Our family met Nate and Jillian over 6 years ago when we hosted "Souper Sunday" for the college class from our church. Right away we hit it off with this super fun couple. They were always joking and laughing with each other. Nate likes fast motorcycles and the Chicago Bears. Jillian was a business major and loves professional baseball. We instantly struck up a friendship that has continued and grown stronger over the years. Through Reds vs Cardinals games and a roadtrip to St Louis, running 5K's, walks on the trails, late night talks, coffee house meetings, even having Jillian babysit all four of our kids last year while Noel and I went to a wedding... We have gotten to know both Nate and Jillian as individuals...and as an amazing couple. They've had some rough patches. Time apart. Time back together. But through it all, God had a plan and we have been so blessed to be witness to it all.
This past Saturday, they started their new life together as husband and wife and Melayna had the honor of being their flower girl! And what a beautiful flower girl she was!!
She wore her hair down long to the wedding, but once we got there, she decided that she would love ot have her hair put up. So thankful for Emma (the maid-of-honor) for taking time to do Laynie's hair. The little ringlets were adorable, but Laynie wanted a "Frozen" hairstyle so badly...
...so an "Elsa" braid it was!!
Here she is, anxiously awaiting the start of the wedding!!
Morgan and Marissa were also able to take part as they passed out programs and birdseed and asked guests to sign the guest book.
I didn't look near as cute as the girls, but I was also honored to play for the wedding. (No matter how many weddings I play for, it never gets less nerve-wracking for me!!)
I LOVE these wedding guests!!
Congratulations to Nate and Jillian. Have a great week away!!
Now it's time to head over to the reception and grab up some of the delicious cotton candy we keep hearing about!!!