Other cool stuff we should know about: We chose to have our commitment ceremony on our seven-year anniversary. Our celebration was very small and intimate. My mother officiated the ceremony and we had only twenty-five guests. We collected jars for months and tied twine around them to use as flower vases for the centerpieces and reception decor. A friend of mine made a burlap table runner for the reception table (we had one long family-style table) as well as the burlap rug on which we stood during the ceremony. I wore my grandmother’s pearls. The ceremony included a ring blessing, where our rings were passed around and each guest made a silent blessing/prayer/thought before we exchanged them. Adam created a rockin’ playlist for the evening and we danced the night away!
Favorite thing about the wedding: The love and support we experienced throughout the whole day (I know, everyone says that…), writing our own vows and saying them to each other, glancing over to our guests during the ceremony and noticing that everyone else was crying too, celebrating our commitment to one another surrounded by our favorite people!