Good Monday Morning Sweet Friends,
Well, it is a done deal we
have finally married him off!! lol
Last Friday was finally the big day,
and what a great day it was!!
I know you are all waiting to see pics, and as excited
as I am about showing you, since I forgot to ask their
permission to share their photos and since they have
not seen any of their wedding pics yet, I feel it might
be an invasion of their privacy to do so.........after all
it was there Big day, not mine!!
Although, I am sure they want mind I feel it would be
wrong on my part to presume that. Cause I think I would
want to be the first to see my own Wedding Pictures.
The photographer said it would be about 3 weeks,
and the quality of those pics should be much better
than the ones we took anyway, so it should be well
worth the wait..................
...........I did include a few pics that just had
to do with us, and that didn't have their pics in it.
Also before you read this post, you might go to the
bottom of this post, where it says in bold, if you would like
to see, and read that paragraph, and it will help you to under
stand more of what I am explaining in this post.
So now, on with it!! lol
To say our hearts are full to overflowing with the
goodness of God, would be a tremendous understatement,
to how we felt about this glorious day of our Son
and new daughter-in-love's Wedding. It was truly a perfect
day of watching the hand of God move in miraculous ways,
and watching 2 very special loved ones, seal their
vows of love to one another. Lovely, perfect, beautiful
solemn, joyous, touching, sweet, and delightful would be
the adjectives I would use to describe it all.
Now you have to know..............
the day of the rehearsal was a sweltering hot, sunny day,
which would be okay, if you were having an indoor wedding
but their's was a garden wedding, and the
very wedding Megan had always
To make a long story short, the wedding coordinator
did not show, and the Pastor wasn't coming to the wedding
rehearsal, so now, we were on our own, and Megan with her
great leadership skills stepped right in and took over doing the
wedding coordination herself. Also, the chairs were hope-
fully suppose to be set up, but weren't there yet.
She had us all lined up as we were commencing to rehearse,
so they started playing the music...... and then it just stopped,
troubles with the boombox cd player, they worked with it
awhile, and hubby did get it going again, but now they didn't
know if they could trust it to work the next day, so that meant
going to get another one.....something else to do, that they
thought was already taken care of, all this coupled with the
heat index would be enough to make any bride go over the
edge, after the stress of month and months of all the
planning, but she did a great a job of keeping it together.
Due to the heat, and all the groomsmen having to stand
in the sun, we probably didn't practice as much as you
normally would, and because we would have no one
to tell us if we were walking too slow or too fast, and
a few other minor things, think everyone must of been
a lil nervous about how it was gonna
play out the next day!
I have to say it was an amazing day of watching the
Lord answer one prayer after another that we had been
praying for weeks before the wedding, and now.....
new ones after the rehearsal,
and some we never knew to pray about........
First, thing was everyone fit into their dresses, some
were very uncomfortable, but they fit!
I felt great in mine, it is always a wonderful feeling to feel
like you look good, and to be comfortable all at the same time,
that was my experience, and of course..........
Megan was stunningly beautiful. What a beautiful gown and
veil, and she looked positively ravishing!!
On the way to the Wedding, Jim and I came just a hair from
being hit by another car, talk about a close call........I am
so thankful hubby saw the guy pulling out in front of us
and was able to swerve to the left, because I had no
time to say anything it was so fast.
All I could do was scream cause I thought for sure
they were gonna hit right in my door, boy, did that
get the ole adrenalin pumping!!.
It was wierd, the guy stopped, and guess he or she didn't
see us, or was texting or something, and then just pulled
right out in front of us, and we were going 60 mph,
Thankfully there was no one coming in the other lane.
Thank you, Jesus!!
The night of the rehearsal I was having some
intestinal issues from hot flashes, the heat outside, and not
being able to get cooled off, which caused us to leave the
rehearsal dinner earlier than we had wanted, and
which left me very concerned about the next day, cause it
was suppose to be 5 degrees hotter. It was 84 degrees
on Thursday, suppose to be 91 degrees on Friday.
But the Lord took complete care of me, and I was
pretty hot for most of the of the day too, but
did not have one hot flash or problem! PTL
We felt so bad for all the groomsmen because they had
to be standing in the sun, and they of course, had on long
sleeved shirts, vests, and then their long sleeved tux jackets,
and too, the ringbearer is about 6 yrs. old, and of course,
he was standing with them, and that is a long time standing
for a young boy like that, so we were praying all day on
Friday, Lord, please give us cloud cover and a breeze,
just for the time of the Wedding, we don't
care what happens after that!!
Truly it was an amazing sight..............
Right before the wedding, as we were lining up inside in
front of the sliding glass doors to go out, we saw clouds
starting to roll in and it got very windy, in fact, we almost
thought we were gonna get rain, because it is just like what
it does here in Florida before it rains, but no rain, complete
cloud cover and there was an awesome breeze and it
made everything so nice and pleasant for the ceremony,
and as soon as the wedding was over.......
out came the sun again!! lol
and later on in the evening, quite awhile after all the food
was served, (it was served outside) during the reception we
got a good rain, which we so need here in Florida.
Is God good or what???
Al;so, they did get another stereo system from one of the
Bridemaids, but for some reason the day of the wedding it
didn't work, so they wound up having to use the original one,
we gave them, and everything worked just fine!!
Think the enemy of our soul was just giving Megan some
grief and trying to upset her, but the Lord wouldn't let him!!
Megan had us do something very different, and I liked it
very much, the parents were a part of the wedding
processional, and we Mom's carried bouquets as well,
and the parents went right before the bridesmaids, and
the wedding processional went as perfect
as it could possibly go!!
Like we had practiced forever...........
and we sorta felt like we were getting
married again!! lol
The Pastor did a beautiful job on the ceremony, we were very
pleased, and Scott and Megan said their own vows, which we
were all so amazed by, they truly were beautiful and deep.
The pastor even told us he was really impressed with their
wedding vows. We felt the ceremony was
very glorifying to God, another answer to prayer!!
Happy to report their lil ringbearer did an amazing job for
a 6 yr. old, he was so patient and stood up their still as can be
with his lil hands folded the whole entire time. You seriously
would have thought he was an adult. Never complaining at all.
He is just so adorable! and such a trooper, as was the lil
flower girl too!!
She, also just stood there so still the whole time, and did
a wonderful job too, She is Megan's lil cousin so I don't
know her, but the ringbearer's dad is like our 2nd son,
so guess that is why I noticed him more, and boys tend
to me more antsy that girls most of the time!! lol
The photographer almost fell over a wall into a pond,
but fortunately, caught her balance, and was fine.
It would have been quite a fall too, like 5 feet.
Gave us all a momentary scare for sure!
but again.....the Lord protected!!
Sweet dances for Megan with her dad and step dad,
her dad is quite the dancer, and they practiced a lil,
and he danced her allover the floor, it was great..........
reminded me of my dad, he was a great dancer and
it was fun dancing with him, cause he really led and
was easy to follow.
and I had the sweetest dance with Scott.............and
the song he picked........."Watching Scotty grow" by
Bobby Goldsboro. As soon as they said the song
I said, Oh, I'm not gonna make it thru this,
and of course, He laughed, cause he knew that!!
but sweet tears of joy, for sure!
Here he is getting a kick out of the fact
he made his Mom cry! lol
Hubby bought that record while I was still in the hospital
after giving birth to Scott, and when we brought him home
from the hospital on our 7th Anniversary, hubby surprised
me by playing that song!
So double the reason why I couldn't keep it together !!
But what a sweet and memorable surprise!!
I was teasing Scott right before our dance and asking
him if he was gonna dance me around like Megans
dad, and he said, I don't think so, and I said good
cause my feet are killing me!! lol
Got passed the crying and now just having a good laugh.
I am hoping the photographer was able to get a better picture.
See her in the background. Hubby took these, but it
was sorta dark in there, so hard to get good pics.
Hubby did a wonderful blessing for the couple and the food
then their were sweet and very tasteful speeches and toasts
from the Maid of Honor, Best Man and Dad of the Bride.
The food was awesomely delicious, Prime Rib and
Chicken Marsala, along with a wonderful potato and
cheese dish, broccoli casserole, and a salad with lettuce,
cranberries, blue cheese, and honey roasted pecans,
with raspberry vinagriette dressing, and rolls.
Every bite delish! Another answer!!
The DJ did a wonderful job and all the music was very
tasteful, (Scott told me later, that he and Megan carefully
picked all the music themselves, with many oldies goldies
included) and the DJ was very energetic and enthusiastic,
and really led events well.
They even had an impromptu singer, for a few songs, the
uncle of Scott's best man....... he has a wonderful voice,
so Scott asked him if he would sing with a few songs,
and it was really very nice. He has a christian band,
and right now they minister at a church were they have
people recovering from drug and alcohol addictions.
The Wedding Cake was beautiful, and tasted absolutely
marvelous, think it was from Publix bakery. Just realized we
never got a pic of it, course, I am sure the photographer did.
Our dearest friends friends from Gainesville were able to come
for the Wedding, which was a real thrill and very happy
answer to prayer for us!
and a very neat thing happened.................
He and his wife, also Pastor a church in Gainesville where they
also have the same kind of ministry that the singer has, so now
they know about Rob's ministry band, they are planning to
Everyone kept saying how happy and joyful Scott and Megan
looked, and that they were just glowing....and I must concur!!
So many seemed to be so encouraged by that, saying you don't
always see that!! Some saying it was the best wedding they
had ever been to..........his best man said that, and he used to
be a DJ, so he has been to a lot of weddings, so that was
a real compliment coming from him!!
A very joyous time was had by all.... I think, at least we had
the most fun we have had in a long time...........it was great
from beginning to end, and a day we and I am sure
Scott and Megan will remember always.
Megan and Scott really did an awesome job on all their
wedding plans, and we were so grateful to the Lord for making
all her dreams come true, cause it seriously was about as
perfect a day, as you could get!!
They are probably just leaving their honeymoon suite,
as I am finishing this up (Saturday morning),
as Dee and Jerry are picking them up to take them to
to the airport to leave for their weeklong trip!!
Note: They called Sat. afternoon to let us know they
made it to their destination safe and sound.
I'll tell you where they went once they are back
for safety reasons.
I am gonna include a link to where they had their wedding
cause thought you might really enjoy seeing it. It was on
a few acres of property, and you can get married at the gazebo
or in a lovely lil chapel, then there is a building called the tavern
that is 2 story, for the reception and a train or snow white's cottage
for the groomsmen to get dressed in, and then a 2 storyhouse
guest house where the bridal party gets ready, and where the
Honeymoon suite is with an indoor pool and jacuzzi. It is an
amazing and beautiful place. You rent the whole property out
from 11am.one day till 9 a.m. the next morning.
We would love to rent that guesthouse ourselves
sometime!! If you would like to see it
just click here.
Make sure when you get there that when you click to see pic
or the video tour you go all the way to the bottom, cause I would
click on one, and thought nothing was happening, then discovered
it was opening a video down below. lol
Sorry this is so long............but I wanted to record all the
details while they were fresh in my memory. I still can't
believe that we didn't think to have anyone take a pic
of hubby and I together. Duh! course, there will be
some of our whole family together that the
photographer took. Thankfully!
We were just to busy enjoying the occasion!! lol
Thanks so much for coming by to visit, and for enjoying
this wonderful event in our lives!
You have all been so wonderful in your well wishes
and prayers for this special day, and we thank you
Have a Marvelous Monday,
Love, Hugs and Special Wedding Blessings,