In an act of love and grace, a dear friend bought and arranged all the flowers. It was absolutely beautiful. All colors of the stained glass windows were represented in the lilies, stock, tulips, roses, berries, and many floral species I never knew or totally forgot existed. Inside the sanctuary was a low, full arrangement of beautiful roses and magnolia leaves. On each of the formal round tables at the reception a silver teapot, coffeepot, or vase held the blooms, an
d also adorning the tables were small glass plates filled with buffet food so guests would be able to nibble while waiting for the Bride and Groom to return from the final photography session at the church following the ceremony.
Of all the memories of that day, the
overwhelming theme of them all is of overflowing love. Love between the Bride and Groom for each other. Love among the families for each of their members. Love poured out by those who assisted to make the reception flow so beautifully. Love from the guests for the married couple and their families. Love from the Body of Christ for each one present. Love from the Father for us all.
Happy Anniversary, Michael and Boo!
May you always rest in the Father's perfect love.