Thursday, June 18, 2009


This is the point where I’m Yours by Jason Mraz* was going to play, and we would walk back up the aisle to a receiving line, to the reception.

But, as the rain effectively canceled the music and there was no aisle left with all the guests and the wedding party under the tent, we just did hugs right there.

*As a note: This was long before I’m Yours became the most overplayed song of the year – not that it bothers me hearing it often. :-)

My soaking wet father.

My Grandpa. I am so glad he was able to be there. I really miss him. He was an amazing man.

This is where my grandma headbutted Chris. (Kidding, of course!)

Signing the duplicates

And then I did some more running in the rain!

Mr. and Mrs. Gregory

My wedding gift to Chris: I let everyone call me “Mrs.” Gregory for a whole day.

Doesn’t he look like he just totally got away with something?

The Kiss!

"You may Kiss the bride."

I think the above picture is my favorite of all the wedding photos.

The Blessing

“Chris and Amanda, may you know great love together, and may you live in the desire to attain that blissful state in which each may win more richly because of the other. May you strengthen one another in all sorrow, share with one another in all gladness, and be companions to each other in times of the silent and unspoken.

“May your home help to make the world more homelike; and should you be lost in a maze of circumstance, may there be for you both a way back to the tenderness and beauty of a life together. Wherever you may be placed by changing fortune, may you be united not in word or outward form alone, but by the presence in your hearts of an ever deepening love.

“May the benedictions that rest on those who truly love rest on you, and fill you with love’s grace, both now and always.”

The Declaration

“Because Chris and Amanda have exchanged their promises of faithful love, and because in our presence they have exchanged symbols which make their covenant visible, by the powers vested in me, I now declare them husband and wife.”

“May their days be long upon the earth, and may they live in love and joy together.”