Thursday, October 21, 2010

Miriam and Andrew!

Get ready for another big blog dump over the next day or two...  :)  We've had a very busy few weeks, and I'm finally getting around to blogging about it all!

A week and a half ago, on 10/10/10, two very dear friends from our small group got married!  Miriam (whose bridal shower I went to a few months back) and Andrew had an absolutely beautiful day for an outdoor wedding -- perfect fall temperatures, beautiful autumnal skies, and bright golden sunshine.  The ceremony took place outside of the Nassau Inn, and though Mir and Andrew were worried about it taking place at the same time as the Princeton Public Library's centennial celebration, the little plaza where the ceremony took place was private and secluded enough to create an intimate, romantic feel.  And wow, was there romance galore in this ceremony!  :)

It was also the first Messianic Jewish wedding I had ever attended.  Pastor Matt officiated, but they also had a family friend serve as a co-officiant, leading in Hebrew prayers and blessings.  The ceremony was designed to show the interplay between the old and new covenants, and it was a beautiful demonstration of God's love and grace.  The New Testament reading was Philippians 2:1-11, one of the strongest gospel calls I'd ever heard at a wedding.

And, of course, I took tons of photos.  :)  The pros hired for the wedding were none other than Deb Cull and her husband Matt!  Deb was a classmate of mine, who now lives down in Florida -- it was so good to see her again!  (And we actually got to spend a fair amount of time with Deb and Matt that weekend, because we hired them to do a family session for us!  Can't wait to see those photos!)  So I know my photos aren't anywhere near as amazing as theirs must be, but I still had fun playing around -- taking care, of course, not to get in the way of Deb and Matt as they worked their magic.  ;)

(Apologies for the HUGE photo dump -- it was just such a beautiful wedding!)

Friends!  Danny and Anna; John and Angel

Andrew and his parents

Beautiful bridesmaids

Miriam and her parents; Andrew as he waited for his bride

I loved Mir's dress!  And such sweet hand-holding.  :)

Exchange of rings

The first kiss!

Breaking the glass, and honoring the parents

Mr. and Mrs. Black!!

First dance

Fun times at the baby table

David taking Joshua out onto the wild and crazy dance floor  :)

Hanging out in the lobby, where Joshua could crawl and stand to his heart's content

Playing peekaboo over the couch arm!

Whoa -- it's a bear!!

Awwwww...  :)

Andrew and Miriam, many congratulations again!!  We love you, and are so excited to be standing alongside you as you begin your married life together!


Klo said...

You did a great job!

Lucy said...

Kudos for the photos! I watched them all and am impressed!

Ashley Sisk said...

If those are your photos then I can only imagine what the pros did. You're incredible!