On the day after the royal wedding in London, we had our very own royal wedding.
It was a beautiful day, clear and cool, not a cloud in the sky. Early in the morning, I sat outside on my patio and prayed that God would bless this union and would be glorified on this day.
On Thursday night, they had their rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
Talking about their vows. Arwen and David decided to write their own vows. I must admit I was nervous about David's, but well....more of that later.
Practicing the walk down the aisle.
The wedding party in order as they would stand on wedding day.
Mother of the groom with groom.
And with my new granddaughter, Devin.
The groom with his soon to be daughter.
As they call themselves......the posse
The bride and her daughter, do they look alike or what?
The bride with the posse
Rehearsal Dinner. David and Arwen with David's dad and step mom. His dad had just been released from rehab for a hip replacement that afternoon, so we were impressed he made it to the dinner. He was the host and did a great job.
The same group with grandma added in....
David and Arwen with Russell and me and Russell's mom. Matt was across the table but it was just too hard to get to that side to get in the picture.
Arwen with her matron of honor and best friend.
Some of the wedding party
More of the wedding party
That was a sweet night. But the big event was even sweeter.
On the morning of the wedding, I took down a small box from my closet. It held two little bonnets made from handkerchiefs and two cards. Both of my two older sons got one of these at their births. Click and read the little card and you'll understand how special this is on your wedding day. I gave it to Arwen before the wedding.
The bride before the wedding with daughter and mother
The groom's mama and two of his grandmas. Grandma Duncan wasn't able to be there and we missed her so.
Our two youngest
This was a sweet moment. David walked over and kissed me on the cheek.
And the wedding was on! The wedding party started down the aisle.
My BIL was taking pictures with my camera and he wasn't able to get all of the wedding party, but this is the sweet little flower girl
And here comes the bride!
The preacher asked David to start with his vows and he reached into his pocket and pulled out his notes. David's vows were some of the sweetest I've ever heard! I was so very proud of him. Arwen's were beautiful too, they both just glowed with love!
That happy walk back down the aisle as Mr. & Mrs.
Bride and groom with their mothers
Tommy, Claudia and Charley
Russell with his mother
Bride and groom with the other set of parents
Bride and groom holding a picture of Ashley and Adam.....we missed having them and David's brother Paul at the wedding
The bride and groom
The wedding party
The cake was absolutely beautiful and their topper was so much fun
The groom's cookie cake
Missy and Kim.........Kim opened her home for the reception and we thank her so very much!
The bouquet throw
Nana and Charley having a bite to eat.......I promise that's not his wine.
Sister Cathy and Missy
Sister Debbie and her son Joshua
Matt, Tommy and my brother Michael. We also missed my brother Steve and family who weren't able to make the wedding
My brother Tommy and bil Dick and some of the guys
Pappy and Charley
The three sisters
David with Aunt Lois and Uncle Tommy
The bride and groom got comfortable
After the wedding, I took Grandma Duncan her corsage and told her all about the wedding.
And so ended a beautiful day. The weather was gorgeous, the bride and groom were happy and gorgeous and I don't think the royals did it any better!
I pray that David and Arwen will have a long and happy marriage and always keep Christ in the center.