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Guest Blog by Wendie Aston: “Green” Centerpieces (with a Purpose)

by admin on July 16, 2013 in Budget, Flowers, Purpose, Reception Traditions with 2 Comments

One of the most expressive elements of a wedding reception is the table centerpiece. Often centerpieces are comprised of flowers that paint a 3D picture of the personality of the bride and groom. The common use of organic elements in centerpieces make them a natural fit for adding a touch of “green” to your wedding, which could mean having re-useable centerpieces, natural elements, or multi-purposed arrangements that save money and leave less impact on the environment.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

The Timing of a Thank You

by admin on June 18, 2013 in Purpose, Thank You with No Comments

With wedding gifts, some brides and grooms don’t open them until their wedding, in which case they wouldn’t write thank you notes, even for gifts received months before the wedding, until after they are back from their honeymoon. Guests will be patient and will accept the rule of thumb that brides and grooms have a year to write all of their wedding gift thank you notes.

But do keep in mind what a thank you note is for. It is a note of gratitude that not only helps to keep you humble and aware of your blessings, but it is also an opportunity to tell your guests that you appreciate them—not just their gifts, but also them. It’s a sort of love letter.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Psalm 90:17

by admin on June 9, 2013 in Purpose, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Jesus, You are more glorious than I could ever imagine. Your sovereignty reaches beyond where I can see. Your wisdom is more profound than I could ever comprehend. Forgive me for knowing all that yet keeping control to myself. I desire to control the process, and I desire credit for the results I yield. But I know in my heart, my control barely scratches the surface of Your purpose. Help me to do Kingdom work in my wedding planning, that all of my efforts would be for You, and help me to release the details to You so that You might perfect my efforts for Your glory. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Musing over the Music

by admin on May 2, 2013 in Music, Purpose with No Comments

It’s no accident that commercials use drums and trumpets to rev us up about the powerful new car that they implicitly promise will make us superior beings. In movies, the soft, lulling strings move us to tears at the pivotal moments of heartbreak, or the thunderous orchestra ignites our adrenaline in anticipation of victory.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

New Bride Book!

The Purposed Bride is a perfect companion to your favorite practical wedding-planning guide. From managing your wedding-season relationships and planning the event’s particulars to preparing a life with your fiancé, The Purposed Bride offers a Scriptural principle, Bible-based instruction, a practical activity, and a relevant prayer for each wedding topic. With the help of The Purposed Bride, your wedding will be well on its way to being an intentional, fruitful experience of worship designed in God’s image and in your unique personality.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Powerful Love

by admin on March 26, 2013 in Faith, Purpose, Relationship, Sermon with No Comments

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us” (1 John 4:7-12).

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The Sweet Christian Bride

10 Considerations for Choosing A Bridal Party: # 1

by admin on November 27, 2012 in Bridal Party, Purpose with No Comments

Why are you having the wedding you are having? Why are you having a bridal party? Do equity, family reconciliation, cultural standards, transformational relationships, symmetry, simplicity, political correctness, fear of offending, reciprocation, budget restraints, and/or intimacy play a role in your choice of bridesmaids?

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Why Are You Planning a Wedding?

by admin on October 18, 2012 in Purpose with 1 Comment

The truth is, “the heart is deceitful above all things.”[i] We all have our baggage and our bias that perverts even the most noble intentions to worship the Lord through our wedding. Don’t be discouraged if you find selfish or negative purposes creeping in. Instead, confess them and ask the Spirit to redirect your focus. Ask Him what He wants for your wedding and let those God-inspired purposes be the perspective with which you evaluate your budget, the manner in which you communicate, and the measure by which you prioritize.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

The Spiritual Significance of a Bridal Party

by admin on September 20, 2012 in Bridal Party, Faith, Purpose with 1 Comment

Even though I knew nothing logistically about being a bridesmaid, I began to discover that it meant something spiritually to be one. The fact that my friend chose me unconditionally to stand at her side that day and the fact that God used her wedding to change my life proved to me that something spiritual happens in the bridal party of a Christian wedding.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

The Benefits of a Bridal Party

by admin on September 18, 2012 in Bridal Party, Purpose with No Comments

Beyond the benefit of having a crew to help with logistics, having a bridal party can be an integral strand of your marriage’s life-line.  These are people whom you trust and love who are committing to you and your marriage!

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