Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Ceremony in Pictures

For those of you who weren't able to come, here's a little walk through the ceremony.

Faith (piano) and Melody (flute) H. set the stage with lovely prelude music.

A shot of the laides. I thought that I had loaded a picture of the Eden Strings Quartet, who played the bridesmaid's processional - I guess I didn't. The music for both their processional and mine was from Vivaldi's four seasons, a personal, lifelong favorite.

My Dad had always said he was not going to speak at my wedding, because he knew he would cry. I'm so glad you changed your mind, Dad! It was so precious to have your charge, it just wouldn't have been right without a word from you. (He didn't cry either! He did a great job.)

Chris Miller did our scripture reading (with some wise and funny commentary).

My Pastor Rev. Jud Gambill did the ceremony. He handled things beautifully!

They say you don't hear a thing said at your wedding, but I remember so clearly the beautiful picture of a Christian marriage as God intended it to be that was laid out in different ways by all three men.

The REALLY important part - the vows.

We sang two favorite songs. Kyle's choice was We Will Glorify and mine was Praise to the Lord, the Almighty.

We wanted to take communion to remember Jesus' sacrifice for us as our first act as a married couple. Kyle's sister Sheila sang a beautiful arrangement of We Are An Offering while we did so.

"I now pronounce you man and wife!"

Coming back to greet our guests as Mr. and Mrs. Phillips!


Anonymous said...

Great pictures Gretchen! Your photographer did a superb job! The church looks beautiful!

Hope you are having a good week!


Anonymous said...

Awwwwww! I was there and I still love seeing the picture walk-through. :) EJ

~Justin&Meg~ said...

Hi Gretchen,

Goodness! We live in the same town now, and I think I've seen you 1 x since your wedding! Let's get together soon. (maybe while the boys are napping some afternoon...)


Gretchen said...

Hi Kyle and Gretchen! Love this blog! I've enjoyed looking at all your wonderful pictures! They are all so beautiful! Can't wait to see you both, when are you coming down for a visit? Love you! Gretchen :)

Anonymous said...

Even though I was there,I am really enjoying all the pictures!! I can't believe you have already been married for one month!!!!! Praying and thinking of you often.