Our wedding day was definitly not how I had imagined it. As per usual with me and God, I make a lot of plans, and He takes them all away and shows me how to do things His way. I love that about Him, even though it sometimes stresses me out to let go!
For nine months I planned a simple but beautiful outdoor wedding on my father-in-laws land. I bought tables and the most perfect chairs and linens. The day before the wedding many of our friends and family gathered to help us set up 250 of those beautiful chairs in perfect lines, framing the scene that would be our wedding ceremony. And the next morning those same wonderful family members and friends went back and picked them all back up, because it was pouring down rain.
Bride's worst nightmare, I know.
Lucky for me, I have a husband who took care of everything and spent the better part of his wedding day relocating our ceremony and reception to a little church he grew up in, while I continued to get ready for what would become my "suprise wedding." I say it was a suprise because, until I showed up for pictures, I had no idea how it was going to look. I had no say in what went where and every plan I had made in the last year was out the window. And Thankfully we were able to get some outside pictures during a break in the rain!
It was beautiful.
And unrehearsed. We had no time to rehearse again in the new venue, and as I walked down the aisle, the bridesmaids (unbenownst to me - I was in a bridal daze) wispered fervently to my groom that he was standing in the wrong place!
The ceremony and reception went off without a hitch; and while I still wish I could have had my wedding under the tree in Wade's old back yard, I felt so loved and taken care of when I walked in to my reception hall and see all the work that had been done is such a short time, just to celebrate our love. A huge thanks to our friends and family who love us so much!
"We love, because he first loved us" - 1 John 4:19