Love Potion #8: Proceeding with the Ceremony

(Yeah, that title is a lame attempt at a play on “processional.” Just go with it.)

It was finally, finally time to make my walk down the aisle.

Well, not quite yet. Some other people had to walk, first. Like the grandmothers and mothers, escorted by our ushers (and of course my dad escorted my mom) to Bach’s “Prelude in C Major“:

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My cousin S waits patiently for his turn, giving a manly nod to the camera.

Then the music changed to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”:

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Cousin S, altar server

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Mr. Potion’s friend C, lector

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Father Ninja, officiant and…ninja

Next were the bridesmaids, starting with BM BabySis:

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BM MrsL:

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BM MrsB:

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BM J:

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BM MrsF:

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And MOH Sis:

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The music changed one last time to Pachelbel’s “Canon in D”:

I know a lot of people are scared of the idea of having children in their wedding. Kids are unpredictable—they may cry and refuse to walk down the aisle, lose the rings, soil their beautiful clothes, or otherwise cause a distraction during the ceremony. But between the two of us, we’re related to a whole bunch of beautiful children, many of whom would be there to celebrate with us anyway, so we figured—why not? We had four “Tiny Attendants” in total—a flower girl, a “ring bearer” (who didn’t actually carry the rings), and my little twin cousins to lead us all in. All we asked of each of them was to just walk down the aisle, then find their moms and go sit down—that’s it. And they all managed to do that just fine! (Posing for group photos afterward ended up being out of the question…but that’s OK.)

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the state of your ovaries after viewing these photos.

First, my cousins A & A, three years old:

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(You may have noticed that his shirt was untucked and he wasn’t wearing any shoes. Oooor you may have been distracted by their precious grins.)

Next, Mr Potion’s nephew J, two years old:

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And finally, my cousin M E, six years old (but she turned seven a couple of weeks later):

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And that’s it! That’s the whole procession.

Oh no, wait. A couple more people needed to walk down the aisle first…

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And now…it’s time to get married. :)

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What music did you use for your ceremony procession? Did you have kids in your wedding? How many?

*all photos by One Photo Gallery*

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Location:
Herndon, VA
Wedding Date:
November 2012

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:12 pm

    “Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the state of your ovaries after viewing these photos.” LOL! you are adorable! But those cheeky grins on their kids did melt my heart just a little! I love your walk down the aisle! You look so blissful!

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    Mrs. Rubber Stamps 821 posts, Busy bee @ 5:46 pm

    Awwww, they are so cute and the pictures of you walking down the aisle are so special.

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    bridesmomma 440 posts, Helper bee @ 8:50 pm

    The kids were darling! The photo of your dad & you with the stained glass in front of you…just beautiful! :-)

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:23 am

    Jealous of the cute flower girls and ring bearers. So cool that you had a few! People have only just started having kids in our family so I only had one nephew, 2 at the time, so we didn’t do them. But ahhh the cuteness. Totally didn’t notice the lack of shoes or tucked in shirt. ;)

    You looked so sweet when you were walking down the aisle with your father.

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    daniellekira 573 posts, Busy bee @ 8:41 am

    Those kids were too cute. I didn’t even notice the missing shoes or untucked shirt. I was too focused on all the cuteness.

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