Gloves in Love: We Walk

This post needs little to no explanation- we process down the considerable aisle. If you’d like to listen to our processional music, click here:

First, Evan and the priest emerged from the Sacristy:

degiralomo_WEB_0313Then, in no particular order {seriously, I think that I just paired everyone up off the top my my head} came the Bridal Party. First, Heather and Jeff:

degiralomo_WEB_0316Rachael and Andy:

degiralomo_WEB_0322Nina and Ben:

degiralomo_WEB_0320Evan’s sister Abby, and her husband:

degiralomo_WEB_0328Then, finally, best man Colin and maids of honor Shannon and Caitlyn {my sisters}:

degiralomo_WEB_0330The organ in the Cathedral is a pipe organ, which means that the organist is facing the organ, and can’t turn around to see what’s going on. So, instead of playing a different song for my processional, the organist just played the Trumpet Voluntary for a while and then, after it could be safely assumed assumed that everyone had made it, played an incredibly grand flourish, and continued with the same. At first I was skeptical, but it was awesome 🙂 So, a few things happened as the grand flourish was playing: first, my dad asked if I was really sure this is what I wanted:

degiralomo_WEB_0339Evan got excited:

degiralomo_WEB_0341And Shannon began to weep- and, as it turned out, wouldn’t stop for the balance of the day 🙂

degiralomo_WEB_0340My dad and I began our walk…

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degiralomo_WEB_0348As I walked down the aisle, I wasn’t looking at Mr G at all. Instead, all I could really focus on was seeing so many of my favorite people- it’s really crazy when you have all of your friends and family staring at you at one time, and you can just feel, almost tangibly, the ridiculous amount of support that surrounds you.

degiralomo_WEB_0347But then, as we got closer, and I looked from my brother to my mom to my sisters, I realized that the only person whose face I hadn’t seen yet was Evan’s. I looked up at the altar, into his eyes, and Hive- every emotion hit me at once, and I lost it. I went from beaming bride…

degiralomo_WEB_0350…to ugly cry in an eighth of a second.

degiralomo_WEB_0351Then my dad moved my veil, shook Evan’s hand, and the ceremony began!

degiralomo_WEB_0352I know that most brides are looking for their groom at the end of the aisle, but was anyone else awestruck by seeing so many of their loved ones as they walked down the aisle? Seriously- it’s amazing when the only people you are looking at are loved ones- you don’t know where to look because they’re all your favorites!