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HansonEllis.com

by admin on August 17, 2013 in Gifts and Favors, Invitations, Thank You, Vendor with 2 Comments

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The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

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

Thought for the Week: Psalm 81:1

by admin on July 14, 2013 in Communication, Relationship, Thought for the Week with 1 Comment

Lord of lords, I delight in You! You are my first love, and I want everyone to know about You. Give me courage to be free in expressing my love for You. Give me a language of praise that is unique to our relationship. Be ever glorified in my songs, my shouts, my words, and my deeds. And as I learn to love my husband more and more, let that relationship always be a reflection of my relationship with You and not the other way around. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Photo Booth Save the Date

by admin on July 11, 2013 in Budget, Invitations with 1 Comment

Sending Save the Dates was a no-brainer for Chris and me because our wedding was in Southern California, but my college friends were from around Connecticut, his high school friends were from Northern California, his family was from South Carolina and Georgia, and his family friends (who were like his family since his parents were missionaries abroad) were from across the world. If we wanted all our guests to come, we had to give them ample time to look for travel deals and save up money.

We did not want to spend a lot on our Save the Date since there would be an invitation to follow, but we also didn’t want to waste the time, effort, and money on sending something not worth receiving. According to us, that would have been something sloppy, something tacky, or even something that was quality but was outside of our personalities.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Modesty as a Marriage Tool

by admin on July 9, 2013 in Attire, Purity, Relationship with 3 Comments

I think it’s beautiful and even a little sultry for my husband to be the only one who gets to know what I look like in something slinky, wild, or sexy. As far as I’m concerned, no one else needs to be thinking about me in that way, so I shouldn’t give them opportunity to.

Even more compelling to me than protecting that spark for my husband (because I think every guy wishes his gal were hot eye candy to some degree. You know, a “That’s right, fellas…I don’t know what she’s doing with me either, but I’ve got a hottie” kind of thing) is protecting the sanctity in the marriages around me.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Esther 8:1-2

by admin on July 7, 2013 in Faith, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Holy God, You are all-powerful. With You, I have nothing to fear. You are my conqueror and redeemer. You know the cries of my heart and the injustice around me. Overwhelm my heart and circumstances with Your justice so that I may rest in You despite the fear and turmoil in my heart. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Sample Vows: Marc and Julie

by admin on July 4, 2013 in Vows with No Comments

From this moment on I have two main purposes for my life: To serve the LORD Jesus Christ with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to present you to him at the end of your life without stain, wrinkle, or blemish.  To accomplish this I promise to pray with you daily, to surrender my life and my selfishness to you more and more everyday, to listen and really understand what you are saying, to fill your life with fun and excitement, to work hard to provide everything you need, and to never leave you.  All these are impossible without the help of God.  With his guidance, your life will be extraordinary.  To have you as my wife is a blessing beyond measure.  I am honored to be your husband

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Destination Weddings

by admin on July 2, 2013 in Logistics, Venue with No Comments

Destination weddings have become a hot market, which serves you because of all the resources that are now available to you online. All you have to do is search for the ones that will be helpful to you (which is a very easy task to delegate to an available bridal party member if your schedule is already saturated), and with a click of your mouse, you will be well on your way to your dream wedding.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Creating a Budget

by admin on June 27, 2013 in Budget with No Comments

The simplest concept for solvent money management is to spend less than you earn. So to make an effective wedding budget, you will need to know how much money you have to spend.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: Psalm 103: 10-12

by admin on June 23, 2013 in Relationship, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Heavenly Father, You are the source of true peace, love, and forgiveness. Because You are all-powerful, I know that You can forgive my husband through me even when I am too weak to do so. Let the sun never go down on my anger, and help my husband and I to work through our sin, hurt, and anger with the very grace and mercy that You have given each of us. Teach us how to love like You love. Thank You, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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