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adventures of c & k: an outpouring of love

September 12, 2013

Our wedding day was glorious and beautiful, more glorious and more beautiful than I could have ever hoped for!  Almost two weeks later, Karl and I are still in awe of how incredible it was and how much our family and friends gave of themselves to make it so.  We did our best to plan for a day filled with sacramental and artistic beauty, but nothing could prepare us for the beauty that transpired through the music at mass, the decorations at the reception, the musical and dance performances, and even behind-the-scenes details…  Nothing could prepare us for the generous outpouring of love that made every carefully planned aspect of the wedding radiant.  It was overwhelming and incredibly humbling that our friends devoted so much of their time and effort to our special day and that they gave so generously of themselves through their various talents.

For two artistic souls and lovers of beauty, it was an incredible gift.  We wanted our matrimonial celebration to be a day of beauty, and it was.  It was because of the amazing love of our family and friends.  Obviously the day was filled with the love that Karl and I have for each other and the Love that God has for us, but we expected that.  We didn’t expect to be overwhelmed with the immense love of our guests.  (I’m getting all choked up just thinking about it!)

Check out all this love while I try to compose myself…



Oh speaking of love, one of our friends graciously helped us record the nuptial mass for those of our family members who were unable to attend.  This means that you too, Reader, can experience the love so generously given from the clergy, choir and musicians.

Note: the video is of the whole mass, which was a good hour and a half.  Feel free to hop, skip, or jump to the highlights.  12:45 for the procession (Yes, that is Karl singing at the beginning of the procession!) and 48:10 for the vows.  But there is a riveting homily that starts on 28:40, and a glorious Marian hymn at 1:34:00, oh and don’t miss the lovely offertory hymn at 58:05 or Pie Jesu somewhere around 1:30:00!  Ok, there are a lot of highlights.  So turn up the volume (it’s a little difficult to hear), and enjoy what you will!


Photo Credit: Mike Fitzpatrick via Facebook

Video Credit: The Amazing Pete! via YouTube

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Ryan Malynn Becker permalink
    September 12, 2013 3:35 pm

    Awe, Cecilia. That was beautiful. Thank you (and your friend) for sharing this. I cried. I knew I would…but your day was beautiful. I am at a loss for words. Love you :0)

  2. September 13, 2013 9:16 am

    That was just beautiful!!! You were such a radiant bride. The singing was amazing…truly heavenly. Congratulations again!

    • September 13, 2013 11:26 am

      Thank you, BTFP!! I couldn’t get the songs out of my head for the first week or more! Our choir exceeded expectations. :)

  3. September 13, 2013 11:51 am

    Ohhhh love your dress!!

    • September 18, 2013 11:16 am

      Thanks!! It was surprisingly comfortable… I wish I would wear it again! ;)

      • September 18, 2013 12:29 pm

        Haha who knows.. in the safety of your own bedroom! ;-)


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