Sunday, December 11, 2016

Love & Marriage

At Forrester Farm, we love weddings!~
We love flowers!~ 
We especially love providing flowers for weddings!~

There is something about creating floral arrangements for a wedding that is so much fun and satisfying.  We truly love everything about it.  BUT, more than being a special part of the wedding day, we LOVE seeing marriages thrive!~  The wedding day is amazing.  All the planning and energy that goes into that special day is sometimes daunting.  Magnify that wedding day planning energy into a life time of building a marriage that lasts thru the ups and downs of life... that is truly worth celebrating.

One of our brides was recently asked how married life is going. She said that the following photo taken on her wedding day pretty much summed it up!~ Compromise, learning to live a new life together, sacrificing your interests for the other and vice versa. It's part of what you agree to when you say "I do"!~

At the same time that our bride shared her photo, I had read a 20 year anniversary tribute from a wife to her husband.  I asked permission to share it here....

20 years of marriage sounds old to me, but he makes me feel young. 20 years of laughing hard, crying hard, playing hard and fighting hard. He is my best friend. He is my first choice. He fights for me. He cares for me. He sacrifices for me. He listens to me. He respects me. He is affectionate with me. He cares about the things I care about. He has loved me well, and I would choose him all over again. It's not always beaches and beautiful sunsets, but God has carried us and strengthened and humbled us through any stormy season. Jason, I love you! You make marriage so fun! Thank you for loving me well! Happy anniversary!!

My hope and prayer for all of the couples that we are blessed to provide wedding flowers for would be that they would be able to write their own version of this tribute 20 years down the road. That they would love each other well, that they would continue to be best friends and that they would turn to God for wisdom, strength and humility for all of the seasons of marriage!~

Photo credits: Emilee Mae Photography & Forrester Farm