When David and Kayla began courting in November of 2013, they, and both sets of parents, had the mutual goal of a shorter verses longer courtship. When David asked Kayla to be his bride on August 2, we were also in agreement to a short engagement, which would allow the blessing of the weather still being good for all of Kayla’s extended family and any out-of-state friends to be able to travel safely for the wedding as well!
Planning a wedding in twelve weeks was SUCH a blessing! It kept David and Kayla organized, motivated, and making decisions without over thinking them! What a blessed time these last three months have been!!!
There were decorations to be made on a budget!
Kayla had hoped to top each of these tree cookies with a blue canning jar. When she looked into purchasing the jars, we knew it did not fit our budget. So, our God fearing beautiful bride prayed a simple prayer – “Lord, I will wait and watch you work out the detail of the blue jars.”
ONE hour later, I answered the phone and it was a dear friend from up north who was coming to visit the next day. She says to me, “I was just in my garage looking for some canning jars because I am canning today. I found boxes full of blue canning jars from my mother-in-law, and thought maybe the soon-to-be-bride might want to use them for her wedding day?” Seriously??!
Seriously. Praying allows the glory to be given where the glory is due!
We worked as a family one evening to get the invitations ready to mail that Kayla designed and had printed.
There were so many other details….some of which I have posted about as they happened! Dress shopping!! Wedding showers!! Getting David and Kayla’s place ready for them!! Food shopping!! Friends coming over to help with preparations!!
Last week we had some baking and cooking to do!!
And wedding meetings to be had with the event coordinator!! (We love you, Meg!!!)
And haircuts to be given!!
And decorations to be finished up!!
And piles to be made!!
And then, suddenly, it was TIME!!!
Stay tuned for more……