Monday, October 12, 2009

Our Little Flower Girl

Chad and I have had the honor and privilege of watching this storybook love story unfold. Chad and I met the groom, Drew, several years ago at The Orchard. He was one of our first youth kids and we have watched him grow into a wonderful young men. When he graduated from high school Chad talked him into staying around with the youth group as a helper. Then a couple years later we hired a wonderful, single youth pastor, Heather. Heather and Drew hit it off from them beginning. We all know they were dating before they did.
My girls feel in love with "Header". They see her as the amazing women she is! It was an honor to be asked if Grace could be part of their wedding. But it was such a JOY to be with Heather on her special day. It was a true storybook day. I can't wait to see what God has in store for these newlywed couple.
My beautiful flower girl!
Grace watching for "her" Heather when we first got there.
Rehearsal dinner night. Chad showing the girls how to make shadows.

I went back and forth on whether or not to have Grace's hair done. I am so glad I did. It made her into such a beautiful little girl.
All the girls hanging out during our four hour hair production. Grace did such a GREAT job.
Flower basket.
Grace was mesmerized by Heather getting ready.
Chad and Olivia waiting on the wedding.

So thankful for Brandi coming to help with Olivia. We couldn't of done it without her!

Grace did an awesome job! She tried to stop at the top of the stairs but thanks to Emily she came on down. And then stood and watched the ceremony. We had no embarrassing moments. I was one proud mama!

Are they not the most beautiful couple!

She was truly a beautiful bride!

She was so tired after so a fun packed day!

Grace made a new friend, Amanda, one of the bridesmaid.

We bribed Grace all day with this big sucker.

Olivia pushed Brandi to dance floor! It was SO cute.
Both of the girls were dancing fools. They stayed out there almost the whole time.

My family after a LONG day!