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wedding recap part iv: the ceremony

(View wedding post 1 here, post 2 here, and post 3 here!)

Let me interrupt this dreary day with a flashback to the warm, sunny, late-summer day Anthony and I got married…We held our ceremony at The Church of the Assumption, in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood.church_of_the_assumption_nashville_-061It’s an old, historic church that is full of charm and romance. We didn’t even need to decorate it very much — our moms had the brilliant idea to add some lovely bows to the pews for added beauty!

church_of_the_assumption_nashville_-062My dad and I had one goal for our walk down the aisle: don’t cry (too much). You can tell he’s focusing hard :).  Mission accomplished! 04-anthony-mary-wedding-065Our flower girl Leah gave a spectacular performance!03-anthony-mary-wedding-064We had a full Catholic mass, which was traditional yet very casual at the same time. Anthony and I really enjoyed sitting together at the alter and taking it all in.church_of_the_assumption_nashville_-073One cool part of the ceremony was when the priest gave us a special prayer with our parents’ blessings. We are pretty lucky.church_of_the_assumption_nashville_-071We did it!!
church_of_the_assumption_nashville_-074After the ceremony, we got to take some fun photos with our families and friends.

Big wonderful family, from Australia to America!1-anthony-mary-wedding-078The girls:

mismatched_bridal_party_088The boys:mismatched_bridal_party_-084The couple:1-a+m low res 2And the whole crew!mismatched_bridal_party_090Plus a kiss,13-anthony-mary-wedding-093

a peacock feather,

12-anthony-mary-wedding-092and some awesome shoes.15-anthony-mary-wedding-095Up next (and last!): the reception!

8 thoughts on “wedding recap part iv: the ceremony

  1. What a gorgeous wedding! I am so glad to hear you loved your mass. Josh and I are doing a full mass too and it’s actually the part I’m most excited about. :)

  2. Hi there,
    I am the new office manager at Church of the Assumption. I wanted to inform you that I have added some of your beautiful photos to the Church website. If for some reason you would like me to take them down, please let me know.
    Thank you so much,
    Jerilyn Rost

    • thanks for letting me know! if you would like to credit my blog and/or photographer ian riley, that’d be appreciated. thanks!