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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wedding: The Ceremony, Part Three

Here's the final post about our ceremony! It was the most intense and exciting half hour of our lives--indescribable. You feel so present, like you've been dropped into your body. I couldn't take my eyes off Alex, and he was squeezing my hands the whole time.After we exchanged our vows and rings, Hamish said a few beautiful closing words, but I have to admit, it was pretty much unbearable to wait to kiss Alex. I could hardly contain myself. I felt like I was jumping out of my skin. Finally, Hamish said, "With the power invested in me by the City of New York, it is with great pleasure that I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss each other." And we did.Our recessional song was "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes (which we hadn't realized was in Dirty Dancing, hilarious; Alex had loved it in Mean Streets). I was blubbering as we walked back down the aisle, but was still smiling through the tears. Alex, I loved marrying you!

(My hair was by the wonderful Heather Packer from Cutler Salon, and my make-up was by Kevin James Bennett from Makeup Forever, who is hilarious and super-talented.)

(Photos by Max Wanger)

132 comments:

myprettypennies said...

Oh my goodness, so cute! And it looks like it was such fun too--just as it should be. :)

stephanie said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. you two look so amazingly happy :) sooooo glad for you!!!

Sarah said...

Oh Joanna, I love everything about these posts. I keep getting all choked up every time I read the newest one.

It looks like a truly incredible day.

naturally nina said...

i hope these posts never end! :)

Liz said...

i teared up (at work) reading about your dad walking you down the aisle. i don't even know you, but i'm so happy for you! congratulations!

Ms. X said...

Joanna, awesome photos and commentary! I can't wait to hear about dinner and dancing.

vanessa joie said...

Enjoying these SO much. There is so much love & your expressions are priceless. I just want to hug you! lol

Amanda said...

love love love these posts! i'm getting all choked up just reading them and looking at the fabulous pictures - i can't imagine how wonderful it was for you guys :)

Laura Trevey said...

I LOVE your adorable and blissfully happy expressions!!

Anonymous said...

LOVELY wedding! All of it.
Wish you the best.

Pinecone Camp said...

Such a crazy display of pretty! You two look smitten with each other, and the photos are stunning.

Jen said...

Joanna- thank you so much for sharing your beautiful weddding photos.

I keep tearing up at my desk (god damn it!)

Frau said...

Goose bumps...reminds me of that feeling. So special I hope you and Alex have the happiest of marriage. I'm celebrating 22 years and every day is better than the day before.

Olivia said...

Joanna, you two look absolutely wonderful together. It's been so sweet to be able to follow your wedding plans, and the outcome is stunning. I'm so happy for you.

Rhianne said...

you look gorgeous and you both look so happy. thank you so much for sharing, its been wonderful :)

abigail said...

all these photos are amazing, you can see how joyful the day was.

truly wonderful!

Toothfairynotes said...

gorgeous, you 2 look so happy, just as it should be! I love the photo series!

*loves*

nole said...

Joanna! Your wedding recaps have been so beautiful - you look so lovely and so, so happy! I can't wait to see the photos from the reception!

Hannah said...

oh its so lovely! so so lovely!! stunning photo's that really capture it so beautifully! wow!

rachel said...

oh my gosh! I love you!!!! I love "Be My Baby"...It's the song I would always think of as a little girl when I thought about meeting my true love. It's in Father of the Bride and Adventures in Babysitting. I'm going to post that scene with Elizabeth Shue on my blog right now. Your wedding pictures are so beautiful. You look so so happy.

nath said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaah! so beautiful! i am running out of superlatives. i love the shots of the moments leading up to the kiss, you can relive it every time you look at them. AMAZING!

Melissa Blake said...

OK, I have to admit something. As I was reading this post "Angel of the Morning" came on on my computer and, with that song, and looking at your lovely photos, I got a little misty-eyed!!

GORGEOUS ceremony!!! :) xoxo

Emikos Werid Unexplained thoughts said...

o my goodness i loved the pic when both of you are walkin down the city street wit the umbrella very nice! you make me want to get married sooner than i am!. very simple and complete wedding. thank you for sharing your wonderful day.

un bel oiseau said...

oh goodness! look at your facial expressions!!!! love it. so great to see two people together who truly love each other!

K said...

Oh Jo,

This is may favorite set yet. WOW! You two are simply adorable. I love the ear to ear smiles...I remember this too a year ago. My face began to hurt from smiling sooo much.

Cheers & Congrats!

Anonymous said...

You both look so happy and excited, just wonderful.
And I love the sentences "She comes of her own accord, with the full support of her mother and me"
Thanks you for sharing this incredile moment!

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing! You planned a beautiful wedding! Great photography too!

cindy said...

this is so much fun! i feel like i was there, including the tears. you're all so gorgeous and dear!

Julie Simoës said...

such lovely pictures joanna! lots of emotions! it makes me think of my proper wedding on May the 9th... so good to be a young bride! i hope the best for both of you!
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e said...

so, so, so beautiful! i love all of it. the faces you're making are priceless.

Courtney said...

I loooove your facial expressions. What a great set of photos.

Congratulations, again, to the both of you!

Caroline no. said...

Be My Baby. Basically the best song ever. LOVE! xxx

Joanna said...

Your wedding kiss is straight out of a film, I swear.

13bees said...

our favorite part was right before the kiss - joanna, you literally had sparks flying off you! and "be my baby" was brilliant! everyone was smiling...

rachel said...

Joanna, these photos and your narrative are so very touching. And beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

Lauren said...

I love you guys! These pictures make me feel like I was actaully in attendance! You both look adorably happy. I'm glad you picked my favorite dress- you look absolutely magnificent!

Joanna Goddard said...

oh, megan, thank you! that is so sweet!!! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

frau, 22 years? that's amazing! xo

Anonymous said...

"You may kiss each other." Wow, how poetic.

jessica quadra said...

you both look so beautiful! i am enjoying seeing these so much. and i just love max. he shot our engagement photos yesterday and this makes me even more excited to see our photos!
xo

Andrea said...

a very classy, elegant, sweet, sofisticated and still simple wedding, and with some vintage touch, beatiful, congratulations

Megan said...

Oh!!! Love!!! I love these posts! You both look gorgeous!

Ashley said...

So frickin' adorable!! I love how excited you are! Can't wait to see more!!

Urban Flea said...

I would be a complete and utter blubbering mess, yet you look so put together and gorgeous!

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
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Becky said...

Okay first off, you looked GORGEOUS and Alex looked so handsome! And I loved how you described being present - so true! These pictures are amazing, but only because you can feel the love pouring through them - so excited that you two are now husband and wife!

ana said...

I love your blog and I love your wedding pictures!!! you have a great taste for everything... your dress, your hair, your bouquet and the photographer you choose... Congratulations Joanna in this new adventure...

olivia rae said...

Joanna, these photos are giving me chills. So incredibly beautiful!

Iva said...

you can just FEEL the love!!! SO BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

I cried just looking at your pictures. So lovely.

Cathy said...

"Be My Baby" was our recessional song too! It's such a happy song and every time I hear it it takes me back to that moment a year ago. I didn't make the Dirty Dancing connection either!

lancelonie said...

Best wishes! :)

Monica from Hola!design said...

lovely! can't wait for the rest of the wedding!
congrats!

bekapirwitz said...

i am ABSOLUTELY loving these photos! thanks so much for sharing them!!! can't wait to see more...
:)

Joanna Goddard said...

jessica, that's so exciting!!! and Cathy, how awesome; that song just has such a great beat :)

Meg said...

You're wedding was so beautiful and such an inspiration!

litlmissunshine said...

Some of the most beautiful wedding photos I have seen.....absolutely stunning

everythinggardens said...

oh my, could you be any cuter?!? i love it!

stacy said...

thank you for sharing in such detail - so very beautiful.

stephanie said...

All these posts make me so happy! You can just feel the love and happiness. That's the best.

Anonymous said...

i love love!

samantha hahn said...

enjoying your posts so much dear Joanna. you looked radiant and your happiness and ebullience shine through. Alex looks pretty dashing and happy himself! XO.

Emily said...

I absolutely love your wedding photos! Please share more of your fabulous J.Crew wedding dress!! Thank you for sharing all your wonderful stories!!

Bridey said...

So sweet! Love the emotions that come through in the photos, thanks for sharing them!

Jamie Bommer said...

Your wedding was so lovely and touching; thanks for sharing these moments!

aimee sicuro said...

Just breathtaking! What a beautiful couple you make. Thanks for sharing Joanna!

tfh. said...

This HAS to be the most perfect wedding in the history of of all weddings!

anotherfishinthesea said...

you took look so precious. thanks for sharing all of this in such a thoughtful way, your happiness is so obvious, its wonderful... it makes me excited for my wedding day!!!

iheartkiwi said...

i am tearing up just reading your wedding posts... too, too beautiful.

i am beyond excited for my own wedding... we're less than a month away! i can't wait to walk down the aisle and see kiwi waiting for me.

my mom and dad just celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary. marriage is truly an amazing and wonderful thing.

Meghan said...

Ahhh! Beautiful pictures! I completely remember feeling the exact same way a few months ago - I just couldn't take my eyes off my new hubby:) I am so happy for you!

jeana sohn said...

soooooooo sweet !!! i love everything about the wedding. thanks for sharing. xo

nichole said...

What a joy to read through all of these posts and see your lovely photos! Thanks so much for sharing them.

You guys look amazing and happy and like you are about to embark on one helluva happy life!

Jennifer said...

What lovely, beautiful photos!! I teared up reading the descriptions! Thank you for sharing your special day!!

riki said...

Oh Joanna, these posts have been absolutely scrumtuous. Thank you so much for sharing the joy, beauty, humor & romance. I feel like I was there. You make me believe in love!!

j. vorwaller said...

just caught up on the last three posts. tearing up!! you two are out of a movie. xoxox!!

{lovely little things} said...

Lovely photos, Max did a fantastic job!

the southern hostess said...

Thank you for sharing your day with us. What a privilege!

from lara said...

you both looks absolutely stunning! what a lovely wedding. i love the vintagey feeling the photographs give off. so beautiful!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! You both look adorable and I love the photos! Thank you for sharing!

mina said...

So pretty! This makes me so excited - Max is doing our wedding next week! Congratulations!

Carissa said...

oh my. what sweet, amazing photos. you look absolutely gorgeous. and you both look so incredibly happy. I have loved these posts, so thanks for sharing!

Laura said...

Joanna, your wedding looks exactly as beautiful as I imagined it would be! Congratulations to you and Alex!!

Season of the Hitch said...

Hoping my own wedding is as lovely as yours! And I loved the invite & program. Congrats!

L E A H said...

so beautiful! i'm a loss for words!!!

red ticking said...

BEYOND WORDS. xx pam

Jaeve + Things said...

All these photos are just absolutely darling! Another job well done, Max! Thank you for sharing your special day, and again, congrats to you both!!!

jamie said...

this is so beautiful! you exude such loveliness to all of your blog pals, that i'm so happy to see that you got to have such a gorgeous wedding with the boy of your dreams.

Danni said...

Hello Joana! Im from Brazil and recently, browsing through blogs I found yours and I have to say, I love the way you write and I am so happy to have arrived here now that you are posting your wedding photos!! It seems like it was a wonderful ceremony!!
Congratulations and best wishes to you both :)
Best,
Danni

AnastasiaC said...

such an elegant and warm heartfelt day - beautiful photos!! you guys make a lovely couple and here's to the future!!

*gemmifer* said...

You and Alex are the sweetest couple! You really seem to have been made for each other. The joy on both of your faces in the photos from your ceremony is infectious! Thanks for sharing all the details of your wonderful day and allowing all of your readers to feel that we were part of it in some small way :)
And I am so glad to know that you will celebrate your anniversary on day very special to me, the day of my lovely mother's birth... she passed away thirteen years ago but will always be in my heart.

Carol said...

I am loving all of these! So wonderful and genuine!

Adriana said...

you look soo excited that it's actually as though he's proposing in the series photos! So adorable, what a fun loving couple you seem to be

baballa said...

You look so happy !!! great pictures!!

Kristin said...

You brought me back to just how I felt on my own amazing day. Thank you! You and everything about what you've shown are beautiful!

A Pretty Trip said...

I love all these posts. I think I might make my husband a nice romantic dinner tonight - I'm inspired by all the love coming through my laptop.

PS. I love love love your first kiss photo!

Cabrizette said...

Best wishes... !

melly said...

You were smiling through and through Joanna!!

Sammi said...

Your ceremony looks awesome, I love how anyone can be ordained in New York to officiate for weddings, its awesome to have someone you know and love doing it all. So much more personal.

You all look absolutely stunning. I think my favourite picture so far, is the bottom left of the first group of photos!

Does it already seem like an eternity ago, looking through all these pictures?

Chuchi said...

Gosh, I almost cry looking at your beautiful wedding pics. Love the expressions on your faces.
Makes me believe in true love. Hurrah!

Best of luck,

J.

Kwana said...

Yay! Congrats again. Thanks so much for sharing your day with us.

Kalee said...

How beautiful!

Kristen said...

I don't want these to end!

Rachel said...

So i was trying to wait and hold off until all the wedding posts were done but. just. not. possible. Completely delightful! There aren't enough positive adjectives. From inane grinning at your obvious radiant happiness to feeling quite emotional over all the precious little details. Thank you for sharing something so special and congratulations, not only on a truly beautiful day, but on bringing so much happiness to your readers.

Lots of love

English Rach

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Pranayama mama said...

"Be my Baby" is our song, too! Excellent choice :)

Annabelle said...

Oh wowowowwow! How beautiful! They are so lovely, gave me goosebumps :-) Ohh love.

Robin said...

Best wishes! Very touching photos and you look very beautiful!I wonder what was the beautiful and emotional words. :-)

Deanna said...

Love the recessional song, what was your processional song? We had "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra (trite, but fitting), and "Kiss to Build a Dream On" that started playing right after our wedding kiss. Stunning photos.

dawn said...

so charming! i love the expressions on your faces in the photos~ one can read exactly how you feel about each other at that moment.

Chloe said...

wow, what a beautiful wedding! congrats. you guys look so happy!

Anne Living Life said...

Incredible! Love all of the details!!

oneshotbeyond said...

Beautiful...I can tell it was emotional just from the pics!

LauraCassidy said...

these posts made me tear up! This looks like the most beautiful wedding ever.

Amy of Progressive Pioneer said...

I'm so happy to hear that you were so present for the ceremony. For so many people it goes by in a blur. It's so important to really be in that moment and let it imprint on your memory so you can revisit it, you know? Love the pictures!

La chica said...

Congrats, I have written about your lovely wedding in my blog.

Cathi said...

wonderfully beautiful photos, thank you for sharing your day with all of us!

Alex said...

"Be My Baby" may have been in Dirty Dancing, but we got the idea from "Mean Streets." A small but important detail for us Scorsese fans:)

THE ALTERNATIVE BRIDE said...

congrats! the photos are wonderful. i love the excitement on your face :)

Amanda said...

Those are some really great photos of the two of you! Love it!

Inty swetha said...

that looks like the perfect wedding!! its very romantic!

Joanna Goddard said...

deanna, our processional song was Ave Maria. (the very close runner up was Shelter from the Storm by Bob Dylan). the songs you chose are lovely!!

Joanna Goddard said...

sammi, it DOES feel like an eternity ago! :)

Joanna Goddard said...

haha, nice addition, alex :) and gemmifer, how sweet about your mother. xo

Cristin said...

Gorgeous!!! Congratulations. This is my first time on your lovely site. I will be back.

cristin @ simplified bee

i wanna get marry too said...

u looked sooo lovely!! i really wish that that could be my wedding! haha gosh i wonder how crazy it must have been to organize such event! nevertheless, its all worth it! ;)

Lindsay said...

These are beautiful!

Prêt à Voyager said...

looks like a wonderful, wonderful day, joanna! a belated big congratulations!!!

xo
anne

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kira said...

i'm incredibly pre-menstrual but i am CRYING looking at these beautiful photos, thinking how much i look forward to have this wonderful celebration with my boyfriend. thanks for sharing all these lovely photos, jo. <3 xo kira

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