Saturday, November 13, 2010

Two Are Better Than One

Bride,Bridegroom, Beautiful, Blessing, Beginnings, Beloved--These are all words that came to mind today, as I had the privilege of attending the marriage celebration of my niece Amy to her betrothed, Eric.

BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM--Repeating their vows to each other, before God and many family and friends.

BEAUTIFUL--I had never seen this done before, but what a beautiful picture of the union of not only Amy and Eric as husband and Wife, but uniting them as a family with these two beautiful girls. (This was the Unity Sand ceremony, where each of them put in a different color of sand. Once the sand is all put together, it can never be separated into individual parts).

BLESSING--How wonderful it has been to see how God has brought them together. The ceremony was a reflection of how they both want the Lord to be the most important person, to them individually as well as in their lives together as a couple and a family.

BEGINNING--They were introduced for the first time as husband and wife. This, then, is the beginning of their journey together: there will be much joy and gladness, as well as challenges, but whatever comes, they will find that "two are better than one".

BELOVED--Lauren and Mackenzie, Eric's beloved (and charming) daughters, made him a special groom's cake. Is it possible he loves football?

Yes indeed, a beautiful, blessed, beginning for this wonderful couple and their two precious girls.

Genesis 2:18 It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helpmate suitable for him.

Ecclesiastes 4: 9, 10, 12 Two are better than one...if one falls down his friend can help him up! Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands (God, Amy and Eric) is not quickly broken.


Rebecca said...

I'm so glad to see these pictures and your comments about the wedding. It looks like there were some really unique and special "touches"... I think I saw your brother, too!

Wanda..... said...

Seems to have been a lovely wedding, Donna...especially with the Unity Sand ceremony. I've only seen this one other time, in the blended family wedding, of a friend's daughter. It's a lovely ritual for the children involved!

Brenda said...

Great photos. Nicely written. Yes, this wedding was special. I like Amy and Eric's verse from Psalm 126:3. 3 "The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy."

Diana said...

Many blessings to the new family! I had never heard of the sand ceremony either, it sounded like a nice touch!
The girls did a great job on that cake! Love Di ♥

Bernie said...

What a beautiful wedding, I have never seen the "sand ceremony" but it sounds so lovely. Thank you for sharing....Hugs

Dee said...

Beautiful wedding. The sand unity ceremony was very touching...a great way to begin as a new family.

Dee said...

Happy Thanksgiving Donna. :)