Here's a storyboard of sorts of my friend Melissa's wedding and reception that I had the opportunity to attend. (Yup there's a lot more pictures where these came from.) I went to Bible School with Melissa in New Hampshire years ago. That's where our friendship started. Through a lot of the loss I've experienced recently Melissa has reached out and been a listening ear. We both have a desire to follow our Lord Jesus without the bondage of religion clouding the relationship we have with Him.
I'm thankful that God blessed her with a good man. It's funny because my brother knew her husband Patrick quite well because we grew up not far from Patrick's family in Maine.
The wedding took place in a simple old church in Rhode Island. Pastor Joe Wakeman married them. The bride was beautiful! Pastor Joe kept us laughing with his dry humor through the service. Then we drove to Melissa's family's house for a reception held in a tent.
There was 13 chili's to choose from for dinner. Each guest chose a plate to eat on (there was a stack of vintage, thrifted and old plates) and that was the "favor" we could take home. I love that idea!
I rode to the wedding with my Aunt Roxy and at the wedding caught up with with my cousin Lisa and some other ladies I knew through Bible School.
Patrick and Melissa rushed off to an early flight back to North Carolina where Patrick is in the Military. They will be re stationed to Japan.
Congrats Patrick and Melissa!
Melissa my friend I am so happy for your joy and the gift of marriage placed in your life.
May God bless you both as you start your lives together!