THIS IS MY 100TH POST!
I wish this post was more exciting than it is in celebration of this occasion, but this one will have to do for today. Happy 100th Post "Saying 'I do'"!
Priest we met with back in January and we both really liked him a lot. Chris's father actually grew up in the same neighborhood as Father Delaney, and so there were a lot of "what a small world" connections between him and Chris. We ended up talking to him for over an hour and a half! He encouraged us to sign up for our Pre-Cana classes as soon as possible to get it out of the way and not have to worry about it right before the wedding. I'm still waiting to hear about the dates they are holding those classes, but hopefully we will be starting that soon!
Father Delaney also gave us our booklet for planning the ceremony. This gives us all the reading and verses they recommend and I was really excited to dive in and start forming our ceremony.
I won't type out the actual readings, but I'll give the two titles:
"Allow us to live together to a happy old age"and
"If I do not have love, I gain nothing"We still have to chose the responsorial psalm, the Gospel, and the wedding vows, which has a lot of similar selections- just slightly different versions of each other.
I noticed in the back of the book, it gives me the option to chose walking down the aisle with both my parents! This actually surprised me, as I know that catholic services usually keep things strictly traditional, but I was happy to see that this was fine! This was the only thing my mother more or less demanded when it came to our wedding. I really don't mind...and honestly, I'd like to think that I would have chosen this option without her saying it from the start anyway. Really, I am very honored to have both my parents walk me down the aisle since they obviously both raised me, and have both had a significant influence on my life, and relationships in general.
Who is walking (or walked) you down the aisle?