After we finished our bridal party photos and cooled off inside for a few minutes, it was time to head over to the ceremony site. Luckily, we were staying on a guest house on the venue property all weekend, so we only had a short drive over from the house to the Rose Pavilion. In nicer weather, we would have just walked, but since it was so warm, we decided to take air conditioned vehicles.
Our DIY programs were ready for the taking by our guests. I think they enjoyed them!
And the bridal party spent a little time in the conference room on the property near our ceremony site. Again, it was so hot outside, we needed the A/C to keep our make-up from melting off! I’m so glad our guests had those program fans to keep them cool.
My dad walked my mom down the aisle at the beginning of the processional.
Once the rest of the bridal party had gone down the aisle, I had to wait for my dad to trek back to pick me up so we could walk together. I was completely alone for about a minute or two, soaking everything in. It was totally surreal.
And then we had our very brief ceremony! Mr. HW and I were not interested in having anything long or drawn out for our ceremony. We wanted it to be meaningful, but quick and to-the-point. And it was! I think the whole ceremony was about 5 minutes long.
I’m really thankful for that, because due to the random extreme heat wave that day, my poor groom was sweating profusely in his restrictive tuxedo. That explains why his facial expressions during most of our ceremony looked like this:
Before we knew it, it was time to exchange rings.
At this time, we had hoped to have our extended families join us for a few formal photos. Due to some kind of miscommunication, they weren’t notified and were already enjoying themselves at the reception before we had returned from our little couple’s photo shoot. So we snapped a few more with our bridal party and parents.
All photos by Joy Neville Photography.
Need to catch up on the High Wire Wedding?
- Our wedding weekend began
- We took a Friday morning hike and a had bridal luncheon
- We rehearsed
- We signed the Ketubah
- We started the day with some yoga
- The girls started to get themselves ready and the boys started working on getting the venue ready
- I shared our bridal party thank you gifts
- We took care of the last few preparations
- I put on my wedding dress
- We had our first look
- We took pictures with our bridal party