Kelly over at Kelly’s Corner does a weekly blog sharing something about her life. She then invites her readers to share on their individual blogs and link back to her so she can read and learn more about her readers. It is really neat and this is the first time that I participated. I wish I had started sooner because she just finished sharing pictures of the various rooms in her house and that would have motivated me to take some much needed pics and post them. Oh well… better late than never.

*let me apologize for the quality, these are scanned since the actual photos were shot on film a mere 6 years ago*

Last week, she shared about her wedding dress. I will just quickly post a picture of mine so everyone will know what it looked like. I love my wedding dress, it was so “me”- very simple, not low cut, no beads, sequins, pearls, bows, lace, etc. I am not a fancy girl so why have a fancy dress? Here is the dress…

From Our Wedding

Now on to these week’s pictures.
This is a picture of the entire wedding party.

From Our Wedding


We got married March 22, 2003 and my bridesmaids wore yellow two-piece dresses. Keeping with my “simple” theme I wanted, and found, bridesmaid dresses that didn’t require a special bra. I do not like strapless bras and didn’t want my girls feeling uncomfortable during the ceremony either. Aren’t I nice?

I had a very strange photographer and he liked to take odd pictures. I forgive him for that because I can guarantee that my wedding pictures look like no one else’s. HA! Here are my bridesmaids and I before the ceremony. They were supposed to be fanning me.

From Our Wedding


From left to right: Lauren, we’ve known each other since 5th grade and became best friends somewhere around 7th or 8th grade. We have done all sorts of fun things together- including the 2006 Olympics in Atlanta. Crystal, we met at GA camp in 2000 and quickly hit it off. We had campers convinced that summer and the next that we were sisters. I don’t really see the resemblance any more but apparently, back in the day, we looked like sisters. Brooke, was my first roommate at seminary in New Orleans. I was so honored that she was in my wedding as she wasn’t in any of her sisters’ weddings. I am returning the favor by being in her wedding this December and I can’t wait. Kristie, was my 2nd roommate at seminary but we have known each other since 1998 when my parents moved to the same town as her folks in Mississippi and started attending her church. She got married two months before me to a guy she met on the mission field and I was in her wedding as well.

This was my flower girl, Hannah, and I. She lived in the same neighborhood as us in SC and when my parents moved, they got our dog. She and I are wearing matching headpieces. I have such a small head and thin hair that veils looked weird on me. Therefore, I just wore a silk flower wreath in my hair.

From Our Wedding

Now on to the flowers…
I didn’t carry traditional flowers. I carried a wire bouquet with crystal beads on the end. I really like it and still have it on display in our entryway. It was made by a woman undergoing chemo treatments somewhere out west.

From Our Wedding

I told our florist, a member of our church, that I wanted my bridesmaids’ flowers to look like someone went out in the middle of a field and grabbed a bunch of wild flowers. I think she did a great job but, I don’t have a super close-up picture of the flowers so please forgive me. You can kind of see them in this picture. Again, weird photographer, not sure why Travis and I were on the top in the middle completely blocked by everyone else. Don’t you just love the flip flops and blues brother look?!

From Our Wedding

Now on to the ceremony…

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We were married at First Baptist, Dandridge, TN. This was the church where Travis was serving as Minister of Education and Outreach. While veering from the traditional location of my home church, I thought it was very appropriate that we started our life together at the first church where we served together. In my warped brain, it worked. Plus, logistically, it was the most convenient location.

Our parents’ lit their unity candles to the song “Parent’s Prayer” by Steven Curtis Chapman. The grandmothers were seated to “My Tribute” by Andrae Crouch. Our Minister of Music played the bagpipes for our processional, Highland Cathedral, which is on an Amy Grant Christmas album. It is a beautiful and regal song and I love it. He picked it out. By the way, bagpipes are very loud when played within a sanctuary. HA!

From Our Wedding

Here is a picture of us lighting our unity candle while the “Lord’s Prayer” was sung. The two guys standing beside Travis’ father, were our ministers who performed the ceremony. They were good friends of our from seminary (where Travis and I met) and did an excellent job.

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We left the sanctuary to “Ode to Joy” (I am drawing a blank on the composer and the real name of the song- it is late and my brain is tired.)

From Our Wedding

In conclusion, I love this picture and can’t wait to blog about my wedding even more next week.

From Our Wedding


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