John and Alisa, warren pa wedding

Alisa's mom walks out beautifully dressed and the bride crys, telling her mom how beautiful she is and thats she looks like a princess. ............The grooms mom closes her eyes through most of the mother/ son dance.... is she pondering his life and the moment she first held his tiny hand? And now she hold his strong grown hands and its the day she knew would come but it came too fast... if only she could freeze the moments of the past..... Its a bitter sweet moment.... its so good,  and happy but there is this tiny bit that wants to stop life and maybe go back. Its love....... you want to bask in it, and savor it because its so good! 

The day after this wedding someone asked my how my wedding was ? i said amazing. ....... my heart is full.... How do you feel when you watch fairytales come true? Everyday is becoming more and more like this as i draw closer to Jesus .. I'm seeing his goodness and all my worries and fears are being replace by thankfulness and amazement! 

Just listening to the beautiful sounds of whatever instrument it is in this video makes my heart still--it brings me to a place of peace and rest to reflect on Gods amazing gifts. The Bible says all good things come from God, I have come to a place where I don't just say this anymore but I can feel God when I see love. His very presence gives me a spirit of thankfulness. I celebrate with my couples because they are feeling God, experiencing him. Its wonderful and glorious...... and to think about how much Alisa and John feel for each other imagine how our creator feels about us!  Zephaniah 3:17 says  :The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. I posted this verse in my living room because it feels me with overwhelming love to know this is the way God feels about us! Love is God , its good!!  Alisa and John reflect God through their love... Alisa  and John may you always feel this in love ... you are both special... and made "perfect" for each other"  

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Bride dress: Mori Lee

Bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff

Shoes: Blue by Betsey Johnson

Bride Jewlery & Headpiece: Bridal Elegance

Groom Tux: Vera Wang by Men's Wearhouse 

Girls getting ready location: Woman's club of Warren

Guys getting ready location: Hampton Inn & Suites 

Hair: Modern Edge Styling Salon

Makeup: Makeup by Kate

Flowers: Dan Van Gogh 

Reception: Conewango Club 

Video: nazareth road 

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