Walking to the church with his side of the wedding party and friends and family
He looks happy to be doing this :)
Best Man, FIL, Mr. Milk checking his phone :) We were probably texting each other at this point. It is traditional for the groom to hold the brides bouquet and hand it to her when they meet outside the church for the first time.
So the groom waits outside the church with his best man and parent, for the bride to arrive and be handed over to him. The couple walks into the church, to the alter, together.
Have I mentioned how much I love my bouquet? A LOT!
Outside the church. The church was tiny, it only fit 40 people, so had about another 80 seats outside.
Guests have started to gather, seeking some shade from the heat of the day.
And the bride's entourage has arrived! Waiting for everyone to gather at the hotel lobby before we head up to the church.
See some friends and family that I hadn't seen earlier.
And we're off!
Seconds before walking down the aisle, everyone takes their places, ready for the surprise to come :)
So I completely stole this idea from my gal pal Stacey over at All Consumed Bride, who had made a sign for her groom. I decided to make a small sign for each of the girls to present to Mr. Milk as they walked past him. The first one reads "Run Mr. Milk, Run!"
Second one reads "Still Here?!" giving him another opportunity to rethink it all
He is given one "Last Chance...". Unfortunately my Maid of Honor walked too fast and to close the other bridesmaid and the photographer didn't have a chance to take a picture of the last sign, which read "Too Late!" :)
And here comes the bride! I decided that I wanted to walk down the aisle with both my parents.
Our first meeting! I love this shot of us hugging as the two dads looking on :)
Last kiss as an engaged couple!
And of course more tears for me :)
All Photos courtesy of Petros Sordinas Photography
Up next: The wedding ceremony