To Have and To Hold

5 Jan

This past weekend, my mom and I traveled to Rochester, New York to be a part of the wedding of my dear and sweet friend, Adena. It was a privilege and honor to be able to stand beside the two of them and watch them pledge their lives and love to each other and the Lord Jesus Christ in holy matrimony. What a beautiful testimony to God’s faithfulness and goodness! Adena and David followed the Lord’s leading in their relationship from the first day they met each other and wanted the Lord to be glorified in their courtship and engagement. What a blessing and encouragement to see another young couple follow the Lord and be committed to keeping themselves for each other alone! 

Here’s a few pictures of the wedding:

What a gorgeous bride!



Getting all ready and prepared





What a blessing to have such a sweet friend! Even though she is moving away, I’m quite excited –  because once I am married and moved, traveling distance between us will be closer than it’s ever been! 🙂


The bridesmaids walked down to “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and the bride walked down to “Trumpet Voluntary”.



What a beautiful sight



Their first kiss



Mr. and Mrs. David Leonard





I so enjoyed fellowship and catching up with some very dear friends

The Barkowskis



Allison and I – we ALWAYS have such a great time together



Heidi and precious little Emma



and of course, here’s a picture of my beautiful mother



3 Responses to “To Have and To Hold”

  1. Kirsten January 6, 2009 at 9:48 am #

    What a beautiful wedding! 🙂
    Where will you be living after you get married?

  2. !April Olivia! January 6, 2009 at 8:09 pm #

    How beautiful, Adena looks so elegant, I loooooooove her dress!! You looked beautiful
    also Sara, I loved the color of red for the brides maid dress, I guess even more since I love red!! It’s soooo cool that in just a few months Adena will be in your wedding!!
    !April Olivia!

  3. Annie January 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm #

    Aw,what a fun time you had.Im so happy for Adena,I loved the few short times i got to spend with her ,she is so sweet. and i love your hair,all those CURLS!!

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