After the bedekin it felt like everything went on warp speed/auto pilot and I was just along for the ride. MiMi helped me make sure my veil would stay on, tied our rings onto a ribbon so that they weren’t loose in Ben’s pocket, and our parents helped Ben into his kittle. The same kittle my mom spent 2-3 days making for him after my attempts were thwarted by my fuzzy bridal brain (never ask a bride to do arithmetic or cut fabric).
Before walking down the aisle, I wish I could have heard the ceremony music better but because it was so chilly and damp out I was sequestered behind closed doors. When I did try and crack the door open to listen, our DOC pushed the door shut again, saying that it wasn’t my turn yet. :( Oh well, it sounded great through the doors!
Here’s what happened (from the program). Remember, all the music was by La Bella Brass Quintet:
Great Gate of Kiev – Mussorgsky
Shepherd’s Hey – Grainger
Quintet No. 3 movement I – Ewald <-they ended up playing the entire piece because the bedekin took so much longer than expected
Carnival of The Animals, Royal March of the Lions – Saint-Saens
Processional and Circling
Western Fanfare – Ewazen (grandparents and siblings)
Earl of Oxfords March – Byrd (Ben, AKA the groom)
lighting a memorial candle
Kiddushin (or Erusin)
blessing over wine and marriage and betrothal and ring ceremony
Reading of the Ketubah
reading the Sheva B’rachot
traditional Jewish song
Breaking the Glass!
Simmon Tov u Mazel Tov!
Dance – Renwick
Die Bankelsangerlieder – Anonymous
Quintet No. 3 movement IV – Ewald
Ben looks so serious in the above photo! But, I’m glad his parents look so happy. It looks like less of a gangplank walk this way :-P
This is where my mom told me to think of my HS graduation, and be glad that it wasn’t snowing at the wedding too.
And I laughed down the aisle. I wish I’d remembered to look at Ben before circling him. Whoops.
At least I got to look at him at the end of the aisle, that’s what matters. Poor, cold guests. There were blankets for them to use on their laps, but only my girlfriends whom I’d mentioned the blankets to took them and then wore them like cloaks!
Also, see those 2 video cameras? Why haven’t I seen ANY video yet? I know my friend Miri taped it for us, but it’s in PAL format and she needs to find someone to convert it to regular DVD for us. Someday, it’ll make a great belated wedding gift.
Ceremony to be continued….