Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Wedding Ceremony

Aahh, this truly was a wonderful and blessed day. Almost two weeks later I am looking at pictures and I get teary-eyed all over again. With a thankful heart to my Lord and all those wonderful relatives and friends, who came from near and far to celebrate with us, I will try to take just a few of the hundreds of photos taken and create a blog to remember.

If these photos are not enough for you, go here and you can see 565+ (surely more will be added) : (you might have to click on MyAlbums)

If that is not enough, you can view the "guest book" created with the photobooth pictures:  (click on: Sarah Burr Wedding 07-16-2011)

And then there are other wonderful blogs like  and

And here it goes ......

The church wedding coordinator was great. She even coordinated 'before' picture and made sure the groom would NOT see the bride.

Maren takes pictures while guests arrive:

We wait for our clue:

Kathy talking with the wonderful efficient and kind church wedding coordinator.

The seating of the grandmother and the mothers and then it starts:

Cooper did a wonderful job walking first his Nana and then Aunt Kathy in.

I am grateful to be on the strong arm of my son-in-law Ben. How can a grown woman be so emotional? But then, I am very happy that I have reason to shed happy tears.

And here is the surprise! Unknown to me my friend Inge perched herself on the balcony (absolutely no walking around by any photographer!!!) and took some videos with her photo-camera. They are not state of the art but I am so grateful because they help the memories. THANKS, Inge!

(Unfortunately I don't seem to be able to upload them as usual because it is a different format but YouTube seems to work ... so here they are ... not too bad for a grandma, haha)

The Procession into the Church
Rondeau from Sinfonie de Fanfares by Jean-Joseph Mouret
Overture to Royal Fireworks by George F. Handel
and The Presentation and The Declaration of Consent

Sarah & Wade Wedding Ceremony - Part 1          Video length 6:54

The First Reading: I Corinthians 13:1-13

Sarah & Wade Wedding Ceremony - Part 2          Video length 1:33

The Second Reading: Colossians 3:12-17 

Sarah & Wade Wedding Ceremony - Part 3          Video length 3:02

The Homily by The Reverend Randolph Marshall Hollerith
This was the most moving part of the whole ceremony for me. Sarah and Wade had been asked at the pre-marital sessions to write a love letter to each other and give it to Father Hollerith. He had explained that he would use parts in his homily and give them to them afterwards. The letters were so wonderful that I am sure the two will be very happy. I came away with a great feeling. The audio of the video is difficult to understand but I hope you can hear it nevertheless.

Sarah & Wade Wedding Ceremony - Part 4          Video length 4:03

The Marriage, The Prayers and The Blessing

Sarah & Wade Wedding Ceremony - Part 5          Video length 8:10


Sarah & Wade Wedding Ceremony - Part 6          Video length 0:39

Who gives this woman to be married ....
The Father of the Bride gives his daughter a kiss.

Sarah's godfather Uncle David reads the First Lesson.

<|Matthew Wright reads the Second Lesson.

The reading of the letters Sarah and Wade wrote to each other on Father Hollerith's request.

The rings.

Congratulations !


  1. Sarah is a beautiful bride and mother of the bride looked fab too.

  2. Her father and I are very proud of the Matron of Honor too who looked very lovely and did her 'job' with decorum and attentiveness.

  3. Oh Christa this is beautiful!! I watched the reading of the letters and cried all over again! What a treasure!!

  4. You are a blogging machine Christa!! Good job!

  5. Christa- Such a great post!! I love that you have the video memories AND the pictures.

    Goodness, that was such a wonderful day- we'll be smiling from these memories for a LOOOONG TIME!!!

    (and I can't tell you how I ADORE the pictures with the groomsmen- and Cooper standing next to Wade- talk about getting teary eyed!!!)


  6. Lovely wedding, beautiful bride, handsome groom, proud father, tearful mother = perfect day.