Our Best Day Ever | The Ceremony
I'm so excited to share photos of our ceremony at Seaside Chapel today! This was easily my favorite part of our wedding day. More important than details and decor, Kurt and I had a vision of what we wanted our ceremony to be like. Intentional, intimate, and God-centered. When the time came, it was more special and perfect than we could have imagined.
Like I said in my first wedding post, we both wanted a destination wedding and as soon as we saw the chapel, we knew we'd found our venue. It was even more stunning than we'd ever seen it on our wedding day, thanks to our incredible florist, Fisher's Flowers.
Our flower girls and ring bearer were a little shy on wedding day... but thanks to Kurt's sister, all three made it down the aisle looking as adorable as ever.
Kurt and I chose not to do a first look before the ceremony and it was absolutely one of the best decisions we made. I had butterflies all day thinking about seeing him waiting for me at the altar and it's hard to put into words how special it was that the first time we saw each other was when the chapel door opened and I walked down the aisle to my groom. We'll both never forget that moment.
During the ceremony, two of our great friends and one of our favorite couples read a passage of scripture. When we asked Adam and Michelle to be part of our ceremony, we told them we were going to let them choose the verse for the reading. We so admire them as a couple and the way they live out their marriage with the Lord at the center, so we wanted to have them decide which passage and message they wanted to share with us on our wedding day.
They blew us away. They were intentional about speaking to us while at the altar, and not only read the verse they chose, but shared a message about the meaning behind it and how they've seen us embody this as a couple. So incredibly special. Our wedding passage was Romans 13:9. Love in Action.
9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.
10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.
11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.
12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
After our vows (which you can read here), we had a couple moments of prayer and communion while our guests were led in worship singing our favorite, Good, Good Father. Our officiants, Todd and Beth Guckenberger, served Kurt and I communion, which we then served to each other's parents. As all of our favorite people continued to worship, we got to have the most incredibly special moment spent in prayer with our parents before we were officially pronounced husband and wife.
And then, the moment we'd been waiting for... Mr. and Mrs. Kersey!