Sunday, October 25, 2009

From This Day Forward

My cousin Jamie married his fiancé Laura yesterday and what a beautiful wedding it was. Although the morning dawned rainy, by the time the bride arrived, the sky had brightened and cleared, much to everyone’s great relief. Laura looked gorgeous in her wedding gown and the bridesmaids were beautiful as well.

t was a beautiful service, simple and evocative, and the minister was really lovely. Everyone in the congregation was a bit teary during the vows, although at one point near the end the happy couple got the giggles which was really sweet. During his sermon the minister presented Laura and Jamie with a pair of salt and pepper shakers shaped like little people. If you put them together they fitted into an embrace. He spoke about how important it was to communicate within a relationship and how talking over a simple meal can be one of the most relaxing atmospheres to do that in. He suggested placing the salt and pepper shakers on the table to remind themselves that although they are two separate people they need to remember they are also one. What a great sermon! It was one of the nicest weddings I have ever been to.

I have not posted too many photos here as we want Jamie and Laura to be able to see them first, but I couldn’t resist just one or two - okay, three counting the one above :-)

Don't they make a lovely couple!!