Let me share it with you.
Before we go any further, I wanted to share a picture of my hair and the hair piece I wore. Can you believe I made that hair piece? I had made a larger one, but about three weeks before the wedding, I tore it apart and made a smaller one. I was so proud of it. It was simple and yet so romantic looking, and of course, it was in my favorite color...
Okay... Back to the wedding!
So here we are standing in front of the minister, Chad Baker, a true southern gentleman. At this point he was explaining to us that we need to look at each other while reciting our vows, because we're marrying each other and not him. I'm not sure he actually had to explain that, because we really didn't have eyes for anyone but each other the entire day, but especially during the vows.
See what I mean... Jim couldn't take his eyes off me, and you'll see in the next picture that the same was true for me.
I like how this picture taken in the mirror. Can you see how much I adore my soon-to-be husband there?
You get the whole effect in this picture and you can see how perfect it truly was... The room, the tree, my dress, our expressions. Even though Chad was standing right there beside us, as far as we knew, there was no one else in the room.
Now there was a little incident with the exchanging of rings... Jim had no problem at all placing my ring on my finger. I, however, could not get his ring to go on!
Here he is putting my ring on my finger... Mine slid on my finger so easily. As a little aside, Chad gave my ring the nicest compliment, and I really liked that, because I love my rings!!
Here I am trying to put his ring on. I pushed and pushed, and it wouldn't budge over his knuckle. Then I remembered he said it had to be turned to get over his knuckle...Well, it wouldn't turn!!
After trying for what seemed forever, but was really only a few moments, I finally looked up at him and said "Help me!", which of course, he did. Actually looking back at it, the moment was symbolic of our relationship. He's always there to help me. He's my tower of strength that I can lean on and depend on.
After we exchanged rings, Chad said a few more words. He gave us some lovely advice, that when we have rough times to spin our rings to remind ourselves of that moment when we exchanged our vows and of how much we love each other.
Then...of course...came the kiss!
We were husband and wife, and I think that was probably the happiest moment ever experienced by anyone.
Did I mention how much I love my husband? I love him more deeply than I ever thought possible, and I will always remember our wedding day as the most romantic day of my life.