Lives Intertwined: The Ceremony

Once Papi Boa left me at the altar, I passed my bouquet to Lil Boa, leaving me free to hold hands with the FI/Hubby throughout the ceremony. I kind of wish I could tell you that our wedding ceremony was emotional and romantic and that I cried uncontrollably though most of it. Unexpected for a regular crybaby like me, I maintained a calm demeanor all throughout the ceremony—not one tear was shed. To tell you the truth, the amount of happiness I felt was so overwhelming that there was no space to even think about crying. Feeling overwhelmingly blessed and happy was a recurrent theme during the day!








We had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony without Mass and decided to go with local custom—letting the priest decide what would be read during the ceremony, most of which I don’t even remember. After a couple of readings, the gospel and the priest’s homily, came the blessing of the rings and the exchange of vows.






As the priest said: “I now pronounce you man and wife.”



“You may now kiss the bride
*One of my favorite guest pics featuring our smiling priest during the kiss

As soon as we started exchanging our vows, guests started sniffling and their tears starting falling. For some unknown reason, I felt the uncontrollable urge to clear the air, which apparently meant going into a fist pump and saying “Yesss” immediately after our kiss. The whole church burst into laughter at this spontaneous expression of excitement and the mood was lifted. Six months later, I’m still wondering where the hell that came from!




Our ceremony was relaxed, easy going and fun, with even a little bit of funny thrown in, perfectly reflecting our relationship and what I hope our marriage will be like.


Catch up on the Boa recaps!

Recap before the Recaps

This Bride Gets Dressed

Pictures of The Bride

Bride Walks Down the Aisle


Mrs. Boa Constrictor

July 2
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Wedding Date:
May 2012
Shoe Dreams
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  1. Member
    MaggieL 494 posts, Helper bee @ 6:17 am

    I seriously thought I would cry all through our ceremony too…but I was just so happy!

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    dlbaqua 837 posts, Busy bee @ 7:19 am


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    Mrs. Bracelet 279 posts, Helper bee @ 7:20 am

    Haha, spontaneous joy is the best! 😀

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    estella, Guest @ 7:32 am

    I totally did a “Yes” fist pump when walking back down the aisle! It made everyone laugh and was a great way to end the ceremony and transition to the celebration. :)

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:45 am

    Hahaha that “yes” expression cracked me up.

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 8:00 am

    Beautiful! The fist pump is the best!

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    TwelveDays 38 posts, Newbee @ 9:26 am

    Your recaps make me so happy! The peace and joy you were feeling seems to radiate through. I hope to have a similar wedding day experience, and the no-crying gives me some hope that I won’t be a blotchy, blubbering mess on the day.

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:12 am

    I love the nail polish you chose, Boa! So pretty and elegant.

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    ChicagoDreamer 509 posts, Busy bee @ 5:52 pm

    I love your fist pump action! Way to go Mrs. Boa!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:51 pm

    Oh wow what a gorgeous looking ceremony! I love that you eased the tension! I actually think I did something similar. In fact my husband and I were so eager to kiss that we did it before the priest said “you may now kiss your bride” haha!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 4:58 pm

    hahahaha, love your “yes” moment! Our ceremony was also relaxed, funny, and happy so I can totally relate!

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