Before we get started, let me just mention that this particular
Wedding Wednesday just happens to fall on the 30th anniversary of the day Steve
asked me to marry him. So without this important day, there would have been no Nathan,
and therefore no Nathan and Meagan,
and therefore no Wedding Wednesday!
I’m so very glad he asked and so very glad I said yes.)
Welcome to this week’s Wedding Wednesday!
(Insert small pause here for a moment of Wedding Wednesday Woo-Hooing.)
Let’s get things started with The Guy Collage . . .
. . . and The Shoe Collage.
And then we’ll move on to The Guys Plus Bride Collage . . .
. . . and The Gals Collage.
(Are we having fun yet?)
Jumping pictures always make me smile. Or at least they do as long as someone else is doing the jumping.
I’m sure that Sheri would join me in giving thanks that there are no pictorial wedding traditions
requiring mothers of the bride and groom to leap. Up. Into The Air.
Speaking for myself, it would not be pretty.
The “Let’s Pretend To Kiss the Bride” pose is always fun and the expression on Meagan’s face
perfectly captures her sparkling, dramatic personality.
And may I just say once more how much I absolutely love the marvelous detailing of her dress?
So whimsically elegant and so perfectly her.
This picture wonderfully captures Nathan’s fun-lovin’ personality.
And this one is one of my favorite pictures of the day. I have so many memories (and pictures) of Nathan throwing
his head back in exactly this way as he laughed--even as a little boy.
It brings a smile to my mama heart to see such joy on my sweet son’s face.
Thanks, Meagan, for being the woman who makes my son so very happy.
I know that his heart is safe with you.
(Photography by Kristen and Chris Czuchra, from Ozark, AL.)
There are quite a few comments/questions that have have come in over the past week or so. I’ll finish answering the rest of them tomorrow but wanted to include the wedding-related ones today.
Lisa from Georgia asked, “Is there a video of the processional with that wonderful song?”
Lisa, Meagan wants us to wait and watch the wedding videos for the first time with them. So when Nathan and Meagan come here for Christmas, we’ll have a chance to do that. After that point, I am hoping to post a few short video moments from the wedding, including the one of the processional and the song.
Jodi said, “I was just looking at the pictures one more time (I am feeling so very sad, and thought they would make me smile) and the 4th one from the bottom.......could those two really be old enough to drink wine? LOL!.”
Jodi, sorry you were feeling sad when you wrote this and hope that the pictures made you smile! As for the communion photo you referenced, the “wine” was actually grape juice since the Hawley/Smith clans are non-drinkers.
Mrs. Pam said, “Those were fun photos. I remember when Meagan surprised Nathan, and I think that he had an inkling she was there because her shampoo was in the bathroom. is that right? Soooo, after the first official date, did they only date each other? and when did they know that they were destined for each other?”
Mrs. Pam, you have a good memory! As for the first part of your question, here is the infamous picture of the shampoo bottles that almost gave away Meagan’s surprise visit. (This was about three years ago.) Nathan walked into the bathroom and thought, “Hmmm. Why are there two sets of girl products in here instead of just Sarah’s?”
Fortunately, Meagan made her appearance about 2 minutes later, so he didn’t have long to be suspicious.
And as for the second part of your question, you can read this older post which sort of sums up their friendship-turned-to-dating process.
Diane said, “Beautiful pictures, very creative. Beautiful bride and handsome groom. In the bridal photo, was Meagan sitting on the floor in the picture looking down on her? Love her bouquet and dress!”
Diane—Meagan answered this one for you in the comments area. I posted it again here just to be sure you saw it.
Yes I was sitting on the ground for that one picture. However, I was in a "clean" spot with a sheet under my dress so it would not be dirty for the big day
And this final comment isn’t really a question, but it made me happy so I’m posting it.
Anonymous said, “Hey! First of all, I just wanted to say that I have never met you and you do not know me but I found your blog through a friend and your family is absolutely beautiful. You can tell that you enjoy being around each other and it just blesses my heart. Secondly, there have been few Wednesday lately where I have not at some point during my day though "Oh! It is wedding Wednesday" Thanks for letting us in on your joy!”