The Reveal & Ceremony

She stepped out of the dressing room and stood, waiting for him to see her for the first time in her wedding gown.

Her father walked his little girl down the aisle to “Together” by Hagood Hardy from the original music score from the Sullivan Films “Anne of Green Gables”.

Her Uncle Steve performed the wedding ceremony and without Katie knowing found a beautiful quote from Anne’s House of Dreams to read to them. “…The Bird sang until the ceremony was ended and then it wound up with one mad little, glad little trill. Never had the old gray-green house among it’s enfolding orchards known a blither, merrier afternoon.” It was a service that honored God and exhorted the young couple to listen to God’s instructions for their marriage.

My father, Katie’s Dzeda, prayed a blessing over them in Russian. Passionate words of God’s protection and blessing on their union.

The kiss, the pronouncement and the recessional. Walking out to This Will Be (An Everlasting Love).

The flower girl and the ring “barrel” as my niece Hope calls it. Hope was the flower girl and Jackson was the ring barrel. I have a post coming dedicated to just the two of them.

Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy!