On Saturday, “Marianne” and “Colonel Brandon” were joined together in marriage.
The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. True, most weddings are beautiful anyway, but this one was especially as I reflected on how God has led Amanda and Alex and, in fact, our whole family, to this point, showering His grace upon them and us through difficult times and decisions. The wedding was a beautiful testimony of the grace of God and the steadfastness of true love.
SONNET 116 by William Shakespeare
Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.
Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle’s compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.
P.S. And yes, that sonnet was read at the wedding and couldn’t be more applicable. “Looks on tempests and is never shaken…”
to my beautiful dear sister and her dashing new husband. God’s riches blessings be on you both.
Okay, remember Alex, mentioned in this post?
Alex proposed (a couple months ago! 😛 )… and she said yes. 😀
So now I’m getting ready to embark on sewing three out of the five bridesmaid dresses. They will be made in cornflower blue satin (JoAnn’s Casa Collection) and have dark blue sashes. I’ll be using this pattern:
with some alterations.
I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!
*off to cut out some mock-ups*
(I’ll nag Marianne and see if she will post more about the proposal here…it’s very cute. 😉 )