Saturday, May 29, 2010

The wedding of Matthew and Christy

All dressed up and practiced up, the younger siblings did a masterful job of opening the day with lovely prelude music. Christina Johnson, Daniel Langemann and Bethany Johnson
Amy Langemann, Nathan Johnson, and Andrew Langemann
The ceremony begins, with the entrance of Matthew and his parents, Dale and Lisa Johnson.
I guess that was me going down the aisle. Thanks to Elisabeth Tijerina for taking my camera and getting these shots of the ceremony.
Hope fell asleep on Melody's shoulder while the bridesmaids were assembling just before the ceremony began, so Melody just carried her up the aisle with her. It worked great, and kept Hope quiet and still most of the ceremony. :o) Thanks for holding her, Mello.
The three flowers girls: Amy, Bethany, and Christina. ("A,B,C" as they are sometimes called)
Lorrie and Christy - the moment has finally arrived. Christy smiled that big the entire way down the aisle! The grace of the Lord was sufficient for Lorrie that day, and she graciously gave of herself all day long. What a beautiful tribute to the love she shared with her dear husband.
Albert was lovingly held in our hearts that day, as we witnessed the fulfillment of one of his desires for Christy - marriage to a godly young man. Albert knew Matthew well, and had told Lorrie some time back that he would be happy to have Matthew Johnson be a son-in-law of his someday.
May 15, 2010, that very thing came to pass.
For the processional, Angie and I played our own arrangement of "Holy, Holy, Holy" - a hymn played many times at weddings by she and her Dad.
The groomsmen and brothers singing "To The Praise of His Glorious Grace," which was the theme for Albert and Lorrie's wedding, May 22, 1977.
Mr. John Johnson Sr. was the officiant for the ceremony.
Instead of a "unity candle" the bride and groom played with their siblings a peppy arrangement of "Praise God From Whom all Blessings Flow." I was accompanying them on the piano which was off to the left, and the rest of the siblings were playing wind instruments and cellos off to the right of this shot.
Gratefully receiving a prayer of blessing from Lorrie's Dad, Frank Neufeld at the end of the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Johnson!

Happy: "delighted, pleased, or glad over a particular thing; characterized by or indicative of pleasure, contentment, or joy. Syn: "joyous, joyful, blithe, cheerful, mnerry, contented, gay, blissful, satisfied."

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