Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Ryan and Lacey's Wedding


Ryan and Lacey got married on January the 12th.  When you live in Virginia that could mean temperatures in the twenties or a much more mild day.  God blessed them with Seventy Degree weather!!!  It was one of those days when people look at each other and say, “Can you believe this!?”  It was lovely!
Lacey is my cousin (a sister to Forrest who got married in November) and I’ve known her since she was a little girl.  It was so special to see her beauty, inside and out, on her wedding day!

I don’t know Ryan well, but I believe he will be a wonderful husband. I get that feeling just from looking at his honest face and eyes and the way he smiles. 

The bride’s mother gave her all these little packages with
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed,
and Something Blue. I love it!

Lacey presented this little antique golden key on a chain to Ryan when they first met on their wedding morning. 
She’s had it saved for years and belongs to the one who has her heart.

Lacey is the baby of the family and Daddy’s Little Girl. 
When she came down the stairs after getting ready at their home, her daddy was waiting. 
 It was a beautiful moment. 
Makes me think of this song:
She'll change her name today,
And she'll make a promise and I'll give her away,
Standing in the bride room just staring at her,
She asked me what I'm thinking and I said "I'm not sure,
I just feel like I'm losing my baby girl."
And she leaned over...and gave me...

Butterfly kisses with her mamma there
Sticking little white flowers all up in her hair
"Walk me down the aisle Daddy, it's just about time
Does my wedding gown look pretty Daddy? Daddy don't cry"
Oh, with all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right
To deserve her love every morning and butterfly kisses at night.
From the song, Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas.


 This is all Lacey –she was a lovely bride but
a bit of tomboy showed itself!

photo credit: Marla Martin

The flowers were done by the bride’s sister,
 Charlotte, and friend, Brittany.
They were beautiful!!
photo credit: Marla Martin
Lacey and Ryan were married in the gorgeous historic
 Farmville Presbyterian Church.

photo credit: Marla Martin

Lacey has played the violin and sung
since she was little, and “Gentle Shepherd”
is her signature song.  Her sibling sang it
during the ceremony. 
It’s a beautiful prayer and perfect for
a couple starting their marriage.
"Gentle Shepherd
Come and lead us,
For we need you
To help us find our way.
Gentle Shepherd
Come and feed us,
For we need Your strength
From day to day.
There's no other
We can turn to,
Who can help us
Face another day.
Gentle Shepherd
Come and lead us,
For we need You
To help us find our way."

photo credit: Marla Martin


photo credit: Marla Martin


Lacey’s a woodsy wildflower kind of girl and always dreamed of a warm weather wedding.  She did an amazing job at bringing a feeling of growing beauty in the middle of winter!  She had a gorgeous shade of green accented with yellow.  There were special handmade touches – the cake topper, the bride and groom’s initials made from grapevine, and lots of paper roses made from sheet music.  She has creativity!

photo credit: Marla Martin

These talented siblings played at the reception. photo credit: Marla Martin


Ryan and Lacey, I’m so happy for you! 
Keep letting God direct your life together!

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