Another weekend; another beautiful wedding!
The wedding that blessed us this week was in our own little country church. It was positively magical! The sanctuary was filled with the sweet perfume of many, many red roses. They adorned the altar, the pews, and the bouquets of the attendants. It was exquisite.
Kristi, the bride grew up in our church. Her parents are people we admire greatly and the bride's mother, LeAnn, looked totally stunning in her long black formal gown. Dean, Krisi's father, cleaned up pretty well, himself! These are people of humor and good will and it was clear for all to see that they feel very close to the new groom and his family. Everyone was enjoying the ceremony and the camaraderie of the momentous occasion in family life and in the life of our tiny church.
The groom appears to be gregarious as his new father in law. His mother looks so youthful and beautiful that I thought when I first saw her that she must be one of the bridesmaids! She also wore a chic long, formal black gown.
We were seated in the overflow room. Our sanctuary is quite modestly sized and the time of our arrival meant that we were designated to this area. It was really a blessing: from where I sat I could see the whole wedding party and even the well behaved and tiny little ring bearer and flower girl as they watched their aunt marry their new uncle.
The attendants were splendorous! Gorgeous young women with long black dresses, piles of curled tresses, red rose bouquets and walking down the aisle on the arms of handsome groomsmen made the affair seem like a fairy tale come true.
As the Father of the Bride prepared to walk his daughter to the altar the two of them giggled and seemed relaxed and so very happy. It made my heart go pitty-pat.
The Normanator and I held hands while the short sermonette our pastor delivered. It is no secret that the father of the bride has no patience with long sermons so it was mentioned that the remarks for the new couple would be short enough to satisfy Dean! The congregation murmured their amusement at this point.
Pastor Kathy had this advice for the couple:
L is for LAUGHTER, which really helps diffuse troubled areas during marital disagreements.
O is for keeping an OPEN HEART; being helpful and respectful to one another
V stands for VALIDATION and this will be useful in keeping the marriage fresh.
E means that one should ENCOURAGE the other daily to maintain a healthy wedded state.
Of course, everyone knows that LOVE makes the world go round. This couple will, like all couples hit speed bumps along the road of their married life, but by following this little anagram they can minimize the discomfort those bumps might cause.
Following this lovely ceremony there was a LOT of hugging, kissing, laughter and conversation. The newly married couple ushered the guests from the pews and as people left the sanctuary and the building the wedding party and other guests boarded a large chartered bus. They were bound for the wedding reception at party central, an hour's drive from the little country church.
The aroma of those roses stayed behind. Our sanctuary will be so beautiful for Sunday's service! Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Adam McGuire! And CONGRATULATIONS on your marriage! We were so honored to be included in the guest list. Thank you!
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