A tradition we hung onto was the seating of the grandparents and mothers. Although we didn’t have “seating” for the ceremony—as in we didn’t have bride or groom sides—we did reserve the front row for family members, and my sister’s boyfriend and brother walked the our grandmothers and mothers down the aisle.
All pictures by Niki Marie Photography.
My sister’s boyfriend is a serious usher professional. Perfect form as he walked Mr. Lemur’s mother down the aisle!
After the grandmothers and mothers were seated, it was time for my sisters and Mr. Lemur’s brothers. We debated how to do this part, and ended up with just a quick casual walk down our very short aisle. Possibly the shortest aisle of all time. Within a few moments of the first chords of Canon in D, everyone was in the front except me.
My dad asked if I was ready to go and before I even knew it, I was walking down the aisle. I was completely blindsided by the fact that I started to cry. I was choking back tears for the eight steps down the aisle—maybe it’s a good thing it wasn’t longer!
None of that matters though, because I had this guy waiting for me at the other end.
Our officiant asked, “Who gives this woman to this man?”
My dad answered, “Her mother and I,” and gave us a hug.
We were getting married!
What processional traditions did you hold on to? How did you do seating?
The wedding day began at 5:30 am and continued as we got ready at the venue. We had our perfect first look and then took couples pictures in the road. After bridal party pictures and family pictures, it was time to begin the ceremony!
- Greenville, South Carolina
- Graduate Student
- Wedding Date:
- May 2013
- Pleasant Ridge Camp & Retreat Center