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Together at Last: A Walk to Remember

sThis post is part of my wedding recap series. Missed something and want to catch up? Click here for links to past “Together at Last” posts. 
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I alluded to this earlier, but during the processional, I waited outside the chapel. I wanted a “grand” entrance with both doors swinging open at the same time. But the only way that could happen was if I waited outside…in the blustery, cold, February weather. Luckily, our wedding coordinator brought along an assistant who stayed outside with me. I don’t know her name, but she was a lifesaver. She wore a jacket, but kept it open in an attempt to block the wind from messing up my hair. While she was doing that, I was squatting, hoping that would help break some of the wind. (If you’re keeping track, that’s the third time I squatted on my wedding day.)

While I waited for the cue, my entire body started shivering. Yes, the temperature was low, but it was my adrenaline kicking in. Excitement literally flowed through my entire body as I thought about the upcoming moments. Before I had time to relish in the last few moments of being single, our wedding coordinator peeked outside and told us it was time. And with that, I took a deep breath, put one foot in front of the other, and took my walk to remember. 

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If you can see, my eyes are looking down in that photo, but when I felt comfortable with my steps and looked up, I truly felt like a bride. Everyone I knew and loved was there with a smile plastered on their face. All eyes were on me, but I looked straight ahead and kept my eyes on my groom. 

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On a normal day, I can cry at the drop of a hat. A cute commercial comes on? Tears. I do some sort of silly mistake? Tears. I’m laughing too hard? More tears. Reading a book, looking at homecoming pictures, or watching a movie? Tears, tears, tears. But on my wedding day? I didn’t shed a single tear. My husband on the other hand? He cried, and it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

Me? I couldn’t stop smiling.

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For the first time in my life, I was too excited to even think about crying.

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Two lives,
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two hearts,
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joined together in friendship,

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united forever in love.
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I know it’s hard to see, but I can tell I’m still smiling, because there are little wrinkles around my eyes in this picture. I love it!
Up next…Love Words.
*photos courtesy of Kim Jackson Photography

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