November 27, 2011
Dawson Creek SDA Church
It was a snowy week previous to our wedding. Winter had decided to come with a dump of snow and cold. It was not hindering anything, and was beautiful out, so we didn't mind too much. Steven was busy helping Dad with everything from putting in fence posts, to fixing chimneys, and putting a roof on a shed. He even helped with weaning and vaccinating the calves! So while Steven was busy with that, I kept busy with wedding preparations.
Sabbath evening was the rehearsal. All was going smoothly except for Daddy prancing off with the flower girl, and a hold up!
Leave it to Sara and Anne to cause some kind of fun and trouble! Jeremy and David (Steven's brothers) were more than obliging to help though too! Even Pastor David seemed to be in on it!
Steven stayed with his parents at the church Sabbath night. No sneak peaks of the bride! I stayed at home, but neither Steven nor I slept all that much. There was too much on the mind! The night passed and us girls decorated the ski chalet, and then went to Aunty Julie's to get dressed and ready. Much fuss and a few happy tears later (mostly on Mom and Aunty Julies part) and frustration with curls and we were ready to go! I guess I was not a typical bride... I was ready before the other girls! And to the church we went where the guests were waiting expectantly.
|The Benson Family Arriving!|
|The flower girl and Bible boy...|
Lydia and Clayton Harding
|Thank you Maria for the guest book!|
|Ryan, Nicole, and Michael...|
|Signing the guest book|
Here are a few pictures just before the wedding.
|Anne, Mom, and Sara|
|Tracy & Jerry Wilson and Daddy|
|The corsages that Grandma Anderson made.|
She put all the flowers together very beautifully.
|The Ross girls for the last time|
|Anne, Mom, and Sara|
|Mom and I a few days before in our wedding dresses.|
|Jerry helping David|
|Waiting at the bottom of the stairs for the signal that all was safe for me to go up.|
|David and Jeremy|
And now all is ready, and the groom and pastor are waiting.....
|Entering: David with Anne|
|Entering:Jeremy with Sara|
|The Bible boy and the flower girl|
Amos and Lydia Harding... some of the
nicest kids I know!
And so all is set and ready for the entry of the bride with her Daddy...
|Daddy and Mommy giving me away|
|Leaving Daddy's arm for Steven's|
|Listening to David Gate's message for us|
|Steven lifted my veil to say the vows. I had struggled a long time to keep|
myself pure and single, waiting for my prince... and now I was about to give
myself for the first time to a man... to my prince God had for me... to Steven
|Saying the wedding vows|
|"I do take this man to be my wedded husband..."|
|"I do take this woman to be my wedded wife..."|
|Exchanging the home made safety wire |
engagement rings for plain silver ones
And then we began to build with pieces our Moms brought us...
|And the roof went on...|
|Blessing our marriage, new home, and future family|
So now that we were Mr and Mrs Wilson, it was time for Pastor David to announce to Steven,
"Now you may kiss your bride!"
|Our first kiss|
|Ok, so it was weird since we had no idea what we were doing! But I wouldn't|
trade that kiss for anything!!! Besides, we have a lifetime to perfect it!!!
|A blushing bride and groom!!!|
|And now I would like to present Mr and Mrs Wilson!!!!|
|Pastor David Gates|
|Lydia and Amos|
|Returning to usher out the guests and thank them for coming to our wedding|
And so the ceremony concluded with two becoming one, and one less Ross and one more Wilson! Thank you all who came and who sent cards with your well wishes. It was really special to be able to share that day with you! May we all stay close to God and close to our spouses and family until Jesus comes to take us home. God Bless you all!!!
Steven & Helen Wilson