Gloves in Love: Waiting to Walk

So, after about a half an hour of photos at the Statehouse, everyone packed back into the cars to head over to the cathedral. I was immediately rushed downstairs to the undercroft, where everything was just as I hoped it would be: the box of brown bag lunches was waiting in the room for post-ceremony replenishment, the coolers with flowers were down there, and my tote with any and all day-of necessities was being carried around by my sisters with the same dedication you might expect of Marines carrying the nuclear football. Everything was perfect.

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Upstairs, the church was gorgeous, the ushers were ushing, and people were slowly trickling in. With about 20 minutes until the ceremony, the priest came down and let me know it was time to head upstairs, to the back of the church. Since I would, technically, have to walk through a small part of the church, my people made a nice wall to block my passage”¦

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In the back room, everyone started to line up in the correct order and things started to get real. My mom and dad worked together to get my veil and my blusher on correctly.

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Just before the music started playing, my dad asked Colin, our best man, if he had the rings. Colin pulled the ring bowl out of his pocket and promptly dropped it, sending both rings skittering across the floor.

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Everyone looked at me to see if I was going to freak out, but really, it was the perfect ice breaker. I laughed, and while Cait helped Colin tie the rings more securely, my dad and I shared a tiny sip of pre-ceremony whisky. That was it”¦it was time to get married!

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Up next, we start to process down the aisle! What was it like just before you walked down the aisle? I for sure thought I would be a teary mess, but no”¦laughing and sipping whisky with my dad. Anyone else surprised by their reactions?

***As always, these photos are courtesy of the tremendously talented Barefeet Studio

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Mrs. Gloves

Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
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    Merelymere 598 posts, Busy bee @ 12:46 pm

    We had a ring bowl also, with a “stunt ring” in it for my nephew to handle. The MOH and best man had the actual rings, and handed them to the priest while we were kneeling. Upon hearing, “May I have the rings?”, my nephew loudly placed (slammed?) the bowl onto the rail of the kneeler– my husband and I couldn’t stop snickering. Also, we have a shot where he looks so reverent, as though he is bowing his head in prayer– my brother-in-law assured me that he was, in fact, rolling the ring around in the bowl. Fun times :)

    Also, WOW! You’re gorgeous!!!

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    sunkissed19 646 posts, Busy bee @ 1:43 pm

    wowza – that cathedral is gorgeous!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1299 posts, Bumble bee @ 2:40 pm

    That Cathedral is amazing! A girl after my own heart! I also thought I would be a crying mess, but nope.

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    JujuBear 47 posts, Newbee @ 4:59 pm

    That Cathedral is gorgeous!
    And how funny that you and your dad sipped some whisky right before the ceremony!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:08 pm

    What a gorgeous cathedral! I love that you had some pre-ceremony whisky :)

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:03 pm

    Wow! That is one gorgeous venue! I love the fact you didn;t freak out about the rings! Awesome!

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    Mrs. Gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:02 am

    @Merelymere: ha!! That is hilarious- I’m glad you let it crack you up, rather than irritate you. And…thanks, you’re making me blush!
    @sunkissed19: @Mrs. Waterfall: @JujuBear: @Mrs. Pony: @Jacofblues: Just wait til you see the ceremony recaps- between the gorgeous setting and our amazing photographers, it’s magical! And, I mean…I’m Irish, what can I say? ;)

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