Happy #WeddingWednesday! I took a little break last week because of all of the Cyber Week madness and the holidays, but I am back this week to share more wedding photos. I am sharing them with you all in the order of the day, so last time I shared me getting ready and a first look with my girlfriends (get caught up and see those photos here). Today, I am sharing our wedding day: part two, the ceremony AND Charles getting ready! Men have it lucky and its not quite a process for them to get ready.
Above is Charles with his sister before he finished getting ready and below is his Dad helping him get ready! I love all of the photos of him and his Dad below and know they will be ones Charles cherishes forever.
You all may know this, but my now-husband Charles doubles as a GQ model. Okay, I’m kidding. But, our photographers kept joking all weekend that he looked like a Ralph Lauren cologne model in these photos. I have to agree! I love the photo above and have it framed in my office. His midnight blue tux with black details was c/o of The Black Tux. He also wore a suit from them for our rehearsal dinner and during our day before wedding photos (which you can see here). His cuff links were his late grandfather’s and his watch c/o Daniel Wellington was a wedding weekend surprise from me! You can get some gift ideas for your groom here.
Above is Charles with his step father and the photos that follow are Charles and his brother-in-law, his old roommate, his cousin, and a few friends at the wedding.
Charles with his mom helping him put on his boutineer and then her wrist corsage before the ceremony. I love that she helped with this and they were able to have this sweet mother-son moment!
Once Charles was ready, it was time for the ceremony! He was able to hang out before hand with our guests for a bit before it was actually time to get started. Below you can see the floral arch that we had as the backdrop for our ceremony, along with the natural beauty of the garden of the villa where we got married. You can read more about how we chose our dream venue here.
We’re still a little unsure of the purpose of the table that was put there, haha. We didn’t ask for it and just went with it! It ended up being pretty sunny in this spot, so you may notice that poor Charles is directly in the sun and our officiant is wearing sunglasses because it was so bright. I tend to squint no matter what, so I am glad that I wasn’t facing the sun or I would have had closed eyes the whole time! Between this and it being a windy day we had a few things come up, but it was still ended up being a cooler day than usual for this time of year, which was great! Overall, we were pretty lucky with the conditions for an outdoor wedding.
We chose Charles’s brother-in-law, Josh, to officiate our wedding. He did such a fabulous job and we loved having someone we know well and who knows us a couple to run our ceremony. You can read more about choosing your officiant for your wedding here.
We had a group of musicians seated outside playing string instruments before and during the ceremony. I walked down the aisle to ‘Here Comes the Sun’ by The Beatles, which is one of my favorite songs, particularly the acoustic version. I love that its upbeat and isn’t as traditional as ‘Here Comes the Bride.’
Right after the photo above, the wind ramped up and my veil was just not cooperating. Charles’s sister jumped up and helped take my veil off, which you can see her holding in the photo below. The wind did not calm down so I didn’t get to put my veil back on for photos after our ceremony, but I am glad I at least have a few photos with it on! It was a little longer than the train on my dress and I loved that it was simple, yet added a little drama. You can read more about my wedding dress here and here.
We wrote our own vows to one another. We each had a vow book (similar to these, but I actually found our set at BHLDN.) that we hand wrote our final copy in, which makes for such a nice keepsake! You can read my tips for writing your own vows here.
We both laughed putting our rings on, because they did not go on easily! We had eaten alottt of pasta, pizza, and gelato throughout the week before, so we were both a little swollen, which did not make it easy to get on the rings! It made for a funny memory in the ceremony. It’s not the first or last time the rings will be a little snug or be a struggle to get on/off, so its fun to look back on this any time this happens! You can read more about choosing our wedding rings here and the details from our wedding day here.
After we exchanged rings, Josh had a few more words and then we were announced as husband and wife! Below is our first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Roscopf! Our ceremony was short and sweet, which is just how we wanted it. There was a touch of humor included, both in what we had prewritten and what came up with the windy and my veil, our vows to each other, and the rings not going on so easily. All of these things are what make the day real and your own, so I love them all! Things won’t always go as planned at a wedding, but keeping in mind the big picture (that you’re getting married) is what matters. You can read more about what to do when things don’t go as planned at your wedding here.
That’s it for this week! I’ll be sharing our post-ceremony photos next week. Stay tuned for photos from our dinner anddd of course, the party that followed! You can catch up on all my other wedding posts that you might have missed here or under Lifestyle– Wedding on the home page.
I hope you all are enjoying seeing the photos as I share them! It’s so fun to reflect back on them. We’ve slowly been getting some framed around our house (stay tuned from the gorgeous custom framing we did with Framebridge for some of them) and it is so much fun to have all of these memories from this most special day!!
Photos by Stephanie Parsley Photography