Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Hill Country Wedding...


A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending Emily's (daughter to one of my dear friends, Laura) wedding.  She was a gorgeous bride!


Emily's dreams were realized in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting... every detail was so exquisitely perfect.  I only have a few highlights to share, but you'll get the feel...  white on white... elegant and fitting...  holding true to Emily's dream of a cowboy wedding...  with style!


I peeked in to get a photo before the reception... Would you have ever imagined that the inside of a Barn could look so amazing?

 
And, the message of the ceremony was the best I have ever heard... the minister didn't gloss over how, after the honeymoon, things can be a real challenge.  His encouragement to put God first and to have a tender and compassionate heart toward one another was right on the mark.  Next to raising children, having a successful and fulfilling marriage is the hardest job you will ever have.  There is no happily-ever-after without some effort... okay, a lot of effort... on both sides... and, a lot of help from God.
 

Meet some of my knitting friends:  myself, Kim (wearing a Boo Knits shawl), Laura (lovely mother-of-the-bride) and Sherry.  I've spent some wonderful hours knitting and solving life's problems with these ladies.


My beloved is standing next to a giant agave in the pasture.  It was just HUGE and so beautiful!!


Just one of the many plantings on and around the Barn.

 
Everyday. single. day. I am happy and blessed to be married to my Beloved.  Witnessing a precious young couple begin their journey together sweetens my own sense of appreciation...  of where we've been... and where we are going...
 
And strengthens my resolve to make the most of this gift... the gift of my Beloved.  I am thankful.  The journey and the lessons continue.  
 
A special thanks to Emily and Robert and their parents for allowing us the honor of bearing witness to this holy union.  May their journey be filled with joy and blessed by His Love
 
2 Corinthians 12:9  But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 
 
blessings ~ tanna
 
PS thank you all for your most kind words after my last post... you embarrass me with your generosity, but I deeply appreciate your kindness.
 

36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really is a wonderful setting for the festivities! bless them...

podso said...

It does look like a perfect wedding down to all the barn details! What a fun, relaxed theme with lots of opportunity for creativity. Your shawl looks perfect with your outfit and what a great photo of you and your hubby (I notice you wear a watch like I do--hard to stop after all these years) ... most of all I appreciate your sentiment and the words of love and devotion --- and determination -- and grace that you share about marriage!

Donna said...

Love the mismatched togetherness of it all! And, I too, am blessed. I would marry my little husband all over again any day of the week....and maybe with a relaxed and elegant cowboy theme! Love, d.

Stitchfork said...

Sighing over the sentiments and the photos! All good!
And you look stunning Tanna!
xo
Cathy

Susan Sevig said...

What a beautiful post, Tanna. You truly are blessed. I love seeing you with your good friends and wearing one of your beautiful shawls. Very touching words.

Tricia Buice said...

After 27 years of marriage - I know every single word you wrote is absolutely true. Amen! Someone once told me to think of marriage as a triangle. Husband and wife on the bottom two corners and God at the top. The closer you get to God, the closer you get to each other. Beautiful wedding, and you are a beautiful couple!

Deb said...

Beautiful post, Tanna.

Karen S said...

Lovely post! Our son gets married this summer and their reception is in a big old barn. Can't wait. We are very lucky as both of our boys have wonderful girls - one married and one to be.

Shug said...

I'm not sure which is more beautiful...the wedding or your words.
You are so right on Tanna....God must be at the center of a marriage.

This is my kind of wedding. Beautiful, elegant, with a country twing. Love it!!

Shug

Betsy Brock said...

what a lovely wedding...and really nice message, too!

Kate I said...

Gorgeous wedding venue and perfectly lovely "details" to complete it. Your words about marriage and relationship are true and the knowing of it comes with years and wisdom...for me at least! Thanks for sharing Tanna and you look like a bride yourself...beautiful inside and out!

kathy b said...

What a lovely testament to your blessed marriage.

YOu look fantastic.; Funny how our knit pals solve our problems over knits and purls

From the Kitchen said...

What a beautiful wedding and couple! I love the rustic but elegant table settting!!

Your shawl was the perfect coverup. I loved seeing your with your sweetheart.

Best,
Bonnie

Chatty Crone said...

You are beautiful my friend and that wedding looked so elegant too! sandie

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Wow, this was so pretty. I love the idea of a cowboy weeding (hmm might have to use this in a story one day).

Gosh, I had no idea plants got that big out there...everything really is bigger in Texas! :)

Blessings always dear friend.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Wow, this was so pretty. I love the idea of a cowboy weeding (hmm might have to use this in a story one day).

Gosh, I had no idea plants got that big out there...everything really is bigger in Texas! :)

Blessings always dear friend.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Loved seeing your shots of the wedding festivities. Everyone looks gorgeous! The barn is so beautifully decorated that it's hard to tell it is a barn! Love it all! You look so pretty, Tanna, and your fella is so handsome. Blessings to the new couple and to you and your hubby, too!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Tanna Thank you for sharing this wonderful union of this beautiful couple. The minister gave everyone good advise. GOD in the centre of one life is essential. Margaret

steph said...

what a perfect start this young couple was given!

you look lovely (as always!).....shawls totally awesome, too!!!

Laura said...

So glad you were there, it was a wonderful wedding. It was so special to have my friends there on that day. Knitting friends are the best!

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, What a beautiful day to be a part of. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

Marissa said...

What a gorgeous wedding!!!
I love the Texas hill country.. Nothing like it!
That barn looks absolutely breath taking. You and your hubby look wonderful..

no spring chicken said...

Everything, everyone... just beautiful. Such a rustic, classic beauty, my congrats to the lovely couple and my prayer for God's supply.

Blessings, Debbie

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

This wedding was OH SO charming Tanna...done with such class and dignity yet with that country feel. I just love it!
You look wonderful and it IS so nice to attend a wedding and appreciate our own wonderful relationships...wonderful reminder THIS post!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Looks like a beautiful wedding. I am loving all these simple country weddings that are in now. We attended one a few weeks ago that was so sweet too. The minister said some of those same things. Great pic of you and your husband also. Love the shawl :)

Cindy said...

There you are in your lovely shawl, it is perfect with the outfit that you're wearing. Elegant in a casual way, perfect for a cowboy wedding.
The flowers are gorgeous, and the decor in the barn wonderful!!!
Thank you for a chance to see this pretty wedding.
Hugs, Cindy

Along A Widowed Road said...

Simply beautiful.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

what a beautiful wedding! i love, love, love that barn. you and your husband look so beautiful and handsome! xo

Judy S. said...

Wonderful post, Tanna. Our choir is singing at a Wedding Blessing tonight, a new experience for all of us.

Jen Price said...

Looks beautiful! That barn looks amazing.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Beautiful!!!!!

Amanda said...

This is, in a word, stunning. So simply beautiful. The words. The event. All of it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a pretty setting and wonderful photos of y'all. My husband is sporting the same facial hair these days. I am trying to get used to it.

Changes in the wind said...

Don't you make a beautiful couple:) Lovely wedding.

SouthernHeart said...

What a beautiful setting for a wedding! And a lovely pic of you and your husband...

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful wedding and grand with style. So nice to see your knitting friends, the beautiful tables, bride and groom and wonderful flowers and decorations.

I especially enjoyed your tribute to your husband and the message of the ceremony on marriage. The world could change for the better if everyone heeded that message.

I have never seen an agave plant. I guess they are related to the aloe plant. Do aloes get that large? That one is huge. Great pic of your husband.

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