Friday, May 21, 2010

Marci & Zach's Outdoor Ceremony


Last weekend I had the honor of marrying a wonderful (and fun!) couple in an outdoor ceremony at the Hickory Ridge Marriott in Lisle.

Marci and Zach's ceremony took place at the pavilion in a little wooded alcove on a hill, in front of a beautifully decorated trellis. It was the perfect spot for a ceremony! The area was decorated with paper lanterns and the walkway was accented with pictures of the couple from childhood to recent times.

The ceremony began with great music - "Lean on Me" for the bridal party's entrance and "Stand By Me" for the bride. The very long aisle was soggy from the heavy rainfall, but the bridesmaids still had a sway in their steps!

Marci and Zach incorporated a handfasting ritual, in which their mothers took turns wrapping and unwrapping the cord. The ceremony was punctuated with laughter and smiles - it was such a joy! It ended with a kiss, and the couple walking back down the aisle to Queen's "You're My Best Friend," which I still cannot get out of my head!

Best wishes to you, Marci and Zach! Ten-Four!

3 comments:

  1. Everyone told us that the ceremony was "so you guys"!. Anita made a perfect ceremony for us. I even had family members ask us how long we have known Anita for because she spoke as if we had been friends forever! She did an awesome job and I would recommend her to anyone one. Thanks again for making such an awesome day!

    Zach (the handsome guy above)

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  2. We had more compliments on our ceremony than I can even count. The ceremony was beautiful, words cannot explain how amazing it was to have you preform the ceremony for Zach and I and all of our guests. It took a lot for me to keep myself composed and not a blubbering crying mess. You "hit the nail on the head" with our ceremony. It really was like you have known us forever to be able to write a ceremony that perfect for us. Thank you so much for making our day that much more special!!!!
    Marci (the girl standing to the handsome guy above)

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  3. Okay, now you're going to make me start blubbering! Thanks so much for your kind comments. You guys are great - and it was so much fun to be a part of your wedding!

    Now go have a wonderful life together!!

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