We have reached an end to my wedding posts. How bittersweet! Don’t worry, I saved the best for last.
Our ceremony was short, sweet, and to the point. It’s how all weddings should be. Make the guests tear up and then send them to the open bar! All jokes aside, our ceremony was seriously so sweet. My grandparents, who have been married for 61 years, were our flower girl and ring bearer. I can’t think of a better example of love. Our good friend, Nikita, officiated. I’m so glad we asked him to, he killed it. My brother, Eero, read an excerpt on love (and airplanes which was very fitting). I can’t forget the best part. My husband, y’all. He wrote me the most perfect vows complete with inside jokes, Harry Potter references, and so much love. I cried when I reread them a few days ago!
I’ve always, always loved weddings. Who doesn’t? There’s two people in love, multiple chances to happy cry, free food and drinks, and the dance floor at a wedding always goes hard. Our wedding was all of this and more. The speeches successfully made me laugh and cry. The dance floor was always filled, especially when ‘Tunak Tunak Tun’ came on! I even iced Spencer during the garter toss with the help of my bridesmaids. He was so surprised and angry, but he chugged it like a champ! There were some pretty great moments shared with the best people in our lives.
Our wedding turned out a littler nerdier than expected. I knew we would be using cones made of Harry Potter pages for our confetti toss. I didn’t expect that both Spencer and I would have Harry Potter quotes in our vows. We also decided last minute to have my brother read a quote from Firefly during the ceremony. Then to top it all off, our bridal party walked down the aisle to a song from Lord of the Rings! I left that up to Spencer to decide the day of. He didn’t disappoint!
I had a really hard time picking music for the wedding. Which is probably why I left the processional music up to Spencer! I thought it would be nice to share the music we used just in case anyone is planning a wedding. It might be a good starting off point for someone out there! (Nerdy as it may be.)
- Processional: “Concerning Hobbits” by Howard Shore and “Green Eyes” by Coldplay
- Recessional: “Me and You” by Jake Bugg
- Wedding Party Introduction: “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Suede
- First Dance: “Revelry” by Kings of Leon
- Father/Daughter Dance: “Love without End, Amen” by George Strait
- Mother/Son Dance: “Flower” by Amos Lee
- Last Song: “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks
- Sparkler Exit: “Hedwig’s Theme” by John Williams
I almost totally forgot that we played a song from Harry Potter during our sparkler exit. This wedding was way nerdier than planned.
This is our last wedding. I promise we won’t have a third (at least anytime soon). So you won’t want to miss out on all the juicy details of this wedding. Follow the link to read posts about our wedding details, bridal party, and first look.
I’d love to know – What song was your first dance to? Did you write your own vows?
All photos were taken by Leah Elizabeth Photography
Married 61 years.
Flex in a suit!!!
All of our people in one place.
Spencer’s vows had a lot of Harry Potter references.
We had to recreate this photo from our first wedding!
Our first dance as husband and wife to ‘Revelry’ by Kings of Leon.
Best moment captured perfectly.
Bouquet tosses are very serious business.
Venue: Venue 311
Photographer: Leah Elizabeth Photography
Hair & Make Up: Blushworthy
DJ: DJ Forrest of Xceptional DJs
Photo Booth: Xceptional DJs
Flowers: Bulk from Sam’s Club (Arranged by me, Devin, and Michelle.)
Bar: Laura’s Bartending Services