Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Everyone Loves A Wedding! Congratulations Esther & Michael & Update On Beth Marie

This will be short and sweet today
because I am on a dead run all day.
 I will have a couple of exciting things to 
share with you soon.

We have a beautiful friend, Maria.
 She works at the hospital 
in the same department as my husband.

I was hoping I had a picture of her.
I don't but trust me-
She is beautiful.

Remember our busy weekend with the kids?
We celebrated a wedding, too.
 Maria's sweet little daughter got
married this past weekend.
This is Esther and Michael.

My pictures are not the greatest.
They were taken in a dark reception hall.
Here he was thanking everyone that came to 
celebrate the day with them.
Something special happened at the 
start of the ceremony.
The pastor flew in from Washington
to marry them.
The pastor left his bible at home
(something that just doesn't happen).
He was handed a bible to use.
It had belonged to Esther's Dad.
Esther's Dad passed away when she 
was quite young so it was like a sign
that he was there with her for her
special day.

When she walked up the aisle
she was "handed off" from
her Dad's old family friend,
 to brother, to brother,
to groom.
Each one stood about 1/3 of the
way up the aisle of the church.
It was very touching to watch.

I have never seen a groom that smiled
as much as he did that day.
He never took his eyes off his bride
and you could see that she is the 
joy of his heart.

Their colors were beautiful.
The center of each table was anchored
by the sweetest little shell filled
goldfish "bowls".
Isn't that a sweet idea?
I don't have pictures of the bridesmaids
or the church.
I was too wrapped up in the beautiful music
and ceremony to take pictures.

This was a wonderful day and I am so happy
that we got to be a part of it.
If you have a moment,
leave the newly wed couple a comment below.

Here is the update that Beth posted on her blog:
I am so thrilled she is okay!

Just a line to say I am okay, Much devastation around me and two deaths in Washington IL,  My kitchen window was blown out, roofs and houses demolished all right in my area.  I feel so fortunate.  I am at hotel in East Peoria right  now.  Whenever I can go home I will have pics to post.  
Love you all,  thanks for all prayers.

Have a great day I will be around later
I am getting grandgirls off to school 
this morning!
your photo name


Susie said...

Diana, That is so sweet that the bride's and brother handed the bride to the groom like that. I like that her dad's bible was used too.
Yes, so glad Beth Marie is safe. I am glad all of you are also. xoxo,Susie

Kathy said...

What a beautiful wedding! I love everything about it from the walking down the aisle with her step-dad and brothers to the little goldfish bowls. How clever!

So glad to hear that Beth Marie is safe. I'll continue to pray for her with all the clean up I'm sure she must be facing.

Laurel@ChippingwithCharm said...

Wow, you've been busy!! Love the story about the Bible...meant to be :)

Dixie Delights said...

I love the bible and the handoff. So incredibly special. And my word - I had no idea your house had been hit. Stay safe.

Tete said...

Diana, there are 5 confirmed deaths at Washington. Its really bad there.
The wedding looks so beautiful and how awesome that she was walked down the isle by so many who love and cherish her, you know her dad was one of them, only to be handed off to the one who will cherish her the rest of his life. May they have more happy days than sad, and my they be blessed with the most wonderful life and family. said...

oh you writing this blog to explain Di was touching. To this new couple. Bless you both. Many, many happy years to gether .

God bless!

Down to Earth Style said...

Aren't they a cute young!

Tessa~ said...

They are adorable!

the "Hand off" must have been very touching.

So glad to hear good news, from your friend.

Don't get toooooo tired out today! :-)

Shirley said...

Good Morning Diana, The bride has her families blessing as shown by how she was walked down the aisle. The using of her dad's bible made it even more special. Congratulations to them both. Just be careful while you are out running. We have rain and cold weather. I keep praying for Beth she has been through so much. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Congratulations to the newlyweds! They are a beautiful couple. I can see that it was a beautiful wedding and I wish them many, many happy years together.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

They are a sweet beautiful young couple and I wish them well. I cannot even believe how young they look - I am fairly certain the first time I was married at 19 they were saying the same thing about me back then, haha, but I swear they look like high schoolers.

May the Grace of God bind their lives and hearts forever.


Ruth Kelly said...

Your description of their wedding was perfect.

Nellie said...

That was a very special wedding! It's good to hear from Beth. Try to slow down a little, Diana!xo Nellie

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Congratulations to the new bride and groom. I pray that they are filled with JOY and blessings and happiness for LIFE. TO keep communication in their minds and hearts and GOD in their life and marriage and I am sure that they will be blessed beyond where their imagination could even take them. Beautiful pics my friend. xoxoxoxo hugs

Vee said...

They do look like a radiant couple! It does warm the heart to see such joy!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love love and a good wedding...What a great idea for all of the important men in her life to have the chance to give her away!!!


Curtains in My Tree said...

what a sweet ceremony ,passing of the bride to her groom
I love weddings

Kim M said...

From a girl who was given away by her own brother, I love the passing of the bride. What a wonderful way to show the importance of each man in her life. Best wishes.

Merlesworld said...

I always like a good wedding.

Beth said...

The wedding sounds wonderful. the wedding couple is adorable!

Thank you for all prayers Diana. You are such a good friend to all of us!

Anonymous said...

such a special daay, beautiful bride and such lovely colors for the tables, what happened to all the fish after?

Simply LKJ said...

What a sweet story. Her daddy was definitely shining down on her special day. Thanks for the update!

Junkchiccottage said...

What a beautiful wedding. I just recently went to a wedding where the brides dad had passed away and the uncles and brothers all took a turn like that handing her off. It was really touching I loved it. Glad to see Beth Marie is doing ok.

Gina said...

Awww...congrats to the newlyweds! I love the idea of the bride being handed off by so many loved ones. It's sweet!

Missy George said...

Glad Beth is OK..
Loved the wedding..thanks for sharing..A lot of sentiment there..They look SO YOUNG..and happy..SO sweet..

Chatty Crone said...

A beautiful bride and groom - they do look happy!

I read Beth's blog and saw she was 'ok'.

Do your granddaughters live with you or near you?


Something Nice and Pretty said...

I bet her dad was had to be a beautiful wedding and special day!
Glad also Beth is doing ok.

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Beautiful wedding and lovely couple! Glad your friend is safe from the storms! Hope the girls had a great day at school! Hugs, Leena

Celestina Marie said...

Diana the wedding sounds beautiful and how special that the wedding proceeded with her father's bible. They are a beautiful couple.
So glad to hear that Beth is okay.
Continued prayers.

The Refeathered Roost said...

How sweet, Diana! I love the way she was escorted down the aisle. So special and they look like the sweetest young couple. Many many happy years is my wish for them. Thanks for sharing!

Red Rose Alley said...

What a nice wedding story. I love the little goldfish.

You should join the blog tour with us. You have some of the best ideas in blogland!


Debbie said...

The couple looks so young. What a special day for them both.
I love the way things turned out with the Bible.

Art and Sand said...

First, I am so sorry that you were affected by the horrible weather. Hope you are home soon.

Second, the passage of the bride through the family friends and brothers is so sweet.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Congrats to such an adorable couple…and thanks for the update on Beth.

jackie collins said...

I am just so happy he left his Bible at home! I believe you celebrated life this past weekend. Congratulations to the happy couple. May God bless you in so many ways, happiness, good health, memories, and lots of love. And may you share it with others!