Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading about my busy life with my husband of 30 years and our four sons and daughter-in-law. We are now empty nesters and my blog is helping me through the journey. I love the Lord and I love my family. I also love to decorate and go to thrift stores!
When I got to Rachelle's mother's house where the wedding was being held, I stepped into the master bedroom and my beautiful future daughter-in-law was the first person I saw. I teared up. I love her very much. Even without makeup, she is so beautiful. She is just as beautiful on the inside as well. I am so very thankful to God for this wonderful girl for my son! She was so precious and pointed out that she was wearing the robe that I had purchased her for a shower gift. :)
The next thing I saw was her gorgeous gown hanging beautifully against this big mirror with her amazing veil hanging right next to it in the window. It's absolutely breathtaking!
Terri, Rachelle's mother, was such a wonderful hostess and served mimosas and had beautiful fruit and cheeses laid out for all the girls.
The brides maid's dresses were hanging in the window and they are so pretty!
The girls took my dress from me and hung it in another window along with Rachelle's mother's dress. They made me feel honored and special. It was just such a special girl time for all of us. I absolutely loved it.
Rachelle hired a professional make-up designer to do her make-up!
Meanwhile, I stepped out and checked on what's going on with my son. The first thing I saw in his room was all the groom's mens clothes hanging in the window.
Then I saw my son and the groom's men getting dressed. I hugged my son and had tears in my eyes. What a big special day for him and it is just all good! It's all good!!! I am so sad that I did not get a close up of Grayson. I thought I would have more time to get it done and I never did. :( Oh well, there will be the professional pictures of us that I can see later.
I thought this was cute, Grayson and Hayden were helping tie their Dad's tie.
Looking good guys! I love how simple and old fashion their clothes look!
I was so touched when I saw these three hammers sitting on the table. They are gifts from Grayson to his father, Rachelle's father and her stepfather! The kid's initials are engraved on them along with the wedding date! Isn't that a cute idea!
Rachelle then got her hair done by a professional beautician.
Oh my goodness, it looks so pretty!
I love this precious girl!
She gave me a very special gift along with the most beautiful card expressing her love for my son and her gratitude to me and Eric for raising the man of her dreams! Inside the package was this pretty silver box.
It has their wedding date engraved on the top.
She also gave me this beautiful key chain that states, "I will love your son with my whole heart for my whole life. Love Rachelle" It brought tears to my eyes.
She gave her mother the same gift, but the sentiment on her key chain is from Grayson. Her mother was so moved. I love this picture of them embracing.
The kids decided they are going to take the wedding photos before the actual wedding and they will do what's called a "first look". This moment will be very private between them (but the photographer will be there). Grayson is going to go out into the field and stand by a tree and wait for Rachelle to join him. He will keep his back to her until they both read letters that they have written to each other and then they will turn and look at each other and have a few moments alone. Then the rest of the wedding party will join them and take all the photos.
It's time for Rachelle to get ready!
She is going to make the most beautiful bride!
I love this picture of Terri helping her daughter get in to her wedding dress.
Meanwhile the guys are ready and waiting!
Grayson is excited, but also a bit nervous. He is about to go walk down to the tree and see his bride for the first time in her gorgeous dress. He is so happy to be getting married and I am so happy for him!!!
"Therefore a man shall leave
his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one
flesh." Genesis 2:24