Including your children in the hand ceremony was so beautiful. "These are the hands, along with Monica, Samantha and Evangeline, that will join your family as one".
Evangeline was so adorable when she started crying after I announced you Mr. & Mrs. Lass. The love that she has for the both of you shined on this day. A truly beautiful blended family.
I'm happy you liked my suggestion on facing your guests. I really believe that it makes it more personal to you and your guests.
Wishing you all the best that life has to offer.