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It’s ceremony time! Let me set the scene a little for you guys…

It was a beautiful, clear-skied, sunny day, and the sailboats were taking full advantage of it in the harbor.

Again, all photos by Zev Fisher Photography

The birch arch our florist had decorated was looking gorge, and Mr. Hammerhead’s cousins handed out the programs I’d printed and sewn together. (Seriously, my sewing machine deserves its place of honor in our home office after everything I put it through.)

Wychmere was looking pretty spiffy, as usual, and our childhood photos accompanied our guests down the aisle.

Our grandmas, Mr. Hammerhead and his parents, and paired-off BMs and GMs walked down the aisle to “All My Days” by Alexi Murdoch.

Video via YouTube

Everything was ready for me to come barreling down the aisle.

I tried to take my time with my parents on this, but it was a struggle since all I really wanted to do was stand next to Mr. Hammerhead and get married.

In the weeks leading up to our wedding, I was certain I was going to cry on my way down the aisle. My number-one trigger for tears is being flustered, and it seemed to me like having 160-plus people staring at me was a prime example. But you know what? On that day, I didn’t see our guests at all. (Sorry, friends and family.) All I saw was Mr. Hammerhead waiting for me—and, um, our officiant and Best Man J, since they were standing on either side of him. And it wasn’t scary at all.

After welcoming our guests, our officiant opened the ceremony with a little speech about us. As I’ve mentioned, he’s known us for several years, so he started out by talking about that a bit. But the bulk of the opening words were based on emails that we separately sent to him in response to some questions he’d given us—what qualities do you value most in Mr./Miss Hammerhead, how does he/she bring balance to your life, etc. He started out with what I’d written about Mr. Hammerhead, and that was when my eyes started to well up. I mean, I wrote those words, so it’s not like I didn’t know they were coming. But there was just something about hearing all the things I loved most about Mr. Hammerhead read out loud that tugged at me.

I saw most of the rest of the ceremony through a thin screen of tears. I didn’t ever actually cry—except for that time I was reading my vows when I had to turn away from the mic for a quick, “oh, crap”—but the feels were definitely there. I kept looking over at Mr. Hammerhead, who would take a deep, visible breath, silently prompting me to do the same. And it was nice, actually, those wordless moments with my very-soon-to-be husband while someone else drove the ceremony bus.

Anyway, moving on. Once our officiant had finished his message, we had a brief sign of peace where,申博太阳城免费试玩 [求助] 菲律宾申博, following the Catholic tradition, everyone turned to their neighbor and wished them, “Peace be with you.” Mr. Hammerhead and I turned to MOH A and Best Man J to give them a hug and a peck on the cheek, and then turned back to each other, so I did the same thing—standing on tiptoe, I pecked Mr. Hammerhead on the cheek. And was immediately fake-accused by our officiant of trying to skip right to the kiss! Once everyone had come back to their seats, our dear family friends from California came up to read A. A. Milne’s “Us Two,” switching off between stanzas.

Wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
Whatever I do, he wants to do,
“Where are you going today?” says Pooh:
“Well, that’s very odd ‘cos I was too.
Let’s go together,” says Pooh, says he.
“Let’s go together,” says Pooh…

“Let’s look for dragons,” I said to Pooh.
“Yes, let’s,” said Pooh to Me.
We crossed the river and found a few—
“Yes, those are dragons all right,” said Pooh.
“As soon as I saw their beaks I knew.
That’s what they are,” said Pooh, said he.
“That’s what they are,” said Pooh.

“Let’s frighten the dragons,” I said to Pooh.
“That’s right,” said Pooh to Me.
“I’m not afraid,” I said to Pooh,
And I held his paw and I shouted ‘Shoo!
Silly old dragons!”—and off they flew.
“I wasn’t afraid,” said Pooh, said he,
“I’m never afraid with you.”

So wherever I am, there’s always Pooh,
There’s always Pooh and Me.
“What would I do?” I said to Pooh,
“If it wasn’t for you,” and Pooh said: “True,
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Can stick together,” says Pooh, says he.
“That’s how it is,” says Pooh.

Next up was our community vow, where we got a chance to turn to our guests and hear them pledge their support for us. I don’t have the exact wording because our officiant hasn’t sent us the text for the ceremony and we don’t have our video yet, but I will say that it really was pretty special to take in all those friendly faces (well, of the first few rows, at least—it was hard to see beyond that) and hear them say, loudly, with gusto, “We do!”

(I’ll be honest: This is one of the few things I actually remember from our ceremony. Mr. Hammerhead and I both blacked out with stage fright for most of it—on our honeymoon, we realized neither of us had any idea what the other had said in their vows. Our videographer is worth his weight in gold.)

Once our guests were done with their vows, it was our turn! We wrote our vows separately (although Mr. Hammerhead did ask me what general format I used for mine, so they could be roughly the same in length and tone), and guys, I held it together! Even though Mr. Hammerhead looked at me like this!

When we’d made it through our vows intact, Aunt K came up to read the blessing of the hands. I altered the text of the widely used handfasting a tiny bit, but it’s mostly just the old standby:

Miss Hammerhead, take Mr. Hammerhead’s hands palms up,
so you may see the gift that they are to you:
These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and vibrant with love,
that are holding yours on your wedding day,
as he promises to love you all the days of his life.

Now Mr. Hammerhead, please take Miss Hammerhead’s hands, palms up,
so you may see the gift that they are to you:
These are the hands of your best friend, smooth, young, and carefree,
that are holding yours on your wedding day,
as she promises to love you all the days of her life.

Now, please join hands.

The love already in your hearts
Has been strengthened by the vows you have taken.
You will be bound by your love as you are bound by your clasped hands
From now until the end of your days.

These are the hands that will love you and cherish you through the years, and will comfort you like no other.
These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as you build your future together.
These are the hands that will hold you whenever illness, fear, or grief may find you.
These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.
These are the hands that will hold your children.
These are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours.

Bless these hands that you see before you this day.
May they always reach out with love, gentleness, and respect.
May they build a loving relationship that lasts a lifetime.
May they always be held by one another.

Up next was our lily ceremony. Much like Mrs. Sea Monkey, we decided to surprise our parents by taking a moment during the ceremony to thank them for everything they’ve done for us. Traditionally, this is done with roses, not lilies, but calla lilies are a favorite of Mama Hammerhead’s, and conveniently enough, yellow calla lilies not only fit into our color scheme, but they also apparently symbolize gratitude. So, I bought a few Real Touch yellow calla lilies online and tweaked the wording of the ceremony to fit:

Miss Hammerhead and Mr. Hammerhead, your wedding is a special celebration for your parents. As you were growing up, your parents gave you love and guided you through all your trials. Their love for you has brought them both great happiness and great challenges.

Miss Hammerhead and Mr. Hammerhead are so grateful to have met each other and realize their own capacity to love and be loved was shaped by some very exceptional people…their parents.

Miss Hammerhead and Mr. Hammerhead wanted to thank you for the support and the love you have shown them over the years, not only by your words, but by your actions.

Miss Hammerhead and Mr. Hammerhead wish to honor their parents by presenting them with yellow calla lilies, which represent gratitude, to thank their parents for the many selfless sacrifices they have made and for their unconditional love so freely given.

It seemed to be a real hit with our parents, so I was really glad we took a couple minutes to do this. Then, Mr. Hammerhead’s godfather came up for our third and final reading: “Blessing for a Marriage,” by James Dillet Freeman. Again, this is a well-weathered reading for weddings, but with good reason,澳门太阳城真人网站 [求助],申博亚洲, I think, and we really liked the sentiment behind it.

May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. May you always need one another—not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness. A mountain needs a valley to be complete. The valley does not make the mountain less, but more. And the valley is more a valley because it has a mountain towering over it. So let it be with you and you. May you need one another, but not out of weakness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you entice one another, but not compel one another. May you embrace one another, but not out encircle one another. May you succeed in all-important ways with one another, and not fail in the little graces. May you look for things to praise, often say, “I love you!” and take no notice of small faults. If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have good sense enough to take the first step back. May you enter into the mystery that is the awareness of one another’s presence—no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another.

In the blink of an eye (seriously, I made Mr. Hammerhead check his watch in the lull before cocktail hour to make sure it lasted more than five minutes), our ceremony was over, and it was time to kiss…

…and walk down the aisle. We were married!

Married bees, did your ceremony feel as fast as ours did?

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“Where words fail, music speaks.”- Hans Christian Andersen

Thank goodness for the holidays—I finally had a few precious days to tackle some of our DIY projects, like this beauty here, aka the design for our CD Favors!

I played around with the filters and color levels in Photoshop long enough to be super happy with the cover design. It’s so cute! I was inspired by a record poster and designed my own version with a heart shaped record & a fun chevron background.

AND, after a little dance party in our living room, we picked our favorite tunes. 🙂

A little ’80s, a pinch of indie, a dash of soul and a lot of love & happiness, bees, here it is…”me + you” – The Ostrich Wedding Playlist!

{CD design by Miss Ostrich}

“me + you”

The Ostrich Wedding Soundtrack

“Dreams” by The Cranberries “Stolen” by Dashboard Confessional “,申博太阳城大客户服务 傅抱;There She Goes” by The La’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel KamakawiwoÊ»ole “Cupid” by Sam Cooke “Someday” by The Strokes “In Between Days” by The Cure “Melt With You” by Modern English “The Promise” by When In Rome “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure “Only You” by Yazoo “By Your Side” by Sade

These tunes are not only some of our all-time faves, they’re also the soundtrack to our 10 year relationship. First dates, mix tapes we’ve made along the way, road trips and the many adventures in between. And, some of them will also make a special guest appearance at our ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, too. 🙂

And similar to Mrs. Tiramisu’s sweet Escort Card CDs, we purchased our music from – where else? – iTunes. 🙂

From the iTunes site:

“You shall be authorized to burn an audio play list up to seven times. You shall be entitled to export, burn (if applicable) or copy (if applicable) products solely for personal, noncommercial use.��

Next up? Printing out these covers, designing the CD Labels and putting it all together…stay tuned!

Bees, what are some of your favorite songs that represent the soundtrack of your relationship?

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