Wedding Wednesday: The Ceremony

Above all else Jacob and I desired our wedding day to praise God and celebrate His love and bringing us together. That's what really matters, right? Our ceremony was built around that entire intention and looking back we are incredibly thankful for the moments to join our closest family and friends in worship.

Our musicians were fantastic and led the attendants down the aisle to What a Wonderful World and my father and I to You're Beautiful by Phil Wickham. Cue the tears. Both of these songs overwhelm me with praise for how wonderful of a creator our Lord and Savior is and how divine this life we are given is. We spent some time in worship with the praise songs How Great Thou Art and Cornerstone, two of our favorites.

When preparing for the ceremony neither of us felt strongly about a unity candle or the traditional sand pouring traditions. We may be a tad bit off beat. Something Jacob and I both feel very strongly about is equality within our marriage. We are both equipped with different gifts and passions and each have a right within our relationship to share and demonstrate those. We are a team working and serving together in the capacity that works best for us.

That being said, we decided that washing each other's feet right after we read our vows was a highly sacrificial, meaningful, and humbling experience that we hoped would lay a foundation for the direction we desire our marriage to take. This moment was one of my absolute favorite from the entire day. It was a second of complete clarity of God, self, and spouse.

Finally, as we prepared our hearts for marriage we had been reading a psalm a day for the 150 days leading up to June 7th. To close out the ceremony everyone stood and read the final psalm together which declares Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens! Praise him for his mighty deeds; praise him according to his excellent greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with lute and harp! Praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe! Praise him with sounding cymbals; praise him with loud clashing cymbals! Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! May we forever declare this praise.

Now is YOUR chance to ask any and all questions you may have about our wedding or marriage. I will be holding a Wedding Wednesday FAQ in a few weeks and would love to answer your questions. Submit your question(s) through the Google Form below and check back on Wednesday October 1st for the answers.

Have you missed out on previous wedding Wednesday posts?
The DIY Bouquets
The Perfect Wedding
The Photography
The Invitations
The Dress
The Overview