Sunday, September 4, 2011

Here Comes The Bride...

...Well by this time, it's there went the bride........and a more stunning bride I've never seen.
But let me back up a tad bit to the start of Grace's story with Me & My House. She arrived in December of 2006 for her first interview to a slight mix up. Someone got their wires crossed and Karen was not there to meet with her. I'm not pointing any spectacles but my guess was the mistake was made by the one with shoe challenges (see Karen's blog, April 25, 2011). But it was to my advantage because I was the first to have the pleasure of meeting Kellye Settles. We all loved her and loved the idea of having a cute young thing in our midst to help us middle agers keep thinking and designing young. Because we already had a Kelly working with us at the time ( we miss you Kelly), we quickly decided that 2 Kelly's on our design team would be quiet confusing so we asked if perhaps we could use her middle name. Although we loved the name Lang, we weren't sure how Lang the designer sounded. Kellye decided from that day on in the work world she would be called Grace. I never really knew why she decided on Grace but I did know that it was God's grace that brought her to our doorstep.
Fast forward a few years and Darin, her knight in shining armor rides in and sweeps her off her feet, bringing with him the biggest and most beautiful diamond ring known to man or woman. Her left arm will soon be longer than her right because of the weight of that ring. Jealous, me?
Marriage is to be held in honor among all. Hebrews 13:4
I love to see what Grace creates with her clients because there is always some extra little details that make it a little more special and a little more memorable. She was now off and running to create her dream wedding in the same fashion, and she even let Darin have a say or two. It was a sweet time of planning and preparation, a time of blending and meshing 2 families together , yet starting a brand new one, a time for new beginnings.
"For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh, So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate." Matthew 19:5-6
Those extra little details.................
Who needs stuffy tuxedos on the young groomsmen and ring-bearers when you can have converse sneakers, cool sweaters with shirt tails hanging out along with
5 little princess flower girls in ballet slippers and long tulle tutus?
Descriptions just fall short so grab some M&M's and a diet coke ( you know you want to) and stroll through these two sites to delight yourself in the details.

(Click Below to see video)
Wedding Video

(Click Below to see Pictures)
I just loved the little boys carrying the here comes the bride sign.......the tiny silver bells that were rung after the kiss..............the stars in Darin's eyes every time he looked at Grace............the bride and groom cookies at the reception ( I didn't mean to take 2)............the great big family gathered around the new one, the dear sweet words spoken by Grace's father.............the Jimmy Choo shoes..........and Boppa, Grace's almost 92 year old grandfather, all dressed up in his best finery for his grand daughters wedding.
Grace loves Darin, Darin loves Grace, What God has joined together, let no man put asunder.
Stop by the store and see the twinkle in Grace's eyes and pick up a few things for your home. Hope to see you soon.
Blessed by the Best,

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