Partner and I had a small-medium sized wedding, so the size of our wedding party might seem a little strange but these people mean so much to us we wanted them in our circle on this special day.
She created a beautiful ceremony that perfectly captured the organic, natural and spiritual feel we wanted.
The best man was Partner's oldest friend from high school. Jeff was a lifesaver. He did so much to help before and after. He also came in 3 days early. Perfect timing as Partner and I were starting to get on each others nerves as we tried to get everything taken care of before hand! In short, he was the best best man!
Before the ceremony started, our DJ played a medley of Enya. Picking music was a small feat in and of itself. Music means a lot to Partner and I. Trying to find the music to capture each part of the evening was harder than we'd imagined.
When it was time to start, my ladies walked in to China Roses, by Enya.
My bridesmaids also wore olive green (our other color was charcoal grey) but I wanted them to wear dresses in which they would be comfortable. Of course, each dress was a perfect reflection of each's personality.
Janice is my dearest friend from college. We have shared so much together - some of which she shared later during the reception to much laughter. She said yes without hesitation when I asked if she' be a part of the ceremony. And she continued without hesitation, arriving early as Jeff did, staying behind as everyone else headed to the wedding rehearsal the day before when I hadn't finished my wedding vows, gamely staying up to make bouquets.... She was, in short, wonderful, as always.
When the bridesmaids had entered, the music changed.
I cried a lot when I listened to this song in the weeks before the wedding. I thought I would stop crying, and I did. Instead, when this song started, I became very, very nervous for the first time all day....