One Treasured Day: Here Comes the Bride

Since I was in fifth grade, I knew I would walk down the aisle to Canon in D. Standing behind the closed doors, I could hear it’s familiar notes, and I realized that my childhood dream was about to come true. I was about to walk down the aisle and marry the love of my life.
My friends, E and J, fixed my train. Our friends/their now-fiancés, M and M, opened the doors, and it was time.

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Walking down the aisle was one of the most surreal moments of my life. I saw the faces of our family members and friends around me, the flash of camera bulbs, and—way down at the end of the aisle—the beaming face of my groom.

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As we walked, I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face.

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Through the tears, I couldn’t take my eyes off of Mr. T. I was just so excited to see him. I couldn’t believe that we were about to get married. There were 125 people in the beautiful chapel, but I only cared about one.

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Once I reached the front of the beautiful chapel…

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…my parents handed me over to Mr. T, symbolically transferring me from my family of origin to my new family.

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I wiped away my happy tears, and we approached the altar to begin the ceremony.

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All photos by Andrew Collings Photography

One Treasured Day: Moments Before :  wedding chicago pictures pro pics recap OneTrea01 One Treasured Day: Goin' to the Chapel :  wedding chicago pictures pro pics recap OneTrea01 One Treasured Day: All Dressed Up :  wedding chicago pictures pro pics recap OneTrea01 OneTrea01

Miss a Treasure recap? Catch up!

Practice Makes Perfect – Our rehearsal

Hitting Rock Bottom – Our rehearsal dinner and too many butterflies

Hair, Makeup, and Broken Mirrors – I get ready with my girl friends

All Dressed Up – I become a bride

The Somethings – Old, new, borrowed, blue

The Guys Get Ready – Mr. T and the rest of the guys get dressed and head to the church

Goin’ to the Chapel – We head to the chapel and fix a wardrobe malfunction on the way

Moments Before – My nerves resurface just before the ceremony

The Processional – The bridal party makes their way down the aisle

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Mrs. Treasure

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
September 2012

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  1. Member
    MrsPadlock2B 488 posts, Helper bee @ 12:48 pm

    Your church is just so amazing in your photos

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    emma20130601 341 posts, Helper bee @ 12:49 pm

    Wow! Amazing pictures! You look absolutely gorgeous!! :)

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 12:56 pm

    The chapel is soooo beautiful. And I love your big happy smile :)

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    mslemur 616 posts, Busy bee @ 1:10 pm

    You look so amazingly happy!!

    And I have always wanted to walk down to Canon in D too :) Mr. Lemur said “but everyone does it…” and I said it doesn’t matter, because we haven’t!

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    msmongoose 264 posts, Helper bee @ 1:16 pm

    Beautiful Mrs. Treasure!!

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    kimy 1164 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:49 pm

    Lovely :)..LOVE the flowers and you all look gorgeous!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:39 pm

    @Miss Lemur: Exactly! It is a bit cliche, but I don’t care because I LOVE it. It always has been and always will be my wedding song.

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    cowpoke06 129 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:08 pm

    how perfect! I actually started tearing up while reading this at work!

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    tuesdaychild 171 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:23 pm

    The church is amazing!!! And you look gorgeous!

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    shaynapunim 654 posts, Busy bee @ 3:24 pm

    So beautiful!! :)

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:43 pm

    What a beautiful moment!

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    courtoni 177 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:07 pm

    Beautiful! I love Canon in D. One of my faves!

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    MrsFutureG 1696 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:10 pm

    Somehow I have never heard Canon in D. I actually have spent the past few hours trying to find the perfect song to walk down the aisle to and once again the Bee came through. I’m listening now and getting chills.

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 10:57 pm

    Your “down the aisle” post moved me to tears, as most do. I especially love the fifth photo – you and your mom have the same beautiful smile! My daughter was in junior high when she discovered Canon in D and said immediately that was her wedding march – hope she doesn’t change her mind. One year for Christmas I got her a CD called “Pachelbel’s Greatest Hit” with about a dozen versions. The only hard part will be deciding on which version to use.

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    Beauty and the Groom, Guest @ 12:50 am

    One melting moment right? Walking down the aisle is the most emotional part for a bride.

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    MrHT 40 posts, Newbee @ 4:28 am

    And you look gorgeous!:)

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    Miss ABC 208 posts, Helper bee @ 6:35 am

    What a special memory that you will “treasure” forever!

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:51 am

    @whomajigi: Glad I could help!

    @TexasAggieMom: Thank you for your kind words. I hope your daughter has as nice of a memory connected to the song as I do.

    @Miss ABC: I see what you did there. ;-)

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    olazmt 53 posts, Worker bee @ 5:53 am

    And you look gorgeous!

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    Matt Black, Guest @ 4:07 pm

    I’m in love with that church!

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    Clara, Guest @ 4:22 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 5:47 am

    At one point in my life I sore I would some day walk down the aisle to cannon in D. I broke that promise, but it is a great melody.

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