Well, the wedding day that we planned for, prayed over, and eagerly awaited has now come and gone! That was quick! And now the newlyweds are enjoying their honeymoon and beginning their life together!
The tears around here have come at the most unexpected times this first week without Sarah. But the happiness we feel for both Eric and Sarah far outweighs missing her, and we're so very thankful that the Lord, in His good timing, brought the two of them together.
Here are some snapshots of wedding day:
Tom and Deb with the happy couple, along with siblings Jonathan, Hannah, and Micah: The groom spoke at the end of the ceremony and then thanked all the guests for being a part of their special day: The green-themed Guest Book table included a photo of the couple, Sarah's favorite hymn plaque, Mr & Mrs pumpkins, and the guest photo book...(thank you to Dee over at Red Letter Words for the word art plaques we used to decorate):At the other end...a vase of green hydrangeas with white - green-tinted roses, a basket of raspberry fudge favors for guests to take home with "He Picked Her; She Picked Him" printed on the tags, and another plaque with a line from the Come Thou Fount hymn: Each church pew was decorated with a verse from I Corinthians 13: Jonathan and Hannah, brother and sister of the bride: Sarah helped her friend Anna put final touches on the cake table before putting on her wedding dress: The groom's mother, Victoria, added her touches to the table also: And here's Sarah all dressed in her momma's vintage wedding dress and ready for the ceremony to start: The wedding cake table is shown with the three cakes in place; guests had a choice of Funfetti wedding cake or key lime pie, the groom's favorite dessert:Sarah's oldest brother, Micah, flew in that morning to be at her wedding. Here, Micah escorts Granny:The five bridesmaids wore green and each made their dress in whichever pattern they chose (this is the only quick shot I have of the bridesmaids until the photographer's photos arrive, but this gives you some idea): The groom's parents:Dear friends, Anna and Kim, who helped with Sarah and Hannah's hair: This sweet lady had a hard time pinning her husband's boutonniere (ha!):Our next post will include some behind-the-scenes photos and our special guests at the reception. Stay tuned! ~Deb
Time hasn't permitted me to respond to all of your well-wishes in the last Wedding Day post. However, we always appreciate your visits and comments so much and look forward to touching base with you soon. Thank you!