Happily Ever After

Just got back from an amazing wedding in Austin!

The bride was the wedding planner for both of our daughters’ weddings, and the groom was my son’s Bible study leader. Yes we did….we set them up. Alison Morris and Brent Baker have been man and wife for about 24 hours, and we are thrilled to have been even a little  part of it!

One of the best parts of the wedding was the fact that there were so many children…both in the wedding and in attendance. They were loving it, too!

On the way to breakfast this morning, I had a nice chat with the father of the groom. He told me that one of his treasures from the night before was knowing his granddaughters had been able to witness Brent & Alisons’ wedding (the groom’s nieces were junior bridesmaids, flower girls, etc.), and they will have this memory for a lifetime.

When we think of all the things we want to tell our children, maybe we also need to try to take them to more weddings. Let them catch the vision, listen to the trumpets, the pastor, and the bride & groom say “I Do” in front of God and family. Soak it in. Let them see grandparents dancing, and everyone eating cake and throwing rose petals. Weddings are the best…children included!

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    Linda R. said,

    Coming from a very large family where it seems there is always a new baby, I love weddings with children. I can’t imagine leaving them out. I don’t know how many times my daughter has been a flower girl or even maid of honor for one of my sisters. Family weddings in our family is a time for everyone across the country to gather, reconnect and celebrate!

    But like everything, there is another side. I know several brides who don’t want their wedding or reception “disturbed” by small children. Many pass up the chance to have flower girls or ring bearers for the same reason. While the wedding might be “grown up”, this is a missed opportunity for the younger to see what is ahead for them.

    Oh yeah, nice job matchmaker Mary Flo!


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