We Start Today: The Processional

It was time to get married! Brent made an announcement to please turn off cell phones as the ceremony was about to start! Singer J and the groomsmen accompanying him started the first song for our families entrance, “Candle on the Water.”

All Photos by Palos Studio

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“I’ll be your candle on the water…”

We decided during our planning that we wanted all our family to walk down the aisle, including our siblings who were not in our bridal party. My brothers acted as ushers and Mr. Castle’s sister did a reading, and we wanted them all to be a part of the processional as well. It ended up working out very nicely. The first to enter was Mr. Castle’s grandmother, escorted by his nephew.

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He was really excited to be wearing a tux, but I don’t think that excitement carried over into walking down the aisle. This is the only picture we have where he is not looking at the floor.

Next came Mr. Castle’s sister, accompanied by her husband. The tears were already starting…

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Then Mr. Castle’s parents entered. MIL Castle was trying to keep it together!

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My 90 year old Grandmother, Nannie, was escorted by my middle brother.

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Next, Grandma T was escorted by my oldest brother.

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And last but not least, my Mother was escorted by her baby, my youngest brother.

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I heard a lot of comments on how excited my Mom looked walking down the aisle.

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She originally wanted all three of my brothers to carry her in on a throne-like chair, but that just didn’t pan out. ;)

After all of our family was seated, our musicians started the intro of their next song, “Till There Was You.” Mr. Castle and his groomsmen (the ones who weren’t also acting as musicians) followed our officiant Father Geoff to their places for the ceremony.

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They made their way down the right side instead of down the center aisle

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Once the groomsmen were in place, Singer J began singing the lyrics—which cued the bridesmaids that it was their turn to head down the aisle.

“There were bells on the hills, but I never heard them ringing. No I never heard them at all, till there was you.”

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Our photographer got a shot of each of them before making their entrance.

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First was bridesmaid C. I love this picture because the face popping out and smiling on the right hand side is her boyfriend!

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Next was bridesmaid S looking lovely.

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Then bridesmaid L made her way down the aisle.

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I had to include this picture because it’s so amazing. Bridesmaid L was winking at her fiance, one of Mr. C’s groomsmen!

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Next was Bridesmaid J with her beautiful turquoise necklace.

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And finally MOH N made her way down greeting everyone with a smile!

The last to enter were our adorable ring bearers. These brothers held hands and walked down the aisle like pros. I was glad we had them go last so their Mom could see them come down. They were so precious.

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The younger of the two was definitely a little shy.

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He hid behind his sign a bit. So cute.

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They were so great! When they got to the front they had seats waiting for them with their Dad and grandmother.

Our family was seated and the bridal party was in place. Now it was my turn!

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Coming up next: my big moment!

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Miss a recap? Check it out below!

We start at the end with a surprise wedding video!

We rehearse

Our rehearsal luncheon

We start the day with singing, dancing, and an earthquake

I get my hair and makeup done

We arrive at our venue and Mr. Castle asks for some makeup

With the help of my Mom and bridesmaids I get into my dress!

I take some solo shots of me as a bride

My handsome groom and his men

Some family shots and first look regret

Photos with my Bridesmaids!

I get a three generations photos with my Mother and Grandmother

Ceremony details

Waiting for the ceremony to start AND how our amazing vendors saved the day!

BLOGGER

Mrs. Castle

Location:
NYC/Southern California
Wedding Date:
April 2012
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    snowcone 1141 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:33 am

    I love processional posts — you can always feel the anticipation building!

    (Oh, and on a random note, your BM S reminds me of Connie Britton. Super jealous of her hair!)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:39 am

    It looks like you made rounds to pick super attractive girls to be your BMs, not that I’m jealous or anything but seriously!
    And not happy with that you take two heart-melting adorable kids to be your ring bearers.. again, not jealous.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 7:51 am

    Everyone looks so happy!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:27 am

    aww These are great shots!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 11:02 am

    I love that you included all your siblings in the processional, that’s super sweet! Everyone looks so happy!

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    msfox 1635 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:33 pm

    You have some seriously amazing shots of everyone coming down the aisle – and I agree, your mom just looks SO happy and excited!! I love it!

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    cicijapan 263 posts, Helper bee @ 4:17 pm

    Wow! Those pictures were great. Everyone looked so happy!

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 5:34 pm

    I love the single shots of the bridesmaids…you can see their excitement to share that moment with you!

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    debeachgirl 536 posts, Busy bee @ 9:08 am

    Love this post! And I think your Mom’s dress is the same as FMIL.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 11:27 am

    i love your maids pops of colors!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:49 pm

    Your bridesmaids are some very lovely ladies! Love all the happy smiles, winks, and HOW CUTE are the ringer bearers (OMG)!!!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:30 am

    Awww your family and bridesmaids and ringbearers are all so cute!

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