Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: The Ceremony Part 2

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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68 comments:

  1. I love your colors of your wedding! They just scream you. Know its off topic but just love the flowers

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  2. So so beautiful! I love all of the little stories that you shared and his stolen kiss. Y'all were definitely meant to be. I can just tell by how you look at each other. I'm so happy for you, and I hope married life is treating you well!

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  3. Lisa @ Ameliorer la VieJuly 30, 2014 at 4:26 PM

    Judging from the pictures and by what you've written, the two of you make an adorable couple. I love the red accents you included on your wedding dress!

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  4. Absolutely stunning pictures! <3 The 2nd half is always full of the emotions! :)

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  5. Stunning pictures! I remember my wedding day. It's the greatest feeling in the world marrying your best friend. Congrats!!

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  6. I just love looking at all your photos and little thoughts that go along with them! This summer I did wedding planning and I love love and the industry!!!

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  7. Thank you so much!!! I was so emotional the whole day!

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  8. Thank you so much!! It really is so amazing!!

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  9. ah! I bet it is so fun to do wedding planning! I am contenting myself with planning other parties and having fun with my friends who are getting married. Thank you so much for your sweet words!!

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  10. AWE!! This is too cute! Y'all look so happy and it's just wonderful! <3

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  11. What a beautiful post. Congratulations, you word it all so beautifully too. Stunning pictures and a gorgeous day.


    Katie <3

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  12. everything is so beautiful and heart warming- the setting, the people, and the photos! hugs and best wishes to you raewyn!!!

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  13. This is so beautiful! I love your bouquet.

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  14. That is so sweet! Great story! I love how the photos really capture the emotions - I feel like I was there!!

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  15. I love the quote you guys used!

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  16. in hindsight i wished we wrote our own vows.. but i'm the same as iman.. i would totally freeze up and not know what to say once i was in front of ppl!

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  17. I love your dress so much. It looks so great on you! I hear your husband on the vows. My husband and I eloped and I was still so nervous, we still laugh about it today.

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  18. Beautiful! I am positive you are one of the most gorgeous brides ever, I love your dress and your shoes so much!

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  19. aw, beautiful photos! your wedding sounds like it was so special.

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  20. Aww, thank you so much Katie!!! It was so amazing :)

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  21. Thank you so much Emily :) My husband's cousin made it

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  22. Aww, that makes me so happy!!! Thank you Mary :)

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  23. hahaha, I always dreamt of writing my own vows, but I'm sure I would freeze as well.

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  24. Aww, thank you so much!! My mom made my dress :) Aww, how was eloping?

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  25. aww, Rebekah!! Thank you so much!!! That means so much to me :)

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  26. Thank you so much!!!! I definitely know it was special to us :)

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  27. Such a beautiful wedding. You look gorgeous!

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  28. "Typical Iman." Loool!

    This had me grinning from ear to ear. I can feel your happiness dear, and I pray it lasts forever. Happy married life to you both! :)

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  29. Thanks for sharing more of your wedding photos!

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  30. Could not be more gorgeous! And that's totally my fear about reading my own vows. Super beautiful, though.

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  31. I love all of these beautiful pictures! Especially The Kiss - so gorgeous!

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  32. So sweet! your photos are beautiful, and I love how full of personality your ceremony was!

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  33. What beautiful photos! I looks like a great ceremony!

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  34. So beautiful! And I get to appreciate them so much more since I got to meet you in person! I hope to meet your hubby soon!

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  35. Thank you so much!!! hahaha, he is so funny and likes to pretend to not want to kiss me (I think it is because he is so tall so it must be fun watching me trying to jump at him)

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  36. Aw, you're welcome! Thank you for looking at them!

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  37. Thank you! I think it is so brave of the people who write their own vows!

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  38. Thank you so much! It was awesome :)

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  39. Aww, thank you so much Kriselle!! Yes! You will meet him! Maybe you can come over one night while you're in school :)

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  40. You are too pretty! Love the colors and your ceremony! So happy for you!

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  41. Congrats! I love your entire wedding look! Straight up classic!

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  42. Aww, thank you so, so much! You are so sweet!

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  43. Thank you so much! that is exactly what i was going for!

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  44. Congrats again! I love that your netting is a color other than white !

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  45. Congrats again, all your wedding photos have just been so beautiful :-)

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  46. Awww! I love how his kiss just made everything calm. So sweet.

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  47. Thank you! It was definitely my riskiest choice!

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  48. :)) Thank you!! Yeah, it was a crazy moment!

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  49. I love the photo of him smiling, he looks so excited and happy! Congratulations!

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  50. Ahh, thank you so much!!! I just melt when I see it!

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