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November 14, 2013 / dcwisdom

Here Comes the Bride!

Life’s been crazy busy!


Several months ago, a certain someone introduced us to an awesome young man, and wedding bells are ringing for the lovely couple!  I had the creative privilege to hand-make some special items for the bride.   The Bible cover…



The birdcage veil with headband…



The garter…which I forgot to shoot.

The bride wants pies and cakes galore, so I’m making five Dutch apple pies, two pumpkin pies, and my beautiful dil Emily is making the bride’s carrot cake, which, I think, will look something like this with the roses and varieties of fruits and veggies:

wedding cake

(Pinterest photo)   We’re not doing a dinner.  Our opinion is that people have gone totally overboard with sit-down dinners and entertainment at huge expense, so we decided to stay with the traditional reception but include several types of cakes, pies, and a variety of drinks.   It will be fine.  (I’ll post some pictures next week.)

Last summer, I attended a very simple but elegant church wedding with the reception held in the banquet hall.  The family served lovely cakes (but not overdone) for the bride and groom and party punch.  I didn’t miss a meal at all, and I commented to the bride’s mother about how simple and beautiful it was.  The reception lasted about 45 minutes – a perfect amount of time to cut the cake, visit around, throw the bouquet and garter, and send off the happy couple.   Love the idea of going back to the simple, uncomplicated ways of celebrating weddings.

Now, on the other hand, the rehearsal dinner is out-of-the-park!

Peace and love.  Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  God bless Israel.  God help America and have mercy on her.  Y’all pray without ceasing.




  1. Sue G / Nov 23 2013 6:25 PM

    Gorgeous-all of it just gorgeous! I am in 100% agreement about weddings being too much anymore. Ridiculous. The focus should be on the marriage. Love the idea of pies and cakes. Quite honestly, most of the wedding dinners I have had were not even that great-just over priced!

    • dcwisdom / Nov 28 2013 10:56 PM

      Thank you, Sue. It was lovely. I’m in agreement that most wedding food is substandard to restaurants. Do you have an answer to that question?

  2. Susan / Nov 17 2013 7:10 AM

    Is it Brin? She is very lucky to have you to help make her day so special!

  3. Debbie / Nov 15 2013 9:14 AM

    You have made some lovely things for your daughter to keep and remember. So special too, coming from her mom. I too like simple. It really is about uniting this man to this woman before God, isn’t it? And it’s so easy to overlook that today in the fashion of many weddings, and I’m talking about church weddings. A marriage is a picture of God and the church. I’ll be eager to see pictures. You are such a good mom! 😀

  4. jmgoyder / Nov 14 2013 9:01 PM

    You are a woman of many talents!

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