Monday, October 18, 2010

Wedded Bliss



Thank you so much for all your prayers and sweet comments as our family mourns the death of my mother. Every act of kindness has touched my heart. Her passing reminds me how important family is and gives me an even greater sense of purpose in treasuring the ones I love most. So I look forward to making more memories and sharing them with you here.

Before I share some more recent events, I couldn't move on without sharing these beautiful images my friend Allison took at last month's wedding of Neil and Haley Scott. Allison did a wonderful job capturing the day, and I appreciate her allowing me to share these inspiring photos with you.



Isn't Haley a stunning bride? I am amazed that her mother, Nancy, made her wedding dress. The bodice alone comprised 17 different pieces, so this gown was a labor of love.



The bridesmaids demonstrated their individuality in handmade dresses, all different in style but the same in fabric and length.



My kissing angels, Mary Ashley and Emma.



The beautiful bride-to-be.



A sweet moment between Mr. and Mrs. Neil Scott.



The wedding party gathers after the ceremony.



I wonder if you have to be beautiful to be a member of the Itson family? Left to right, brother, Andrew, and his wife, Lauri Ann; Haley Itson Scott; and parents, Nancy and Dennis Itson.



Mary Ashley and Emma adore Miss Haley and were so thankful to be included in her special day. They nearly cried when she left for her honeymoon after the ceremony and counted down the days until they would see her again at church.



Thank you, Neil and Haley, for inviting Mary Ashley and Emma to be a part of your special day. They will treasure the memory of being your flower girls for a lifetime.

"There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage." -- Martin Luther


Photos by Allison Hilyer

14 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, how lovely! And your girls... what can I say, Melissa? They are beyond adorable! Both of them look so thrilled to be a part of that beautiful wedding. I can still remember being a flower girl and have my little dress somewhere. Yours are the cutest ever!

Thanks for sharing...

XOXOXO,

Sheila :-)

Missy said...

What a beautiful wedding party! Lovely! Your girls look so sweet in their pretty dresses.

Also wanted to say thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Glad you stopped by to take a look. Hope you have a happy day!

heidi said...

Beautiful dress! Love all the photos (esp since we just had a wedding here at Sweet Woodruff Acres!--our younger daughter!)
blessings, Heidi

Rach said...

What a beautiful dress and beautiful wedding!

The last picture of your girls is BREATHTAKING!!

Ariadone said...

What a beautiful bride and I can't believe the craft"woman"ship of the lady who made the weddingdress. All of the party look stunning. Your girls so beautifully dressed and sweet too.
I am happy that in this difficult season of your life you were a part of such lovely wedding event.
Lieve groeten
Godeliva van Ariadone

Anonymous said...

Oh, how beautiful! The bride is lovely, but your girls look absolutely georgeous! How proud they must have been, because the bride looks like a real princess! Kind regards, Mariel

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Your girls are as beautiful as the bride! What a pretty wedding party.

Red said...

What gorgeous pictures.
Still thinking of you lots!

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Lori said...

It looks fabulous. Gorgeous everything! Your girls surely will remember forever! The bridal dress amazing!

Sue said...

The picture of your girls with the bride says it all. They are all beautiful and you can tell your girls are just thrilled to be a part of it all. A memory for all their lives! So glad you had this happy time in the midst of your season of sorrow. Blessings to you and your family in this time.

Neicee said...

Wow stunning bride! The girls are just adorable!

LeeAnne said...

Your girls made beautiful flower girls! You did an amazing job on their dresses, and I love the look of their hair, with the big curls and the simple elegant side clips. Gorgeous!

Elizabeth said...

Oh, everyone is so beautiful! I remember when Haley was young and still wearing dresses her mother made. Nancy did a fantastic job.

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