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S: And the Two Shall Become One ~ Chapter 2:3

BC: This is Only the Beginning...

FC: Andrew & Jaime Chapter 2:3 And the Two Shall Become One

1: Andrew & Jaime Chapter 2:3 And the Two Shall Become One

2: Table of Contents The Music................................................................................................. pg. 1 The Prelude................................................................................................ pg. 3 The Ceremony............................................................................................ pg. 10 The Processional........................................................................................................................... pg. 11 The Introduction.......................................................................................................................... pg. 22 The Prayer................................................................................................................................ pg. 24 The Statement of Intention.............................................................................................................. pg. 26 The Giving of the Bride................................................................................................................. pg. 28 The Scripture Reading................................................................................................................... pg. 30 The Homily................................................................................................................................ pg. 34 The Exchanging of Vows................................................................................................................. pg. 39 The Giving & Receiving of Rings...................................................................................................... pg. 42 The Prayer................................................................................................................................ pg. 46 The Pronouncement....................................................................................................................... pg. 48 (The Kiss).................................................................................................................................................. pg. 50 The Introduction of the Couple......................................................................................................... pg. 52 The Recessional........................................................................................................................... pg. 54 The Pictures After the Ceremony..................................................................... pg. 62 The Pictures with Eli.................................................................................................................... pg. 63 The Pictures of The Ring Exchange................................................................................................... pg. 66 The Pictures with the Bridal Party.................................................................................................... pg. 69 The Pictures of Jaime with the Groomsmen............................................................................................ pg. 71 The Pictures with Andrew's Family.................................................................................................... pg. 74 The Pictures with Jaime's Family...................................................................................................... pg. 80 The Pictures with the Bridesmaids...................................................................................................... pg. 90 The Pictures of Just the Two of Us................................................................................................... pg. 92 The Reception Before We Arrived.................................................................................................... pg. 95

3: The Music | 1

4: 2

5: The Prelude | 3

6: A few more pictures of the decorations that the owners of Savannah Woods Plantation kept out. | 4

7: The guests were starting to arrive, some of them taking a moment to sign the guest book before they came in to the comfortable air conditioning. | 5

8: Andrew, the bridal party, and our family mingled about, passing the time before the ceremony. | 6

9: Guests continued to trickle in as time crawled closer to the start of the celebration. | 7

10: At some point during this period | of excitement and impatience in waiting, | the photographer took these pictures of our rings; | Andrew's hands downstairs in the reception area, | and my hands upstairs in the Bridal Suite. | 8

11: Finally, it was time for everyone to line up, and almost time for me to come downstairs... | 9

12: The Ceremony | 10

13: The Processional | 11

14: And so it begins. Craig walked Grandma in to start things off. The song we chose for our family to walk in to was "What a Wonderful World" by Louie Armstrong. | 12

15: Next, Taylor escourted Nanoo to her seat, as Bigdaddy followed along behind. | 13

16: After that, it was the parents turn in the procession. First, David escorted Reese, while Tony walked behind. | 14

17: Then, Taylor walked Momma to her seat, while Granddaddy followed along behind them. | 15

18: We wanted Andrew to walk in on his own to his own song, but that didn't get communicated well enough. Instead, Eli and Andrew both walked in to Andrew's song. | 16

19: Regardless, the pair walked in to the song of Andrew's choice: a clip from "Someone Else" music from the movie Meet Joe Black. | 17

20: Next, the Groomsmen came in to their choice in song: | The Theme from the Godfather | 18

21: 19 | After that, it was the girls turn to process. They walked in to "I'm No Superman", the theme song from Scrubs.

22: (We ended up with a billion more pictures of the bridesmaids than the groomsmen somehow...) | 20

23: 21 | Finally, Daddy walked me to my soon-to-be Husband. We walked in to "Your Hands are Cold" by Jean Yves Thibaudet, from the movie Pride and Prejudice.

24: The Introduction | 22

25: Upon our arrival at the front, Pastor Eli said a few words on the reason and meaning of the gathering that day. ~ May this marriage be adorned by true and abiding love. | 23

26: The Prayer | 24

27: Then we prayed to God, together with our family and friends, | because the Lord's presence is the happiness of every condition. | 25

28: The Statement of Intention | 26

29: We pledged to: Live together according to God's law in the holiest state of marriage; To love & comfort, honor & keep each other in sickness & in health; Forsaking all others to be only unto each other as long as we both shall live. | 27

30: The Giving of the Bride | 28

31: Who gives this woman to be married to this man? Her mother and I do. | 29

32: The Scripture Reading | 30

33: "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast. It is not proud, it is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a | 31

34: May God bless the reading and hearing of His Word today. | 32

35: Baby Gabe!!! | 33

36: The Homily | 34

37: God has brought us to this moment. His hand has been very evident in your lives as individuals, and now, so beautifully as a couple. | 35

38: This is not merely a union just to bind you two legally. | 36

39: This is an act of worship to a God, Who would love you so much that He would give you one another to love. | 37

40: Andrew, imitate Jesus for Jaime. Jaime, imitate Jesus for Andrew. | 38

41: The Exchanging of Vows | 39

42: I, Andrew, take you, Jaime, to be my wedded wife. And I do promise & covenant, before God & these witnesses, To be your loving & faithful husband, In plenty & in want, in joy & in sorrow, in sickness & in health, As long as we both shall live. | 40

43: I, Jaime, take you, Andrew, to be my wedded husband. And I do promise & covenant, before God & these witnesses, To be your loving & faithful wife, In plenty & in want, in joy & in sorrow, in sickness & in health, As long as we both shall live. | 41

44: The Giving & Receiving of Rings | 42

45: With this ring, I thee wed, In the name of the Father, The Son, & the Holy Spirit. | 41

46: 44 | With this ring, I thee wed, In the name of the Father, The Son, & the Holy Spirit

47: Baby Gabe, again!!! | 45

48: The Prayer | 46

49: Eternal God, without Your grace, no promise is sure. So, we pray that You might strengthen Andrew & Jaime with the gift of Your spirit, so that they may fulfill the vows that they have taken today. Keep them faithful to each other, give them strength. Keep them faithful not only to one another, but to You as well. I pray that You might fill them with such love & joy that they might build a home where no one is a stranger. That You might guide them by Your Word to serve You all the days of their lives. We pray these things in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. | 47

50: The Pronouncement | 48

51: "Haven't you read," Jesus replied, "that at the beginning the Creator 'made them male & female' & said, 'For this reason a man will leave his father & mother & be united to his wife, & the two will become one flesh?' So, they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what has God joined together let no man ever separate." Matthew 19:4-6 | 49

52: (The Kiss) | 50

53: You may kiss your bride! | 51

54: The Introduction of the Couple | 52

55: I'm proud to introduce, Andrew & Jaime Lewis! | 53

56: The Recessional | 54

57: For the Recessional, we all walked back to "I want You to Want Me" (the version from 10 Things I Hate About You by Letters to Cleo) | 55

58: Melinda & Craig | 56

59: 57 | Autumn & David

60: Lindsey & PJ | 58

61: Elizabeth & Alec | 59

62: As our parents & grandparents were escorted out, and the guests were invited to move inside for the reception... | 56 | 60

63: we & the bridal party congregated on the deck, | waiting to begin taking more pictures. | 61

64: The Pictures After the Ceremony | 62

65: The Pictures with Eli | 63

66: Eli had another wedding to officiate, so we took a few pictures with him before he had to go. | Note the placement of my bouquet.... I had to put it somewhere... :) | 64

67: Reese's friend, Anne, snapped a few pictures of various parts of the wedding party while they were waiting for their turn to be in the posed group shots with the photographer. | 65

68: The Pictures of the Ring Exchange | 66

69: Before the ring pictures, the photographer sneakily snapped a few candid shots of the two of us. | 67

70: Then we took the posed ring exchange pictures, ensuring we had clear shots of that special moment. Of course, we didn't take into account that Eli would be missing from these pictures. | 68

71: The Pictures with the Bridal Party | 69

72: Next, Andrew & I took pictures with our wonderful bridal party. A group of men & women who had supported each of us for years, both individually, and, later, as a couple. We are so grateful to have friends like these. | 70

73: The Pictures of Jaime with the Groomsmen | 71

74: We ran out of time before the wedding to get any pictures of me with the Groomsmen. So, we got a few quick shots in at this point in the evening. | 72

75: In the meantime, Anne snapped a few shots of the action from afar. | 73

76: The Pictures with Andrew's Family | 74

77: We started the pictures with Andrew's family by taking a few pictures with his parents. | 75

78: Then, David & Simone joined, giving us a few pictures of us with Andrew's core family, so to speak. | 76

79: 77 | Next, Grandma was added to the mix, giving us the group photo for the Lewis family wedding photo.

80: Then Andrew called Craig & PJ over into the Lewis family photo, saying that they were just like family; just like brothers. This spontaneous addition later caused some confusion, but more on that later. | 78

81: Finally, we took a few pictures only with Grandma. This completed the Lewis family's portion of the post-ceremony photography session. | 79

82: The Pictures with Jaime's Family | 80

83: Then is was time for my parents to join us as we began the Moore family portion of the evening. | 81

84: Proceeding in a different order than we had with Andrew's side of the family,Granddaddy joined us next for a couple of pictures. | 82

85: Then Granddaddy was given the chance to sit for a moment while Nanoo & Bigdaddy joined us for a few pictures. | 83

86: After that we took a few pictures with my parents & all of my grandparents. We were steadily getting closer to the completion of the Moore family photo portion, and, therefore, closer to making it to the reception. | 84

87: Finally, we added Lindsey & Taylor into the mix, giving us the final Moore family group wedding photo. We still had three groupings within the Moore family to cover, but by taking the pictures in this order, our photographer allowed my grandparents to move inside to the comfort & air-conditioning sooner (after one more set of pictures). | 85

88: 86 | For the final post-ceremony posed pictures involving my grandparents, we took two pictures with only us & the three of them.

89: We then took pictures of us with the Moore family core. | 87

90: After that, we took a few pictures with Lindsey & Taylor. We were drawing closer to the end of the family photos. | 88

91: Finishing up the Moore family photos, we took some more pictures with my parents. The photographer had originally wanted Momma to stand next to Andrew. | That way, Daddy & Andrew didn't blend into a two headed black blob. | 89

92: The Pictures with the Bridesmaids | 90

93: These two pictures were the result of the final confusion...for the moment. Basically, this is what happened from the bride's point of view: Andrew, in an unconventional move, invited Craig & PJ into the Lewis family photo, as you probably recall. Melinda saw this and viewed it as inviting all of the groomsmen into the groom's family photo, not noticing that Alec was missing. So, nearing the end of my side of the family's photo session, she mentioned that the bridesmaids needed to join in. Thinking she meant we needed a photo with just us and the bridesmaids, the photographer arranged the photo set seen above. No one corrected the situation. | 91

94: The Pictures of Just the Two of Us | 92

95: Now it was time to take a few pictures of just the two of us. We started with a few shots by the arbor. | 91 | 93

96: We finished up this session with a few shots, candid & posed, by the fence. Finally, we were through...for the moment, at least. | 94

97: The Reception Before We Arrived | 95

98: In the meantime, the guests were beginning to congregate inside for the reception. | 96

99: And, as members of the wedding party finished with their portions of the post-ceremony photo shoot, they also joined in the festivities with the reception goers. | 97

100: Our guests mingled with friends & ate delicious desserts as they waited for us to arrive. | 98

101: To Be Continued...

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