Hi there! Happy Friday to you! What are you doing this weekend? I have a busy weekend ahead of me. Tonight, Mike and I are doing date night together. So I’m definitely looking forward to that. Tomorrow, we have one of Mike’s old co-worker’s weddings to attend. This will be the first wedding that we are not a part of since our own wedding. It will be nice to finally relax and enjoy a wedding than have to worry about being a part of it. I’m looking forward to that. Hopefully there will be some good eats. I’m thinking since it’s a fall wedding, there might be pumpkin for the wedding cake? I’m hoping that there is. I love pumpkin cake! Then on Sunday, Melissa and I are attending a food show which we are both super excited about!
I’m also really excited to talk about today’s blog post! Today, I am going to recap our wedding ceremony. This is the most important aspect of our entire wedding day. I think it is the most important aspect of everyone’s wedding day. This is the symbol of everything coming together at once. I have to say that I have never in my entire life felt as nervous as I did walking down that aisle and standing up there during our ceremony. I have sung and acted my entire life in front of large groups of people and of course sometimes you get a little nervous but it was nothing compared to what I was feeling on my wedding day. I wasn’t in any way shape or form nervous to marry Mike. I was just nervous at the entire situation and being the center of attention standing there with him. I was nervous that I was going to trip on my dress or on the aisle runner. My dress was way too long. The seamstress didn’t do the alterations correctly so I did trip on my dress walking down the aisle.
I remember the rush of emotions I felt when they said it was my turn to walk down the aisle. My heart was racing out of my chest and I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t wait to see Mike standing there waiting for me at the end of the aisle. I didn’t know if I was going to cry or not but I sure felt my eyes welling up with tears. It was hard for me to even speak. I was just so happy and excited because we both waited almost 7 years for this moment to happen. We have been through so much together and this was our moment.
In our religion, you are to sign a marriage certificate before the ceremony. Usually, the bride and groom does this together. It doesn’t need to happen this way so we decided to sign it separately because we didn’t want to see each other before the ceremony. So Mike signed the document first with his parents, grandparents, my parents and his brother in the room. Mike’s brother was his witness who also signed our marriage certificate.
The ceremony went absolutely beautiful! The Rabbi did a phenomenal job. She made sure to explain everything that she was saying and what we were doing so everyone would understand. I made sure in the program to explain everything so our guests would be aware of what was happening when and why. I think it really helped especially for those people who may have never attended a Jewish wedding before. We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony. She did a really great job and helped to ease our nerves.
I loved standing there just gazing so deeply into Mike’s eyes. We were so connected in those moments unlike anything I have ever felt before. Words can not express how you feel when standing there with the one you love. It was such a surreal and out-of-body experience. I loved every second of it.
After the ceremony, we did a ton of pictures with our families and the bridal party. That is going to be the next part of our wedding that I am going to recap. I am also at some point going to recap all of the little details that you have been noticing. I am going to explain and show signage, various aspects of things I was wearing, etc. I am going to explain it all. So definitely stay tuned!
Have a great Friday!