Gloves in Love: A Most Grand Exit

OK, I know I said that was the end of ceremony posts and, technically, it was. But”¦remember that crazy smile in my last pic? Let me remind you:

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A lot of people comment that we look so excited to be married—and we were. We are! But also”¦the end of our ceremony meant that the bagpipes were coming, and I was so, so excited to see them!

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As you may recall, McGlovin is a firefighter, and several of the men he works with are in the local Pipe and Drum group and always play in unit weddings and funerals. I could not have been more touched when they offered to play in our wedding. For full disclosure, I should tell you that I have no idea what they played. But my dad would suggest it was “Scotland the Brave.”

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How it worked was this: they came from the back of the cathedral, came up the aisle playing, and then turned and led us back down the aisle, all newly married and what have you. I thought it was awesome and, based on all the feedback we got, most of our guests were equally thrilled with the surprise.

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When we got back into the back room, a few things occurred: one, my dad hugged me and wept”¦we’re talking grown man sobbing, which of course started me weeping as well. Then, everyone else was filing in and, for some reason, there was a fair amount of group hugging (which is usually my least favorite thing in the history of the universe).

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The bridal party organized the bubbles for a bubble exit (it was one of the few things McGlovin insisted on and, even though the Church technically didn’t allow it, we went for it) and herded everyone out to the steps. We loved the bagpipes so much that we asked if they would play as we exited the church, and they kindly agreed.

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I would later realize that the exit photos are the only photos that exist of my veil, outside of our ceremony”¦oh well!

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When we reached the bottom of the steps, McGlovin’s brother in law helped me into their car”¦which was a process, considering all of my tulle. :)

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**Personal photo!

Although I really, really wanted a vintage car, having McGlovin’s sister and brother in law drive us around was amazing: a.) they’re the most considerate people in the universe, b.) they brought champagne for us to toast in the back of the car! c.) they made an awesome playlist, so we were getting super pumped up every time we were in the car, and d.) we were only driving a total of five miles. It would have been ridiculous to rent a car.

And that, hive, was out entire exit—a bit of a production! Two questions for discussion: First, are you doing any kind of exit? Our church tried to suggest that we not, so they thought we wouldn’t have one—surprise! Also, did anything that you were originally against turn out amazingly, like our car situation? Share!

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Mrs. Gloves

Location:
Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
January 2013
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    Mrs. Funnel Cake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:36 am

    Haha, so funny… last wedding I was at at the Cathedral also had bubbles for the exit!! I guess people just don’t listen to the rules there. ;)

    Awesome exit photos too!! It’s such a quick moment. And the bagpipes looked like they were awwwwesome! :)

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    emma20130601 319 posts, Helper bee @ 10:00 am

    Your exit photos are AMAZING!! :)

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    bridesmomma 427 posts, Helper bee @ 10:49 am

    Your exit on the church steps looked like something in a fairy tale!

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    Mila G, Guest @ 11:01 am

    am i imagining things or do you really really really look like Emma Stone in your wedding pictures?? esp the last one in the backseat of the car

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    Ashlee, Guest @ 11:03 am

    you are gorgeous!

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    Mrs. Gloves 190 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:04 am

    @Mila G: It’s completely odd that you say that- a few others have mentioned it, namely my makeup artists, and I truthfully, not bashfully, cannot see it at all! But thank you- I think she’s gorgeous!

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    missgoldfish 439 posts, Helper bee @ 11:22 am

    Love your exit photos! Especially the picture of your veil blowing in the wind!

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    cosmo_gmr 945 posts, Busy bee @ 11:52 am

    Amazing pictures! The ones of your veil flowing in the air are so beautiful.

    Amazing exist and your looked radiant!

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    Merelymere 598 posts, Busy bee @ 12:01 pm

    The 4th picture down of you coming down the steps is my favorite! Such fantastic photos!

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    Mrs. Treasure 1638 posts, Bumble bee @ 12:39 pm

    What an awesome exit!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 1:38 pm

    What an amazing way to exit your wedding!

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    Mrs. Mongoose 726 posts, Busy bee @ 2:07 pm

    The smiles you guys have on your faces are absolutely classic–I can just tell how happy and in love you guys are!!! The bagpipers were a very cool addition as well :) And I must say, you and your dress are GORGEOUS!!!!

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    Mrs. Gondola 970 posts, Busy bee @ 4:51 am

    Beautiful amazing exit photos!! So impressed!

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    Mrs. Waterfall 1300 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:37 am

    Haha, I love that you didn’t listen to the church rules, and that bagpipe exit looks fabulous! Love the picture of your veil from behind :)

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