Monday, January 28, 2008

More About The Wedding

I was asked by an anonymous commenter to give more details about Ronnie and Jessica's wedding. I normally don't post anonymous comments because I usually think they are trying to start trouble. But I thought they genuinely wanted to know more about the ceremony and I thought some of you might too. So I'll tell you what went on in the ceremony.

The wedding was beautiful as you can see from the pictures.

The ceremony started as all of them do with the lighting of the candles. Then each set of parents lit their candle to be used by Ronnie and Jessica to light the unity candle. While the parents were lighting their candles...Jessica's sister was singing a song entitled "The Parent's Prayer".

The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to the song "Cannon in D". Jessica's god-daddy then had prayer and spoke about Ronnie and Jessica coming to the wedding altar pure and that they kept themselves for one another. Then a good friend of Jessica's sang a song that she wrote.

After the exchanging of the vows they lit the unity candle while Jessica's cousins sang "From This Moment". Then it was Ronnie's daddy's turn to speak on courtship specifically. He spoke of why and how they courted. He then gave the plan of salvation and had prayer for Ronnie and Jessica. This part of the ceremony was very touching. My husband became emotional when speaking of Jessica and Ronnie going through the courtship and how they made it to the altar honoring God in it.

They then exchanged rings and were pronounced husband and wife and they were FINALLY allowed to kiss. This was the first kiss for both of them. It was a special adn very touching ceremony. God was honored and glorified in everything.

God brought these two together and enabled them to court for almost two years without touching or kissing or any contact at all. That certainly isn't popular or even common these days. Was it easy for them? I'm sure it wasn't at times. But they committed to God...their parents and themselves that they would do biblical courtship and God honored that commitment and sacrifice.

I'm excited to see what God has in store for them for the future. Lord-willing there will be children and lots of growing as a couple to do. Things will not always be easy for them...but they have God in their lives and in their home...so their chances are a lot better than most that they will make it through.

11 comments:

Happymama said...

The ceremony sounded lovely and so sweet.

~Kristi

A Note From Theresa said...

just looked at all the pictures, and I must say that they are a very beautiful couple!

I just love the idea of a DONUT wedding "cake" really! I love donuts!

I'm very happy for you guys.

Heather said...

Oh, I am so filled with joy for you and for them. We too want to practice biblical courtship...such a beautiful precious gift. I know you are just delighted...congratulations :) Now, I need to go look at the pics :)

Mimi said...

what a beautiful ceremony...
it had to be a very special time for your husband to be able to perform the marriage ceremony of his son and bride...
the young people both have committed this relationship to God so their chances are indeed very good that they will have a strong committed marriage...
I wish them well.
Mimi

PamelaK said...

Sis Julie -
Thanks for posting this. It sounds like it was such a beautiful and meaningful ceremony for everyone. I cried reading it. :-)

Sarah said...

Lovely pictures Julie, thanks for sharing them with us! :)

Daughter of the King said...

Oh this sounds so wonderful and I am sure God is going to honor their marriage for obeying their parents and respecting each other.
What a beautiful wedding..
I have loved the pictures so much.
I did comment on Sunday night as you were putting up the pictures????...don't know what happened?
Anyways....hooray for you..maybe you and your husband get rest ....
and now a new era in your life and it just gets better...and a new daughter...now that is also a big blessing...
God is GOOD.
Deby

Ashley said...

Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing! :)

Tiffany said...

The ceremony sounds lovely. How many boxes of tissue did you go through??

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I am so happy for all of you . I know when my husband and I married it was my first kiss and I have never been sorry for waiting for the way God planned it to be.

It is the hard times that make the people in a marriage grow and trust God more so we know the hard times want hurt them only make them stronger. God bless. connie from Texas

Nicholas Z. Cardot said...

That is so cool. It makes me get all nostalgic and remember back to my own wedding a few years ago. I am so glad that it turned out so nice for you.

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