Saturday, August 7, 2010

...the desires of my heart.....

Psalm 37:4

"Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he will give thee the desires of thine heart."

I remember reading this verse as a teenager and it always made me think of my wedding day and the person I would marry. Probably because as every other normal teenage girl, I dreamed of who and when I would marry. Not only did this verse give me hope but it also tended to scare me a little. What if I didn't "delight in the Lord?" Would I miss out on the husband and life that God wanted for me? I'm so thankful that although I am not perfect and there were times I could have made a wrong turn, God was gracious enough to give me the desire of my heart when He sent Julian into my life! He had been leading us together and it all happened in His perfect time. Julian grew up in a home and church 2000 miles away from me but God put us together in the same small college in Indiana! After 3 1/2 years of dating, God gave me the desire of my heart.... and wonderful life partner and as a bonus, a PERFECT wedding day!!!

July 2, 2010

We have so many wonderful memories from our wedding day! It was so perfect! That is the best word I can come up with to describe it!

Not to say that some things didn't go as planned. For example, the Tuesday of the wedding week, my Grandma from South Carolina was admitted to the hospital with a blood clot in her leg and her lung. This was very devastating to me. We are extremely close to our Grandparents (on both sides) but especially these. They have been a huge part of our life. She was told that she had to stay in the hospital for the entire week. It absolutely broke my heart when I found out they would not be there on my wedding day, but God knew what He was doing. Blood clots are very dangerous, especially when they start moving. If her symptoms would have started only a few hours later they would have been on the road, traveling to Indiana for the wedding. The situation could have been much more serious and complicated. Although it still makes me sad when I think about how they were not there, God is in control. She is home from the hospital and is doing much better!

Another twist in the "wedding week" was that we said goodbye to our sweet Golden Retriever, Dakota Brady. He became very sick the week before and was getting worse and worse as the days went by. A half hour before our rehearsal dinner we took one last family photo with him and then took him to the vet. They put him down the next morning, the wedding day. He really was such a good dog! We have so many good memories with him!

There was so much work put into our wedding, by so many different people. I was so spoiled! First of all, by my parents, they worked so hard on every aspect of planning so that it would be a great day! I cannot thank them enough! Everything turned out so beautiful and I will never forget it! The entire day was perfect.

My bridesmaids and I had such a fabulous day together! It was a stress-free day that was full of laughs and so many memories!! They were all so BEAUTIFUL! Just look at them!

My flower girl, Nicole, was absolutely ADORABLE. She was so sweet and so excited to be a part of our day! She is going to be a beautiful lady some day (just like her Mom)! :)

My handsome brothers!

I'm such a lucky girl to have such a great family!

I have the most beautiful Mom in the world!

My sweet, sweet Dad.

My flowers were more beautiful than I ever imagined!

One last touch up before going down the aisle!

The reception was absolutely gorgeous! These were the center pieces. They turned out perfect!

The main cake table.

The cake lady did an wonderful job on the cake, it looked GREAT and most importantly, tasted AMAZING!

The kids cake table!

Cutting the cake



All of us

The auditorium was gorgeous.

Making great memories!

In front of the limo before saying goodbye

Off we go

Saying goodbye to my first love!

All of these photos were snapshot taken by Nicole, one of my bridesmaids. I only get prints of the professional shots but I love these just as much as the real shots! She did a fabulous job and she was in the wedding!!!! Thanks girl, you caught some moments that I never want to forget!!!


Nicole said...

I heartily agree, it was an absolutely perfect day in every way, and I am so glad to have shared a part in it! Love and miss ya..

Brooke's Insights to LIfe said...

Awww...I love this post. I am so happy for you Liz!!! You are such a sweet girl, and I hope God continues to give you the desires of your heart.

Sharon said...

Kudos to Nicole for the amazing pictures of amazing people! You all looked so beautiful!

Melly said...

Great pics! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Awww...I didn't know you had to put Dakota down on your wedding day.

The wedding was so beautiful. The cake was amazing and Nicole is pretty amazing too...great pictures!

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