Sunday, February 12, 2012

Walking on Sunshine: The Gazelles Get Married

Our guests had arrived at the Brock House and began to take their seats for the ceremony.  They scoped out the ribbon wands we had left on their seats.
Brother Gazelle walked my mom down the aisle.
Then it was our groomsmen's turn.

And Mr. Gazelle...beaming and so handsome.
Next up my gorgeous bridesmaids.

Our niece took her job of flower girl very seriously and she was so cute.

All of a sudden it was my turn.  I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head at this point including "please do not let me trip on these stairs!"
All of a sudden I spied my soon to be husband.

My dad gave me a kiss and shook Mr. Gazelle's hand.

We were ready!
Our ceremony flew by.  I forgot my lines when I had to repeat after our marriage commissioner resulting in a few laughs.
Mr. Gazelle and I chose to write our own vows following Mrs. Jam's advice.  Despite keeping our vows a secret from each other we said very similar things to each other - talking about our love for biking and hiking in the mountains and spending time developing and enjoying culinary creations with each other.

Our flower girl was having fun playing with her "Here Comes the Bride" flag.
Our friend Pam read "Consider Love" by Sandra Boynton.  I've had this book for years and the simple story urges us to consider all kinds of love and its moods and many ways.  It was perfect.
Now it was time for us to exchange rings.

And we were married!!  You may kiss the bride!

Our recessional song  - Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves began playing.
We boogied back down the aisle while our guests waved their ribbon wands and cheered.
Best.  Wedding.  Ever.

Did you and your spouse decide to write your own vows and were you surprised by how similar they were?

*All photos courtesy of the amazing Sakura Photography*

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