Monday, June 14, 2010

Wedding Booklet

Our wedding had a few unique aspects to it, not completely original, but not super common either. It was very personal, and very "us". One thing that we did was a wedding booklet, instead of just a simple program. It was 12 pages long! In it, we wrote something personal to each of the bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc...We had a massive wedding party of 26 people (including Brian and I)! Even though we tried to keep the paragraphs short, they sure do add up!

This is what we wrote as the thank you to each of our wedding guests. Even though it was written 7 years ago, it still rings true today. In fact, it probably is more true today than it even was back then!

"We would like to thank...

Each of our guests for making this day so special. You have all contributed to our lives in various ways, and we are most grateful for the friendship and influence that you have shared. To our parents, and siblings, words cannot describe our gratefulness for the love and direction through the years. To our friends and relatives, our lives are made better because we know you. We can clearly see how our Heavenly Father has touched us through your lives individually. You are a great gift to us!

We can say in all confidence that we would not be where we are today, if not for the guiding hand of our Lord Jesus Christ, who holds each of us in His loving care. We give praise of thanksgiving to God, for apart from His life flowing through us, we know we can do nothing at all. It is our prayer as we continue to serve Him with dedicated hearts, that we will be drawn closer to each other, forever and always.

...gaol, dilseachd, cairdeas

Inscribed on our wedding bands, these Irish Gaelic words have special meaning to us, and each time we look at our rings, we are reminded of our vows to each other before God, and we remember our promise...

That we will love each other with the perfect love that comes from our Saviour Jesus Christ. And that that love will grow deeper as we live out our commitment to each other with unfailing and unconditional love and support, through all of life's joys and sorrows. And also, that we will remain faithful friends, enjoying each others company, and together, furthering the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. Gaol, dilseachd,, loyalty, friendship

Thank you for your presence here today. This has been the day of our dreams, and we have been honoured to share it with you!

Love always,

Darla & Brian"

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