A huge chunk of our ceremony was unseen by me. I knew what was going on, strictly by sound. I knew when I heard I'll Be by Edwin McCain start up that our guests were starting to take seats (or in most case, find a place to stand.) Our ceremony was going to be short and sweet. When I heard Bruce Springsteen singing When You Need Me, I knew our family was being escorted down the aisle by our three handsome ushers. I remember the wedding party being in front of me, getting ready to make their entrances. Then Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Bob Marley started up and my wedding party began to walk away. That song had a special place in our wedding. We had happened to be the maid of honor and best man in our maid of honor and best man's wedding, and that was the song the wedding party danced to. I wanted so badly to see my beautiful maids and the handsome groomsmen walk down the aisle. I remember starting to panic because it was just my godchild and me. My dress was rumpled and I couldn't get my veil to sit right. Thankfully a friend came around the corner, fixed me up, gave me a good laugh, and Norah Jones began to sing her sweet Come Away With Me...and I don't remember moving down the aisle at all. I just remember looking at Will (though I do remember praying I didn't trip over a stepping stone) and thinking about how lucky I am. We had our short and sweet ceremony, we read our handwritten (in Will's case, typed) vows, kissed, and were announced husband and wife. We walked back down the aisle, hand-in-hand, to My First Love Song by Luke Bryan. I had never felt more amazing in my entire life.
What's a wedding without a little goldfish drama? Our poor flower girl dropped the goldfish that were in her basket. Who's got time to throw lilac petals when you just want to eat some goldfish crackers?