Ever planned a wedding?
Yeah. Adventure Week Eleven went big. Real big.
Precious friends talked about eloping in the midst of some difficult family situations.
But, really, could this couple pass up the chance at a beautiful day?
Just look at them.
Too many friends.
That precious young woman has shown me what it is like to live in freedom this past year.
So I joined a village and helped with a wedding.
I asked my DIRTY DANCING tribe to make desserts. And they came to the rescue. (That’s a whole other post right there, my journey in learning to ask.)
That’s a PIE BAR, y’all.
There were invitations painted by THE BEAR AND THE ROSE, a sweet etsy shop I just happened to know. They were all woodland shire looking because the couple said to me one night when we were talking plans that they liked The Lord of the Rings.
I can’t find that particular photo right now, but you just imagine that soft forest green background with the names Gretchen and Zach etched on it.
Need help imagining the wooded shire …
(The Groom and His Men, photo by Sarah Scruggs of Kindred Co.)
Friends did flowers and music – even a harp y’all!
And photography by Sarah Scruggs.
(Note to Kindred Co., I’m going to steal another of your pics, but give you credit, ok?)
But for me, the highlight of it all was the statement of vows. Borrowing much from the traditional, but with additions from themselves, those promises made to each other reminded me of what these precious two have already overcome together and what, with God’s continued help, they will continue to do as one.
I present to you, my Adventure Week Eleven, with much gratitude to them for allowing me to be a part of their special day –
Mr. and Mrs. Zach Arnold
(photo, you know, by Sarah Scruggs of Kindred Co.)
AND OH, DID HE KISS THAT BRIDE 🙂