Sunday, December 2, 2012

Lives Intertwined: The Ceremony

Once Papi Boa left me at the altar, I passed my bouquet to Lil Boa, leaving me free to hold hands with the FI/Hubby throughout the ceremony. I kind of wish I could tell you that my wedding ceremony was emotional and romantic and that I cried uncontrollably though most of it. Unexpected for a regular crybaby like me, I maintained a calm demeanor all throughout the ceremony, not one tear was shed. To tell you the truth, the amount of happiness I felt was so overwhelming that there was no space to even think about crying. Me feeling overwhelmingly blessed and happy was a recurrent theme during the day! 

We had a traditional Catholic wedding ceremony without Mass and decided to go with local custom, letting the priest decide what would be read during the ceremony, most of which I don't even remember. After a couple of readings, the gospel and the priest's homily, came the blessing of the rings and the exchange of vows.

As the priest said: "I now pronounce you man and wife."

"You may now kiss the bride
*One of my favorite guest pics featuring our smiling priest during the kiss
As soon as we started exchanging our vows, guests started sniffling and their tears starting falling. For some unknown reason, I felt the uncontrollable urge to clear the air, which apparently meant going into a fist pump and saying "Yesss" immediately after our kiss. The whole church burst into laughter at this spontaneous expression of excitement and the mood was lifted. Six months later, I'm still wondering where the hell that came from!

Our ceremony was relaxed, easygoing and fun with even a little bit of funny thrown in, perfectly reflecting our relationship and what I hope our marriage will be like.
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