November 2nd is when we will be celebrating our anniversaries, by the way.
Let us start off by thanking our family and friends who flew into Israel to witness Teddy and I exchange our vows. You are appreciated!
Our wedding day was on a Wednesday. Unusual, right? Well, not for the Israelites. That Wednesday was beautiful, not like any other Wednesdays. The leaves on the trees were still. The clouds were white. The temperature was high 60s. That morning was stress-free and free of trouble. The people that surrounded us brought engagement, bliss and pleasant support.
Our bridesmaids, groomsmen, photographer, videographer and our hairstylist were the perfect clique to complete this joyful day of ours. They kept us company while we were preparing for our first look. They had us smiling even before we saw each other! Oh that first look was magical! I finally got to see Teddy for the first time that day. Not really a good feeling when you know he’s somewhere around but yet you can’t even peek at that gorgeous face. After patiently waiting all morning, we exchanged our first looks. We were overloaded with happiness! We couldn’t get enough of each other. Beautiful memories were captured; but as we were capturing those memories, our bridal party was sneaking off to the reception with appetizers, where they greeted our wedding folks and ate their food.
Teddy and I got married under a Chuppah. A chuppah is a traditional Jewish wedding canopy with four open sides. The symbol behind the traditional chuppah stands for the new home that the newlyweds will create. Chuppah decorations can be different, depending on your taste. For us, we adore fresh flowers. The more scented foliage, the merrier it looks!
As my dad was walking me closer and closer to the crowd, I saw my soon-to-be husband standing there among the breathing flowers and alluring view of the mountains. My heart raced. Teddy was my greatest view. The nature surrounding us only complimented my soulmate. That emotional afternoon, we were officially married. The guests emptied the ceremony place and took off to the reception, which was held outdoors. So many good wishes were addressed to us and the program was very entertaining. Our wedding party was lit (tears of joy were included).
To end this perfect day, our entire wedding party went to Old Jerusalem, where we danced to the violin and then joined a crowd of Jewish young men singing their hearts out.
God is good. He only blessed us with good. So by leaving stress and weariness behind, we allow God to show us how attentive and caring He really is.
Proverbs 3:5-6“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.”