Thursday, November 13, 2008

Traverse City Trip

Todd and I had the privileged to attend the wedding of a dear couple this last weekend. The bride, Laura, was a student in Todd's youth ministry and when she asked him to officiate the wedding, he jumped at the chance. We had a great time getting to know Laura's fiance', Eric, during the premarital counseling and when the "big" day arrived we couldn't have been happier for them.

Todd and I traveled up on Friday and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with both families. I always enjoy getting away, just the two of us, and even though we shared most of our time there with others, it still felt romantic to experience the whole thing together. Soon, we will be celebrating the anniversary of our own wedding 13 years ago.

The wedding took place in Sutton Bay (just outside of Traverse City) at the Black Star Farms. It was a quaint, beautifully decorated farm house that had such elegance and grace about it. Everything, from the winding staircase, to the black tile in the shape of a star in the entry way, made it clear that this home was maintained to its original brilliance with vigilance. The food was amazing (salmon and steak were the main courses for dinner), the wine and cheeses were made on site and we were able to share this great experience with some old friends to top it all off.

Though, the wedding and preparations seemed to last but a moment, I truly pray that Laura and Eric's marriage will last just like that spectacular home. Congrats, you two!