Joe and I wanted to have a ceremony that was completely personal to us. We are so lucky because the people we love stepped up and gave us the ceremony of our dreams. Des was our master of ceremonies he is a dear close friend to both of us and he did an amazing job of marrying us. My best friends and dear family did their part too, India and Pete sang and played guitar respectively. The songs were Lean On Me - Bill Withers and The Way I Am - Ingrid Michaelson.
We chose readings from The Alchemist and The Velveteen Rabbit read by two my good friends Angela and Joe (a different Joe). One of the most amazing gifts we received was one that our friend made for us. Sara is a talented writer she wrote an amazing poem for us about love - her words took every ones breath away.
Joe and I and written our own vows, mine are here that I shared in an earlier diy post. Joe also wrote some beautiful vows;
"Nicolette you have made me so happy and fulfilled as a person.
Thank you for loving me.
I promise that I will always love, take care of you and respect you.
I promise I will be there for you good times and bad.
I trust you with everything that's mine and can't wait to spend
the rest of our lives together.
I will love you and cherish you through whatever life may throw at us."
I included copies of our vows to one another in a book of love notes that I made for our anniversary seen here in this diy. Thank you so much again to everyone who gave us the ceremony that we both dreamt of. It was such a special moment in our lives that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.