Thanks for the feedback everyone!
Just to add a few things that we are 100% doing as far as the ceramony goes- traditional vows (i'll post a link sometime of the ones we chose - our pastor is wonderful and has agreed to do whatever we want as far as the service goes
) we are doing the unity candles- something i totally won't budge on
, blessing of the rings, and the breaking of the glass (i grew up jewish so that's one aspect i want in my wedding at least)
We did a little "run through" just between Colin and I last night reading out all of the lines/verses/etc to see what kind of time frame we would be looking at -and even including all of the things we would like to add- it's still not a horribly long service and it adds a lot of meaningful things we both would like to the wedding ceramony
I honestly love the idea of a rose ceramony as well- we'll probably have it worded a little different, but i love the thought behind it and also how beautiful it's been in the past when i've gone to my family members weddings and they've done it. I think we might do it after all!