44 responses

  1. Michelle in Michigan
    February 1, 2013

    Thank you for walking us through your ceremony. It was very beautiful and looked just as I had imagined it in my head during all the planning. I had tears just like I do at any wedding I have attended!!! Congrats to you both, you looked beautiful.

  2. Kristy @ Kristy’s Health Revolution
    February 1, 2013

    I cannot read your wedding posts at work anymore! I cry every time. Your wedding was so lovely.
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  3. Genelle
    February 1, 2013

    Love love the pinky promise and kiss! Your wedding looked beautiful and I love that you shared your script with us. Congratulations again on being newlyweds!!
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  4. deva at deva by definition
    February 1, 2013

    I am crying at my desk again. Such a sap. You both look so happy, and I love your ceremony! Your wedding was so lovely.
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  5. Angela
    February 1, 2013

    This is amazing! I love all the personal touches in your ceremony, especially the pinky promise. That picture of your flower girl kissing Derek is too cute! I would love to hear your vows, but completely understand your choice to keep them private. 🙂
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  6. Mi-an dela Cruz
    February 1, 2013

    Awwww! Beautiful!!!

  7. Maureen
    February 1, 2013

    Pinky promise?!?! TOO CUTE! I love it!
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  8. Karen @ Runner Girl Eats
    February 1, 2013

    Aw all of these posts are so beautiful. Such a sweet wedding 🙂
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  9. Amanda
    February 1, 2013

    Soooo many happy tears. This was absolutely beautiful 🙂
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  10. Kaitlyn
    February 1, 2013

    Oh my goodness, this definitely had me tearing up! What a beautiful ceremony! I love that you took the time to mold it to what fit your relationship. I LOVE both of those poems! Congrats!!

  11. Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots
    February 1, 2013

    your ceremony was so beautiful! it brought tears to my eyes!
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  12. Ashley
    February 1, 2013

    I think the picture with your niece going towards her father is just the absolute cutest! I glad your vision came together for your perfect day!

  13. Madi
    February 1, 2013

    The song happy makes me cry every.single.time. This is so so beautiful. Really and truly. you two look so happy ! Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  14. erica
    February 1, 2013

    i’m loving all the recaps!

    how sweet and adorable was the flowergirl love the pictures of her getting kisses! so cute! the kids are my favorite part of ceremonies because you never know what they’re going to do.
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  15. Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt
    February 1, 2013

    Beautiful! You could really see the love in both your faces, Congrats and many many happy years for you both.
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  16. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions
    February 1, 2013

    Seriously, how happy do you look?? So wonderful. I love that you took the time to put all this together, too — definitely a cool look into your day! I also think it’s super sweet that you wrote your own vows. I went to four wedding ceremonies this year, and all of them said the exact same vows. Not that that’s bad or anything…but I think writing your own vows makes it that much more personal and really hammers home the YOU are making that commitment, rather than you just repeating the same words thousands of other couples have said.
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  17. Lauren @ Eat Like An Elephant
    February 1, 2013

    Awwww what a beautiful ceremony! I’ve never seen the pinky promise before so I think that is so so special. We also played Today Was a Fairytale at our wedding…perfect 🙂
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  18. Annette @FitnessPerks
    February 1, 2013

    SO happy for you both!

  19. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More
    February 1, 2013

    Such a beautiful ceremony – congrats!
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  20. Sara @ fitcupcaker
    February 1, 2013

    It’s like I was there! What a great day!
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  21. Anne
    February 1, 2013

    The pinky promise was my favorite. And, of course, your personally written vows. They were SO sweet.

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  22. Sonia the Mexigarian
    February 1, 2013

    Aw, my gawd that was so cute. I especially love the poems!! Saving those for V-Day and our anniversary in July.

    What a beautiful ceremony. <3 That pinky promise was so cute 🙂
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  23. Monica
    February 1, 2013

    So beautiful 🙂
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  24. Diana @ Twenty One(derful)
    February 1, 2013

    I am loving reading all of your wedding posts! Everyone there just looks so happy! I’m going to be Maid of Honor for my sister’s wedding next year so reading all of your wedding posts has really inspired me to make her wedding amazing.
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  25. Melissa
    February 1, 2013

    Reading about your ceremony totally took me back to mine! Now I want to go watch the video again!

  26. Mark
    February 1, 2013

    Oh, shoot–I was so looking forward to hearing your vows! I completely respect your privacy, though. Vows are just so personal and (for some) hard to write, I would have loved hearing your take on them. Looked like a beautiful ceremony and I love the dog poem! The portion your uncle read before the vows was a reading from my wedding! Love it.

  27. Sara@RunningInPinkProject
    February 1, 2013

    Very sweet! That flower girl is a doll!!!
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  28. Lindsay
    February 1, 2013

    Awww, totally tearing up! I’m such a sap. Did you hold back tears, if so, how?! I’m getting married in June & need advice on how not to choke on my words! Especially so people will understand me & not ruin my makeup!
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  29. Jean
    February 1, 2013

    You don’t need me to tell you this, but your ceremony was so very beautiful!
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  30. TorontoRunner
    February 1, 2013

    ahh such BEAUTIFUL pictures.
    I am in love with the colour the men wore!
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  31. Colleen
    February 1, 2013

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely, sweet and special ceremony. We are celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary ourselves this october (20 years in a blink of an eye!) and the 2nd reading you chose should be a must read for all newlyweds. ‘ not only marrying the right partner, but being the right partner’. And you pinky swore, no do-overs now!! Many blessed happy healthy years for you and that cutie pie flower girl’s Uncle Bubba.

  32. kalli
    February 1, 2013

    just beautiful! xoxoxoxo

  33. Amanda @ Let Me Be What’s Underneath
    February 1, 2013

    Your ceremony sounds (and looks) like it was absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks with for sharing with us all! 🙂
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  34. Elise @ Expeditions of Elise
    February 2, 2013

    The pinky promise is my favorite part of that ceremony…couldn’t think of a better way to seal a promise!

  35. Elizabeth- My Neon Running Shoes
    February 2, 2013

    You are stunning. Love your hair 🙂
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  36. Blogging Runner
    February 2, 2013

    What a beautiful wedding, everyone looks stunning and happy. I hope you enjoyed every single minute!!
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  37. amyt
    February 2, 2013

    LOVE it!!! Absolutely beautiful!!

  38. Michelle
    February 2, 2013

    Such a precious ceremony! And nice arm definition in those pinky promise pics. 🙂 You are strong inside and out, and that’s why I have enjoyed following your blog.

  39. Caitlin
    February 4, 2013

    I love how you showed us every single part of this and lined the pics up with the script! A new way to recap a wedding!
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  40. Jessica
    February 6, 2013

    Sorry I am just getting around to reading this. What a sweet and beautiful wedding. Congrats again. The day sounds like a beautiful day!

  41. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
    February 9, 2013

    This was soooo great to read, I felt like I was there! This will be wonderful to have in the future when everything becomes a little hazy over time, you can revisit this post and relive it all over and over again 😀
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  42. Jennifer G.
    March 1, 2013

    Thank you for sharing your ceremony story, I was in tears reading this. Such beautiful pictures of a wonderful couple! I loved the pinky swear. All the best to you both!
    p.s- I’m stealing that first reading “Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog” I laughed so hard I cried!

  43. Ryan Hupfer
    May 4, 2013

    Hey guys, I’m putting together a ceremony for my friends and wanted to let you know that this was super helpful. I really like the poems you used and the overall casual feel you brought to it. Just enough to be respectful of the importance of the day and just enough fun to keep it light. That’s a tough balance so nice job.

    The photos are great and the pinkie swear is classic. I hope you’re both doing great and here’s to an awesome life together!

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  44. Alison
    June 6, 2013

    Thank you so much for posting your script. I am currently writing one for my own wedding in August and used your wording as a starting point. Thanks!!

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