more wedding fun today as I'm talking about our programs and ceremony!
not surprisingly I went with my now tried and true approach of our signature font on craft paper.
i wish i'd been able to add a ribbon or something decorative on them, but alas with victor's and my parents meeting for the first time just days before the wedding time didn't allow for it. i made two programs per piece of 8.5 by 11 paper. the front had the order of events and on the back had our starting line up, aka our wedding party.
you may recall we incorporated victor's love of baseball by having our tables named after major league teams and batting order seating arrangement cards. we continued this by listing our wedding party as 'today's line up'.
naturally we started by listing out our officiant (victor's uncle marty) and our parents. next came our siblings. since i don't like the term 'matron of honor' i made by sisters 'maids of honor'. years ago victor was the ring bearer in a wedding, and that couple now has a young son so we had him be our ring bearer.
now for the fun part, i decided long ago i didn't want my nieces to be flower girls, as it's a gendered name and doesn't reflect their differing levels of experience. so i gave each girl a unique title.
nora, being the oldest and most experienced, was the director of flower supply chain. the week of the wedding she was amazing with two year old neela, our floral intern, so we had the two of them walk down the aisle together.
not surprisingly, it was adorable.
nora realized partway through neela needed to have her hand held, which of course prevented them from spreading the leaves. always the problem solver nora instructed neela to shake her basket so the leaves would fall out.
due to nora and neela being a little slow there was a mild pile up in the aisle but they all made it down okay.
man that bow is amazing.
naturally omkar stepped in when needed.
then i came in with my dad.
we kept our wedding ceremony really simple and pretty short. first uncle marty had a few well chosen remarks. then victor's aunt malva read 'forever young' by bob dylan.
as a wedding gift victor's parents had the cantor at their synagog compose a song for us, which we played.
then we said the vows we had written and exchanged rings, during which time nora did a great job holding my flowers.
finally we smashed the glass and walked back down the aisle!
still lots more wedding posts to come, including our guest book, details on our outfits, what we put in the guest bags, the rehersal dinner and more!