Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony

In this latest ‘Our Wedding Day’ series blog post, I’m sharing all about our wedding ceremony.  Without a doubt, it was the most special part of the whole day.  

I have never been a good public speaker.  The thought of saying my vows aloud in front of guests had been making me nervous.  Yet, come the wedding day, there were no unsettled nerves.  Just excitement.

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The Ceremony: Walking down the Aisle

Following the pre-ceremony meeting with the Registrar it was time.  Time to marry the love of my life.  We had given ourselves just six short months to plan our wedding, and they had flown by.

Canon in D started to play and the doors to the ceremony room opened.  The Bridesmaids took their turn to walk down the aisle as I watched on.  I took one last look at Dad, we shared a smile, and together we walked the most special walk of my life.

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

I had pre-warned Trevor that if he wasn’t emotional when I walked down the aisle, that I would turn around and walk it again until he shed a tear.  Obviously, that was a joke between us, but to see him fighting back the tears made me love him all the more.

We shared a kiss, and took each others hands as the Registrar begun the ceremony.

The Ceremony: The Vows and the Rings

In no time at all, it was time to say our vows and thankfully, Trevor was asked to go first.  We shared a chuckle as he stumbled over his first few words and was made to start again.  But we won’t mention that.

In turn, we said our vows and as slushy as this sounds, every word felt magical.

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

There was a mildly stressful moment, when Trevor placed my ring upon my finger.  It wouldn’t fit.  But fear not, he managed to force it on.  Trevor’s ring fitted beautifully. The below images sum up those moments perfectly.

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Shortly after, we were declared as Husband and Wife, and our guests cheered as we shared a kiss.  I would relive our vows a million times over if I could.  On reflection, the only aspect of the day that had been worrying me, turned out to be my absolute favourite.

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

The Ceremony: The Marriage Register

Now a married women, the marriage register would become the last place I would sign my Maiden name.  The surname I had known all my life.  It was a hard-hitting moment.  Whilst I felt excited to be sharing the same surname as Trevor and our boys, I was also sad to leave my name behind.

Our chosen witnesses and best of friends, Joe and Carrie, signed the register and together we all shared in some laughter.  I honestly couldn’t tell you what we were laughing at, but it was clearly funny at the time.  Probably Trevor’s vows cock-up but we still won’t mention that.

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

Our Wedding Day: The Ceremony - The Love of a Captain blog

And there you have it, our wedding ceremony.  Over in a flash, but forever etched in our memories.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give to you, the new Mr and Mrs Ford…

Lisa x

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10 Comments

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    anosa
    November 12, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    you look stunning! the ceremony looks so beautiful and I love your choice in flowers and bridesmaid dresses.

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    Jenni
    November 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    You look gorgeous! Belated congratulations.

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    Chloe Ciliberto
    November 10, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Lisa your dress is so beautiful. It sounds like such a magical moment and you both look really happy! I can’t wait until its my turn to do this. I’m sure it feels so surreal and magical saying the words and very strange to give up your last name. I’m going to be very nervous. x

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    Emma
    November 10, 2017 at 9:57 am

    This has made me emotional, such a beautiful way to describe your special day. The photos are just stunning as well. I hope you have many happy years together.

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    Sophie's Nursery
    November 10, 2017 at 9:31 am

    Ahh how lovely 🙂 I was so nervous about saying my vows too but the nervousness definitely gets replaced by excitement! x

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    five little doves
    November 9, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Oh wow these photos are just stunning! You look absolutely beautiful and so very happy. danger

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    Judith
    November 9, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Beautiful

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    Cath - BattleMum
    November 9, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Congratulations. Your pictures are amazing. Reading your story has made me want to look through our wedding album but it’ll have to be the digital one as the physical one is in storage x

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    Kate | Five Little Stars
    November 9, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Many congratualtions! You looked beautiful on your wedding day. I agree, it’s so nerve wracking in prospect. I felt the same. And we had 6 months from engagement to wedding as well! The best way :o) We had a very small wedding (25 guests including children) and we wrote personalised vows – so that helped with my nerves. As a lawyer, the signing of the register felt like the momentous bit too – the legal part! But I was keeping my maiden name for work so I didn’t feel too sad about that part. I have since changed career and don’t use it at all any more, but I like the unity it gives our family to all have the same surname. Kate x

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    Sarah Jones
    November 9, 2017 at 9:58 am

    I love all the gorgeous photos, you look beautiful. So lovely to read about your wedding it takes me back to mine as well.

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