The Best Day Ever...The Ceremony

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back again for more wedding recap fun, and this is where it gets really good...the actual wedding. Our ceremony took place at the famous Scarritt Bennett Wightman Chapel {the #1 place in Nashville to tie the knot!}. Looking back, it's crazy to see just how emotional I was that day--nerves getting the best of me, literally shaking because I was so nervous and excited, but to see Jeff in all of these pictures and know that he felt the exact same way, it makes my heart so happy...here are a few details about our ceremony:
We had a string trio, as well as an organist and pianist for the ceremony. We chose very traditional music to play which included:
  • Mothers walking down to Trumpet Voluntary- Clarke
  • My friend Cami singing Ave Maria
  • Bridemaids coming into the church to Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- Bach
  • My Dad and I walking down the aisle to Canon in D- Pachelbel
  • Jeff and I leaving the church: Wedding March- Mendelssohn 
During the ceremony, we had selected friends to read specific scripture passages: my friend Julie read John 15:9-17 and Jeff's friend Sterling read Colossians 3: 12-17. We also had our bridal party surround us in prayer during the latter part of the ceremony and then read the Lord's Prayer aloud together...one of my favorite moments of the day! Without further adieu, here is our ceremony recap: 
the outside of the church...check out the moss letters


 the programs


 taking that final walk before going down the aisle


cami singing her solo...love her incredible voice
 william and maddie...so cute






 facing the crowd...our pastor asked us to turn around to see everyone that was there to support us on our wedding day--such a sweet thing to do

the magic kiss!!
 we're FINALLY married!!

That was the single best feeling in the entire world...knowing that the "hard part" of the day was behind us, that we were officially husband and wife, and that the fun was about to begin at our reception--after the family and bridal party portraits of course! That's in store for next week ;)

- 19 Comments

  1. Where do I start? ALL of these pictures are full of gorgeous things! The church, you!!, your hair, your DRESS, the lighting, the flowers. I could go on and on! What a beautiful wedding :)

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  2. Your pictures are SO gorgeous. What a special day. :)

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  3. How gorgeous, Natasha! The huge flower arrangements, the candles, the moss letters ... just breathtaking.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! Everything looks exquisite. I love that the pastor asked you to face your family and friends. That was one of my favorite parts of our ceremony as well.

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  5. Gorgeous pictures! The lighting in the church was amazing.

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  6. Everything looks just beautiful from the careful touches on decor to the looks on your faces when you look at each other. Can't wait for more!

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  7. so lovely- i adore the moss on the doors! what a great touch girl! xo

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  8. Gorgeous! Obsessed with the moss letters!!!!

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  9. How beautiful!! I love all the natural light coming in through the windows :)

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  10. That church is just gorgeous! What a beautiful ceremony. Thank you for sharing pictures!

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  11. That church is absolutely gorgeous!!! And I LOVE the moss letters!! Congrats again!

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  12. These are so pretty! It's making me so excited for our wedding!

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  13. love. and i loved that he had you turn around to look at everyone. so nice and special

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  14. so beautiful! love those moss letters. you are a gorgeous bride!

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  15. They're GORGEOUS! And so are you and your hubby. Love the pics!

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  16. They are gorgeous!!! You look just beautiful!

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  17. So beautiful!! You look amazing, the church is amazing! It's all so gorgeous! I love your wedding hair so much! And, I love so much that the pastor had you turn around to see everyone--so so precious!

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  18. Beautiful church and beautiful pictures!

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  19. Stunning, Natasha. Absolutely stunning. I am seriously in love with your dress!

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