Sunday, 10 June 2012

And Two Shall Become One

  I have to tell you that this one of the best days of my life!  To see our
youngest son wedded and happy was a answer to our many years of
Elijah and Laura were wed at a settlement outside of Skagway called Dyea.
You must take many turns and twist around  sometimes narrow roads to
reach Dyea. Then from there drive out through muddy pot-holed two tracks
to the peninsula flats were their wedding was held.

Here the children are pictured with Pastor Ryan, who married them. The ceremony was perfect for them; casual, yet very deeply embedded with
God's word and outline for their lives together as a couple.
Elijah actually built the pulpit  out of driftwood
and scraps. I love it!
I remember that Tim and I had wanted to be married
on an old Missouri back road where he had purposed
to me. But we were persuaded that it wouldn't be at
all proper, so we went the conventional route. And as
he reminded me we never really got to even enjoy what
was to be 'our' day! So we kept our noses out of it and just
showed up.
Here the happy couple are taking off on their 'limousine' to the reception.
Their wedding was exactly what they wanted and it was beautiful!!


  1. A big congratulations to Elijah and his beautiful bride. Also congratulations to you and all of the family as well. It is so perfect that they had the wedding that they dreamed of...How many of us would have rather done that very thing.

    I am very happy for you, my dear friend. xxoo

  2. Congratulations to Elijah and Laura! May God bless their marriage!

    I have heard of Dyea, I've never been there, though!

    I would love to meet you in Skagway sometime....maybe we can cook something up!

  3. I pray often about this that they find wonderful mates to enjoy the rest of their lives with.....what a blessing this is....congrats to the cute couple!!!

  4. What a beautiful location for a wedding! Congratulations to the happy couple.

  5. What a beautiful way to start an incredible journey of marital bliss. So glad you were able to be there and enjoy it.
    Hugs, Noreen

  6. What a gorgeous location. The wedding looks so perfect and intimate! I love their getaway on the limousine! Great photos! Congratulations to you all!

  7. Congratulations on a wonderful ceremony in a beautiful place.

  8. Oh that is so awesome... Love that setting. WOW!! George and I got married outside with only family present --and it was so much more fulfilling than my first wedding was...

    I know how you feel about your son.. My youngest (who has had some rough luck with women) has finally found the love of his life. They are getting married in October. I'm SO SO SO happy for him. SO--I know exactly how you feel.

    Congrats to them...

  9. Kimberly,

    Congratulations to Elijah and Laura. They chose a beautiful place to get married. I'm happy to hear they married where they wanted to marry. It's so hard when family and or friends try to change your plans. Elijah and Laura must have been extremely happy that no one tried changing their plans. Your a great Mom!!!
    Enjoy your time with your kids and have a great weekend.

  10. They do look like a very sweet couple. I hope it was warmer than it looks. I'm so happy for you that you got to be there to witness such a touching ceremony and all with that sweet little pulpit.
    Hugs, Cindy

  11. I smiled through this whole post!
    Congrats to two people who have begun life exactly as they wished! In this day of over-the-top, $$$$$, weddings-
    kudos to them!
    xo, misha

  12. He has the biggest grin. I think this was a wonderful wedding!
    congrats to the lovely couple.

  13. Congratulations to the beautiful couple! They look so happy!

  14. Oh Congratulations, your are the best parents in the whole world!! We live and learn!


  15. Congratulations. They look beyond happy! What a beautiful couple. I love the podium that your son built. He looks like such a free spirit...and so does she.

    My youngest daughter got married at a local amusement park set on the Bay...outside on the back veranda of the pavilion. Everyone got 10 tickets to ride the rides and then the tiny train took everyone in the wedding party around the park. It, too, was lovely and just what they wanted. xo Diana

  16. Aw, this sounds perfect. Congratulations to your son and his bride. It sounds like such a lovely wedding.

  17. Congratulations to the newlyweds! And to all of you, as you become one big family! I love unique weddings, where the couple really make the day theirs. I love the big smiles on their faces!

  18. Congratulations and best wishes to Elijah and Laura. You know, I think the best wedding gift you could have given them is right here in this post- affirmation and whole-hearted happiness at being part of their celebration.

  19. What a lovely couple! I'm glad they got to do what they wanted.

  20. Congrats to Elijah and Laura. May their days be blessed and I hope they have many happy years together.

  21. Congratulations, this is so special! what a happy looking son you have!
    beautiful photos on your blog!

  22. Beautiful, I'm sure you are so HAPPY!!
    The are an adorable couple and I love Laura's style. The perfect clothing for her:)

  23. Their smiles say it all!
    Congrats to the very happy couple.. hope they have a wonderful life full of happiness together.
    The location they chose for the wedding was gorgeous!

    Congrats to you too :)

    Smiles :)

  24. So glad they were able to have their special day just as they pictured it...perfect. CONGRATULATIONS to them both. May they have many years of blessed joy!

  25. Congrats all around! They do look happy!

  26. Love their independence and love a Mom who lets them have it!! The last picture was the best.

  27. Congrat's on your son. Good looking fellow and his bride is cute. May they have a continued life to-gether.

    That is really cool how they wanted this wedding to be and off she goes on a bike. Awesome!

    Thanks for sharing.

  28. Now THAT'S a wedding! Just like I wanted but never got as it had to be at the "club" with lots of phony people. I'm SO glad they did what they wanted! What a darling couple and what a beautiful place on earth! Congrats to all and many blessings for a happy life together.

  29. Beautiful and simple and touching I am sure. In God's perfect church with His beauty all around. Glad you are safe.

  30. I love this!! What a cute couple and what a wonderfully different way to have a wedding. I'm glad you got there safely and after seeing today's post, I'm glad you got home after all the washouts. It looks quite cold there. Very happy for you all! Hugs and blessings, Pamela

  31. Congratulations to the happy new couple! Their wedding was perfect!

  32. Truly beautiful! I love the happiness on their faces. They included the most important part and what else could parents want for their children? Nothing.

  33. So so sweet.. Gorgeous couple..
    May God bless their lives with his love.. xoxo


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