Joy: Our Wedding – Jitters and Communion

Hello, readers! After a LONG hiatus full of teaching, grading, and learning (I’m a graduate student and I also teach English Composition to college freshmen), I’m back with another recap post!

After we finished up with our posed pictures with the wedding party and with our families, my girls and I headed back to our “getting ready” room to relax before the ceremony. My sister-in-law Larissa touched up my make-up, I re-curled part of my hair that had fallen victim to the humidity, spritzed myself with perfume, and then all of a sudden, my Dad arrived to take me back to the chapel for communion with Jordan. As soon as my Dad arrived, I began to get nervous…not nervous to marry Jordan, but nervous to walk down the aisle and have everyone look at me!

Our-Wedding-Communion

Our-Wedding-Communion

Our-Wedding-Communion

Our-Wedding-Communion

It was very important to me that Jordan and I take the time to have communion together before the ceremony, so with about 20 minutes to go, Jordan and I met my Uncle Rick, a retired Methodist pastor who married us, for communion.

This ended up being one of my most favorite parts of the day, mostly because I knew that in the moments to follow, my entire life was going to change. My heart was beating, my palms were sweaty, and all I felt was nervous excitement. It was wonderful to have those few moments alone with Jordan before the ceremony!

After Uncle Rick completed the communion blessing, Jordan headed out to ready himself to escort our mothers and my grandmother into the sanctuary. I frantically called for my Dad to help calm my nerves before the ceremony, and soon enough, it was time to line up!

Stay tuned for a peek at our ceremony decor. I promise, I’ll try and blog very soon!

{All pictures by the amazingly talented Creative Kindling}