This is what I remember from Sarah & Robby’s wedding yesterday. I remember the light, lively laugher of bridesmaids behind closed doors and the tangy, rich smell of rosemary.I remember an ethereal wedding gown glowing with light.I remember the low, rippling notes of a dulcimer filling a quiet church.I remember a nervous and devoted groom who, determined not to catch an accidental glimpse of his bride before the ceremony, asked to be BLINDFOLDED before he entered the church.I remember quickly handwritten love notes on notebook paper, flying back and forth between two sweethearts.I remember how the room lit up when Sarah put on her flower crown. I remember groomsmen quick to smile and laugh, and I remember sudden drops of tears like passing June showers.I remember this moment. And this one. And this one.I remember a church filled with prayer and hope and expectation.I remember how Robby closed his eyes when he saw Sarah for the first time, but just for a moment, as if to make sure it wasn’t all a dream.I remember sweet songs of praise lifted up on high to the One who makes all things new.I remember pastors whose love for this couple spilled out in their smiles.I remember a first kiss. I remember joy.I remember a sweet brand new wife who, minutes after being married, was worried about her new husband’s new shoes hurting his feet.I remember tables filled with sweet pies of every description.I remember laughter and joy and best wishes for the new Mr. and Mrs. lifting up to heaven with clouds of bubbles.I remember hot June evening air, bright green leaves, and the low rumble of thunder not very far away… but where these two were, the sun shone bright.Sarah and Robby, your wedding was a beautiful celebration of God’s love. The lovely halls of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church were filled with joy and hope and a sweet kind of peace that comes from unity of spirit and purpose. We feel so blessed and thankful to have been with you at the beginning of your journey as husband and wife, and we know that your life together will continue to be a sweet offering of fragrance to the Lord.
“…Age to age He stands,
And time is in His hands,
Beginning and the end,
Beginning and the end… How great is our God! Sing with me, how great is our God!”
Wedding Team Appreciation
Location: Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church, 12890 Boyd Road, Echola, Alabama Pastor Tim McCool email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Officiants: Pastors Jody and C.J. Andrews of Life Church of Columbus, MS
Bride’s Gown: purchased from It’s A Date Formals in Starkville, MS (662) 871-8055
Bouquets and Flower Arrangements created by the Bride’s mother, Cynthia, and friends. The flowers in the bouquets and garland are a collection of blooms grown by the bride and her mother and wildflowers gathered just before the wedding day.
Calligraphy by the Bride’s Mother, Cynthia Mutch
Bridal Hairstyle by Abigail McCool
Ceremony and Reception Music on the Hammered Dulcimer and Keyboard by Kyle Paxton of Kyle Paxton Studio Email:email@example.com Phone: (850) 624-8736
Bride and Groom’s Wedding Pecan Pie: baked with love by Di and Jeremy Wickham
The Bride and Groom also wish to thank the McCool family, Leigh Murphree, their families, and everyone who baked and brought pies for the Reception!