A little less than six months ago she said "yes."
|Photo credit: Magnified Photography|
And this weekend she said "I do."
This was a marriage made in heaven, and all of the happy couple's friends and family are celebrating along with them!
The ceremony was beautiful and worshipful, with the message being the image of marriage as an example of Christ and His bride, the church. There were hymns, scripture reading, exchanging of vows, exchanging of rings...
...the kiss, of course...
...and our pastor pronouncing them husband and wife.
And then the most perfect recessional music ever to celebrate this awesome event:
And yes, since you're asking, it is a bit quieter around the house. :) I had the rare privilege of having breakfast with Carrie almost every morning during the time she and Josh were dating and through their engagement.
Believe me, a lot of wedding planning got done over a couple cups of yogurt!
But since this is the Cafe, I know you're dying to know what we served at the reception, right?
The wedding was at 1:30, and the reception was very simple and fun.
First there was retro bottled pop on ice (sorry, didn't get a picture!). All of the bride's and groom's favorites: Faygo Red Pop, Vernors, Fanta Orange, Faygo Rock'n'Rye... Do you see a trend? Both Carrie and Josh are proud of their Michigan roots!
Then there was a table full of chips and salsa.
We had three kinds of chips: blue corn, Tostitos Scoops, and On the Border tortilla chips. And then three choices of salsa: verde, peach-mango, and tomato.
And of course, there was the cake!
Carrie's wedding colors were blush and navy blue, and the combination worked perfectly!
But the hit of the reception?
The S'mores Bar!
Guests roasted their marshmallows over the sterno flames using fondue forks. Then they had their choice of crackers: graham, chocolate graham, and cinnamon graham. And then their choice of chocolate: Hershey's chocolate, Hershey's Cookies and Cream, and Reese's peanut butter cups.
The line for this table was long!
And since every wedding needs to have something to make it memorable, Saturday was a day of record-breaking heat. 103° at wedding time!
We were in an air conditioned church, but man. It was hot.
But what does it matter? They are now Mr. and Mrs., and that's the most important thing!
So, share your wedding story! What is the most memorable thing that has happened at a wedding you've attended?
Jan Drexler loves her family, her home, cooking and just about anything made by hand. But she loves her Lord most of all.
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