10.12.2010

And the two shall become one.

I'm sitting here trying to think of a way to describe a wedding.
Honestly, I can't.
Marriages are a representation of Christ.
How do you describe Christ?
Loving. Selfless. Beautiful. Graceful. Genius.

So a wedding is a ceremony that marks the time that you say, "I now will represent Christ in this way...(husband) I will give my life for her. She will come first. (wife) I will be his bride. I will love him and give my all for him."
So, you say this to another person, while making a commitment to each other and God.
I have to remind myself to say these words to God day after day.

Marriage isn't a god, but it can point others toward Christ if it is the way it should be.

With all that said...

Saturday I went to Amy and Jim's wedding. I had the opportunity to contribute to this event! I made hair flowers for all the bridesmaids and boutonnieres for the groomsmen and fathers. (Notice I left out the groom...yeah there was a bit of a wedding emergency where we realized I had forgotten to make a bout for the groom...the GROOM! NO ONE HAD THOUGHT OF THAT! Luckily I had the materials and made one on the way to the church)
This wedding was beautiful.
It was a celebration of two people becoming one, but it was also a celebration of God's love for us.
I've known Amy for...12 years? But I really got to know her over the past few years and I came to look up to her for many, many reasons.
Jim lives in Mobile so she will now live 5 hours away, so her marriage is bitter-sweet. But definitely more sweet than bitter.
Oh and let me just say that Jim is awesome. He is in the coast guard, drives a motorcycle, and has the most welcome grin you will ever see.
So...Amy got a good one ;)








5 comments:

Meg said...

Wow - great thoughts on weddings/marriage and lovely photos!

CAPow! said...

it looks like it was a gorgeous wedding!

Carolina George said...

You described marriage so well. And I'm happy the post was about marriage and not just the wedding.
xx

Kristin said...

Dying over those poms. Such a chic color combo!

Amy said...

I know this is waaaay late for a comment... but YOU didn't forget to make the bout. I did. The bride forgot to include her almost husband when counting the men.
Good grief.

I love you.