Our wedding ceremony took place at the Thayer Hotel in West Point, NY on October 3, 2010. We exchanged our vows in the elegant Eisenhower Room with about 75 guests. I will always remember my dad knocking on the door of the bridal suite right before the ceremony and telling me that "everyone is ready for you". My heart began to pump- I couldn't believe that my wedding was about to begin! After months of preparing, it wasn't until my dad came to escort me downstairs that I realized that I was actually getting married in a few minutes.
The curtains opened, and I saw all of my loved ones smiling. I walked down the aisle holding onto my Dad's arm. I will never forgot how Mike looked at me. I felt like I was the only person in the room as he locked his eyes onto mine. My dad kissed me away, and Mike took my hands.
Our officiant, Norma Moutal conducted a beautiful ceremony. During the summer, one of our assignments was to write a letter to each other and mail it back to her without the other person seeing it. She read them out load during the ceremony, which I loved. Mike wrote, "without you, I'm like a blueberry muffin without the blueberry". Having a personalized wedding ceremony meant a lot to me because it gives our guests insight into who we are as a couple. People travel from all over to go to a wedding and you want them to feel welcomed by providing them with a unique experience.
Ceremony music by harpist, Kristy Chmura.
The ceremony room was beautiful and I felt like princess in a castle.
Mike and his parents.
Tim, the best man and Kim, maid of honor.
One of my favorite wedding pictures.
You may kiss the bride…
(All photo credit to Sara Eden Photography)