Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Wedding Ceremony!

Here's a formal recap of the wedding ceremony...on Saturday, April 19th 2014.
I know you've all been waiting for this.
I will be following up with some 'behind the scenes' post over the next few weeks.
 I woke up Friday morning, April 18th...both flags were waving at me,
blue skies...trees in full blossoms...it was perfect.
What else could we ask for?
A run was the perfect way to start my day.
 Welcome to Semiahmoo Resort...
a resort brimming with excitement and anticipation of a wedding,
 the first wedding of their season.
Flowers and blooms had been planted in preparation for this event.

 I woke up Saturday morning....April 19th.
The grounds were set...the tide was out...
the clouds created a dampness to the day.
The invite stated:
"Come dressed for a Pacific Northwest April:
Sunshine, snow, clouds and rain!"

Minutes before the event was to start...
the drama unfolded.
Staff were drying the chairs from the moisture and dampness in the air. 
Heavy rain clouds were lingering in the distance.
Keyboards, amplifiers and speakers were being draped with plastic bags.

 Meanwhile the Bride, was enjoying the last 'dry moments' of preparation,

  playing with her nieces and nephews, gathering them under her veil,
the veil that her Grandmother had carefully sewn by hand, for my wedding.
Something Old!

 The stage was set....beautiful mums, September flowers,
white daisies, green hydrangeas, peonies, freshia, mixed with various ferns.

The music started...
Tears rolled down my face....
I had listened to this music for months.
Little Eleanor, just like a princess, scattered the petals in a ballerina style.

 Meanwhile, Jameson and Silas followed her
with big happy smiles...
They knew how to make the crowd smile.
They loved throwing the petals at the guests, in their boyish style.

The long awaited moment arrived, 
as the Bride and her Father walked arm in arm,
and he savored the moment....
only to short,

and he gave his daughter away...
they embraced...
 
 Pastor, Bobbi Salkfeld officiated their ceremony.
She led them through the reading of "Love III" by George Herbert.
And then they exchanged their vows.
There were moments...that we could of all cried.
There were moments when we all laughed.
They signed the registry.
And Corrie Chow let her voice fill the air with 
"Oh Heavenly Day" ~ Patti Griffin

And you may now kiss the bride,
and they were pronounced 'man and wife'
Mr & Mrs. Zuiches

 Starting a new life,
A life of adventure and commitment to God and each other.
"The first day of the rest of their lives."
And the rain held off long enough.



11 comments:

  1. As I was reading through your beautiful post, I was listening to the music and the tears flowed freely down my cheeks at the beauty of these special moments that you shared and experienced together with family and friends. May the Lord Bless their marriage richly with much laughter, patience, forgiveness and a lasting love that only comes from above. Thanking you for sharing these moments with us now too.

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  2. You captured some very beautiful moments, Marg. So happy for the two of them.

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  3. Beautifully captured . . . almost like we were all there! I too wish this beautiful couple a marriage in which hard times are divided and joys are multiplied. May they look to the author of love and forgiveness as they mature in the mystery of wedded bliss, to grow old together.

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  4. When I came to the music I turned it on and started the post all over again.. and enjoy the photos. Mikki's dress was just beautiful on her. I love lace and I can only imagine how special it was for her to wear your veil sewed by your Mom.
    Wishing them God's very best for a lifetime of commitment, through all the joys and challenges they'll face together.

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  5. Lovely! Beautiful dress, I love the neckline and lace is so romantic, couldn't have been more perfect. May God bless you all ,Angharad

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  6. Stunning Marg! - the girl, the dress, the flowers, the groom, the setting, the proud dad, the joyous children. May God grant this couple joy, faithfulness, strong faith and a long life together.

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  7. So beautiful, the pictures, the music, the words!!! I love the picture of the children under her veil that your mother had made for your wedding - so special. What a beautiful bride and handsome groom. You gave us such a lovely peek Marg - thanks!!! Hope there's a picture or two of you too somewhere :). I'm so impressed that you went for a run before the wedding - you inspire me!

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  8. A beautiful bride!! I love the veil picture too - how special! Congratulations and many blessings to the newlyweds!

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  9. Thank you for giving us a glimpse of this beautiful wedding! Gorgeous bride, handsome groom, lovely setting, all the happy family and friends there to celebrate together, it all adds up to a spectacular day. I stopped short when I read the name of the singer……Corrie is a dear friend of my daughter! Small world.

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  10. Looks like a fairy tale wedding! Your daughter looks beautiful, the scenery is gorgeous, ant the cute nieces and nephews look so charming. Can't wait for more details.

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  11. How absolutely beautiful, Marg! I'm glad the rain held off and that the bride and groom had their special moment just as they'd planned. What a couple of years you've had, in your family! I wish every blessing for this lovely couple!

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