Happy Anniversary to our beautiful daughter Bethany Rachelle and handsome son-in-law Tyson.
Wishing you, this day and always, abundant love, treasured blessings and a lifetime of joy.
Since I was not yet blogging during the time of their wedding, I wanted to share some memories today. Please indulge me...
DOWN THE AISLE
Note the worn wooden floors of the one room country church just feet from our own house.
Flanked by her bridesmaids carrying her train, she walked out out our front door and to the church where her Dad was waiting.
GIVING OUR BABY AWAY
Mom was overwhelmed with details but Dad was caught up in the moment, tears and all.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD
Bethany and Tyson had a big hand in planning the God-centered ceremony -
one of the most touching I have been witness to.
(Of course I could be biased...)
I NOW PRONOUNCE YOU HUSBAND AND WIFE
I love the look on her face!
YOU MAY KISS YOUR BRIDE
Note the shadow to the right - so sweet.
I AM REALLY MARRIED
Such a beautiful September day for a wedding.
The dahlia's were from a local farm across the river.
SOME GORGEOUS RINGS
and blessed hands
THE WEDDING PARTY
Note the groomsman in the back left (a neighbor to us) and the maid of honor in the back right (my niece) - they are now married to each other!
THE ENTIRE WEDDING PARTY AND ALL GUESTS
This was a picture specifically requested by the bride who wanted to document every friend and loved on who shared their day. It is such a special photo.
POSING IN BUTTERCUP
My Granddad (who had passed away before the wedding) Blaine's car, Buttercup.
My aunt and uncle who own it now loaned it to us for the day.
The sign says it all
BETHANY AND STELLA
This was, and still is, our daughter's baby and a big part of her life so it was only fitting we retrieve her from home to be a part of the pictures.
CUTTING THE CAKE
The guest list had to be kept to a small number due to the size of the church. Extra guests joined us for the reception.
ON THEIR WAY
Happy smiles and bubbles being blown just beyond the doorway.
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
From the wedding program:
"I love you not only for what you are
but for what I am when I am with you."
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Thank you for sharing these precious memories with me today!