Friday, November 20, 2009

The Wedding: The I Do's!

<<<Friends, I thought it would be nice to do some wedding recap blog entries. Scroll down to see the first few entries. Enjoy!>>>

The pictures in Langley were super fun but it was nice to be back to the house for some more bridal party & family pictures and then some down time before the ceremony.



The Abodeely family


The Beckstrom & Pease family

After more pictures it was time to say goodbye to my husband-to-be and have some down time before the ceremony began. I was happy and had this total sense of calmness and mindfullness. I was fully excited and prepared to say my vows in front of our community and to commit to Geoff in a new way. I had seen Geoff and was SURE he was the hottest groom around, so I knew I was making the right choice ;-)
Geoff walked me up to my parents room and kissed me goodbye - a special kiss, our last kiss as fiance's!

Ahhh, some down time...! I had almost 50 minutes before the ceremony was to begin so I figure it was plenty of time to take that big white dress off and relax! It was a warm day so it felt great to sit in my mom's bathrobe and air out a bit! I practiced my vows, had a snack and watched out the window as our guests arrived.


It was SO amazing to look down from my parents room and see everything all prepared.... the planning the last year had payed off BIG TIME and the house looked amazing - the tent, arbor, chairs, bars.... seeing every detail laid out down below was surreal.



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The time was here! The ladies headed downstairs and I could hear everyone shuffling around and getting into place. The ceremony music changed and I knew, it was time!

Our family walked down the aisle first, escorted by Geoff's groomsman. Then my beautiful ladies headed down the aisle (looking absolutely STUNNING). And then it was our turn - the moment that I've had in my dream since Geoff and I got engaged. My father walking me down the aisle on my wedding day.


Mom and Dad both presented me to marry Geoff

The ceremony was perfect and just what Geoff and I wanted. We wrote the entire ceremony with my brother Paul, our officiant. The words he added were amazing, so appropriate and just what Geoff and I were hoping for.

Our family and friends supported us and gave their blessings.

Geoff and I vowed to each other to be forever faithful, respectful and sincere.



And, at that moment, we became Mr. and Mrs. Beckstrom!



Up Next: The Afterglow.... Some reflection time and then the reception begins!

(All photos taken by my awesome photographer, Ben Becker)

3 comments:

Melissa Moore said...

Love it all Dee, and that pic of you two kissing after your vows should be in a magazine...It is awesome!! Can't wait to hear more

Shelley and Ron said...

Gosh, I get all choked up reading this! True love is amazing.

paulandcarol said...

The "perch porch" provided a great vantage point didn't it? Sweet memories!
xoxox
Mom and Dad