I know I’m biased, but I think we had the cutest little wedding party members in the history of children being in wedding parties. My heart melts at the sight of kids in formal wear.
Seriously, how cute is this?
Understandable for a three year old, Gavin was a little scared to walk down the aisle by himself , so we let him escort his mom, my sister Jess. I really wish I wouldn’t have been hiding in the back waiting for my turn. Until I looked at the pictures, I had no clue that he worked the room as he walked. Either he was practicing for future presidential campaigning, prepping for a career of catering to the paparazzi at Hollywood movie premieres, or just taking time to acknowledge all of his adoring fans, Gavin pretty much stole the show.
And this next photo is one of my favorites from the day:
“How you doin’?”
Then, it was Trevor and Aidyn’s turn. We trusted Trevor, age six at the time, to carry our wedding bands. He was old enough to handle the responsibility and I think having the real bands made him feel more important. Aidyn couldn’t wait to start tossing petals.
She did such a good job of smiling while doing her job. It was adorable.
Trevor took his role so seriously! It was too cute! He kept his eyes on the rings because he knew how important they were to the ceremony.
Once our cute little flower girl and ring bearer made it to the front, it was time for me to make my entrance. A walk so important deserves a special introduction, so Gavin was given the mic. Yes, we gave a three-year-old a microphone at the start of our wedding ceremony.
“Here comes the Bride!”
Too. Freaking. Cute. I love how he took the mic away from my sister and enthusiastically said that last line. He is such a scene stealer and I love him! I’m not sure what you’d call his role (a Page, maybe?), but having him say those words in his cute little way was much more fun than having him carry a banner, which was the original plan.
So, with any and all tension broken by the cuteness of children, my dad walked me down the aisle to meet my future husband.
And, Mr. Deviled Egg watched and waited as we approached.
I kept my focus on him the entire time. I remember telling my dad, through my smile, to slow down. I wanted to enjoy the moment and take it all in.
This was it! In front of all the people who mean the most to us, we were about to become husband and wife! After over three years of dating and a 17-month engagement, the moment was upon us. I couldn’t remove the smile from my face for anything. I was grinning like a fool, but didn’t care one bit. Happiness of this level is difficult to hide. 🙂
All photos are the work of Ticia Mangino Photography.
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