Sunday, May 25, 2014

I Am My Beloved's, And My Beloved Is Mine


Seven years ago I walked down the aisle on the arm of my Dad
while wearing a delicate wedding dress, and holding a bouquet of 17 white roses.
You are probably wondering why I carried 17 roses. . .
well let me tell you, my darling asked me to marry him on the 17th of December :)

Join me as I tell the tale of our wedding day through pictures and music. . .
(Click on the music for sweet enjoyment as you scroll down)





Charge to the Couple. . . 
Proverbs 15:1 - 17

1. A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2. The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: 
but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:
but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5. A fool despiseth his father's instruction:
but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
6. In the house of the righteous is much treasure:
but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7. The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:
but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8. The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD:
but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9. The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD:
but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
10. Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way:
and he that hateth reproof shall die.
11. Hell and destruction are before the LORD:
how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12. A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him:
neither will he go unto the wise.
13. A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance:
but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14. The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge:
but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15. All the days of the afflicted are evil:
but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16. Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17. Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

It is only by the grace of God that I have been blessed with such a special man.
He is my true love, the beating of my heart, the man I admire - he is my home.
My heart is so full of joy and gratitude to have seven years with my darling.
I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine.
Song of Solomon 6:3a


Have a blessed Lord's Day, sweet friends!

* * * * * * *

A nation that does not honor its heroes,
will not long endure.
Abraham Lincoln

They fell, but o'er their glorious grave
Floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
Francis Marion Crawford

Thank you to the men and women who have and still continue to fight 
for our country and our blessed freedom.
It is because of YOU that we enjoy the freedom that we do.

Who kept the faith and fought the fight;
The glory theirs, the duty ours.
Wallace Bruce

43 comments:

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful wedding,Stephanie, your photo's are so lovely. I want to wish you a very blessed and happy Anniversary and many more. May God Bless you and yours and keep you in His care, my friend.

Simply Linda said...

Oh my dear sweet friend..Happy, Happy Anniversary!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos.

I have been meaning to thank you, thru your exchanges I have met many new people and many new lovely blogs..thank you..Blessings to you and your lovely family.

Denise said...

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful wedding pictures, such precious memories. Happy blessed anniversary. Praying you two have many, many more.

White Lace and Promises said...

What a beautiful love story, a beautiful bride and groom and your mom and dad are just too young to be your parents. Your dad looks young enough to be your husband. Such a sweet union. God bless you as you walk through this journey of life together. I've been married 35 years and it's a crazy thing called love.

Mevely317 said...

Happy Anniversary, Stephanie!
Wow. These photos and your love story remind me of a "Hallmark television special" ... only better!

Praying the two of you enjoy many more happily-ever-after moments!

Sola Scriptura said...

Happy anniversary! You were a gorgeous bride!!

Debbie Harris said...

I am finding it hard to type this with the tears flowing.Tears of joy of course!
You were both such a beautiful God honoring couple seven years ago on your wedding day, and now, the beauty of your growth together as Christ has been the head of your home over these past seven years brings nothing but a great full heart to this mama. :)
Your love for the Lord radiates in your love for one another. You are both so beautiful!
I so enjoyed your Anniversary post today Stephanie, beautifully done.
Happy Anniversary wishes to the both of you.
Much love, Mom

Regine Karpel said...

Beautiful

Sarah said...

Stephanie,

Happy Anniversary! Many blessing and congratulations to you and your husband. : ) You are a beautiful couple!!

-Sarah

Billie Jo said...

Happy Anniversary, my friend!!!!!!
I so enjoyed sharing this blessed day with you through your amazing photos. : )
You were...and continue to be...a beautiful bride.
Enjoy your day, dear friend!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Happy anniversary! What a beautiful wedding. xoxo

Blackberry Lane said...

Gorgeous photos, Stephanie. May God continue to bless you both on your anniversary!

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, Happy Anniversary to you and your husband and wishing you many more wonderful years together. Thanks for sharing your wonderful day with us! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Memorial Day!
Julie xoxo

Robyn said...

Oh my, Stephanie, with those beautiful photos and music, I felt that I was there! Thank you for sharing your special day with us and you were a gorgeous bride! I am not surprised that things were perfect down to the last detail and it was a delight to see your Mom and Dad. And what a handsome Hubby!
Kauai is my favourite place on the planet and I go there often. I usually stay at The Plantation at Poipu Beach.
Happy Anniversary to you, sweet friend!

Valerie said...

How Beautiful! Happy, Happy Anniversary. =) Blessings and Sunshine, Valerie

Libby said...

Oh, Stephanie! Happy Anniversary to you and your beloved husband! I read your love story not too long ago and was overjoyed how God continued to work in both of your lives and to see how your story unfolded. You have an amazing testimony for sure. I loved watching the photographs of your special day. You know I was smiling the whole way through. May God continue to bless your marriage and may He grant you and your husband many more years of wedded bliss!

JES said...

What a beautiful wedding story! Something your children will treasure one day! Thank you for sharing your romantic and godly tale...

living from glory to glory said...

Oh My Dear, It was a lovely wedding and I enjoyed these pictures so much! God has done a wonderful thing in putting you two together!
A Godly happy marriage is such a sign for the word to see Christ in us! I feel like I was there with you! I celebrate with you!
Love, Roxy

Vicky Hunt said...

Seventeen seems to be the theme today...17 roses, seventeen verses os scripture, and when I clicked to comment...17 comments ahead of me! Happy Anniversary sweet lady! I pray you have many, many more with your beloved. Your post touched my heart...:)

Blessings, Vicky

Debby Ray said...

Oh Stephanie, I am sitting here wiping away the tears in my eyes as I scroll down through the photos. What a lovely, lovely bride you were and it really blessed my heart when I read you shared your first kiss! There is just something so very pure and yet very romantic when hear about a couple who saved the first kiss for the wedding. There is something in me that wishes I would have been so pure and obedient when I married. It was a lifetime ago it seems and I was in a totally different place in my life. Thank you for sharing your wedding day with us! Happy Anniversary to you and your sweet hubby!

Vee said...

Happy Anniversary! What a beautiful bride and handsome groom. All joys to you.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Happy anniversary, sweet Stephanie! thank you for sharing your beautiful pictures with us! I loved the one where your husband is tying your shoe -- so sweet! Blessings to you and may you have many more!!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh, I love this! Just beautiful! My husband and my "theme" was "I am my Beloved, my Beloved is mine". It is engraved on our wedding bands.

Delvalina Tuanger said...

My favorite post! Thanks for sharing this. I've been thinking of this and you all. Happy anniversary sister. I love how you. Walk as Godly si wife. i'm happy for you sister, praying that God put your marriage as a city on ahill.
Blessing

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Dear Stephanie,
Happy Anniversary sweet friend. You and your sweetheart are a precious and beautiful couple. I just loved seeing your pictures. Your wedding was a beautiful fairy tale blessed by God. Wishing you many more wonderful years of happiness, health and much love!!
Best wishes!!
XO

Conniecrafter said...

How special to join you in remembering your wonderful wedding day, you were a Beautiful bride, and still are a beautiful woman both inside and out. May you both enjoy many many more blessed years together :)

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary. Very beautiful Wedding photos. Have a great day! :)

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Stephanie! Happy Anniversary to you and your sweetie. Hope you have a wonderful day. You were a gorgeous bride!You look so happy!

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... Such a beautiful posting! Anniversary Blessings!

Jan Tanis said...

Congratulations on your Wedding Anniversary, Stephanie! Thanks for sharing your wedding with us...it was beautiful...you were gorgeous and lit up from within.

Hugs,
Jan ♥

Wanda said...

Absolutely breathtaking wedding.
Thanks for inviting me...I feel like I was there.

Now we get to see our granddaughter Monique marry her love on June 14th.

I love weddings!!!

Wanda said...

Absolutely breathtaking wedding.
Thanks for inviting me...I feel like I was there.

Now we get to see our granddaughter Monique marry her love on June 14th.

I love weddings!!!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

How very beautiful your wedding was and such a beautiful bride.

The Mayo Family said...

Awe...that was SO sweet!
Everything looked absolutely gorgeous!
You were so beautiful and I'm sure your day was special!
Such a lovely, Christ honoring wedding!

Thank you for being a example to those of us who are younger...that is a prayer for my life some day that when it is my turn to walk down the aisle it will be a pure relationship centered around Jesus Christ!

Happy anniversary!
God bless you both!
Love~
Maggie

Happy Wife and Mother said...

Lovely photos and such a beautiful bride! It was a special treat to see photos of your husband, too.

May this new year be especially blessed!

:)Hope

SarahGeorge said...

Such sweet photos :) Wish you a very very Happy Anniversary dear Stephanie.God bless you both :) And your family :)

Maryann said...

A belated Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, it was a beautiful wedding and you were a beautiful bride, may you have many more happy years ahead. Blessings to you

Jen Ham said...

Ah...Steph! You are beautiful in your gown! Happy Anniversary my dearest! xoxo Jen

Sandra said...

Happy Anniversary Stephanie. Wishing you and your hubby many, many more! Your photos are so beautiful. I know it was a very special day and your love has only grown since that day.

kitty said...

Oh my goodness, Stephanie, I felt like I was a guest at your wedding. I always cry happy tears at weddings, just like I'm doing right now. Thank you for sharing your love with us and Happy 7th Anniversary to both of you. You are truly blessed to have found each other and your love shows through in all you do. I'm still smiling... xxoo

Jazzmin said...

Happy anniversary to you and your dear husband, Stephanie! This is one of my most favorite posts of yours. I love weddings so much and it is so special to see yours and see the look of love and excitement you both had on your wedding day. You both look so in love. The feeling of thankfulness and happiness to be starting your life together that you must have felt shows through each photo. And what a beautiful wedding. What an absolutely beautiful bride you were, dear friend. I can only imagine the sheer joy in memories that you get each time you look through your album at these photos. It is so special to have you share them with us.

I also so love the photo of you hugging your Dad. Such a precious memory. If the Lord wills that I get married someday, I know that the photos I get with mine will always be cherished.
Thank you for this beautiful post also because it is a true encouragement to me as I strive for purity. Thank you for setting an example for me in the kind of young woman I want to be now, while courting someday, and when I am married.

Sweet hugs to you, my friend!
~Jazzmin

Nina said...

Happy Anniversary, dearest Stephanie! Thank you for sharing the precious day ... The music and the bautiful pictures gave me goose pumps - How you two have found one another and the love that is shining from your faces and through the lines, youøve written ... May God bless your marriage and let the love you have for one another deepen even more, as the years go by!

Kat White said...

Stephanie what lovely photos of your wedding day. Just precious you are. I just checked out your Etsy shop it is so wonderful. It is a lot work I do agree. But you made some wonderful,things that is for sure. Have a wonderful Sunday. Hugs

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