S: Our Wedding - May 13, 2011
1: 5 . 13. 2011 | Friday, the 13th of May, 2011...
3: The Omaha Magnolia Hotel is a 145-room boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Omaha. Just three blocks from historic Old Market, the hotel is ideal for the business and leisure traveler. With 20 suites and a spacious 1,200 square-foot presidential suite, as well as a gorgeous outdoor courtyard, it has established itself as the leader in the wedding market in Omaha. The hotel was built in 1923 by Chicago financier Chester Cook, and named the Aquila Court building to honor Chester's grandfather. The faces of George and Aquila Court are on the front of the building, which is constructed of Bedford limestone and contains Tennessee marble floors and a Brazilian cherry wood lobby. The building design was based on the Bargello, a palace in Florence, Italy, which contained a peaceful courtyard. The Bargello is now a museum that contains early Italian sculpture. | The Location
4: All the little details . . .
7: The Dress | This dress was the very first dress that Bekah tried on! While shopping, she tried on several, but nothing quite compared to this one. Made of layers of cream colored satin and lace, this gown was the perfect mix of traditional chic sophistication she was looking for!
8: Something New | Bekah's mom gave her a new pair of pearl and diamond earrings to match her necklace and bracelet.
9: Something Borrowed | This brooch belongs to Bekah's sister Rachel It was originally part of Rachel's wedding dress, but used as a beautiful hair piece for this special occasion.
10: Something Old
11: Rachel gave Bekah this bracelet to wear as her "something old". The bracelet is made out of silverware from a pattern called "1971 Magnolia". Bekah's Grandma Billingsley also had this same silverware.
12: The Adorable Flower Girl | Aubriana Grace Hurt | 20 months old
15: Beautiful Bride
17: The Girls
18: Handsome Groom
19: The Guys
26: Love is patient, love is kind. | It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. | It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
27: Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. | It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. | Love never fails.
29: Bless this marriage, O God, as Clint and Bekah begin their journey down the road of life together. We don't know what lies ahead for the road turns and bends. But help them to make the best of whatever comes their way. Help them to hug each other often...laugh a lot, talk more, and argue less. Help them to continue to enjoy each other as they did when they first met. Help them to realize that nothing nor no one is perfect and to look for the good in all things and all people including themselves. Help them to respect each other's likes and dislikes, opinion and beliefs, hopes and dreams and fears even though they may not always understand them. Help them to learn from each other and to help each other to grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Help them to realize that there is design and purpose in their lives as in the world and no matter what happens to them they will hold on to each other and know that things have a way of working out for the good. Help them to create for their children a peaceful, stable home of love as a foundation on which they can build their lives. But most of all, dear God, help them to keep lit the torch that by their loving example they may pass on the light of love to their children and to their children's children forever. Amen
30: The Wedding Party
32: Mother of the Bride
34: Father of the Bride
36: Mother of the Groom
38: Father of the Groom
40: The Ceremony
44: Here comes the Bride . . .
46: Lighting the Unity Candle | What God has joined together, let no one tear apart..
47: These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch. | Blessing of the Hands
48: I love you. You are my best friend. Today I give myself to you in marriage. From this day forward I promise you these things. I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort. I will remain faithful to you for better or worse, in times of sickness and health. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always. I promise to cherish you, and to always hold you in highest regard. These things I give to you today, and all the days of our life.
49: I give you this ring in token and pledge of our constant faith and abiding love.
51: Now may the Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you and give you peace. Amen.
53: The Reception
54: Peanut Butter Cup Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter filling and Cream Cheese Frosting | Strawberry Shortcake Vanilla Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting and Fresh Strawberries | Lemon Drop Lemon Cake with Lemon Frosting
55: Twirl For Me Marble Cake with Vanilla Frosting | Ed's Raspberry Delight Chocolate Cake with Raspberry filling and Chocolate Frosting | Just Say "I Do" Wedding Style Almond Cake and Vanilla Frosting
56: Let them Eat Cake!
59: Making it Official | Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: 10 If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
60: Let's Get this Party Started!
62: The Toasts
66: Forever can never be long enough for me To feel like I've had long enough with you Forget the world now we won't let them see But there's one thing left to do Together can never be close enough for me Feel like I am close enough to you You wear white and I'll wear out the words I love you And you're beautiful Now that the wait is over And love and has finally shown her my way Marry me Today and every day Promise me You'll always be Happy by my side I promise to Sing to you When all the music dies | Our First Dance | "Marry Me" by: Train
68: The First Dance
70: Father and Daughter
71: Mother and Son