Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Royal Wedding... ya know the day that the Prince and his Princess got married... Oh you thought I meant Prince William and Princess Kate? No... I am talking about Kev and I... We picked the date first afterall!

I blogged over at "Marcy's Mazin' Moments" during my wedding planning and actual wedding.
I was never one of those bloggers' who was able to capture every.single.moment. in one of those amazing 10 part recap posts.
...and no, I am not making fun of you for doing that.
I wish I could but I am just simply too ADHD for that.
So what a perfect way to share one of my favorite days with you in one mushy post.
And duh anything that has Holly and Mel  in it and I just can't turn it down!

We got married about a minute down the road from where we were living at the time right in the heart of our hometown.
Independence Christian Church.
It was small and country-esque {thats not even a word but shhhhh}.

It's amazing what Pinterest has done to me.
I think I have just about changed EVERYTHING I did for my wedding.
I want a re-do for our 10 year Anniversary...
Got that Husband?
Got that Daddy?
I went with a black and white damask theme and a touch of "fucking fuchsia" on the side.
That's what my bridesmaids and I referred to it as.
I was being swallowed by my clothes and having a come apart because the bows were not wanting to stay on!

Lauren Girl with Kevin's Mama

Can I just say my cake was AHMAYZIN'?!

Bridal Party?

First Dance Song?

We really lucked out with our Honeymoon!
Kevin's Best Mans Momma (got that?) has a time share in Myrtle Beach.
A week at the beach and we paid for nothing except gas to get ourselves there and food to help me gain 10 pounds while we were away!
It was an amazing week with just Husband and I!

What would you do differently?
I say all the time that I would change this and I would change that but honestly no.
It was an amazing day and one that I will never forget.
I married my best friend after all...
If I had to change anything though...
It would be to NOT get a spray tan before hand.
I would have rather of been see through than the total come apart I had the morning of the wedding from being splotchy.
Don't EVER do it.

Kevin, Marcy, this is a holy moment. This is a moment in your lives that is set apart. It is different from every other moment. For at this moment you have come to formally recognize that God has called you first to Himself, and then to each other, forever in Christian marriage. For all that can be observed and said about marriage, we must note that the very concept of marriage originates not in some arrangement of society or in cultural convenience, but in the eternal, providential design of the God of the Christian scriptures. The very notion of marriage; the idea that a man and a woman should be paired for life and for living has its beginning, its root, its very origin revealed by God to us in His Word. For in the beginning, in the account of creation itself, we read that the two shall become one by God’s decree.
Genesis 2 reads as follows: “Now the Lord God had formed out of the ground all of the beasts of the field and all of the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all of the livestock; the birds of the air and the beasts of the field, but for Adam, no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was sleeping he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh. She shall be called woman because she was taken out of man.’ For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” This, then, is where the very idea of marriage has its origin. In the being, the mind, the heart, the design of God himself.
Let’s pray. Father, we thank you for this day. We thank you for your wisdom in creating us the way that you have and for designing and ordaining the very notion of marriage. But Lord, this day, we come to celebrate that you have brought Kevin and Marcy together to be one, to live all of life, Lord, for your glory. We celebrate this day. We pray that this service would be a time that we would reflect on the blessings and the glories of marriage and the joy of seeing you bring Kevin and Marcy together. Thank you, Father. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I speak to you now as a congregation. Each of you is here today because you have, in some way, had an impact on Kevin and Marcy’s life. Some of you have known either one of them or both of them for years, and some of you may be meeting one of them for the first time today. But whether you are an old friend or a new one, you have a special place in their hearts. You also have a special purpose. As beloved family and friends, it is you who they will turn to in coming years, both in joy and in sorrow. It is you with whom they will share their happiness and bring their pain. You’ll watch as their marriage matures and as their love deepens and as their children grow. And when hard times come, and the loving support of family and friends like you is needed, Kevin and Marcy will be able to turn to you just as they turn to each other. Do you pledge to support and help strengthen their marriage by upholding them with your love, prayers, counsel, and concern for today and always? If so, please answer, “we do.” 
Congregation: “We do.”
Affirmation of Children:  Lauren and Shelby you are now entering a new family.
Will you give to this new family your trust, love, and affection?
Each child:  I will, with the help of God
Kevin and Marcy,
Will you be faithful and loving parents to Lauren and Shelby?
The couple:  We will, with the help of God.
Now Kevin, please state your intent. Do you take Marcy to be your wife in Christian marriage? Do you promise to love Marcy? To cherish her as your wife, to love her in sickness as well as in health, to love her by your actions and your attitudes regardless of the circumstances that surround you? Do you promise to provide for the spiritual, emotional, and material needs of your home as God enables you? And Kevin, do you promise to be faithful to Marcy as her companion in this life until God calls you home? If you agree to these promises, Kevin, please respond by saying, “I do.” 
Kevin: “I do.”
Marcy, do you take Kevin to be your husband in Christian marriage? Do you promise to love Kevin and to cherish him as your husband? To love him in sickness as well as in health, to love him by your actions and your attitudes regardless of the circumstances that surround you? Do you promise to support and encourage his leadership, as he by God’s enabling, provides for the spiritual, emotional, and material needs of your home? And Marcy do you promise to be faithful to Kevin as his companion in this life until God calls you home? If you agree to these promises, Marcy, please respond by saying, “I do.”
Marcy: “I do.”
Who presents this woman to be married to this man?
Dad: Her mother and I do.
"Union" by Robert Fulghum Read by Mrs. Stacey Guthrie

“You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All of those conversations that were held riding in a car, or over a meal, or during long walks – all those sentences that began with, “When we’re married”, and continued with “I will” and “you will” and “we will” – all those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe” – and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding.

The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped for, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word.”

Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another – acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that will take you across a threshold of life, and things between you will never quite be the same.

For after today you shall say to the world –
This is my husband. This is my wife.

The words of God to us from Ephesians 5: “Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the Church, his body of which he is the Savior. Now, as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word and to present her to himself as a radiant church without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife, loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it just as Christ does the church, for we are members of this body. For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife and the two will become one flesh. This is a profound mystery, but I’m talking about Christ and the church.”
This wedding ceremony, as holy, special, and glorious as it is today, ultimately redirects our view to the wedding of the lamb and His bride, the church. As Jesus loved His church and gave himself up for her to make her holy and blameless, so you also Kevin are charged to love Marcy in that same way. And just and Christ and his body, the church, are joined together as one – So today, you two become one flesh in God’s eyes.
Kevin and Marcy, because of your commitment to Jesus as Messiah and because I believe that you truly desire to be all he intends you to be in your life together, I can confidently proclaim that you are bound together today in Christian marriage. Marriage where Jesus reigns preeminent, where His word and His ways are held high, where Christ-like love and submission is given and received, and where you live all of life – the remainder of your days on this earth – together for His eternal purposes and to His praise.
Would you please turn and face one another? We now come to the vows, and the vows are a statement of your intent, a promise you make. You should understand that the vows that you are about to repeat are bounding upon you in the eyes of God and of these witnesses.
Kevin, we’ll begin with you as you repeat these vows** to Marcy:
I, Kevin, take you, Marcy, to be my wife;  and I promise, before God and these witnesses, to be your loving and faithful husband;  in plenty and in want;  in joy and in sorrow;  in sickness and in health;  as long as we both shall live.
And Marcy, if you’d repeat these vows to Kevin:
I, Marcy, take you, Kevin, to be my husband;  and I promise, before God and these witnesses, to be your loving and faithful wife;  in plenty and in want;  in joy and in sorrow;  in sickness and in health;  as long as we both shall live.
The rings that you are about to exchange now are a symbol. A symbol is simply a reminder of something bigger than itself. As the symbol of the cross represents God’s love and his provision of salvation through Jesus, the small rings that you are about to exchange are a symbol of something more profound – Something much bigger than a circle of precious metal. Because from this day on, these rings will serve as a simple and practical reminder that you, Marcy, belong to Kevin and that you, Kevin, belong to Marcy and that the God who created you now looks upon you as one flesh. And we pray that these rings will also remind you that you are encircled and surrounded by family and friends who are here for you, to help you, to share wisdom with you, and to pray for you. All of us here want you to know how much we love you two. May I have the rings please?
Let’s ask the Lord to bless these rings. Father, we thank you for the symbolism inherent in these rings – That they remind us of commitment, they remind us of unity, they remind us of so many things. They remind us of your unending love for us in Christ and your provision for us. This day, these rings will take on new significance as they remind Kevin and they remind Marcy of their commitment to you and to one another. We pray you’d bless these rings now in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Kevin, if you would take this ring and place it on Marcy’s finger and repeat these words to her: With this ring, I thee wed and seal my vow of faithful love to you, as a sign of our constant faith and abiding love, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Marcy, if you would take this ring and place it on Kevins’ finger and repeat these words to her: With this ring, I thee wed and seal my vow of faithful love to you, as a sing of our constant faith and abiding love, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Lighting of the Unity Candle and roses to Mothers.
Hand Prayer:  That song spoke of your hands. And your hands, that now have rings on them, are the hands of your best friend that are strong and full of love for each other. These hands are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe away the tears from your eyes – tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it and lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours while still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch. Our prayer for you today is that both of you will use your hands to build a marriage rooted in your faith, commitment, and love for one another.
Pastor Don: Let’s pray for Marcy and Kevin. Father, we thank you so much for bringing these two together. It gives us great joy to see your work in their lives individually and your work in their lives together. Lord, we pray every blessing upon them. We pray that you would grow them, that you would strengthen them, that you would bind them in a closeness that they’ve never even known as of yet. But Lord we commend them to you, to the praise of your glorious grace, that they might live a life together for your glory. Thank you for the joy and the love you’ve put between them. We pray that you would bless them in every way. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Kevin, Marcy, because of your commitment to one another and to your Lord, by the authority granted to me as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus, I now pronounce that you are husband and wife. Kevin, you may kiss your bride! 




  2. You look so happy!! Love the pictures very pretty!!!

  3. LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE!!!!!!!!!! You made an absolutely beautiful bride!! There is no denying the love between you two! The eyes and smiles, tell it all! XOXO

  4. HAHA I love the splash of fuckin' fuchsia! Damask is my all-time favorite print to work with when making wedding cakes!

  5. So beautiful...what a wonderful post. You both looked so happy and in love. I love the black and white theme..

  6. I am with you on the pinterest deal. where was pinterest 5 yrs ago!?!

  7. You look SO beautiful! I love all the pictures. And Hell yea to a free honeymoon, looks like it was perfect!

  8. Love it!! Honeymoon sounded awesome!

  9. This is such an amazing post! You look so beautiful and happy!!
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  10. Beautiful pictures, lady!!! Your happiness is radiating through all of the photos! Oh, and I LOVE your cupcake cake...such a good idea! -Bevin- ("bevnurse16" on IG. I'm just now trying to get back into the blogging groove so you'll be seeing more of me on here!) <3

  11. You looked so awesome!

    I'm so sad I didn't know how to work pinterest when I married AB.. my wedding woulda been so full of mason jars and burlap.

  12. I love the cupcake cake! And your boquets are so pretty! What a gorgeous wedding :)

  13. You look stunning...and SOOOO happy :)

  14. LOVE this post!!! Your pics are beautiful and so were you!!

  15. You looked soooo beautiful on your wedding day! Love all of it!

  16. You and Kevin did go all out-- love it!! I love all the little details and the picture of them holding you sideways!!

  17. You looked gorgeous!! I loved how y'all called it "fucking fushcia" Ha!