You have captivated my heart, my sister, my bride;
you have captivated my heart with one glance of your eyes,
with one jewel of your necklace. (Song of Songs 4:9)
On the third day of June in the year of our Lord 2006, I wed Anna Elisabeth Aven in a ceremony at All Saints’ Chapel on the Campus of the University of the South. The service was wonderful, I don’t think there could possibly be any complaints. It was beautiful and Christ centered and we had so many of our family and friends in attendance–it was amazing.
I can say without a doubt that this was the most photographed event of my life–I don’t think there are as many pictures of me combined from other stages and events of life as there are from our wedding day. We were even able to get some pictures of the wedding ceremony itself by working with professional photographers who understood what it meant that that was first and foremost a worship service. They were in the back of the chapel and hidden in the side aisle and never moved, used no flashes and because their cameras were digital, there was no sound. I didn’t even notice them during the service, and I’m so thankful for that, it makes the pictures even more special since they didn’t detract from the service itself. Anna and I had a
great time and we’re surprised by the amount we remember about the service considering all the comments we got beforehand about how it would be a blur and we wouldn’t remember it that well.
After a wonderful honeymoon in the mountains of East Tennessee, we returned to Nashville in time for my Ordination to the Diaconate at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville on Saturday, June 10th (sorry, I don’t have any pictures of the ordination yet.) It was a wonderful service and I’m very happy for the members of my family, who had just made the trip to TN for my wedding, who made it back to Nashville the next weekend for my ordination. This has been an exciting time to say the least, and I’m looking forward to starting work at Trinity Church in Winchester TN on July 1.
Here are some more pics of the wedding for those who are interested: