By the title of the post, you may have deduced that we decided to go with a full mass. After my recent entrance into the Catholic Church I really wanted to have a full mass. After my Dad handed me off to my very very very soon to be hubby, we walked over to our chairs, which felt very much like Royal Chairs and we had the beautiful sun shining behind us.
Unfortunately habits are hard to break and as soon as I saw Mr Teaspoon, I gave him a kiss... whoopsy!
Our Mothers then walked up together to light our family candles on the altar.
Before I knew it, the readings were starting. First up was actually the friend that introduced us who was looking like he had come off second best in a bar brawl but in actual fact the week before the wedding he had a nasty crash on his push bike and had a quick run to the emergency room. He read from the book of Genesis about how the woman was made from a rib of the man which ends with;
This is why a man leaves his father and mother and joins himself to his wife, and they become one body.
Another friend of ours and a keen golf player buddy of Mr Teaspoons then followed with a reading from the Song of Songs, which was lovely and a little funny when he read "My lover is mine and I am his"
We listened on intently as Father Chris read our chosen Gospel reading John 2:1-11 about the wedding at Cana.
Then it was show time! Time for us to exchange our vows, time for us to become husband and wife, time for my maid of honour to almost fall flat on her face - wait...what?
Our bridal party lined up along the stairs, as we faced our priest and we stated our intentions to marry, love and honour one another and welcome and raise our children according to the laws of Christ and his Church.
Then we faced one another and Mr Teaspoon started with his vows
We went with the traditional Catholic vows that millions of couples have said before us. We didn't add anything of our own because the simplicity and beauty of these vows really covered it for us:
I, Mr Teaspoon, take you, Miss Teaspoon, to be my wife. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.
I, Miss Teaspoon, take you, Mr Teaspoon, to be my husband. I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honour you all the days of my life.
Right at the point where I said husband, I almost cracked but I was able to recover to continue all the way through to our first kiss!
Miss Teaspoon, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Mr Teaspoon, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
After we exchanged our rings, our bridal party took it in turns to give us a kiss and a hug, shortly after this picture she went to walk back to standing next to me, her shoe got caught in the mountain of tulle and before I knew it I was catching my Maid of Honour and the entire congregation had taken in a breath.
Bridal party then took their seats again and it was time for Communion.
Did anyone take a tumble during your wedding?
Miss a Teaspoon recap? Catch up here:
Good Morning - Easing into the wedding day with a morning walk and a delicious breakfast
The boys get dressed - then undressed again.
The girls get pretty - wearing the most expensive dress I will ever own
My Somethings - Incorporating the rhyme into our day.
Walking down the aisle - the longest walk of my life