Our ceremony was so wonderful. Rob and I spent a lot of time together and with our officiant, Kanta Bosniak, going over song choices and readings and the wording of our vows. Kanta was fantastic and I can't recommend her enough.
Our wedding party walked down the aisle in pairs to "Home" by Phillip Phillips, and both of my parents walked me down to the instrumental opening of "Moth's Wings" by Passion Pit. Once Rob and I were pronounced husband and wife, we walked away together to "Us" by Regina Spektor.
My cousin Ashley read from 1 Corinthians 13, which we cut a bit to focus on the parts we liked the most: "Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way...Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Love will last forever...There are three things that will endure--faith, hope, and love--and the greatest of these is love."
Then our good friends Patrick and Chad read one of my favorite E.E. Cummings poems. It fit in so nicely, and Rob and I loved including both of them in the ceremony.
After the vows and exchange of rings, our officiant read from Ruth: "Wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you live, I will live. Your people shall be my people. Wherever you die, I will die and be buried beside you. We shall be together forever and our love will be the gift of our lives."
In closing, she shared a gorgeous Irish Wedding Blessing: "May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase. May your hands be forever clasped in friendship, and your hearts joined forever in love."
Then we hugged everybody, took a few pictures with our extended family, and had a private champagne toast with our wedding party before joining the reception, which I'll show you tomorrow!