Monday, June 22, 2009

PAST POST...Mr. & Mrs. H...

Aaron & Jennifer H!
The wedding of the year turned into the second of four...but I have to think mine was the most beautiful, most elegant, most fun wedding of them all. We were married on June 20, 2009 at Kevin's Place Restaurant in Lykens. We had 10 attendants (5 each: my side: my sister, B (MOH), friends, NN & H, DH's niece AL (JBM), and his friend, S; his side: his brothers, AH & T, and friends, NP (BM), R, & W) and a flower girl (my DNc, MG) and ring bearer (his DNp, G) as well as DH's cousin, Z play guitar for our processional and our friend, M do a reading of the Traditional Irish Wedding Blesssing.
We danced, laughed, ate, kissed everyone & each other ;P, hugged lots of people many many times, and drank lots of champagne. DH had the flu that week and was just getting over he was pretty tired and worn out after everything was said and done. There were a few disappointing moments (leading up to with "bridesmaid from hell" and a couple of people who thought their lives more important to us on OUR wedding day) but all in all we had fun (we got NN drizunk!!!), we got married and that was the desired end IT'S ALL GOOD! (Visualize head rolling and snapping motion here!)

My bridal bouquet had a ribbon which held the wedding bands of DH's maternal great-grandmother, maternal grandmother, his mother and my wedding band. To represent the past, the present and the future. It was important to me and DH to incorporate his grandmother into the wedding since she and DH's grandfather passed away withing 4 months of each other a year before our wedding. He was very close with them and it was a devastating loss to his family. My DNc, MG who loved being a part of Aunt Jenny's day and still talks about wearing her "pretty dress in your wedding to my Aaron". She's too cute. My biggest fan! "You may now kiss the bride!"
The handsome groom and his groomsmen!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Traditional Irish Wedding Blessing...

Traditional Irish Wedding Blessing
May God go with you and bless you,
May you see your children's children,
May you be poor in misfortune and rich in blessings,
May you know nothing buy happiness from this day forward.
May joy and peace surround you both,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now.
And God Bless you ever more.
May you live your life with trust, and nurture lifelong affection,
May your lifelong dreams come true for you,
Moving ever that direction.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields.
May the light of friendship guide your paths together,
May the laughter of children grace the halls of your home.
May the joy of living for each other trip a smile from your lips, a twinkle from you eye.
And when eternity beckons,
at the end of the life heaped high with love,
May the good Lord embrace you
with the arms that have nurtured you
the whole length of your joy-filled days.
May the gracious God hold you both in the palm of His hands.
And, today, may the Spirit of Love
Find a dwelling place in your hearts.

Thank you M for reading this at our wedding and to all our friends and family for your love and support! We are so grateful and blessed to have each and everyone of you in our lives. Thank you for sharing this day with us and being apart of our memories of love, friendship, and family!