Couch Wedding recap.

on June 9, 2008 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 4 comments by

I’m only putting a few photos up. The whole kit and kaboodle (what?) is on facebook, so if we are friends there, check them out. If we aren’t….. uh….. I guess we can be friends and THEN you can check them out.

This one is from the bridesmaid luncheon.
Top row- Caren, Kelli, Ann Marie, me, Janet, and Kimberly
Middle- Grace Ann, Jessica, Leigh Ann, Melinda
Front row- the bride herself, Candace Curry (or as I like to say “Kansas Curly”)
This almost brought a tear to my eye. Nothing brings back good memories like hearing these voices. (Excuse the background noise- I recorded the rehearsal- I figured recording the real thing would be awkward.) When they sang “Be Thou My Vision” acappella, I think we stepped closer to Heaven. Or Heaven came closer to us.

This is at the rehearsal dinner. Our pastor, Tom Tanner, his wife Melissa, Candace, and Jason.

This is me and Jason’s brother Justin. Who happens to be one of my favorite humans on the Earth. When I get rich and famous, I’m going to fill my house with furniture he builds– like a Nashville-shaped table. The entire Couch family is awesome. As is the Curry family. Which concerns me for when they have kids- what happens when you mix 100% awesome genes with 100% awesome genes? Something genetically mutant. That’s my fear at least.

Wedding day. I mean seriously. What a gorgeous bride.

Listen, I know I look ridiculous in this one, but it is so perfect for how our group of friends roll. Janet and I were being dumb and taking pics of ourselves, and then we realized we could use the mirror to enhance the photo taking situation, so we did. And Candace got in the action, as did Caren. I know your question and the answer is YES- we did have an awesome time in college.
I’ve known Jason for 10 years. This is the best face he has EVER made.
Yep. I’m leaving this one alone.
So there you have it. Candace and I have talked about this day for ten years- it was everything she dreamed and more. Two people who love Jesus receiving an amazing gift from Him. Letting their family and friends be a part. Reminding us all that God hears us and answers our prayers in ways that exceed ALL expectations. Showing us that His ways are the best.

I am more grateful for my years in Athens than I’ve ever been before. To think that every one of these people were somehow woven into the fabric of who I am today makes me realize how intricately God works and how kind He is to all of us.

4 comments

  1. Steve Ballmer
    posted on Jun 09, 2008 at 4:45 AM  |  reply

    You play guitar pretty good!

  2. Micah & Shireen
    posted on Jun 10, 2008 at 12:28 PM  |  reply

    Wow! I am so sad we missed this wonderful wedding of two amazing people! It looks like it was a blast!

  3. Anonymous
    posted on Jun 10, 2008 at 6:42 PM  |  reply

    You brought tears to my eyes with your comments….you are the greatest. And here is the name of the book for Caren
    Heal your Headach by David Buchholtz….it has helped me so much…..be sure to pass it on to her.
    Thanks,
    Anne Couch….mother of the hansome groom

  4. Merideth Schoolcraft
    posted on Sep 23, 2009 at 8:08 AM  |  reply

    I never read this post before. It was such an awesome wedding, and I was so grateful to be there. They are for sure two of the most amazing people I’ve ever known. I’ve known Jason apparently as long as you,and he has especially been used by God more times than I can count to shape who I am today, as well as so many others from Wesley(God still speaks through them). But, I have to say you made me cry even more today, now, because I mis my Wesley friends so very much. They’ve been such an amazing part of my life and I hate not being near them spending time with them, able to invest more often in each others lives, etc. And…I saw Mrs. Couch’s post above. So sweet, and so great you have that post from her.

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