Our Wedding // The Ceremony

our wedding ceremony / a thousand threads
I didn’t think it was possible, but our ceremony was even better than I could have imagined.

Even though we went back and forth over what it should include, all we really needed were our vows.  Staring into Mark’s eyes through my tears, saying the words I’d pored over for months… I’ve never meant anything more.

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The crying began with my father, who told me how proud he was just before taking my arm… but in a desperate attempt to preserve my mascara (which was shockingly resilient in the end!) I tried to hold back… collect myself as best I could.

As we walked down the aisle, Moonsville Collective (our amazing band) played “Living of Love” by the Avett Brothers, and all I could see was Mark’s face… I was done.  I think I cried through the rest of the ceremony.

Our officiant’s words were personal and perfect… it meant so much that the person marrying us really took the time to get to know us, and during the ceremony it really showed.  Then came our vows, and later when I share our wedding film you’ll see… I wasn’t able to hold it together at all.

We laughed, we bawled, we shivered… but I couldn’t feel the cold one bit.

Our ceremony was truly the happiest moment of my life.

Next up: The Reception

Photographer: Steve Steinhardt / Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse / Band: Moonsville Collective / Hair+ Makeup: Mar with TEAM Hair and Makeup / Floral: DIY / Dress: Ivy & Aster / Shoes: Kate Spade / Headpiece: Twigs & Honey / Groom’s Suit: Brooklyn Tailors / Bridal Party: J. Crew / Patterned Ties: David Arms by Otis James / Striped Tie: Forage / Officiant: Jono Shaffer

11 Comments

  1. Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    you can never go wrong with avett brothers for a wedding song :)

    • Laicie
      Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

      I agree! Especially that one — it was perfect. :)

  2. Posted May 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    So beautiful! Congrats!!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Mary!!

  3. Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    SO so pretty! Looked like such a lovely wedding!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Kate!! xo

  4. Posted May 21, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    This is such a beautiful post–and my goodness, could those images be any more gorgeous? I don’t even know how you held back the tears!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

      Haha I didn’t do very well at it!! Once I let go they wouldn’t stop. :)

  5. Posted May 21, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Awwww, this almost made me cry!!! What a beautiful ceremony this was and so special and intimate. Congratulations again, beautiful!!

    • Laicie
      Posted May 22, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Juju!! It was an amazing day. :)

  6. Posted May 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Shut upppppp!!! Laicie this is beyond beautiful. I love the location and that band looks amazing! All so wonderful.

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