, I guess you could say that it's all because of you

If anyone should ever write my life story
For whatever reason there might be
Ooo, you'll be there between each line of pain and glory
'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me
Ah, you're the best thing that ever happened to me

Oh, there have been times when times were hard
But always somehow I made it, I made it through
'Cause for every moment that I've spent hurting
There was a moment that I spent, ah, just loving you

If anyone should ever write my life story
For whatever reason there might be
Oh, you'll be there between each line of pain and glory
'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me
Oh, you're the best thing that ever happened to me
I know, you're the best thing, oh, that ever happened to me

Let me just tell you if you if you don't know Gladys you are missin' out!

When we exchanged rings here's what we said to each other as vows:
From this day forward, you will not walk alone.

My heart will be your shelter and my arms shall be your home.

May you feel deeply loved for indeed you are.

I feel so blessed to share my life with you.

I feel so honored to call you mine.

Dear God may we be blessed this way forever.

Tomorrow the reception! Until then I am tagging Biscuits are Never Boring, View From the Beach, somelikeitsouthern, Europa Fox and Magnolia Mama to show us their wedding dress and bouquet.


Always Organizing said...

Amazing!!! What a beautiful and personal ceremony you had :) You two are a gorgeous couple.

Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

What beautiful pictures! Love the setting under the huge tree, exquisite bride and beautiful bridesmaids! Can't wait to see and read more!

Pink Flamingo said...

Your wedding photogrpahs are exquisite! Thank you for sharing your special day with us. :)

Anonymous said...


ilovepink said...

I love to look at wedding photos!! Your was beautiful!!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Gorgeous!!! I love looking at wedding photos and hearing about the special day. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Whats up with the guy with your bridesmaids?

Jennifer said...

Oh, I loved loved loved planning my wedding, and wish I could do it again! ha. (PS Do you know I was almost cast for the Bachelorette with Bob Guiney!?!)

Claire said...

This is so beautiful - it just strikes me how thoughtful your wedding was - and I love the idea of the bridesmaids bouquets all being different -

Etiquettely Correct said...

You look stunning! I am sooo glad you did this post. I always want to see people's wedding pictures. Thanks - you're the best!

Jessi said...

Love your post. My husband also likes e e cumming....we didn't use it in our wedding ceremony, but several quotes are in our photo album.

Jillian, Inc. said...

How very sweet and touching. Made me a little misty-eyed. Will love reading all about your wedding this week!

Melissa said...

I am loving this week's posts! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures! I am already getting tons of ideas, and it's only Monday! :D Can't wait to see the rest of the week's posts!

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Such beautiful pictures! Love the poems and lyrics, too. so sweet and personal! Look forward to more!

magnolia mama said...


Far From Perfect said...

Thanks for sharing..loved this story.

Clare said...

what a beauitful ceremony.... so personal and thought out. I love it when a person gets to know the couple better through their wedding! You looked beautiful BTW:)

Brie said...

You look so pretty!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

Simply. Stunning. What a gorgeous bride you were! And I love how you made your ceremony so personal and so "both of you". Thanks for sharing - I got goosebumps!

Kiki said...

I love this post!!! I loved getting married as well and always tell people I would do it all over again year after year!! I did think your readings and vows were incredibly romantic and emotional, I love that!!!
I need to get my pics on my computer, maybe Ken will do that for me, I'd like to do this post too!!!
Thanks for sharing your awesome day with us, you and the Mr. are an adorable couple!!!

The 5 Bickies said...

Such looks beautiful!
Thanks for the tag. I am figuring out the new printer/scanner and then will post about my dress and flowers. Looking back, loved the flowers, the dress was ok. More on that in my post!

Beth G. said...

Oh my gosh! Love, love, loved your post! You two looked stunning and your wedding sounded better than perfect! I promise to get to my "tag" within the next day...been crazed here on the opposite coast:)

Karen said...

What a beautiful wedding! Your dress is gorgeous! This is a great post, I may play along too. We celebrate 7 yrs in just over a week.


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