Here is another slideshow of Abu's photos; this time from the ceremony.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Before the ceremony started, Lawrance lowered my veil.
- Seating of the family included his maternal grandmother, "big uncle" and aunt, and his mom
- His dad walked me down the aisle.
- We had two missionary friends officiate--Mike (from America) and Jonathan (from Malaysia)
- I choose to walk 7 circles around Lawrance at the beginning of the ceremony (a Jewish tradition symbolizing that, as his wife, my life revolves around his)
- Then, he rolled the veil (again, I wanted to see during the 2 hour ceremony, but I knew the veil was important to him)
- During the charge to the couple, Mike shared the Gospel clearly and succinctly using a wedding as an analogy. It was GREAT!!
- We tied the Cord of Three Stands again
- We also washed each others feet (symbolizing servant leadership and mutual submission)
- We used the same vows, but this time we each only used our own heart language
- Lawrance sang a solo to me right after our vows (it was great!!)
- There were five different songs in the middle of the ceremony (so we sat down)
- I cried again during the vows . . . but this time for different reasons. :)
I fell deeper in love with my husband as a direct result of celebrating our marriage in front of new witnesses. However, I did tell him that although I love him deeply, I will not marry him again. ;)
After we talked, trying to compare our two weddings, Lawrance and I concluded that it must be kind of like having two children and trying to choose which one you love the most . . . it is impossible.