Monday, June 17, 2013

Going to the Chapel ... Reflections from the Mother of the Bride

Tom DeBruyn photography

I have always loved being a mom. (most days, anyway) And, I also loved being ... the mother of the bride.


We all worked together and worked hard. 

Tom DeBruyn photography

This was a handmade wedding.


Handbaked, too.

We all survived the planning, the work, the emotions ... and the wedding day finally came.



 Hipster brides wear flannel.



So does the hipster, maid of honor. (Ah ... love my girls.)


Since we are "the beverage family" ... we had beverages.
 


It is a lovely day to be surrounded by friends.

Tom DeBruyn photography
Wonderful friends.

Tom DeBruyn photography
 My handsome son in law, surrounded by his friends.



There was a handsome father of the bride, too.

The wedding was fun, full of beautiful music and Scripture, reflected Daniel and Jenny's love of Jesus and their love for each other. 

Here are two of my favorite moments ...


Daniel and Jenny asked us, their parents, to pray for them during one of the songs. I felt we were standing on holy ground.




And they had a time for their first prayer, too.

They are now man and wife. I am very happy to introduce to you ... Daniel and Jenny Stalker.






The end ... but really just the beginning.
Linking to the Soli Sisters .

45 comments:

  1. Your right Glenda, it's just the beginning of a wonderful life together walking with each other and Jesus. I know you're so happy!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Lovely! Can't wait to hear more about everything.

    Best,
    Bonnie

    ReplyDelete
  3. It was such a wonderful wedding, Glenda! So blessed that I was able to be part of it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing the special day.Fondly, Rita

    ReplyDelete
  5. Just so much loveliness. I got all teary-eyed when I read about how they asked you to pray for them. Holy ground, indeed.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful Glenda!!

    I loved seeing the love and the love of God all around. Thank you for sharing in this special time of your life! Congrats to your family!

    hugs
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh, thank you for sharing your special day with us. You're family's grace, charm and spirit just radiate. Your girls are gorgeous and so full of beautiful light! (Can't imagine where they got that from - wink). I got teary seeing you all praying together. So special. God bless this new little family and your now expanding beautiful family. <3

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a beautiful introduction! I'm thrilled you shared this wonderful day with us.
    ~Adrienne~

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looked like a beautiful wedding full of love and joy and Christ at the center! So excited for the expanding family! Hopefully I can meet him one day!
    love
    Renee

    ReplyDelete
  10. SO lovely, Glenda! I just enjoyed looking at these, knowing that was going to be us in less than a week! Just beautiful and I can tell, filled with wonderful emotions and lots of praise! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow! What bright memory for your lovely family!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Awwww these are precious. Hoy ground indeed!!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful. Loved the prayer part, those pictures convey so much in one image.
    Kate

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congratulations on gaining a new son! May they have a long and loving life together.

    ReplyDelete
  15. SO LOVELY. Thanks so much for this sweet narration and the wonderful photos. I hope you have all recuperated from the inevitable pressures of getting it all pulled together and are just reveling in the memories. Just wonderful, Glenda.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful Glenda!! I love weddings and this one had so many personal touches which truly made it their own. I think we need to see a pic of the Mom with the bride facing forward now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Lori. So far there are very few pictures of me. Hopefully, when the rest of the professional ones come back ...

      Delete
  17. Glenda, it was holy ground, holy and beautiful ground. The photos are wonderful and the memories even better!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful all the way around! Photos. People. Prayers. Especially love those prayer times. Wow. You were on holy ground indeed. Blessings to the newlyweds.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovely, lovely photos and words, friend. I've been waiting for this post. You are one blessed Mama. How proud you and Dave must me--good job!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks so much for sharing this special day! Your girls are lovely, they have the prettiest smiles. Congratulations to the bride and groom, they make a very sweet couple!

    XO,
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  21. Glenda,

    Congratulations! I love these photos and I too am now looking forward to a photo of you at the wedding... forward facing!

    They are a beautiful couple with love in their eyes for each other. Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you are relaxing and enjoying the summer season. Boston weather is once again , crazy!
    -donna

    ReplyDelete
  22. Aw, how beautiful! Your radiant daughters give great testimony to the love of their parents! A lovely bride! Congrats! Fondly :), Leila

    ReplyDelete
  23. Loved them all! Love is written all over each one. Thanks so much for sharing them!

    ReplyDelete
  24. What about a photo of the Mother of the Bride? Best sneak us at least one hey? Looks like it was great fun. I do so admire your passion for family, love and life.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Just dreamy, Glenda! You can just feel the love.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Beautiful! Love all the photos

    ReplyDelete
  27. Glenda,
    I got teary reading and looking at your lovely photos...so precious...Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow. Lots of goose bumps here in Paris. Especially the one where you prayed over them. Thanks for sharing these, dear one.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh Glenda...the tears! You caught me on that first photo, so moving! I love that it was a homemade wedding...you can feel the warmth and love in every photo. A proud moment for you Mom...well done! Sending my best wishes to Daniel and Jenny for a wonderful life together. They are so lucky to have you in their lives...many mores speical moments to come, I am sure. :) xx

    ReplyDelete
  30. What a special, special day filled with lots of special people. I'm so happy for them . . . and for you! Your girls are absolutely beautiful--I love the picture of the two of them together. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  31. Daniel looks like a wonderful
    addition to your family; his
    personality seems well matched
    to your Jenny's. Congrats!

    I bet with your organizational
    skills that Mother of the Bride
    was a position you were born to
    fill!

    Beautiful pics and I loved peeking
    into the festivities. Thank you.

    xo Suzanne

    PS: Can't believe you went from
    all that beauty to all that yukky stuff
    at Shelly's condo. Bless your heart.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I cried too... I love all the pictures. All of the pics are so good but my favorite is the one of Jenny and Daniel walking hand in hand down the street. Her dress is beautiful. I called all my girls to the computer to take a look.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Hi Glenda,
    That was fun! Almost like being there myself but without all the travel expense :)
    Lovely pictures, good photographer!
    Hugs to the Mother of the Bride,
    Becky

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love every single one of these photographs. What a radiant bride! What a holy and special day! Pure beauty.

    ReplyDelete
  35. It must have been glorious, Glenda - a true affair from the heart. I am wishing the bride and groom a bright future and years of happiness together. I hope now that it is over, you'll be able to put your feet up and rest. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

    ReplyDelete
  36. "The end, but really just the beginning." Beautiful words to describe their love for each other. I love the emphasis on prayer and the joy which can be seen shining in their eyes. Aren't weddings blessed by God so different than worldly ones?

    ReplyDelete
  37. Such sweet pictures! Congratulations to your daughter!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Glenda~I could feel the love through the photos and your notes. You were standing on holy ground. Not every parent has that privilege. You are blessed!And Congratulations to the bride and groom!

    Janis

    ReplyDelete
  39. Such beautiful photos, and memories. What a very special wedding. I saw this in the cue the other day and didn't have time to get to it, but definitely wanted to make time to come back. A beautiful story.

    ReplyDelete
  40. BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL. I've been thinking about you and wondering how the special day went. Thanks for sharing such a special time with us.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Oh Glenda. What a lovely day. I'm a little teary because there were obviously some very special moments that you will never forget. How wonderful for your whole family. Well done my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Glenda, this is a little late, but what a beautiful bride and handsome groom! It looks like it was a perfect day for all of you. And the prayer was a wonderful thing to include in the ceremony; I've never heard of that before but it's a great start for a marriage. Here's wishing the best to the happy couple!

    ReplyDelete

Let's chat.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...