Once we were done, the Rabbi began the ceremony.
When we thought about getting married in October, we'd considered temperature. Primarily we thought that I'd be cold. I had obtained a vintage rabbit wrap because I feared I'd be cold. San Francisco decided to be contrary. While warm weather is not unheard of for the first week of October - it can be our Indian Summer - we weren't expecting it or planning for it. The Swedish American Hall does not have air conditioning. Most of the year this is not a problem. As our Rabbi is leading the ceremony the boys were dying. Heck, I was melting! I was regretting having written so many promises.
cubes read the vows that he'd prepared and then it was my turn. He'd considered abbreviating his vows as well but was unsure whether I'd do the same. We'd written our promises such that we had the same number and our Rabbi had confirmed that they were similar in flavor (we'd also verified this for ourselves as well when we were trying to get our final set of promises approved). Instead of omitting promises, I tried to read them quickly.
After we exchanged our vows, our Rabbi said the Seven Blessings.
cubes places Nan's ring on my finger and then I placed Poppy's ring on his finger while everyone looks on intently.
Photography Credit: Vanessa Naylon via Flickrbreak the glasses.
Todd, Helen, and Steve
Todd, Helen, and Steve
If you've just joined us for the recaps and want to catch up, here's what we've done so far.
- Highlighted my dress and how it almost didn't happen.
- cubes and I took our turn in the spotlight for our portraits.
- The bridespeople get herded for photos.
- Socks captured!
- The groomspeople get herded for photos.
- The wedding party struck a pose.
- I get veiled.
- The best man and Diva of Honor signed our marriage license.
- In turn, our witnesses, cubes and I, and our rabbi signed our ketubah.
- Family congratulated us while we waited for ceremony time.
- Then the chuppah was readied.
- The Rabbi and the chuppah proceeded down the aisle.
- Our grandmothers, cubes' attendants, and cubes walked down the aisle.
- The girls went next, and then it was my turn and I walked down the aisle with my parents.
Credits: All photographs unless noted otherwise were taken by Jessica Palopoli and Vanessa Naylon. Bride's dress: Vintage I.Magnin, reconstructed by Miss Velvet Cream. Bride's hat and veil: Estar Hats. Bride's and Girls' makeup by Guille of The Lobby Salon. Bride's and Girls' hair styled by Catherine Walters. Bride's hair color and cut by John Skinner and Louise Frost of CODE Salon, respectively. Groom's hair by Cindy Lopez of Azure Salon. Groom's suit: Vintage Gucci from Sui Generis, reconstructed by Miss Velvet Cream. Girls' dresses: Adrianna Papell from Nordstrom and Macy*s. Girls' necklaces: GemKitty. Boys' ties: The Limited. Boys' shirts: Proper Cloth.