The Ring Ceremony
After our beautiful temple ceremony where we were sealed together as husband and wife for time and all eternity...I like to think of it as our souls being bound together...and we stopped by the "Pleasure Palace" to pick up a garter, we went through the drive-thru at Wendy's on the way to the church. Albert and I were in the back seat of Jeff's car and so Jeff pulled up so we would be the ones to give the lady at the window the money for our order and hand us the food. It was obvious from the way we were dressed it was our wedding day and while Jeff ran into get the missing hamburger (they always forget mine!) a nice man came out and gave us a free vanilla frosty in the parking lot. We probably should have taken more advantage of it being our wedding day and tried to get more free stuff.
We got to the chapel right before the ring ceremony was supposed to start. I purposely set the actual start time 15 minutes after the time I put in the invitations so everyone would be seated. The ring ceremony was simple, but pretty. I think it was substantial enough that those who couldn't attend the temple ceremony felt apart of our wedding.
We had a small procession while the pianist played "Canon in D" by Pachabel. Our flower girl, Albert's niece tossed a few pink petals followed by my sister and Albert's brother (our maid of honor and best man). Albert and I made our enterance together. I figured since we were married already we should go together, besides I didn't want to have to go through all the drama of having two dads to give me away. (All pictures by Ashley Custer)
The Bishop gave a short talk on the meaning of a temple marriage where he reiterated that it is the most sacred, most desirable thing for a member of the LDS church to do.
(some of our friends, Jeff in the front)
My cousin Jake read part of the "Proclamation to the Family" and gave a nice explaination of it, saying that it was written by the leaders of our church to define family and marriage and reiterate their importance not only in society, but in Gospel of Jesus Christ. He read the following: