|Posted by goatwagonsutlers on April 1, 2013 at 5:50 PM|
At last wedding day pictures, now that we have been married for almost six months! The last post mentioned later seeing what ended up on our center table and where the Confederate flags ended up. You'll have to wait until another time to see what was on the center table, but the Confederate flags are actually seen in the last picture I posted on the last blog. They were placed on a little table in the corner with the guestbook.
Here I am shortly before the wedding with the pretty bouquet my betrothed picked out and the baby's breath he kindly got at my request. Our photographer helped to arrange the flowers in my hair and I thought she did well on it. The following pictures were taken by our photographer as well as by my brother and sister-in-law.
I made my wedding dress and still have some of the cloth left if anyone needs a nice dress!
I have for years wanted flowers in the front of the auditorium if I ever had a wedding and was very pleased with the pansies.
My soon to be sisters-in-law.
The church building had a room called the "Bridal Room." It was a nice place for taking pictures.
About to become husband and wife!
We both believe the Bible teaches marriage is till death-do-you-part. Would we vow "In sickness and in health, in poverty as in wealth, in the bad that may darken your days, in the good that may lighten your ways, and forsaking all others cleave only unto and be true to each other until death alone shall part you?" We did!
First time to hold hands!
If I don't look all that smiling and happy in this picture, marriage is a serious thing, and I had been up until around 3:00 a.m. packing my truck, so I was tired as well.
Lighting the unity candle. "And they twain shall be one flesh; so then they are no more twain, but one flesh." (Mark 10:8 )
You notice the veil has already been lifted even though the ceremony is not over. We chose for my husband to lift the veil after our vows to emphasis the point that we were married then, before the Minister ever presents the couple to the congregation as "Mr. and Mrs. Couple." It is God that does the joining, not the minister.
A prayer for our home.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carpenter! "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." (Mark 10:8 )
My dad and my husband's parents. 'Course I can claim them now too.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carpenter!
I just think he looks so cute with that sweet little smile of his.
I really like vests on a gentleman and like a dear he wore one for me.
The lovely ring he surprised me with is a heart shaped diamond with two little rubies on each side. I have always liked hearts and they are even more special now. The rubies are also precious as they are a symbol of Proverbs. 31:10 "Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies."
If he is cute with his little smile, he is absolutely handsome with a smile like this!
This one is kind of funny with the way he has is eyes cut over at me!
I like him!
Long before the wedding I thought about my blog and the possibility of posting wedding pictures on it. This blog is primarily related to things along the line of the South, re-enacting, and goats. A wedding really has nothing to do with the theme of this blog, yet I knew I might want to post some pictures here anyway. So, I thought if I incorportated a few Confederate things into my wedding, I could post about them and then slip in some wedding pictures as well. There is some truth to that, however, I would have wanted some Southern stuff at my wedding anyway!
I made a bunch of little honey apple muffins and made some little Confederate battle flags to stick in them.
Another thing to give an excuse to post about the wedding on my blog was to have some goat related thing at the wedding. Here is the goat cheese for the reception. (There was another goat item at the wedding, but it was a surprise to me! More about that later, Lord willing.) The "Goat Cheese" plate is one I woodburned for another lady and she let me use it for the reception She also made the large heart of goat cheese for me and some medium size goat cheese hearts. I made all the tiny little goat cheese hearts. It took a long time!
I had wanted as much of the food as I could do to be made into hearts. Along with the heart shaped goat cheese, I made heart shaped BBQ finger sandwiches. My friend and betrothed's sister made the pumpkin pies and I cut out little hearts from her crust to place on top. My friend also made the apple pies with me doing the crust decoration. I cut the crust out with thirteen stars to look like a Confederate flag. With so much else going on, I did not take a picture of the pies at the house before the pie was sliced so there was never a good shot taken to show the flag design. For those how have read my blog for a couple of years, I have in the past posted a close up picture of a Confederate flag pie crust. My betrothed liked pies more than most cakes, so that is why we had the wedding cake and groom's pies! He does like carrot cake though, so his mother made our wedding cake a carrot cake. I had thought over the years that I would make my own wedding cake, but everything else I had to do, I decided to have help with the cake. When I was a very little girl I had three heart stacked cake pans for my birthday and used them some on my birthdays as a young girl. I wanted this heart stacked set to be used at my wedding, so my kind soon to be mother-in-love made the carrot cake using those heart pans. I also wanted some of the pansies on the cake. In order for the pansies not to wilt, the pansies would have to be cut after the wedding and placed on while I was with my husband for some picture taking. The girls did a nice job of not only arranging them on the cake, but also scattering them on the table and our eating table. (Or did I hear that scattering the flowers on the table was one of the boys' ideas?)
I was very pleased with how the arrangement turned out.
A glimpse of our table with the pretty pansies and Confederate flag bell.
My friend and sister-in-law with one of her brothers. He took one of the little Confederate flags and stuck it in his flowers!
I really like this picture! My precious husband and two of his brothers.
We are fixing (just had to use that for Southern effect! Though that is the way we Southerners talk, normally I would have written "getting ready") to leave in my husband's truck. I like his truck tag! It reads, "Northern by birth, Southern by choice."
And we are off to put into practice those solemn vows we have just made to love "in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, until death do us part."