We didn't want to "hide" before the ceremony. We were already ready; we were already married; we wanted people to know we were glad they were there, so . . . . there was no reason to hide.
The hardest part of standing out and greeting people was helping my groom let go of his wedding planning role and just relax and be in the moment.
And . . . . to answer yesterdays question . . . Great guesses with an Asian focus!! :) But, all wrong . . . I was told that in Taiwan rain on a wedding day indicates that when the groom was a child he used the bathroom outdoors. I thought that was funny since I thought most little boys have done so. :)
And now for a few photos that Abu took before the ceremony started. Mostly they are just us with friends and family.