A few brave souls grabbed a fleece blanket or huddled under an umbrella, but the majority of guests gathered under the covered porch.
I heard the wedding party's processional song come on (1,2,3,4 by the Plain White T's) and one by one our wedding party exited the venue and made their way to our snowy ceremony site. I was peeking out of a window to see as much as I could of this part of the ceremony! The grooms are so lucky they get to see this part of the ceremony, that being said, the proscessional pictures are some of my favorite from the day.
GM/Honey Bro escorted my mom down the aisle first. She was so happy and looked beautiful in my great-grandmother's fur coat.
After Mama Honey was situated, Mr. Honey walked down with FIL Honey and Officiant Mark.
And there Mr. Honey and Officiant Mark stood under our handmade arbor, in the middle of a snow storm and watched the rest of the wedding party trek the snowy aisle.
If you remember, we had the uneven wedding party with eight bridesmaids, five groomsmen and one dog. I kind of fretted over how we would actually pair up the 'maids to 'men, and I have to say it worked out perfectly! Here's how our uneven-ness played out.
GM/Honey Bro walked BM Mae.
GM J.S. pimped, I mean walked, down the aisle with BM Candace and BM K.
BM Kel Bel had the most handsome of all...she walked Zeus down the aisle.
GM J.C. and BM Hogan walked down together.
GM Steele then walked BM Scoot and BM Fawn down.
Then it was BM Cruise who escorted MOH Stac (he later said she had a death grip on him, but hey she was 8 months pregnant!)
Our crew of little ones followed them. I have to say that I wasn't sure this would actually work. At the rehearsal, two of the flower girls were being especially shy, but I figured if they didn't make it down, so be it. Well they rocked it! Our two ring bearers (two of my cousins) held the little girls hands and helped them walk down the snowy aisle. So cute!!
I recall standing in the doorway at this moment, making eye contact with the guests on the porch with the biggest smile ever while my dad was (still) fighting back tears. I remember having this feeling of perfection as I looked down my aisle and glanced at the wedding party standing so perfectly on our ceremony site.
The song switched to my song (Everybody by Ingrid Michaelson) and it was my time. My turn on the aisle. I get chills typing this out because it was such a happy moment. The Honey wedding guests did their part by beginning to stand as I made my way down the stairs...
...and then they started clapping and cheering! It was so unexpected and if possible, it made my already huge smile bigger.
Meanwhile, this is how the wedding party was looking:
There's smiles and tears and even two groomsmen being awesomely adorable. And Mr. Honey? He's looking down because he is in fact crying, big puppy dog tears! Shhh don't tell him I told you that secret ;)
Both Mr. Honey and I gave my dad ginormous hugs...seeing two very important men in my life embrace, both while crying, was a very sincere moment for me.
My dad took Zeus, and headed back to sit next to my mom. Mr. Honey and I grabbed hands and it was time...time to become husband and wife!
*All Photos by the talented duo of Zak Fleming Photography
· We had a busy wedding week
· Teamwork made our Dream Work
· We rehearsed casually
· There was a pizza party!
· Friday night was Princesses, Panties & Practice
· Bridal details made me reminisce my morning
· I became a bride!
· The Honey Girls took a walk in the snow
· The Dudes got handsome
· We did our First Look, with our doggy!
· The Honeys posed as bride and groom
· The Honey Dudes played in the snow
· 20 People and a Dog posed
· I swooned over the details