"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, August 8, 2011

not just, another wedding



Yes, it's wedding season and this past weekend we headed over the mountain... again...  We drove 3 hours on Friday and stayed with friends near Portland, traveling the 2 more hours to central Washington Saturday afternoon to celebrate another blessed union.








David and Prentiss were married at the home of the grooms parents.  The grounds were beautiful.  There was a fabulous old red barn surrounded by groves of trees and fields, and happy, pristine gardens throughout the property.






The weather was beautiful.  It was another perfect day.  It would have been hot if the cloud cover had lifted... but it didn't and it was heavenly.  Have I mentioned yet that everything was perfect?  What is it about weddings?








Prentiss' father led those gathered in prayer.  He reminded the bride and groom of God's plan for marriage and the importance of the covenant before Him.  He spoke specifically to David regarding his role as husband and head of their home.  Then he addressed his daughter.  And I'm choking up again just remembering how hard it was for Skip to get his composure and speak.  He reminded her of the special place she holds in her husband's heart and in her home...  We all sang.






He led them through their vows.  Then he invited them to finally enjoy their first kiss... which they did.














The food was delicious and instead of wedding cake we enjoyed an ice cream sundae bar served from an ornate antique Indian temple piece.  I thought it poignant that it had been redeemed to serve at the wedding feast of 2 Christ Ones.

And because we are gluttons that cannot be satisfied to just do what we came to do...we did more!  I'll share tomorrow.


Blessings, Debbie

41 comments:

  1. What a perfectly beautiful wedding, lovely surroundings.

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  2. What a beautiful wedding. My 3rd child/2nd son also got married this weekend. We had an outside wedding too and it was lovely, but I'm tired! I can now rest until 2012 when the oldest son's wedding date is set. xx

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  3. What a lovely wedding. I like how casual it was. It looks like it was what a marriage should be, instead of a glitzy "look at me" bridezilla affair.

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  4. It looks like it was a beautiful day and a beautiful ceremony. The older I get, the more choked up I can become!

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  5. Beautiful wedding! I love outdoor ceremonies.

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  6. Wow. How awesome and encouraging is that? Thanks for taking us there with you!

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  7. Oh, everything IS gorgeous! I'm glad the weather was perfect! I can't wait to hear what else you did.

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  8. Really beautiful! Simple, gorgeous, perfect!

    Thank you for sharing this!

    Deanna

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  9. Very beautifully described, Debbie! All the girls look so pretty - and the ring bearer - how cute that kid is with his suspenders and cap!

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  10. What a beautiful place for a wedding! Outdoor weddings are my favorite.

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  11. Beautiful! Your photos are great! I really should work on my photography skills.....since I have the camera and two extra lens that haven't seen much activity lately....need to be a good steward with what we have been given. :)

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  12. Such a lovely wedding! Thanks for sharing these photos. God bless the newlyweds!

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  13. A very pretty wedding, it almost, almost, makes me look forward to another couple in a few years. :)
    I do like having weddings once everything is cleaned up. :) I can't wait until tomorrow to see what else you did.

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  14. Wow...how awesome from beginning to end...and what all parents want for their children...truly a parent's answered prayer.

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  15. To me that is the best part of weddings these days, the choices opened for the venue. When I got married 33 years ago, everybody pretty much did the same thing. Aren't you enjoying these weddings? Yet, I believe I do enjoy any and all weddings!

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  16. What a beautiful wedding! I had to chuckle seeing that fellow in his Sunday overalls. [o=

    What a neat idea about the ice cream, YUM.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))
    -Mary

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  17. What a beautiful wedding, and I am happy it wasn't overly hot. Great photos, looking forward to more. I like the ice cream sundae bar idea, and that temple was really unique. xo,

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  18. What a beautiful wedding! And I love the idea of an ice cream bar instead of cake. :)

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  19. Wow! What a beautiful wedding and a gorgeous, inviting setting. I love that they chose to sing (or play, or listen...whatever) the song "In Christ Alone." Building on the right foundation is key.

    I also love the title you chose for this post! It is never "just another" wedding...or new baby...as if either of those things could ever be "old hat!"

    Blessings on your week, Debbie, my dear sister/friend!

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  20. Such beautiful girls at this wedding..wow! I love weddings too..magical. :D

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  21. Oh Debbie you're so sweet, I just got your comment. No, I don't mind at all that you passed it on to your mom. Another friend is passing it on to her sister, so it looks like I have 4 pattern testers, which is lovely.

    Please go ahead and share it on Wednesday if you'd like with a little plug and a link later. That would be very nice. And I can't wait to see how it's going for you! :) Please let me know how I can thank you for testing it out for me - another one of my patterns? A skein of yarn? Some chocolate? ;)

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  22. What a lovely wedding and a breathtaking setting. So unique and simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. What a lovely wedding, and a beautiful setting. Your pictures are gorgeous,and it just looks like a great time celebrating!

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  24. I knew these would be special wedding photos when I saw that precious ring bearer. Such beautiful bridesmaids, love the every other color of their dresses. I get choked up even looking at pictures of couples promising themselves to each other for the rest of their lives...sigh...

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  25. Somehow I missed you live in Oregon! I do too. I am south of you though, as it takes me 4 hours to get to Portland, lol.

    What a BEAUTIFUL wedding! Oh goodness, your pictures just make it look so happy and full of love. Just what a wedding ought to be!

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  26. What a beautiful outdoor wedding celebration. You did a great job documenting it!

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  27. Hi lovely lady.
    This was a Beautiful Wedding !!1 Ever one looks so Happy you have a lovely family.
    Im your newest follower on your family Blog, I hope you can join my teblescapes~~ I also hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  28. What a sweet wedding. I love weddings. Clarice

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  29. Looks and sounds very special. Flowers are beautiful.
    BTW, I can't take credit for the art project my daughter posted about. She did it all..I just gave her a place to talk about it! :-)

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  30. Wow--this wedding looks like it has some real old world charm. The sundae bar= great idea!!

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  31. What a beautiful place for a wedding

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  32. How blessed you are to be attending so many weddings, Debbie! Everything looks so lovely. :)

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  33. Oh, glorious, glorious - that in a day when there is so much disregard for commitment, and seemingly little interest in the very Creator - that still there are people who celebrate their faith and love together, who choke up when they continue to teach their children as they always have, the truths of love and faith and union. The public voice of America may have forgotten from whence comes our joy and hope, but so many people have not forgotten, and sing together, and love the love that lasts. Thank you for sharing it. Thank you, thank you -

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  34. Utter loveliness. What a beautiful day.x

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  35. I'm behind, but since I'm the type who likes order, I opened this one before the next one. Now I'm even more anxious to read the next post.

    This looks and sounds perfectly wonderful. There is nothing in this world that I think is more beautiful than Christian marriage and a Christ centered wedding to begin it all.

    That happens to be one of my all time favorite songs, too. I nearly have a *spell* every time I sing it.

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  36. What a beautiful wedding! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  37. Love the laid-back feel of this wedding although I'm sure every detail was planned out well in advance. Those bouquets are a stunning combination of color. Like your poignant observation!

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  38. Dontcha just love weddings? This one looked very personal and fun!

    Jody

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  39. How beautiful!! I love weddings!! The icecream sundae bar sounds like a fantastic idea!

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  40. What a lovely wedding. You all look so happy. Glad to see the weather was beautiful too. Maa

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  41. I am in awe at the beauty and thoughtfulness of this wedding! It looks like it was a perfect day!

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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