The Moment: Dad as officiant!
One of the most heartwarming aspects of this televised wedding was the amount of family involvement. A prime example: Sean and Catherine asked Sean's father, Jay, to officiate the ceremony. (Sean's father teared up with joy when they asked—so sweet!). We loved how Jay opened the ceremony: "Sean, as far as I'm concerned you're the best son a father can have... and Catherine, when I just look at you I smile. You incite happiness wherever you go. And I just want you to know Sherry and I are head over heels in love with you girl." For Sean and Catherine, the wedding wasn't just about them, but about joining two families together.
Make it your own: During the special, viewers learned that Jay's own dad officiated his wedding, making the whole dad-as-officiant element even more special. And while you may not want to ask a parent to preside over your nuptials, finding something meaningful to your family is a good way to get them involved in your big day and make it even more meaningful.
__Make it your own:__If you have a way with words, writing your own vows is yet another way to personalize your ceremony. At the very least, work with your officiant to include heartfelt details about you, your fiance, your relationship, and the future you want to share.
Want more? Here are a few snaps from the instagram of Sean and Catherine's wedding planner, Mindy Weiss!
A hearty congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Lowe!