Monday, January 17, 2011

A Party To Remember: Heading To The Church

Mr. Milk arrived at the wedding venue a few hours before the time of the wedding. He checked in, was taken to our suite, freshened up, and waited for the time to come so he could do this...

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. 

More guests!

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

15 fabulous blogger's comments:

Bicoastal Bride said...

Beautiful pictures, and I love how you did those signs! Too funny!

PartyPlannerGal said...

Beautiful photos! I love how blue the sky looks, and your bouquet is absolutely gorgeous!

Hannah said...

It must have been hot but gosh your photos are gorgeous! The natural light makes everyone look so healthy and natural. I love it!

Princess Christy said...

I love the "meeting outside" tradition. Even better that Mr. Milk was holding your bouquet for you :)

andy said...

I'm so behind on your recaps! LOVE the bridesmaid signs! so cute!

Morgan said...

I am SO loving your recaps! Your bouquet, the signs, everything is just gorgeous!

Ghenet said...

Lovely photos! Your venue was gorgeous and I love your bouquet! The signs were too cute.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Love the picture of you outside the hotel lobby!

honey my heart said...

your location is stunning and what a beautiful bridal party. really love the signs :)

Aubrey S. said...

I love your bouquet, too. And you looked gorgeous!

AmyJean {Relentless Bride} said...

Those signs are awesome!!! Love it and you look divine!

Crown'd Vic said...

So lovely!!!

Ams said...

Ah, so gorgeous!! I love the big giant hug you guys gave each other when you first see each other. And the flowers down the aisle are gorgeous!!

Anonymous said...

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Nicole-Lynn said...

Aw tears! So sweet. What a special moment :) Beautiful pictures!