24 September 2014

Come With Me, And Be My Love

Fling open the Chapel doors, the day has come.  This summer our youngest daughter Maggie, married her love, in a small ceremony with only their beloved families present.  She's kinda shy and her choice was to have an intimate, morning wedding but, she said I could give you a sneak peek!   I invite you now to share with Maggie and Ian, their special day.

This is My commandment:
Love One Another As I Have loved You
John 15:9-12
Yet another daughter to wear the neckless which has been in my husbands' family and worn by all brides from his great grandmother on down.  I'm a sap for tradition.

I just love weddings.  There are so many special moments, like this one.  Some love and wishes for a happy life, from her big sister before she walks down the asile.  These two are  my eldest and my youngest.  Maggie is so lucky to have older sisters to follow in marriage.  She will be able to glean advise, and to watch and learn from good examples of marriage in action.  I'm so proud of my daughters, the women they are,  and the men they have married.

"Love those who love you"
  Emily Bronte
When Maggie was three years old, she was her big sister's flower girl.  Now her big sister's 3 year old, Abigail Rose, was Maggie's flower girl.  Isn't it amazing how sometimes life seems to go in a big circle, holding so many precious moments.

Our little Chapel of The Nativity is a place of repose, close to the heart of the Father.

Remember this post when Maggie wore her new heels?  Double click on the underlined text and you can read all about it.  Well, she's still a goofy girl, this time sporting bright yellow heels on her wedding day.  (Sans skateboard!)

That's our girl!  Always her own person, with her own style and she loves her heels.

Across the courtyard, and Daddy starts the journey to walk his daughter down the aisle.  This is the part where I always cry.  His baby girl has become a woman now.  I know he was thinking of all the memories- of bedtime stories, lifting her high in his arms to put the angel on the Christmas tree,  drying away tears when her heart was broken,  riding roller coasters at Disneyland with their arms flying high in the air, telling her she's beautiful, praying that the man she's chosen to marry will love her as much, take care of her as well as he did.

 First Communion as Man and Wife.

Monsignor Purcell, our family priest,  read the vows, and the bride and groom looking lovingly into each other's eyes said,
"We do."

Then they sealed it with a gentle kiss.

 The new Mr. and Mrs. with their Mimi - The matriarch of our family.

Ian's parents and family are a blessing.  They raised a fine young man and are also a great example to the young'ns.  We have an even bigger family now!  Welcome Lawson Clan.


Oh, it's so hard to give your little girl away; no matter how wonderful a match they make.  Waaaaaaaaah.

But look how radiant her smile is...look at the sparkle he has put in her eyes.
Direct your children on the right path,
and when they are older, they will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

Irish Wedding Prayer

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantel of His love.

Maggie Colleen,

I gave you my roots
I give you my wings
Fly baby girl
And always remember who you are.

I love you more than all the miles you drove to get to your new home.


And as for y'all - come back soon because next post I'm taking you to the reception to celebrate, eh!




Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...


joni sheils said...

Truly a beautiful wedding and a great set of pictures with writing to tell the story. Congratulations to all.

Seawashed said...

Tia this is such a beautiful wedding. I have followed your blog through the years of weddings and births of grandies but Oh how I love the simplicity of this Ceremony. It reminds me of the movie Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow. I have to admit this is exactly what I hope my children choose to do when they marry. Its how weddings used to be. Who needs all the stress of the expense of a huge production. Anyways, that is just how I feel. The heart is what matters most. I love her dress and how it cascades down the backside. I like her hair long with the floral crown and her pop of golden shoes. Ahhhh it looks so enjoyable. Both of your families blend so well. And I cannot forget how beautiful you look in your yellow floral dress. Your Irish poem and sentiments are the perfect ending to a blissful post. xxo

NanaDiana said...

I have a huge lump in my throat..remembering my own daughter's wedding. She is absolutely radiantly beautiful and he is handsome...AND YOU ain't bad yourself either, darlin'!

Thank you for sharing this here. I am thrilled to see it. She shoulda rode in on a skateboard though- just sayin'....xo Diana

Debbie Dillon said...

So beautiful! Congratulations to the beautiful couple.
Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog :)
Many blessings,

Jeanne Pursell said...

I just loved your story!! What a beautiful wedding! Love that she wore her very yellow heels!! I was very sad that my daughter ( my only child ) got married last November. She and her fiance got on a plane and got married on a beach. I saw it all on Facebook. Now I am going to cry....but I truly loved your daughter's wedding pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us. xo Jeanne

Blondie's Journal said...

What an incredibly lovely wedding from beginning to end! May I gush? You, your daughter, your new son in law, your husband...your family...you are all lovely, handsome, beautiful people. I'm so touched by your narrative. Blessings to all of you. Can't wait to hear about the reception. That's where all the antics begin! ;-)

Jane xxxx

mimiomimi said...

Oh Tia ~ that was so sweet. I just loved everything about it. Miss you lots

Sharon de Jager said...

Congratulations! It seems like they had a lovely spontaneous wedding, free of all the stress that big weddings give everyone! Absolutely beautiful! Love that she wore exactly what she wanted to, especially the yellow sandals! Wishing the new couple a happy life! Sharon x

Rosemary Nickerson said...

Now THAT is how a wedding should be! Love her dress and head garland! Great photos and beautiful smiling faces!!