PaC Man & Wife: Here Comes My Girl

I always knew what song I wanted to walk down the aisle to. Even before I knew who Mr. PaC was, I sure about the song. I fell in love with it as a little girl watching ECPOT’s movie Impressions de France. Beyond the enchanting melody, it resonated with me because of our French roots. My processional song? Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Aquarium” from The Carnival of the Animals. (You may recognize it from our video.)

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Everyone lends a hand to pick up my skirt.

As my dad and I approached the edge of the garden, the DJ transitioned from the main processional song, “Maybe I’m Amazed,” into the bride’s processional song. What a magical moment! All of those years of hoping to hear that song and here we were.

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Cool, calm, and collected. Not one ounce of nervousness!

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Daddy PaC and me discussing the lovely French classical music I selected for our processional

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Mr. PaC waits for his bride to appear.

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Oh, the things a father must be thinking moments before he walks his daughter down the aisle. (We lucked out that he felt well enough to walk with me!)

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Locking eyes across the garden

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Spectacular

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Daddy PaC trying not to let his emotions get the best of him—he’s proud of me, but I’m proud of him too.

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Here I come!

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Relaxed, confident, and ready to do this!

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Getting closer!

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Mr. PaC, recalling my dad’s remark that I was “his problem now,” makes a memorable face and gesture.

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A handshake and unspoken agreement

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With one last kiss, Daddy PaC gives his oldest daughter away.

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My husband-to-be takes my hand and leads me up the stairs.

Up next, the full ceremony with lots of laughter!

(all photos by Heather Fowler Photography, unless otherwise noted)

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Location:
Wilmington, DE
Wedding Date:
June 2011

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 12:43 pm

    I love Camille Saint-Saëns!! “Aquarium” is a lovely piece to walk down the aisle to. :)

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    bellefille 232 posts, Helper bee @ 12:51 pm

    Your photos are gorgeous!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 1:18 pm

    ah i love your narrative…i feel like i was there!

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    paw 871 posts, Busy bee @ 2:10 pm

    lovely!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:17 pm

    Aw, I love Mr. PaC’s reaction shots and the first photo with your dad, so sweet!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 7:13 pm

    Your ceremony space is breathtaking!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:39 pm

    @shaynapunim: so excited someone else knows this piece of music!

    @BelleFille, @paw, & @ChicagoDreamer: Thank you! It is a breathtaking space. :)

    @Miss Gray Wolf: If you felt that way reading this post, then I did my job! My hope is that reading these recaps 10 years from now will bring all of the memories back.

    @Mrs. Pony: Our photogs were like ninjas – I never noticed them! It definitely made for more natural photos. We felt free to be our goofy selves!

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    bridesmomma 448 posts, Helper bee @ 9:04 pm

    Your dress (and you) looked so gorgeous as you walked down the aisle!!

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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:11 am

    GORGEOUS! The backdrop is so spectacular (perfect word for it)! It makes me so excited for my own garden wedding.

    That being said, I have tears in my eyes – I’m going to be such a wreck at my own wedding. The whole thing – the walk, the handoff, the anticipation, is all so beautiful though. I can’t help myself. :)

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:46 am

    @bridesmomma: Thank you! :)

    @Blonde17Jess: Garden weddings are so dreamy! I hope you have great weather. Your emotions might surprise you and pull a 180 from what you’re expecting! I get teary-eyed reading other bees’ wedding stories, but there were no tears on our own wedding day. Sometimes you’re just too full of happy to even cry happy tears.

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:05 pm

    your pictures just get more and more gorgeous, how is this possible? your recaps have been so beautiful

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:18 pm

    @Miss Panda: You are so sweet, Miss Panda! We got lucky – with the weather and our photographers!

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