The Calm Before the Ceremony

Now that everyone was dressed and ready, it was time to get ready for the main event. I’ll give you the rundown as I share Angela’s beautiful photos…

North Carolina Mountain Wedding

One of Angela’s assistants took pictures of our guests as they waited for our arrival — it is so fun to have these pictures and something I wouldn’t have thought to ask for… Look how excited and happy everyone looks!

Their son walked our “son” down the aisle.

Parents at Wedding

The men who are married (or soon to be married!) to these beautiful women were in our wedding party.

Guests at Wedding

Wedding Guests

The groomsmen and our amazing officiant, Sue Kennedy, waited in the lower level of the lodge for the ceremony to begin.

Waiting for Wedding Ceremony

Groom Waiting for Wedding Ceremony

The procession began with the beautiful mothers and their dapper escorts.

Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Groom

As you may recall, the Generals sang during the procession.

A Capella Singer Wedding Reception

The bridesmaids and ring dog were next down the aisle.

Bridesmaids Waiting to Process

Bridesmaid Processional 1

Bridesmaid Processional 2

Bridesmaid Processional 3

Bridesmaid Processional 5Bridesmaid Processional 4

All the while, my dad and I waited (and I tried to not jump out of my skin) for our big walk…

Bride Waiting to Walk Down the Aisle

Bride and Father

Bride and Father 2

Then I asked my dad to tell me jokes as we walked down the aisle so I wouldn’t let my emotions get the best of me. We made it all the way down without one tear shed…

Bride Walking Down the Aisle

The time before the ceremony went by so fast, but I’m glad it was documented so well… it really was special to stand there with my girls and my father and wait for the big walk down the aisle. Although, I was way more of a nervous Nancy than I thought I’d be! What do you guys think? Do you think you’ll be cool as a cucumber or shakin’ like a leaf?

*All photos by the fantabulous Angela Stott