After the hand off Pastor Luther took it away with the opening part of the ceremony. He asked all of us if we were ready to CELEBRATE! We all cheered and that set the whole tone for the ceremony. He talked about how love is about celebrating the good times so that when tough times come around, which every marriage has ups and downs, we have memories that help us through. He said that he loved the small ceremonies, like ours, because they were so much more personal and intimate. I really liked that he threw that in there, it made me feel good about having a small wedding. Disney was also incorporated into the wedding, slightly, with references to us sharing our most magical day in the most magical place in the world. Pastor Luther really made me smile and relax at the beginning of the ceremony.
When Pastor Luther finished he passed the floor over to Jake. Jake read a beautiful passage about love. It was great that he wanted to be involved during the ceremony and he did an amazing job! :)
After Jake's reading it was time for the vows and the rings. I literally giggled through the whole thing. I'm terrible! I have the worst nervous laugh in the whole world. As poor Adam is trying to say his vows I'm desperately trying to hold in my laughs.
This is me bursting out laughing so everyone else started laughing at me. I was laughing so hard my eyes were tearing up.
Ok back to the seriouse stuff... Rings
After the vows and the rings it was time for something that was near and dear to my heart... the Sand Ceremony. The sand ceremony is just like the unity candle, only difference is instead of using a candle and fire you use two vials of sand and the bride and groom pour each little vial of sand into one big one.
After the sand ceremony we went back to the arch way. We stood infront of all of our guests and Pastor Luther pronounced us Husband and Wife!
Then it was time to kiss the bride!
Oh SNAP! he dipped my bridal butt!!!
All while the violinist was playing "under the sea"... it was perfect!
After the recessional it was time to set up for the "staged exit" I LOVED this part!
Who would've guessed I'd love things being thrown at me so much!
Yup I danced the whole way down that aisle! :)
After this we were set up for family pictures. I'm not going to put you to sleep with all those pictures. It was very much like an assembly line, we stood there and then it was "Ok bring in the moms!", "Ok now the friends!", "Just the bride's family!" ect. Nothing spectacular happened.
Seriously, thank goodness for Amy! Do you see Adams face in that picture? He has no idea how she's doing that! lol After a quick wardrobe change, the guests were brought back to the limo to head back to the Animal Kingdom Lodge while Randy took Adam and I to take Husband and Wife Pictures.