Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Wedding Of Jordan And Mallory

Hello friends and family!  Here are some of the pictures from Jordan and Mallory's wedding which took place the first week of October, 2014.
And oh what a glorious and busy week that was.  Actually, it was a glorious and busy year!  Above is a picture of the reveal.  Because they wanted most of the pictures done before the wedding so as to be able to visit with friends and family afterwards, Jordan would see Mallory before the ceremony.  This picture captured that moment.
Our dear friends did the photography, a brother and sister team. They were SO organized and made everything so easy for the family.  They even gave us a schedule divided into picture groupings and when and where we were to be for each one.  And their parents, siblings, and others built the structure you see out of wood and such stored here on the farm.  We think it turned out just beautiful!
Above is a picture of our dear *Uncle* Bob and the beginning of the wedding as the men come marching in.  We're still savoring the memories of that day and of the ceremony, the music, the prayers and vows, the food and fellowship.  The kindness of so many who helped with everything that had to be done in preparation for a wedding and with the preparations of the farmhouse.
And here come the ladies.  Each one chose their own dress pattern and had them made.  A talented young lady from our church made six of the dresses in a short time!  One of my daughters made the two for my youngest two daughters, and another lady made the ones for Mallory's sisters.  They did such a wonderful job and we just loved the fabric Mallory chose. In fact, the blue matched the beautiful blue skies we were blessed with that day.
Guests sat on hay bales which had been stored away for the animals winter feed.  And a whole host of friends worked on the decorations and did such an amazing job.  Wish I had more pictures to post of all they did.  Maybe later?  They built bridges, put up tents, lots of chalk paint and signs.  Mallory's dad wrote a beautiful poem for the Mr. and Mrs. and a young lady copied it beautifully and had it framed.  And there was a lovely area with pictures and such to honor and remember Tom.  And in the background there was always the sweet smell of meat being smoked for the reception and a whole host of friends who worked in the kitchen to get things done.
The day was really windy and cold and our adorable friend and youngest flower girl was both sleepy and chilly.  But we were so thankful to have cold wind rather than rain!  And the skies were so clear and blue that day!
There's my Little Man and the other adorable flower girl.  Because we were so blessed to find Little Man's outfit for under $20.00 and because I just new he'd end up in the creek sometime between taking pictures and the actual ceremony, we purchased two identical outfits for him.  One a size bigger (to grow into) and to put on just before the ceremony if the other one ended up dirty.  Wouldn't you know it?  He didn't get in the creek at all.  And he didn't get dirty.:)  Oh well, he'll still have the extra to grow into!!  He's carrying the ring on his late father's bible and the little flower girl is ringing a bell. Don't you just love her little boots and her expression?!
Here comes the bride!  She purchased her dress and then modified it.  Since this was a farm wedding, she cut off much of the train and used it to make the little jacket she's wearing over the dress.
During the ceremony Jordan washed Mallory's feet as a picture of his desire to lead their home with a servant's heart.
Young ladies from our church and one of Mallory's brothers provided the beautiful music for the ceremony. 
Repeating and taking their vows before God and man.
They have been pronounced man and wife and are now sharing their first kiss!
Oh happy day!  They are now married and making their way to the reception.  See the corn stalks?  An Amish man was so kind to let us have lots of dried corn stalks to use for making a wedding aisle of sorts.  In an earlier post I mentioned how we'd had a bit of a disaster with the corn we planted three times for the wedding and with all the flooding and cows getting into the area and eating up what was left.  Well, he helped us out and we were sure thankful for that!
Happy happy :)
The little bridge over a creek had to be re-built before the wedding and the sweet friend who headed up the decor found the Leegacy Farm sign Hannah Joy had made a long time ago and hung it up.  I just love how she and others helping used so many things we already had, they already had, or other friends in the community had.  And with the idea that the things purchased could be used for future weddings in the community. 
Mallory and her sisters made all the beautiful and yummy cakes and pies and hauled them here in a freezer on the back of their dad's truck before the wedding!  They also cooked a lot of the meat ahead of time and our friend Trey smoked a lot of meat the day of and the day before the wedding.  It was SO good.  In fact, we even save the bones to add to soups and such to get that wonderful smoked flavor.
There's the chocolate groom's cake in the middle.  And speaking of food, one family volunteered and brought us brunch the day of the wedding.  I hope I'll be that thoughtful some day.  It was so very helpful with all the busyness and all the people staying on the farm.  And she was a brave soul to volunteer to cook for so many!
Again, our memories of that day are sweeter than any chocolate chip cookies could ever be.  Two lives joined together in holy matrimony before God and witnesses.  Such dear dear friends and family present.  The best food ever.  People pouring out their lives by helping us in so many ways and sharing our joy.  Beautiful music.  Beautiful singing.  Beautiful prayers.  And a beautiful ceremony and description of God's purposes for marriage.  It was just a wonderful week of celebration. 
Preparing to leave with Jim and Jack, the Percheron horses pulling the wagon and taking them to their new home for pictures before leaving for their honeymoon trip.
Just Hitched
Work on the Old Farmhouse continued right up to the wedding and even while they were away on their honeymoon.  This farm looked like an ant colony leading up to the wedding with so many volunteers working to get the house at least mostly ready!  And some friends stayed for several days after the wedding to get more done on the cabinets.  Thanks!
The bride's family.  We love.  We are SO blessed and thankful for them all.
The groom's family.  Oh how I love 'em all.
Oh my!  They are adorable with Mallory.  Little people just make a wedding so special, don't they?
The bride and all her attendants.  All are sisters of the bride or groom except one.  And she's loved like a sister!
The groom and all the groomsmen.  All are brothers of the bride or groom except one.  And he's loved like a brother!  And married to the one above who is loved like a sister!  And they're the mom and dad of the youngest little flower girl!
Lots of happy faces.
And lots of joy and laughter.  And thankfulness for our Lord's many blessings.  Thanks for stopping by!  ~ Sherry ~

13 comments:

  1. How beautiful the Lord's ways are. And what a blessing when our children walk in His ways. God has blessed your sweet family and they are a testimony to all.
    I wish I could know you all. You are so special:)
    Shirley in Virginia

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  2. Hello Mrs. Sherry!

    I have so looked forward to this post! Mallory's dress absolutely beautiful and the wedding photos are amazing. And I love how the ring was carried down the aisle on Mr. Tom's Bible. :)

    On a side note, I just have to say what a blessing y'all are. These days it is discouraging when you look around and see people even in Christian circles doing the 'dating scene'. But what an encouragement it is to find someone with my same beliefs and to find young people like me who are following the LORDS leading and doing things right.

    Thank you for sharing and many blessings to you and yours.

    HP

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  3. Oh my what a stunningly beautiful wedding! I was just meditating this morning on the Lord's triumphant return; the Bridegroom coming for His Bride and seeing this post blessed me to tears (literally!). Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. Oh it was such a beautiful wedding! It looks as if it couldn't have been more perfect.

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  5. Probably the prettiest wedding I ever went to! So beautiful! And Mallory's dress...that's amazing!

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  6. Thank you for sharing. I feel like I was there! Beautiful! Blessings to all of your family.

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  7. Oh, it's all so beautiful and blessed. Thank you for posting these photos. God Bless your families and esp the happy couple.

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  8. Awesome pictures to match awesome memories!! What a Day! We miss y'all...

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  9. Breathtaking. All the photographs, the couple, your children, the wedding and all the fun trimmings..like reading a really sweet Janette Oke book...

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  10. Oh my goodness! It was such a fantastic wedding event. I really like these kinds of outdoor wedding ceremonies. But I had an indoor wedding at one of the domestic event rooms for rent. Actually I got married in rainy season last year. So an indoor venue is best to get married in rainy season.

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  11. Dear Sherry,
    I don't know if you'll read this anytime soon but I wanted to tell you how much I've enjoyed reading your blog in the past! You exemplify what it means to be a faith filled wife, mother and woman. Your posts have encouraged me and taught me. I miss them! Hope you and your family are doing well and that the Lord continues to bless and keep you all!
    Blessings
    Ericka

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