Gloves in Love: We Walk

This post needs little to no explanation—we process down the considerable aisle. If you’d like to listen to our processional music, click here:

First, McGlovin and the priest emerged from the sacristy:

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Then, in no particular order (seriously, I think that I just paired everyone up off the top my my head) came the bridal party. First, Heather and Jeff:

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Rachael and Andy:

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Nina and Ben:

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McGlovin’s sister Abby, and her husband:

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Then, finally, Best Man Colin and Maids of Honor Shannon and Caitlyn (my sisters):

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The organ in the cathedral is a pipe organ, which means that the organist is facing the organ and can’t turn around to see what’s going on. So instead of playing a different song for my processional, the organist just played the “Trumpet Voluntary” for a while and then, after it could be safely assumed assumed that everyone had made it, played an incredibly grand flourish, and continued with the same. At first I was skeptical, but it was awesome. :) So, a few things happened as the grand flourish was playing: first, my dad asked if I was really sure this is what I wanted:

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McGlovin got excited:

And Shannon began to weep—and, as it turned out, wouldn’t stop for the balance of the day. :)

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My dad and I began our walk”¦

As I walked down the aisle, I wasn’t looking at Mr G at all. Instead, all I could really focus on was seeing so many of my favorite people—it’s really crazy when you have all of your friends and family staring at you at one time, and you can just feel, almost tangibly, the ridiculous amount of support that surrounds you.

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But then, as we got closer and I looked from my brother to my mom to my sisters, I realized that the only person whose face I hadn’t seen yet was McGlovin’s. I looked up at the altar, into his eyes, and hive—every emotion hit me at once, and I lost it. I went from beaming bride”¦

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”¦to ugly-cry in an eighth of a second.

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Then my dad moved my veil, he shook McGlovin’s hand, and the ceremony began!

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I know that most brides are looking for their spouse-to-be at the end of the aisle, but was anyone else awestruck by seeing so many of their loved ones as they walked down the aisle? Seriously, it’s amazing when the only people you are looking at are loved ones—you don’t know where to look because they’re all your favorites!

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Mrs. Gloves

Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
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    meganmarie33 162 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:22 am

    Your pictures are breathtaking. :)

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    Mrs. Blue Whale 633 posts, Busy bee @ 11:23 am

    I cannot get over the church! It’s so beautiful!!

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    spotted_giraffe 312 posts, Helper bee @ 12:00 pm

    Yes, this is what I think will happen to me too! That’s why I’m in favor of a first look instead. I’ll be too distracted when walking the aisle to really be able to actually look at him!

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    ecjohnson 111 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:05 pm

    there is a picture of me walking down the aisle beaming at someone in the audience! it was probably after that that I realized I should look at my future hubby too!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 6:18 pm

    Yeah I had this overwhelming ffeeling of WOW all those ppl in there love us, before I walked. When I walked all I had eyes for was my man! I love how you started to cry! So emotional!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:26 pm

    There’s so much to take in during that walk down the aisle, it looks like yours looks perfect!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1311 posts, Bumble bee @ 4:48 am

    That church (and organ) is seriously stunning!
    My organist has a rear view mirror of sorts so he can look at the priest for cues ;)

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    mco06 45 posts, Newbee @ 2:50 pm

    i have to agree with everybody else, that church is gorgeous!! you looked stunning and had great pictures..
    i have yet to experience that whole feeling but just from reading what it feels like, i really feel like i’m gonna be doing the ugly cry

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