Walking on Sunshine: the Gazelles Get Married

Our guests had arrived at the Brock House and began to take their seats for the ceremony. They scoped out the ribbon wands we had left on their seats.

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Brother Gazelle walked my mom down the aisle.

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Then it was our groomsmen’s turn.

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And Mr. Gazelle…beaming and so handsome.

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Next up were my gorgeous bridesmaids.

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Our niece took her job as flower girl very seriously and she was so cute.

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All of a sudden it was my turn. I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head at this point including “please do not let me trip on these stairs!”

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All of a sudden I spied my soon to be husband.

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My dad gave me a kiss and shook Mr. Gazelle’s hand.

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We were ready!

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Our ceremony flew by. I forgot my lines when I had to repeat after our marriage commissioner resulting in a few laughs.

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Mr. Gazelle and I chose to write our own vows following Mrs. Jam’s advice. Despite keeping our vows a secret from each other we said very similar things to each other—talking about our love for biking and hiking in the mountains and spending time developing and enjoying culinary creations with each other.

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Our flower girl was having fun playing with her “Here Comes the Bride” flag.

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Our friend Pam read “Consider Love” by Sandra Boynton. I’ve had this book for years and the simple story urges us to consider all kinds of love and its moods and many ways. It was perfect.

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Then it was time for us to exchange rings.

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And we were married!! You may kiss the bride!

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Our recessional song—Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves began playing.

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We boogied back down the aisle while our guests waved their ribbon wands and cheered.

Best. Wedding. Ever.

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Did you and your spouse decide to write your own vows and were you surprised by how similar they were?

*All photos courtesy of the amazing Sakura Photography*

Get caught up with the Gazelle recaps!

Walking on Sunshine: Posing Party

Walking on Sunshine: Our First Look

Walking on Sunshine: Guys Get Ready

Walking on Sunshine: Becoming a Bride

Walking on Sunshine: My Somethings

Walking on Sunshine: Getting Glam

Walking on Sunshine: to the Salon!

Walking on Sunshine: Step by Step

Walking on Sunshine: Last Night as a Single Gal

Walking on Sunshine: Our Rehearsal Lunch

Walking on Sunshine: We Rehearse

Walking on Sunshine: Let’s Hike Up a Mountain

Walking on Sunshine: We Arrive in Vancouver

Walking on Sunshine: Pre-Wedding Vacation

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Ms. Gazelle

Location:
Calgary/Vancouver
Wedding Date:
July 2011
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    Mrs. Cucumber Sandwich 602 posts, Busy bee @ 11:38 am

    Your pictures are so gorgeous… but not as lovely as you! You looked so happy. These just make me smile :)

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    peachplum09 732 posts, Busy bee @ 12:06 pm

    These pictures are so full of love and joy!

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    Mrs. Honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:17 pm

    So pretty! And the ribbon wands just make me smile :)

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    Mrs. Bacon 695 posts, Busy bee @ 2:35 pm

    I love your photos! Your ceremony seem so heartfelt and I love that reading! Something tells me the reception photos are going to blow my socks off!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 3:22 pm

    Your flower girl is so adorable! And that picture of Mr. G as you’re walking down the aisle is perfect.

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    Mrs. Turkey 654 posts, Busy bee @ 4:45 pm

    @Mrs. Pony: Agreed! It looks like Mr. G is thinking “WOW” when he sees you (as he should – you looked amazing).

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    gramgeek 1398 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:39 pm

    Lovely photos :D

    I think I am doing ribbon wands after seeing your photos

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    sugarbox 226 posts, Helper bee @ 11:35 pm

    You look beautiful and thank you for sharing them with us.

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    Mrs. Trail Mix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 11:37 am

    I love everyone waving the ribbon wands in the background of the photo of your first kiss as husband and wife!

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    SarahConnors 152 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:48 pm

    I am loving the little flag and ribbon wands! What adorable ideas!

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    Mrs. Pain au Chocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:12 pm

    Eeeee! The ribbons wands are just splendid. What a happy recessional song! :)

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