I loved the calm in the church just a couple of hours before the ceremony was to begin. For a wedding of 100 people, we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect church to be married in. Some of our guests even commented that it felt like a little country church… that is, until an ambulance came blaring by in the middle of the ceremony. Ahh, urban life!
… while Momma Stiletto kept me cool and calm as we waited in a different part of the church. This was after the first look, but I was still all in knots!
The guys putzed around while they waited for the high sign that they should line up…
… while the ladies kept me company as I asked, “Is it time yet?!” many times over.
When Mr. S was on his way to the front of the sanctuary, I met up with Daddy Stiletto to get lined up behind the rest of the wedding party.
A behind the scenes story: notice my arms in the shot? Yeah… I was very concerned that I was going to sweat like crazy during the ceremony (not only out of nerves, but the sanctuary didn’t have air conditioning!), so I was keepin’ my arms out. But no worries, I was cool as a cucumber!
An encouraging smile from Sister Stiletto…
… and just to not have a completely big head about how great I’d like to think I looked on the day, I give you my ugly face:
Two of our fabulous ushers rolled out the white carpet, err, paper-like runner. That blasted runner (you’ll see why in a second).
The bridal party made their way down the aisle.
And Mr. S was ready and waiting for my grand entrance!
Here goes nothin’!! (Seeeeee the runner?! Arrr.)
*Please note: All photos from Laurie Peacock Photography
I have to say, while I was ready and rarin’ to go down the aisle, it absolutely went by in a whirlwind. An amazing and meaningful whirlwind, but a whirlwind nonetheless!
Next up – the Stiletto ceremony and officially tying the knot!