Monday, June 21, 2010

From This Day Forward

Completing Him Challenge Week 3!! Yeah it is all about our wedding day. I just shared a post with a few wedding pictures when we celebrated 6 years on May 22!! But I love sharing our wedding...after all it was one of the happiest days of my life!

Our wedding was a fairy tale dream come true. Everything I ever wanted it to be. It was an outside garden wedding in May...beautiful!! Well, except for the small fact that it rained ALL morning. We were scheduled to start pictures at 4pm before our 6pm wedding time. Did I mention everything was outside. We had a back up plan, but it wasn't pretty. Thankfully at 3pm it cleared up...the rain was gone just in time. And by a blessing actually cooled the day off some. The night before at our rehearsal it was SO hot!!!

In total fairy tale style I rode up in a horse and carriage where my dad & step-dad awaited  to walk me down the isle to my handsome groom.

We had a lot of the traditional things beautiful vows & a sweet poem we recited back to each other Jason starting then each saying every other line:
Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away
and all the things I want to say can find no voice
Then, in the silence I always know
my eyes will speak my heart.

Our Pastor had been my Pastor for many years and was also the same Pastor who married my mom & step-dad. It was such a joy to have him marry us one of the thing she share with us was a saying he had seen before it said: "I enjoyed your wedding. Will I be invited to your marriage? God"

Mixed in with the traditional we threw in a few nontraditional too. Instead of a unity candle we poured sand. Since we were having our wedding outside I was worried about it being windy and the candles going out. Sand was the perfect option. We each had different colors of sand. Especially once I found a great reading about it: "As you pour most of the sand from these two containers into the one container, the grains of sand will be joined together as one, never to be separated again." I loved how true this is...we will never be able to completely separate my purple sand from his blue sand and have them be their own color. This is the way we want our marriage to be never able to separate!

After our wonderful ceremony he headed to the back yard of our wedding site for a super fun reception! And then Jason & I were off to happily ever after wedded bliss. With a honeymoon in the happiest place on earth...Disney World!!


  1. Beautiful pictures! I love the idea of doing sand instead of the traditional unity candle!

  2. Wow! Horse and carriage - so romantic!

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  3. Aw that was such a beautiful day!!

  4. Love the horse and carriage and the sand instead of the unity candle. Great idea!

  5. Love your wedding photos!

    You two look so happy! It's also great when I still see those smiles years later!