Wedding Wonders, Part Two

When God Shows Up, Expect Amazing Things!
My daughter Elaine and her Fine Young Man Rob were married on Monday, an event I’ve posted about here and here. As you might imagine, I’ve been praying for God’s blessings, on their marriage and also on their wedding day.
And did He deliver! Aside from all the major elements running smoothly, “little” blessings were abundant:
Elaine’s gown, which the bridal salon owner had rush-ordered for us, arrived on Wednesday, May 26–just five days before the wedding. It fit her perfectly.
The night before the wedding, Rob’s mom and siblings, my husband Rich and I, Elaine’s maid of honor, Angela, and the bride and groom were gathered at Elaine’s dad’s house. We planned to order pizza and work on some final projects. Instead, Elaine’s best friend’s mother, Janice, prepared a fabulous meal and invited us all to join her. So instead of spending the evening before the wedding with pepperoni and place cards, we shared a relaxing evening gathered with good friends and family.
I spent the day of the wedding with my daughter. She was calm as we made our way through her day-of-the-wedding-to-do list. So was I, which is probably more remarkable.
We were running just a bit behind when we left the hairdresser’s salon (one of Elaine’s  aunts is a hairdresser and she spent seven hours the day of the wedding styling hair for the bride, three beautiful bridesmaids and one charming flower girl) and Elaine was concerned about returning home in time to accept delivery of the bouquets. Other people were at home to receive them, but as she put it, “I just need to see the bouquets myself.”
Leigh, her talented florist, arrived about two minutes after we did–and accommodated a slight change to the bouquets that Elaine requested.
When we arrived at the venue, Elaine’s bridesmaids were putting the final touches on their reception decor. The tables hadn’t been set up quite as early as had been promised.  Janice was there, helping them. The dressmaker, who’d come to deliver Elaine’s gown, helped. The florist helped. The room was done on time, and it was beautiful.
The baker met us at the venue to report that the cake had “slid” a bit but no damage was visible from the front. Sure enough, the cake, installed on its table, looked flawless.
I’m generally a casual dresser, and at 5’9″, I live in flat shoes. On this day I wore high heels for seven hours and didn’t sit down much. My feet felt great. Unheard of.
So many small details make a wedding. When they all go right, it’s amazing. And it brings a special peace to the day.
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:6-7 (NLT)



    You are so right about acknowledging God in the "little things", which are really not so little. If only we stopped to notice it more, the way you did with your daughter's wedding! (Congratulations, by the way).

    I will be watching for God to show up today…