FC: T | & | J
1: The marriage of | Jeff & Tabitha | 8.31.2013 | Brant
5: I LOVE YOU NOT ONLY FOR WHAT YOU ARE, BUT FOR WHO I AM WHEN I AM WITH YOU. | The bridesmaids: Laurie Pardoe - Maid of Honor Tiffany Clark - Bridesmaid Raylene Brant - Bridesmaid
6: The flower girl and ring bearer: Mackenzie Clark Devon Keister
7: The bride and her brother
10: The happy couples table
13: The Girls getting ready
14: Hair time at the beauty salon
16: Mom's turn to get her hair done.
17: Grandma getting ready
19: The finished product. They each looked beautiful!!
20: My turn: Getting my hair curled
21: Mother - daughter moment
22: A mother's love never ends, no matter how far away her daughter may be.
24: The final product before the veil is added.
27: The very talented hair stylists
28: The bridesmaids!!
29: All the girls looking beautiful.
30: At the church | Makeup time!
31: My Maid of Honor, and coolest girl I know, Laurie, helping me with my eye shadow.
32: The Flower Girl: Mackenzie Clark Age: 3
35: My dress!!!
37: The train of my dress
39: Time to get in my dress
41: Mom helping with the final touches. Making sure the veil is in place.
46: Getting a quick pout in before the ceremony starts.
47: The guys getting ready
49: The Guys Jeff Brant: Groom Luke Vincent: Best Man | Tyler Jiorle: Groomsman Deven Kauppi: Groomsman
55: Devon was tied to Shane's side that morning | He became quite the little helper
58: The Ceremony
60: The girls are ready!
61: The guys are ready!
62: Waiting for the first look at his bride
63: Two happy mommas!
65: The behind the scenes conversation: | Shane: "Has the music changed? I think the music changed." Me: "No, I don't think so." Shane: "How about now?" Me: "Yeah, I think so."
66: Here comes the bride
69: First Corinthians 13: What is love? | Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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.
71: And I have never been so sure of anything before like I am in this moment here with you. Now for better or for worse are so much more than only words and I pray everyday will be the proof that I mean what I say when I say 'I do.' Yeah I mean what I Say when I say 'I do'.
74: Message: How to keep your marriage alive
75: "Love is a blessing, Love is a vow Love is the reason we're standing here now. The future before us, tomorrows untold, But Love is the promise that whatever it holds I will hold you, I will hold you up I will hold you, I will hold you up"
76: The vows
79: The Unity Cross Tabitha and Jeff, having recited your vows and exchanging rings you have chosen to enter into the Covenant of marriage. The Lord is passionate about the sanctity of marriage and this covenant is based on the covenant that God has made with all of us. Today, your journey begins anew. The covenant that you are making today is a three part covenant: Tabitha, Jeff and our Lord Jesus Christ. Through this covenant, from this moment forward you will both be together on your journey through life and you will never be alone. In Hebrews the Lord tells us that he will never leave you nor will He forsake you. In this passage, His words are meant to be a comfort for us. In this verse, He is talking about going through life and keeping ourselves focused on what is really important. Things like the real – True Meaning of Love.
80: As we quoted earlier, 1 Corinthians defines love as, being patient, kind, not jealous, not bragging nor arrogant, not seeking our own way. Love is not being provoked, not keeping track of the wrongs that you suffer, not rejoicing in unrighteousness, but love is rejoicing when the truth wins. Bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, and enduring all things. The Lord goes on to tell us that Love never dies and our knowledge of God and His love will be incomplete until He arrives in His total completeness. Then and only then will our incompletes and imperfections be cancelled. But until that moment happens we have 3 things to lead us as we journey through life. We should trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly and love extravagantly. And the greatest of these 3 is Love. Summing this up, through love He freely gives us all of these things so we will know that He is always with us, He keeps us grounded, and that in Him we have all that we will ever need no matter what we experience or what we face.
81: Tabitha and Jeff, throughout life you will experience really exciting victories, many joyous events, and mountain top moments. During these times, remember that the Lord is there to celebrate with you. Also, throughout life you will go through times of tough decisions, heart breaking moments, and it may seem like you are walking through the deepest of valleys. It is at these times that you will need to remember that the Lord is also with you then. It is during these moments that He will be your Strength, He will be your rock, and He will be your refuge. He will be there to carry you both through and He will never break covenant with you. You will be able to turn to His word, for He freely gives wisdom to those who ask. His word is true and it never changes. His word is the same yesterday, today and forever. Now walk with me ---In Jeremiah 1 verse 5 He says that He knew you both before you born and Jeremiah 29 verse 11 He says that he has plans for your lives. Plans for you both to prosper, plans that are amazing and unimaginable. More than that His word tells us that He created you for His purposes.
82: Now this is the really interesting part. Since He knew you before you were born, and He knew exactly what and who you would need to help you on your life's journey He created you both, one for the other. Lets stop for a moment and think about that He created you both with plans for your lives that were planned out before you were born. Knowing that you would need each other to accomplish all that He has planned for you; you both were born, you grew up, you lived life and then you met each other and here you both stand uniting your lives together as one. He created you for this very moment in time. Can you see how amazing that is? To demonstrate your becoming one in this 3 part covenant, You both have chosen to assemble The Unity Cross. One piece of the cross Representing You - Jeff, and one piece of the cross representing you – Tabitha. When assembled together completing the Cross it represents the two of you becoming one with Christ creating a memory of this day that will last a lifetime.
83: Jeff, the outer piece of the cross represents you. It is strong and bold. It represents your roll as the leader and protector of your family. As referenced in the book of Ephesians you are reminded to love Tabitha as Christ Loved the Church, totally and completely giving yourself for her.
85: In Genesis 2 the scripture tells us that woman was created from one of the ribs of man. Tabitha, the inside piece of the cross represents you. It is delicate and it is beautiful it represents your many capabilities and how God created you with such intricate detail and how you fit perfectly inside the protection of Jeff.
87: These three pegs represent the Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. They represent how the Lord holds together this covenant with His security and the completeness that only our Heavenly Father can give. We will insert the pegs completing the sculpture showing God’s place in Tabitha, and Jeff’s covenant.
88: "You may now kiss your bride"
89: THE VOWS
90: J T | &
98: The Bridal Party
101: Mom, Me, and Grandma
117: First Dance
119: Brother Sister Dance
120: Whenever You Remember By: Carrie Underwood | Whenever you remember times gone by Remember how we held our heads so high When all this world was there for us And we believed that we could touch the sky Whenever you remember, I'll be there Remember how we reached that dream together Whenever you remember
121: A Mother's Song By: T Carter | Mother Son Dance
122: Be strong, be kind. Be patient and in time you'll find out, my son what true love is all about. Be faithful and be true. Show love in all you do then you'll know, just how you make your mother proud.
124: The Chicken Dance
125: Bridal Party Dance "Friends" By: Michael W Smith
126: The Cake
127: Cake Cutting
130: David to Jeff: "This will be the last time you will ever have the upper hand."
134: Bouquet Toss
135: Garter Removal
140: Garter Toss