Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ceremony

Our ceremony was the most special experience of my life to date. Spencer's very close friend since childhood married us. He is actor, a comedian and now an officiant of the Universal Life Church. He told our love story in a way that taught our guests the people we are when we are apart, as well as the people we are together. I can't put into words how special it was to have him there marrying us. We laughed and we cried. Just like we wanted it. It was perfect. It was us. I tear up every time I think about standing up there.

Our ceremony was supposed to be outside, overlooking the lake and the city skyline. But the morning of our wedding, we woke up to freezing temperatures. It was a beautiful sunny day but an outside ceremony was just not an option. I'll be honest. I was upset. Really upset. We had chosen our venue because of the incredible views and now we'd be stuck in a tent. But the disappointment was momentary, my incredible wedding planner jumped on it and everything was moved inside. It was beautiful. Not what I had imagined, but beautiful. And at the end, I was Mrs. K. What more could I ever ask for?

Before the ceremony, Spencer trying to force feed me chips.

Me and my little brother/ring bearer

My momma and daddy walking me down the aisle to "Crazy Love".

After the kiss.

Our recessional. To "How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You".


 And we're Mr. and Mrs.!

PS I know my pictures are a little shoddy but I haven't gotten the professional ones back yet and I couldn't wait that long to share. Hope you don't mind.

PPS I am going to take a break from wedding posting, but I will be back next week with the reception and honeymoon!


Wedding planner: Marina Birch of Birch Design Studio
Flowers: Renee Price at Kehoe Designs
Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta




34 comments:

  1. Your dress. Spectacular! What a beautiful ceremony!

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  2. Wow, your dress is in one word: stunning!! You look radiant and love that the ceremony was so special to you!! XO

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  3. You two make a beautiful couple <3

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  4. Gorgeous!!! I'm sure Beck did an amazing job! I was thinking your dress was Reem Acra, but now I see all the gorgeous Oscar details. LOVE!!!

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  5. We thought we were going to have to move ours inside to at the the last minute. It was POURING. BUT, luckily there was a structure covering most of the site so nothing was too wet and it stopped raining just long enough to do the ceremony and pictures!

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  6. good lord alex - you were absolutely positively stunning. what more could a bride want from her day and pics than to be the most beautiful girl in the world. i can see why you are so happy. all the blessings in the world to you and spencer!

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  7. That first picture of you is just the best. And I wish I could have heard your ceremony, sounds beautiful.

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  8. You made such a stunning bride!! And it sure doesn't hurt that you look blissfully happy. I'm having an outdoor (cross your fingers) ceremony too. I'm glad to hear your story turned out just as you had hoped even though it wasn't as you imagined. So happy for you!

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  9. I just cried a little. Stop being so beautiful and sweet. It makes my eyes react!

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  10. Such a great story, and I looove your dress!

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  11. I love your story, Mrs. K! And that dress... it's a dream!

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  12. Aw, you look so pretty Alex. What a beautiful dress. Can't believe we have to wait a week to see more pics. :)

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  13. LOVE it all. Love your dress. LOVE the chupah. Every occasion in my life has been cursed with bad weather so I know I wont be marrying anyone outdoors. Glad to see it can still be so beautiful!!!

    Also, do I spy a spotted cow in hubs hand?

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  14. You looked georgeous! I know that was a bummer about not being outside as planned but I'm glad inside worked out!

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  15. Ah, your dress is spectacular and it looks like a beautiful event. Congratulations!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  16. You looks so gorgeous. Looks like a fabulous celebration!

    -Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  17. alex, you were a beautiful bride! i love these little sneak peeks, keep them coming.

    and the first picture with the chips is a framer for sure!

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  18. It's absolute perfection, so gorgeous! And the ceremony was gorgeous, too (c; But that *DRESS*!!! Love, love, love!!!

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  19. Just re-discovering your blog, and what a great post to pop in on. Your dress is to-die for! Congrats on your successful ceremony. The officiant can make all the difference.

    XO,
    Amber
    http://anatomyvintage.blogspot.com

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  20. oh man. straight up tears when i saw the shot of your parents walking you down the aisle. you can literally see how proud your mama is and all of the emotion in your dad's eyes. the day is never exactly what you expect...but it looks like yours was beautiful -- ALMOST as beautiful as you were!!! congrats, alex! oxox

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  21. You look absolutely beautiful Alex!! Despite the cold temps I am sure that your wedding (under the tent) was just as beautiful!! It rained the whole day of my wedding and cleared up right before the ceremony so I kind of went through the same thing! But at the end of the day we were married and everything was still perfect as could be!

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  22. Ugh I am just loving your posts this week. Ok I love that the officiant was a friend and personalized it so much. Our ceremony was pretty generic but obviously the outcome was pretty special. I am so sorry that the weather did not cooperate. I would have been so upset too but like you said, what matters is that y'all got married and obviously you both look elated!! I am just so happy for y'all. Oh and I just can't get over your dress. SO STUNNING! xoxoxo

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  23. You are STUNNING! That dress was made for you. And keep the pretty pictures coming! Congratulations Mrs. K! xx

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  24. Absolutely stunning! You look radiant in your dress, congratulations!!

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  25. It looks like the most perfect day in the world! You are just gorgeous! So happy for you. :)

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  26. You look gorgeous and love your dress!

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  27. Alex, you are an absolutely STUNNING bride! I am semi obsessed with your dress.. so gorgeous and flattering. So glad your day was all you expected and more! Congratulations!

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  28. You were a stunning bride!! I loved seeing all these pictures!! Congrats Mrs. K!!

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  29. The NEAT Method gals could not be happier for you and Spenc!! Such a beautiful dress and such a lovely wedding!!! Lots of love and many congrats to you both!! xx

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  30. Y'all are absolutely adorable!! simply stunning alex!!! you are glowing and are the happiest bride!! Wishing you and your mr a happily ever after. xoxo

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  31. Alex, you looked in.cred.i.bly. beautiful. Seriously!! Congratulations and best wishes as you start your new marriage! xo

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