My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 6-10 (Part 7)

September 23, 2011

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.

Photo Taken By: Kyle Hepp

Seba and Karen

It was twilight when the ceremony started and you could feel the romance in the air.

Photo Taken By: Kyle Hepp

Lucas’ Grandmother and Father

Photo Taken By: Kyle Hepp

Matias (Lucas’ youngest brother)

Photo Taken By: Kyle Hepp

Marcos (Lucas’ oldest brother)

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?

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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52 thoughts on “My Wedding & Honeymoon: Day 6-10 (Part 7)

  1. Patricia GW

    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 😀

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      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

  2. Lauren Aloise

    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!

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      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!

  3. Alicia

    Beautiful setting, stunning dress, & gorgeous couple. Your pics are a wonderful story, they capture your day so perfectly. 🙂

  4. Cecil

    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?

  5. Roxanne

    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!

    1. Andi Perullo Post author

      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!!!

  6. Ceri

    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.


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