My heart was aflutter with anticipation as the first few notes of our procession song, Pachelbel’s Canon, began to play. I could hear Lucas and the rest of our wedding party talking, but I could not see them. Part of me wanted to eschew tradition and come out of hiding to give him a gigantic kiss before walking down the aisle and yet the other part of me — the part that won in the end — decided to use those last moments alone to take in everything that was happening. I cannot put into words what it felt like knowing that the distance Lucas and I had been incurring for six very long years was now coming to an end.
Since neither Lucas nor I are religious, we had the freedom to create a ceremony that was incredibly personal and only included exactly what we wanted it to. While I was in Graduate School in New York City, I befriended a remarkable woman named Karen Chase, who happened to also be a wedding officiant. When I told her that I was getting married last year she immediately said that as a wedding present she wanted to officiate our wedding. It was the best present I could ever ask for!
Our ceremony was both in English and Spanish, thus we asked the husband of my wedding planner, Julie, to help Karen with the translating. Seba, is a famous radio journalist and news announcer, in Buenos Aires. You have never heard a voice until you have heard his.
It was twilight when the ceremony started and you could feel the romance in the air.
And then my handsome soon-to-be husband escorted his gorgeous Mother down the aisle. I love the following photo, because you can see how proud she is of her son.
Once Lucas’ wedding party had processed, it was then time for mine. I have talked in great detail over the years just how much my brother, Alex, means to me. I am blessed with many extraordinary girlfriends, all who deserved to be my Maid of Honor, however I could not have imagined anyone else other than my brother fulfilling that special role. He not only escorted Julie, my Matron of Honor, but he was also our ring bearer.
The idea of just my Father walking me down the aisle did not feel right to me, as I did not like the idea of one man passing me on to another man and my Mother is as equally important to me. So, I had both of them walk me down the aisle; first her and then him (the aisle was not big enough for all three of us to walk together).
With a final kiss from my Father, we were ready for the ceremony to officially begin.
Which is your favorite photo?
Gorgeous! Congratulations to you both!
Thank you and thank you!!! 🙂
I just noticed that you have your hand on your hip in the photo where you’re waiting to come out the door – classic!
Hahaha I KNEW either you or Kyle would mention that!!! Love it!
The entire ceremony is so SO SO beautiful. I know you’re detail oriented, and no matter what kind of drama went down at the time, every photo shows how perfect and full of meaning yours and Lucas’ wedding was. It must be fun to relive the memories as you post about them here 😀
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I’m glad that all of my hard work paid off and that everyone seems to like the wedding that I created. It’s sooooo much fun!!! XO
Wow, Lucas and his mom look SO alike! Amazing. And I LOVE the idea of a twilight ceremony. I can feel the romance from here.
I agree! But everyone else says he looks like his Dad!!! I LOVE that you can feel the romance all the way across the world. 🙂
Aw, what beautiful pictures! I love that you had both of your parents walk you down the aisle. I think it’s awesome when people go against the norms to make their wedding meaningful… it’s what I did too and I wouldn’t have done anything differently!
Agree 100%! Why do women still feel the need in the 21st century to adhere to traditions that are so outdated? Don’t get me wrong, I love traditions, but I think a wedding is SUCH a personal thing, why not keep a couple traditions, but at the same time add personal touches? I LOVED your wedding by the way!!! Besos!
I love all of them!
I love the one with the back of your dress!
I love that one too! I have a black and white one as well and it was difficult for me to choose which one to post!!!
You look beautiful!
Awww thank you! Beijos!!!
You look great! Congratulations on your wedding and all the best in life! 🙂
Thank you so very, very much!!! I’m so touched!
love the pics!!! my favorite is the back of you walking down the aisle & the b&w pic!
Those are 2 very awesome shots!!! Thanks a million for your kind words!
YOU ARE THE MOST GORGEOUS BRIDE EVER!
Wow, thank you soooooooooooooooooooo much!!!
Beautiful setting, stunning dress, & gorgeous couple. Your pics are a wonderful story, they capture your day so perfectly. 🙂
Thank you doesn’t adequately express my gratitude for this comment!
Oh honey, gorgeous pictures again! Love the photo of your other half and his mum – stunning moment !! Xx
Such a GORGEOUS moment was captured there, I LOVE it!!!
Aw, I love that you had your brother as a man of honor. That is so sweet!
He’s the love of my life (don’t tell Lucas)!!! 🙂
Beautiful stuff, as always.
You’re so kind, thank you!
Seriously, how do I pick a favorite? They’re all great photos!
Awww thank you so much!!! XO
Love that back view of you walking down the aisle! Your gown is so incredible. Loooooooove the skirt!
I love that shot too! I bought the dress because of the skirt! 😉
Oh My! I missed a huge part of your blog! Congratulation Andi! You looked sooo beautiful in your wedding! All pics are so sweet and have captured your most important moment of your life.
How’s your newly wed life?
Thank you sooooo much!!!!! What a lovely, lovely comment! Newlywed life is absolutely blissful! 🙂
Andi, I am so thankful to you for sharing your joy. There is so much romance and intimacy to this series of posts and it makes me smile every time you post a new part of the series!
I’m so delighted that you said that, because that’s EXACTLY what I’m trying to do with these posts and I love that I’ve accomplished it! Thanks my darling for your kind words!!!
so beautiful post and very lovely wedding pics
Thank you and thank you — you rock!
Love the black and white shot of you.
Thank you!!! 🙂
The one of Lucas and his mother looking at each other is so emotional and beautiful – though it’s hard to pick just one, Andi!
That photo is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!
The photography is stunning, but you my dear could make ANY photo gorgeous!!!
Wow, what an incredible comment, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gosh, how could anyone pick a favourite photo? The whole ceremony looks so magical. I do love that picture of Lucas’ mother looking at him- You’re right. So much pride there. Perfectly captured.
I think that’s my favorite — it’s hard to choose I know! The emotion in the shot though is just incredible wow!!!