All things must be done decently and in order. So first there is the rehearsal of the big event . . .
where everyone lets go of their pent-up concerns about how this is going to happen
And later, there’s the rehearsal dinner where speeches, roasts, gifts, and toasts take place . . .
and the bride talks intently with her Matron of Honor (left) and her Maid of Honor (right)
. . . and sweet “thank you” kisses for wedding gifts exchanged.
It’s Wedding Day and just hours before the Big Event, the mother of the bride puts her last-minute touches on the reception hall, and catches her breath when she sees the wedding cake.
The Bride will love it. It is exactly what she envisioned.
The next stop, a close friend’s house where the Maids are attending the Bride. And here’s your sneak peak of them after they are dressed and made up.
and later, a contemplative Bride . . .
just an hour before the wedding–calm and absolutely gorgeous.
My little girl, all grown up into this amazing woman about to give her life to man I pray and believe is worthy of her dedication and her love. They will have a covenant marriage–and they have been saving themselves for this night–a rare thing in this day and age.
May God totally bless their wedding night with complete marital bliss.
They are on their honeymoon in New Orleans. The professional photos of the wedding and reception have not yet arrived. I will share some when they do.