Oh boy, I certainly have missed my Wedding Wednesday posts the past couple of weeks. I'm also pretty sure you've all been waiting in anticipation since I broke up the ceremony into two posts...then didn't post until now! Sorry guys!
If you only happen to come by my blog on Wednesdays to look at my wedding posts (which, I totally wouldn't blame you), then you aren't up to date on what's been going on. Reading this and this will catch you up to speed.
Our ceremony was pretty short and after my brother in laws read their passage, we began our vows. Our officiant, Susan, is a very special lady to us. She was on the panel of Ohio State Alumni who gave me my scholarship. She always made sure to keep in touch with me and, excitedly, wanted to meet Iman. After we had dinner with her we knew that we wanted to ask her.
She had done one ceremony before ours and she was the best person we could have picked for the job.
Iman and I did not write our own vows. I knew Iman might freeze up because he thinks he isn't good with words (he actually really is but gets nervous so easily.) We found some vows online and altered them a little bit together. We printed them on paper and I held the mic while Iman read his vows.
I, of course, couldn't hold my own paper to read the vows because I was shaking so bad. I think I mentioned before that I started shaking before the ceremony and didn't stop until our wedding photos. I was filled with so much emotion that my body was just shaking. I couldn't read the paper that I was holding because of this and we had to switch. This led to a good laugh and everyone aw-ing in the crowd. That's when this picture was snapped. Just a bundle of emotions.
One of my favorite parts of our ceremony was when Susan began our pronouncement:
"In marriage we not only say, 'I love you today,' but also, 'I promise to love you for all of our tomorrows.' "
Of course, Iman couldn't just kiss me right away. My silly man and his games. As she told us that we could kiss, he got his goofy grin on his face and afterward everyone said "typical Iman." He's always teasing me and it makes me smile that he wasn't all serious on our wedding day.
Finally! The kiss!!!
SO MANY EMOTIONS
Walking back down the aisle was a little bit of a blur. We knew where we were supposed to walk, but we ended up almost going the wrong way. This picture with all of the smiling faces makes me so happy.
I love this picture below of the two of us, sharing a kiss, post wedding as thei prepare our marriage certificate. Everyone was just standing around as this part was happening and I remember feeling overwhelmed, trying to do everything and spinning in circles and then Iman just leaned in for this kiss and everything was still.
All photos courtesy of Holly Lynn Photography
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