|From Aaron & Heidi Wedding|
My favorite part of the ceremony was when the priest began to give the homily. Most weddings include a short sermon, and, while the bride and groom are being addressed most of the time, the sermon is only vaguely directed at them, with wider lessons and sometimes even a gospel presentation for the attendees. Aaron and Heidi were seated toward the back of the stage, and the priest unfolded a folding chair, and sat facing them, his back to the pews. He spoke to them directly- it was almost as if we were sitting in on the last session of premarital counseling rather than being preached at. I loved it, because the focus of the message was obviously to build into and support the couple- the whole point of all the friends and family being at the ceremony in the first place.
The rest of the wedding and reception was beautiful, too- check out the rest of the pictures:
After the wedding, we swung by Chicago & hung out with my sister and had a delightful time. Of course we visited Millennium Park, because, what better free activity is there to do in downtown Chicago?
I saw the coolest bike rack ever.
Also, they bought us frozen yogurt/kefir. Yum.