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#1 northernflasher

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    Posted 16 May 2010 - 01:55 PM

    CEREMONY
    CHAPEL @ 4PM: 9/10
    I arrived at the ceremony by walking through the gardens, past the fountains to get the best possible background for photos.

    THE WALK THROUGH THE GARDENS FROM ROOM 3310
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    If you don’t request this the WC takes you around the back way through the building next to the chapel which doesn’t make for great photos.
    This also meant that the “aisle” started in the chapel courtyard so I had a proper entrance which made it feel really nice because the actual chapel aisle walk is only a few seconds long.
    I WALKED AN "L" SHAPE FROM THE FIRST ARCHWAY THROUGH THE SECOND ARCH AND UP TO THE CHAPEL.
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    I entered to my brother in law singing and playing guitar. He did a beautiful acoustic version of Guns n Roses, “Sweet child o mine” Inspired by Trace Bundy's version.
    Trace Bundy

    Unfortunately as discussed with Natalia at our rehearsal the idea was that I didn’t enter until almost the final chorus of the song to allow the whole song to be heard by the guests. We arranged that he would signal her at the door at the point in the song that she was to signal me to start walking. Whether she forgot or just thought she’d hurry it along cos we were running late I don’t know but she signalled me straight away and as I entered the church he looked a bit panicked obviously thinking to himself, You’re too early I didn’t signal yet and had to bring the song to an subtle end mid verse... Ha Ha.

    We had a legal ceremony which we wrote ourselves. It was partly a rework of a member on this forum (sorry I forgot who but thank you.) I used the Mexican legal ceremony as a framework and added everything else in. We also omitted the Ocampo’s letter reading because we don’t agree with it.
    Natalia said we were very lucky to get a judge to approve it and have a judge that spoke perfect English available to perform it.
    There was obviously a problem with the English speaking judge because our judge was 20 minutes late and clearly not the judge who had approved or been intended for our ceremony. Her English was awful, she was literally seeing it for the first time as we stood in the ceremony which made for lots of long awkward pauses and puzzled looks on her part.
    Luckily I had wrote it down word for word or it would have been a disaster. I felt really bad for her and as she stood there scowling with concentration and looking to me to see she had pronounced each word correctly I just gave her smiles of encouragement.
    We laughed about it but I’m so glad I wrote all the important bits in the order of service or the guests would not have been able to follow it. She missed some of David’s vows off the end but all in all did the best she could do in the circumstances.
    Like I said it could have been upsetting if we let it be but we just went with it and our guests said it added to the “Mexican ambience” of the day.
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