Thursday, July 9, 2015

Richard and Johanna's Wedding

I’m finally getting around to posting my random assortment of pictures
from Johanna and Richard’s wedding day!
To me it feels VERY random.
You see, I was a bridesmaid (I was SO honored and loved every moment!)
and only had a camera in my hands for little bits at a time.
I’m still kicking myself for missing some of the gorgeous details that
I really could have taken photos of.
But I’ll just wait patiently to see what Marla (from Emelem Photography),
who was their photographer, captured from the day.

 Johanna is my husband Nathan’s youngest sister
and the last of either of our siblings to get married.
Richard has been attending our church for a number of years
and God’s orchestration of their marriage has been been a blessing to watch.
We’re delighted that Rick chose Johanna for his bride!
 Richard and Johanna got married in our backyard.  (Which I don't have a picture of.)

The week before the wedding I was in the backyard thinking,
“Wow.  Where I live is so gorgeous that it’s perfect for a wedding.
And it’s nothing of my doing.  I’m SO blessed!”  And it’s true.
Living on this farm where Nathan works is an amazing privilege.
I don’t want to take it for granted.

 Johanna’s two nieces, my Cassia and her cousin, Jenika,
were the flower girls.  Oh so exciting!

 I can’t help but take pictures of Jeni, with the freckles sprinkled

so perfectly across her nose and those gorgeous eyes.

 The two big brothers with their little sis.
There’s never a dull moment.

 My brother, Dennis, and his wife, Alison who is Johanna’s sister.
Lest there be confusion, let me try to clear it up now.
Alison and I were best friends.  Then her brother Nathan and I got married.
Now we were “sisters”.  Then my brother, Dennis, married her.
So now we are double “sisters”.
And our kids are double first cousin - all very fun!
And possibly very confusing.

 Little Jeni and her pretty mamma.

Jeni holding her mamma’s flowers.

 Me and my man.
Just me.

 Johanna looked truly happy and full of life.

 Johanna’s talented dad, my father-in-law, has done a beautiful job
of the flowers for all his children’s weddings.
These were no exception.

Johanna’s lovely gown was made by Karen Heatwole.
(with many helpful opinions given by all the sisters and mother.;)) 

 The Duster comes out on wedding days!

Rick’s brother, Dennis, and his beautiful family.

I think it would be safe to say the older sister 
is happy for her little brother!

The groom’s parents.

Richards little niece and nephew – quite a pair.

Such a handsome little man with his sweet mamma!

Johanna’s sister and her family.

 My girls with their Daddy.
And our whole family with Sheralyn together!

 Kadence looked like quite the little lady.
Her hair was done by Ashley Coblentz – thank you Ashley!

The lovely cake was made by Tanya Nissley.
Gorgeous as always!

 Dennis and Alison created this hanging wreath “chandelier”
over the bridal party table.
Gold diamonds, beads, and ribbon hung draped from the boxwood boughs.

Johanna had lots of lovely gold accents to go with the teal color scheme.
(Wishing so badly I had more photos!)

Oh my pretty Jeni, there you are again!

  The little man with his grandpa.

The candy favor table captivated the children.

My onliest nephew, Creedon.

And after all the ice-cream is gone on a hot afternoon,
what better way to end the day than playing in the leftover ice?!

“The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD.
Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments,
the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang:
‘He is good; his love endures forever.’"
2 Chronicles 5:13a


  1. Sorry about the name of my blog coming up, instead of my real name, I didn't know it would do that. This is Martha Jean Martin,
    your cousin.

  2. Loved seeing these photos! Everything is simply beautiful ♡


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