I Do. Do You?

Part I and II

We lucked out and was married on a perfectly sunny September day. We kept the ceremony very short because 1) we didn't have enough seats for all the guests, 2) September weather can still be rather warm, and 3) we just didn't want a long ceremony. We also kept the day on schedule by starting the ceremony at a mere 7-minute later than what was stated on our invitation!

Having a violinist really added a special romantic touch, especially for an outdoor garden ceremony. For the price, it was well worth it! Heather even got some artistic shots of the violinist and again, she totally captured all the special moments of our ceremony.

Taking turns to walk down the aisle. Luke and his parents walked to "From This Moment On" and my parents and I walked to the ever-so-popular, Pachelbel's Canon. I love that piece, ever since I was little. It was really nice to hear the music as I walked closer toward Luke.

We didn't write our own vows. Instead, we took bits and pieces from what we found online and made it our own. This here was my favorite part of the vows.

Blessing of the Apaches

Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth to the other.
Now there will be no loneliness, for each of you will be companion to the other.
Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you.
May beauty surround you both in the journey ahead and through all the years.
May happiness be your companion and your days together be good and long upon the earth.

A collage of pictures during the ceremony. I especially like the one where you can see the high roof of the gazebo.

I honor you. With this ring, I thee wed.

You may kiss the bride!

Husband and wife at last! :)

Photography by Heather Hopkins, Dolphindance Photography


  1. Man, all that passed in a blink of an eye. I barely remember anything. All I know is that Joyce looked extra beautiful that day. Our little day. =]

  2. Thank you groomy, thank you. You looked extra handsome that day too. :)

  3. Awwwwwww...... :-)


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