The day of the wedding was warm and rainy. Juliana had prayed for a warm day, but she'd forgotten to pray for sunshine to go along with the warmth! ;) I think the high was 72 that day, which is unusual for January even in Georgia!
|All the bridesmaids with Juliana|
|Sam and his best man, Jerrod. This was Canadian Jerrod's first trip to the Deep South!|
|Beth with Juliana's older sister and maid of honor, Jannah|
|All the groomsmen. Andrew is on the far right.|
|Both sets of parents adding our individual candles for the unity candle|
|Watching the slide show. Sam and Juliana recorded their testimonies, which played while they showed the slides. Juliana was watching from the back, and Sam had strict instructions not to turn around!|
|His first glimpse of his bride! See the little design between their names on the screen? Juliana designed that: a combination of their initials. She also had the design made into their cake topper.|
|The bride and her father|
|Reading a poem she wrote to her father, assuring him she had kept her promise to him of keeping her purity and returning the purity ring he had given her 10 years ago. A sweet moment for both families!|
|Praying together. Each of their 4 grandfathers is saved and serving the Lord, and both of their fathers are. So all 6 men knelt around them for the prayer, which was led by Dr. Don Sisk. After the public prayer, Sam & Juliana took a minute to pray together.|
|Finally! Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Hutchens|
|The reception area. This was a school cafeteria, but you'd never have known it. The decorator did an excellent job!|
|The cake table|
|Here they come!|
Sam and Juliana honeymooned in Colorado, after spending their first night of marriage in Atlanta. They very generously asked us to come see them off at the airport on Saturday afternoon, which thrilled us! We joined the Harris family and we all enjoyed about an hour of fellowship with them before they took off on their own. They're now back in Lancaster setting up their new home and establishing their life together. Sam is teaching at the college and Juliana will begin teaching in the elementary school sometime this month. We (and the Harrises) are so thrilled to see them begin their life together serving the Lord, and we can't wait to see what the future holds for them!
Although I can't share the actual pictures from the professional photographer, he did post one on Facebook himself, so I feel it's fine to share the link. This is one of my favorite pictures from the whole evening! If he posts an album on Facebook, I'll share the link with you.