The wedding is barely over a month (what?!) away and the pre I-Do festivities are in full swing.
This weekend we traveled to Tyler’s hometown, sweet Somerset, for a night with his family and a wedding shower thrown by their (our) church family on Sunday afternoon.
To the ladies of Grace Baptist Church: you truly outdid yourselves in the best way! No detail was left untouched, no spot left undecorated, and it seemed like there was no gift on the registry left un-purchased.
The decor stayed consistent with our wedding colors (blue and yellow) making the room feel cheery, bright, and springy. The tiny daffodils on each table instantly brought a huge smile to my face! I absolutely LOVE flowers.
The gift table was overflowing with beautiful kitchen & home goods, perfectly wrapped in intricate paper and ribbon. Seriously though, I’ve never seen so many presents for one couple! The church spoiled us rotten!
All of these details are wonderful, exciting, and beautiful but in the end they are only material things which all fade away. And yes, they were part of what made the day memorable…yet they are not what made the day special.
What made the shower most special were the people and faces behind the celebration. This party filled my heart with surges of joy because the love of Christ shown bright through this church family. The ladies of Grace Baptist truly made me feel at home– loved as if they had known me my entire life, cared for with total attention to every detail, and taken care of as one of their own. Thank you for being attentive and accommodating to my unique needs.
Multiple times throughout the afternoon I was told by faces both familiar and new, “We have prayed for you for 2.5 years and we continue to lift you up.” THAT is the ultimate gesture of love. PRAYER is the greatest gift anyone can give to me. I don’t even have the words express how much I’m humbled & grateful for my thousands of prayer warriors.
The flower girl with my bouquet of bows.
Mrs. Rosemary Bray took all the bows and ribbon from the presents and (in just a few minutes) created an awesome bouquet for me to carry at the rehearsal!
I’m blessed beyond words to be marrying into the greatest family!
So, to everyone at Grace Baptist who had a hand (or pinky) in this day… whether you helped decorate, cook or plan…whether you attended or sent a gift…whether you simply prayed for the day or for our future union: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Tyler and I are extremely blessed to have faithful supporters and encouragers who love us from all across the state! And even beyond.
Sending virtual hugs and lots of love 💕
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