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September 17, 2014

Reception & Games

The Family's Table
Cutting the cake
Isn't that cake BEAUTIFUL!?
This was a CRAZY & fun game.....12 young adults had to do something and hurry and get a seat (one less than people). The loser of the each round has to give us something....so the next 12 months we will be getting gifts!
We had to guess who's hand was our partner.....we both didn't win.
My mom and grandma...
Patrick made his hands dry & my dad wet his hand to feel sweaty.....they tricked me!!


What a crazy & fun day it was.....after this we headed to the Schwetzingen Castle Garden to take the professional pictures.... I hope to post those soon!

So what are your favorite pictures of the last 3 days?

September 16, 2014

The Wedding Ceremony



My wedding was live streamed....some of you saw it. ☺
During the sermon....
Saying our vows
Singing...."I Cherish the Treaszre" by Steve Green
My girls
Thanking the parents.....my mom firsit.

Patrick thanking his mom
My Grandma
My dad...
Establishing our marriage in prayer....

Our first kiss was on our wedding day!
Yeah, it was good....

Best man & Maid of Honor


I walked down to the aisle to Canon in F by the O'Neill Brothers played by Patrick's mom (piano) and a friend from church (violin)....both did a great job.

One brides maid and another lady from church sang a beautiful duet in German.....I really want to listen to it again.

After that my Pastor preached a short sermon that was so simple and matched perfectly.....no one in that room has an excuse now that they do not know how to get to heaven..... it's a gift from Jesus Christ.

We all the met back in the middle and then we started saying our vows...in English. We exchanged our rings & said our promises in German. 

The unity candle was explained in German and while we lit the candle Patrick's sister played a beautiful piano piece.

Once she was done Patrick and I sang "I Cherish the Treasure" by Steve Green.....It was beautiful. Patrick was perfect like always. ☺

We then came back into the middle. This is when we then thanked our parents.....a russian tradition but one that I think every couple should do! (And no we are not Russian in any way.... we do have some Russian friends)

Once we were done my Pastor prayed over us....and FINALLY.

We kissed!!! For the first time! Yep, I was nervous but it is soooo worth the wait!

May I now present to your.....Mr and Mrs Patrick M. B.....Jr !

Yay.

Patrick's mom (piano) and my maid of honor's dad (flute) played the runaway music....the traditional Wedding March by Mendelssohn.


Tomorrow you'll see the pictures from the reception...