Before we knew it, our wedding planner Rachel called up to the room to let us know that all the guests had arrived. It was finally showtime! We all headed down and as we were lining up for the processional, I heard the sweet sounds of our string quartet, Cadenza Strings, playing the songs we had previously chosen.
All photos by Sarelle Photos
|The beautiful sounds of Cadenza Strings|
They played so incredibly beautifully and in that moment, I truly felt the gravity of what was about to happen. I was surrounded by my friends and family, about to marry the love of my life, while classically trained musicians played some of the songs that have defined our relationship over the past 8 years. This memory is stored in my mind as one of the most perfect moments of my life.
As Cadenza Strings started to play Can't Help Falling in Love by Elvis, it was time for Mr. M to walk down the aisle with his parents, followed by the groomsmen.
|Mr. M looks like he's about to lose it|
|And he regains his composure|
|Mr. M and his brother/best man share a hug|
|The ladies lined up and ready to go|
|I love my mom's smile here!|
And with the long walk over, it was finally time to get married :)
Here is a list of the music we had Cadenza Strings play.
Falling Slowly (from the movie Once)
Something - by the Beatles
Haiti - by Arcade Fire
Moon River - by Henry Mancini
So Here We Are - by Bloc Party
Groom & Groomsmen Processional:
Can't Help Falling in Love - by Elvis Presley
Bridesmaids & Bride Processional:
Fix You - by Coldplay
Home - by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes
Are you using any of these songs for your ceremony?
Miss a recap? Fret not! Catch up below;
- Despite the rain, we get creative with bridal party shots.
- We have a fun first look session.
- We get all bridal-y and groom-y.
- I put on the most beautiful dress I'll ever wear.
- The guys do guy-like things and get dressed.
- We jam out to seriously awesome tunes and get very pretty.
- The girls get gifts as we prep to get primped.
- How I became the most relaxed bride ever.
- With a potential crisis thankfully averted, I reveal my welcome dinner surprise to Mr. M.
- A scary and dramatic start to the welcome dinner.
- Feelin' hella good with hella expensive champagne.
- Practice, practice, practice!