Giselle and Todd’s ceremony was like seeing a show. There was music, emotion, and a little audience participation. It was so much fun!

The ceremony at Berean Seventh Day Adventist Church started with a couple songs from the choir. They were awesome, and it really set the tone for a joyous, spiritual ceremony.

How adorable are these flower girls?

Flower girl entrance

This is one of my favorite entrance photos ever. Because at this moment, as the doors open, not only can you see Giselle, you can see Todd’s joyful smile projected live on the screen at the back of the sanctuary, and just underneath that, the time.

Bride entrance into ceremony

Giselle’s entrance was like no other I’ve seen. During her walk, people spilled into the aisle taking photos and I felt like she was absorbing the energy and love from all of them.

Bride joyous walk down the aisle

And with so many people standing, I don’t think Todd really got a good look at Giselle until she rounded the corner from the aisle to the altar. And this was his reaction:

Groom sees his bride

The ceremony was filled with lots of emotion, and the two of them were beaming all the way through it.

They did a sand ceremony. Love the symbolism that once the sand is combined, it can’t be separated again.

The most amazing part? Giselle and Todd sang to each other Bebe and Cece Winans “Close To You”. Giselle says,  “It was something I had always dreamed about doing since I was a little girl. The feeling was indescribable, the connection that my husband and I felt during each verse was like the song was written for us.”

And I can tell you, there was not a dry eye, and they were GREAT! I would have bought tickets for this.

Bride and groom sing to each other

And again after they were pronounced husband and wife, I felt like they really absorbed the feelings in the room. I feel it’s so important during moments like this (and in life in general) to really stop and soak it all in. It’s far too easy to get caught up and let the moment slip by without a second thought!

Bride and groom newly married

And before I go today, I want to take a moment to recognize the modern ceremony decor by EventScapes. I really love these feathered, lit columns!

Next up, we’ll talk fashion. You won’t believe who designed the dresses!