And now, my favorite part of the day . . . or at least one of my favorite parts . . . the ceremony! It was the perfect temperature as I walked down the aisle at 6:30pm as the sun peaked through the trees and could be see shining on the vineyards in the background. We had been engaged for nearly 2 years and together nearly 4 and it was the moment I had known was in our future since shortly after we met. This day was not only special because it was our wedding day, but because it was also my grandparent's and great-grandparent's anniversary as well. It may have been a Thursday evening and we may have heard from several people how strange the date seemed to them, but to us it was perfect! I was so thankful that even though my grandfather had passed away a few years earlier, that my grandma could be there to share her anniversary with us. The ceremony started with Dan walking his parents down the aisle, followed by my brother walking my mom and grandmother to their seats.
One of my favorite parts of the ceremony, was our flower girl and ring bearer. There may have been a 28 year age difference, but it was the perfect combination walking down the aisle!
And then it was my turn. I remember my Dad turning to me before the music started and telling me to take my time, smile, and enjoy the moment.
The ceremony was over before I knew it and we were officially husband and wife. We kept it short and sweet, including parts that were important to us like why the day was special and who shared their anniversary with us. We also decided on a sand ceremony for our unity celebration and enjoyed a few laughs throughout the short ceremony.
And before I knew it, our officiant was telling Dan to kiss his bride and announcing that we were husband and wife!
And after five years (tomorrow) we are still just as happy to be married!