Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Big Entrance

Running has been a major part of Ryan and I's relationship since day 1. I met him at a cross country meet and we got engaged on the starting line of the Boston Marathon, so incorporating running into the wedding was a no brainer....but it was harder to do than I thought. So when I got the idea to enter the reception song to the theme song from Chariots of Fire and have our wedding party slow-motion run into the reception (it started off as a joke but he thought it was perfect), Ryan was all about it.

I'm going to let the pictures speak for themselves here, but if you want to get a better effect, the music is below.

The groomsmen all wore pencils behind their can't catch Ryan without his signature pencil. Don't worry, he wore it for all the pictures...he had a special "tuxedo" pencil in place. I met the man with a pencil behind his ear, and I married him with a pencil behind his ear.

Get it!

I would like to note that I practiced slow motion running multiple times, and I'm terrible at it, as pointed out by my lovely sisters. How awkward does that look? Don't worry, I did that in front of all my family and friends. In 4 inch heels.

I would also like to note that our wedding party were the absolute best sports ever about this. It was hysterical, everyone loved it, it was very "us," and it honored how important running is to us. Definitely wishing we had this on film!

How did you enter your reception?

All photos courtesy of Gail Fleming.


  1. This is hilarious! Great idea to make it personal and fun.

  2. i LOVE your sense of humor...this is AWESOME

  3. Love it! I actually saw a slow motion run set to the Chariots of Fire theme in a play once, and laughed well into the next scene.

  4. This is awesome! I love it...It seems very 'you-guys' too! :)
    Plus, those little touches will be the things you remember most.

  5. That is a super cute idea ;) What a fun entrance!

  6. You guys look like so much fun. Classic photos!


Hearing from you all makes my day!