Wedding Bell Highlights From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklitpower and thanks so much for coming by. My ears are still ringing from wedding bells and my heart is still overflowing with happiness. There are many highlights from my son’s wedding. Unfortunately, I’ll have to paint you pictures with words, because I realized too late that because my camera was being used for the guest book/scrap book, I wasn’t able to take pictures, though I do have a few that my stepdaughter and bff took. For those of you who know me, you know that without my camera, I was a little like a fish out of water. Guess that makes for good practice to paint the picture with words. Grab your coffee and come on in.

So the first major highlight happened about 30 minutes before the ceremony. I met Cliff, the pastor that was to marry them and who had also done their premarital counseling. I’ve heard tremendous things about this man from both Lauren and Jeff, but was especially eager to meet him because every time they had met for counseling, Jeff came out of there so encouraged and more ready for the challenge of marriage. And after three minutes in this man’s presence, I understood why my son admired him so much. When I introduced myself, he took my hand and looked into my eyes and very matter-of-factly nodded his head up and down and said slowly and clearly: “Oh, you have done such a good job with your son. His heart is golden.” My eyes welled up immediately and I shared with him what our Heavenly Father had revealed to me about my son years ago: “He has a heart like David’s,” and David was a man after God’s heart. He agreed. I was so blessed to have met him, and he did an amazing job in the ceremony. But I’ll come back to that.

Another highlight was being escorted down the aisle by my husband in this amazing, old and beautiful church. I felt so proud, and so ready to witness this ceremony. Besides, I loved what I was wearing, especially since I knew my son liked it, too. As soon as I sat down, here came MOB (mom of the bride) looking ever so pretty and escorted by my step-son Bryce. It was so sweet to see her smiling and beginning to enjoy the fruits of her hard, hard labor.

She sat down and waited for a few seconds, looked at me and then we stood up together and walked up hand and hand to the unity candle and the individual candles on each side, one representing Lauren and the other Jeff. We lit them to prepare for their candle-lighting ceremony; then we walked back, turned and faced each other and high-fived each other! Now that brought a lot of chuckles.

The bridal party walked down, and let me tell you, talk about detail. The colors were hot pink and bright orange. Might sound weird, but it was beautiful. They style of dress was a Marilyn Monroe look. One girl was dressed in a hot pink dress with a bright orange petty coat underneath, you know, the tulle-type of slip that poofs the dress way out? Then the next girl was dressed in a bright orange dress with a hot pink slip underneath.

The wedding theme was a 40-50’s vintage. The guys wore pin-striped pants, charcoal gray vests and shirts with either hot pink ties or bright orange. They were picture perfect and color coordinated.

As the couples made their way down the aisle, I took a glimpse at the girls’ shoes and giggled inside because they were wearing clear shoes and so was I. Grant it, theirs was a bit younger in style, but –yeah, there’s a “but” — their heels were way higher than mine I nearly gasped as I watched the first girl make her way up the steps. I so would have tripped if I wore those tall shoes, not to mention my hubby who is perfectly sized for me, would have not been too happy having to look way up at me.

After the groomsmen, bridesmaids, best man and maid of honor were positioned in their spots, here came Dillan, my grandson, Jeff & Lauren’s son, walking pretty briskly down the aisle, an adorable smile on his face and holding that pillow up and steady. He bee-lined it over to the end of the line and as I’m trying to get his attention, I hear the audience giggling and ahhhh-ing at Ty-Ty and Caitlan, the flower girls.

Now Ty-Ty is my grand daughter, not quite two years old, and I have to tell you she was sooooo pretty and perfectly adorable as she stopped to give people the petals out of her basket and her words, “flower, flower” echoed in the chapel as she made her way up the aisle. As she got closer to the end of the aisle she looked up to the stage where her daddy was and said, “Daddy,” and headed straight to him and handed him a flower and a kiss. The look on my son’s face was priceless. I’ve never seen his eyes so full of love, that is until the door opened and his bride appeared.

Join me Wednesday for more wedding details and don’t forget to tune in today at 1:00 Pacific time for Blog Talk Radio, “Kiss Dating Good-bye; Healthy ways of Attaching.”



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10 Responses to “Wedding Bell Highlights From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Sherrie says:

    Thanks for sharing. Sound beautiful for all 🙂 It is so nice when God is present at a wedding. I have been to those where He is He isn’t. What a huge difference in the ceremony and outcomes.
    Loving hugs, Sherrie

  2. Courtney Deaves says:

    Wasnt their wedding amazing!!!???!! I was truely blessed to be a part of their beautiful day!!

  3. Susie says:

    WOW!! what a great color combo for a wedding! Can’t wait to hear the rest of this…so happy for you and Jeff and the whole family. God bless you :0)

  4. admin says:

    Thank you, sis….. it was beyond amazing. Magical wouldn’t be the right word because God was so all over it…..

  5. PAM SERSAW says:




  6. Gail says:

    Congratulations to the whole family!

  7. admin says:

    Thank you so much for that, Pam….. Amazing, beyond amazing……
    Glad there’s you!

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  9. admin says:

    thanks so much. Hope you’ll keep coming back:)

  10. Morning Sickness says:

    Hey, great post, really well written. You should post more about this.