WEDDING BELLS !! – Tis the Season?

by granger whitelaw

Its 6 am and I hear the pitter patter of feet above me – No it’s not Christmas morning, its WEDDING DAY!

That’s right a June wedding – every brides dream – and today my brother in-law Josh is getting married to Alyssa. All week people have been arriving and doing various activities to prepare for the big day. (I worked all week and stayed out of that – I know better ☺) Last night we had the tradition of a rehearsal dinner at the brides’ family home. I must say, the BBQ was awesome and the people were great. There really is just nothing like a wedding to bring out the best in everyone and it is even better when folks get along.

Bridesmaids having fun!

Josh & Alyssa engagement photo

The father of the bride made the first speech and it was sweet. It is clear he is happy to have Josh as a son in-law and their bond is real. From there it was toast and cheers and champagne for the rest of the night.

I remember when Josh met Alyssa. He was living at my house in NJ and working on Rocket Racing for me. Josh had never even dated a girl more than three months and I remember well the 90-day mark of their dating. But alas, he did not have a chance. Those two were meant to be from day one. Alyssa and her big bright smile bouncing around everywhere with Josh in tow, he was done. You could see the love grow and grow, not only with friends, but also with their love of God and family. It is this type of reunion that is built to last – and I have great faith theirs will last for eternity. Alyssa and Josh – we love you and wish for you peace, love and happiness. Know that marriage is not always easy, it has its hills and valleys, but through the journey you will find deeper love and happiness together – and always pray together in good times and bad.
My daughter C.C will be the flower girl today by the way. I don’t know if a 4 year old could be more excited, but I am sure the wedding veil, flowers and Barbie & Ken wedding dolls she got last night from the bride wont hurt the cause.

C.C Bear is excited for Josh’s wedding!

Well, I better hurry up – it’s an early wedding followed by food, dance and fun that I am certain will last until the early hours of Sunday next. For all you brides, grooms and families with weddings this summer – I wish you all the blessings of life.

And remember – Be kind to each other & Love On.

32 thoughts on “WEDDING BELLS !! – Tis the Season?”

  1. Josh and Alyssa looks perfect for each other and both of them are lucky. I remember when I attended the wedding of my sister many years ago and it was really full of love just like the two of them and it’s a great experience to witness such a ceremony for pledging of love. I hope their love for each other will not change even a bit despite of many trials.

  2. The first picture was really funny and the other 2 pictures are lovely. I think the wedding did went very good and have a blessed family for the newly weds. Thanks for sharing it to us.

  3. Wedding is such a beautiful gift of God to every couple and to have a wedding is to have a preparation of loving each other up to the end of time or let us say forever. Nice photos.

  4. I like it when love is compared as “it has its hills and valleys, but through the journey you will find deeper love and happiness together”, that is really true and it won’t be easy but it will be just comfortable if you both love one another equally.

  5. I will remember that, I will be more kind to others ha ha lol. I know the couple are both lucky to each other and I believe they really really love each other. June is the best month for brides and for groom.

  6. I certainly agree with you that every bride’s dream is to be a June bride. Honestly, I don’t know what is in June that many women would love to be married on that month. Aside that the month of June is Gemini in what would they call it I forgot. But anyway I hope two of them will be very happy not only at wedding.

  7. I know this wedding goes well because I can see the bride and the groom that is really very happy on having each other. Love is really on the air when you are looking at the pictures with the content of the blog. I know February is very far and Valentine’s day is not yet near but I think they deserve to have a really great wedding for loving each other so much. How I wish I witnessed their love to each other but I hope they will live a happily ever after.

  8. I think of this line that I quoted from your above article of yours “I remember when Josh met Alyssa. He was living at my house in NJ and working on Rocket Racing for me. ” as a romantic way of meeting someone. I could never imagine what happens next after they met and I think it was really romantic since they ended in a June wedding.

  9. Wow! Love is in the air on this article and so I want to dedicate this in the name of love out there.
    “We seek the comfort of another.
    Someone to share and share the life we choose.
    Someone to help us through the
    neverending attempt to understand ourselves.
    And in the end,
    someone to comfort us along the way.
    ~ Marlin Finch Lupus ~ ”
    It’s such a lovely quote and any couple who will get married and is married now will totally relate to this one.

  10. Is that cute girl in on the picture below of the bride and groom is the daughter of you? The girl looks cute and she’s cute on that gown. Anyway, the bride and the groom are happy on the picture and I can see they deserve to have each other and they are both cute and so I say they are really meant for each other. I can see through the photos.

  11. Weddings are really great and really the time that is one of a lifetime happening in our life. In all the ceremonies, wedding is which I like the most because it is very gloomy and the atmosphere and ambiance seems jolly and really lively and lovely. I know their wedding went lively and great since as what I can see from the pictures, the photos shoes how happy the people are.

  12. Best wishes for alyssa and josh! I’m happy for the both of you, you now found each other, and I know you are meant to be. I may not know you but deep inside in me I’m happy for the both of you. So, just stay inlove until your last breathe. Happiness and love will make you unite, whatever circumstances you may encounter. Just pray to lord so that you will stay happy forever, I’m wishing you both a happy family with your children in the future.

  13. This is a good wedding I guess so I prepared a quote for this one but this is not mine “A part of you has grown in me. And so you see, it’s you and me together forever and never apart, maybe in distance, but never in heart.” it’s from Anonymous in the internet and I think this quoted lines is just so lovely and a warm hearted thing that can float us into air of feeling.

  14. It’s so nice to see each other with your long time family members and also to your cousins with this kind of occasion. Occasional such like this one is really great and I like participating in weddings in my friends because you can really feel the love and you can see love when you are participating on an occasion like this and thanks for sharing this to us.

  15. wedding is not just a simple ceremony and not a typical ceremony, in fact wedding is a once in a lifetime experience and it’s a ceremony that should be prepared well and also be planned well. I can see here on the photos that all are happy and not just the couple but also the other relatives and I think that’s the best part.

  16. You are such a good friend by saying this not to just to both of them but also to others “It is this type of reunion that is built to last – and I have great faith theirs will last for eternity”, I hope it will be for eternity for them but I think in my opinion they are both happy with the photos and also the relatives are happy then I can’t see a problem with them both.

  17. Such a sweet of them “But alas, he did not have a chance. Those two were meant to be from day one. Alyssa and her big bright smile bouncing around everywhere with Josh in tow, he was done.”, that’s the power of love and I think everyone of us would feel the same way if we have our own partner in our life that we love so much.

  18. This is a good word from you “Know that marriage is not always easy, it has its hills and valleys, but through the journey you will find deeper love and happiness together – and always pray together in good times and bad.”, it should always be remembered not only to them but also to other couples around the world because really, marriage is not perfect and it can never be perfect.

  19. Last 3 days one of my friends had his wedding and it was really a very romantic wedding (yeah I know all of the weddings are romantic but it’s just that it was really emotional and not just the two of them but all that was there and celebrated their wedding). I hope I will have a wedding someday that will be really really really very romantic and full with love.

  20. Once in a while, Right in the middle of an ordinary life, Love gives us a fairy tale. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one, Best wishes for the both of you, Josh and Alyssa. There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

  21. I’m happy for the both of you Josh and Alyssa, best wishes! I may not know you totally, but I hope my wishes for the both of you will be granted. May you love and hold each other in the worst of times with trust, faith and belief , hoping the best for you on your wedding. You two are one of the best couples I have ever seen, may God grant you a happy married life.

  22. Such a cute couple and they surely make a beautiful couple. I really envy those couples who have a really outstanding love for their partners. I am just 15 years old and yeah I am so young for this kind of stuff but I really like weddings and I like watching some movie clips or video clips of a happy and fabulous wedding and thanks for sharing this to us.

  23. Cool and beautiful pictures you have here. I am much really into watching weddings especially on those couples that have a surprise marriage proposal. You can say I am a hopeless romantic but you know I really like watching such cute couples and it is very much better if they end up together until they get old. I have seen such movies with genre of love story.

  24. Such a wonderful couple. I hope they will last long and long as in forever not just like others who get divorced easily and I think it is not cool to be like that. I have seen some couples that didn’t last long due to their problems, especially problems that involve other man or other woman which is the most common problem and most common reason why some couple get divorced. I hope really that they will be a great couple and I hope they will conquer problems that will go into their lives and may ruin their relationship.

  25. Since A wedding is the ceremony in which two people are united in marriage. Wedding traditions and customs vary greatly between cultures, ethnic groups, religions, countries, and social classes. Most wedding ceremonies involve an exchange of wedding vows by the couple, presentation of a gift (offering, ring(s), symbolic item, flowers, money), and a public proclamation of marriage by an authority figure or leader. Wedding basically needs a lot of effort to invest before making it and also literally in organizing wedding it takes really great effort to make the actual ceremony successful.

  26. Wedding is such a wonderful and very beautiful ceremony which not only those who are to get married are happy on the celebration. I am happy to both of them and they look happy and they are really a beautiful couple. I like how you share to us this pictures of yours on their wedding though this was taken before or after the wedding this is still good and I appreciate this one. Thanks.

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