Well, Saturday I went to the Duggar/Seewald wedding. It was so beautiful. I was humbled by it all.
The bride looked beautiful in her stunning palest of pink gown, as she sashayed down the isle. The groom watched her with love in his eyes. They could only see eachother. It was like nobody else was in the room.
I was a bit surprised during the pouring of the sand that they played such a contemporary Christian song, but it really was beautiful and fitting.
Then came the moment we were all waiting for... THE KISS! The minister said that the bride and groom were about to have their first kiss as man and wife... but they went into a room by themselves! He said they wished to share their first kiss privately. Every head turned towards the Duggar parents who looked absolutely stunned by this display. Michelle was shaking her head. My husband started to crack up, and I had to elbow him in the ribs. It was quite funny though. I wish you could have seen the looks on their faces. I don't even remember what the minister preached on while the couple was gone, I think something about how the couple was doing the right thing by remaining pure until this day. Then, he asked the Duggar parents to kiss so we could all see a Duggar kiss. Jim Bob and Michelle were still in shock, but they obliged and quickly pecked on the lips.
Afterwards, I heard Jim Bob and someone from TLC talking about altering the storyline to make it look like Jim Bob and Michelle were in on it the whole time. It was a surprise to most of us that the children wished to be alone, but I don't blame them. My first kiss was dreadful... I would not want all of America seeing it! However, it seemed to be most of all a shock to the brides parents.
The ice cream was simply delightful. Everyone had a scoop, and they had dairy free and they had sugar free so everyone was included in the ice cream. We all chatted and had a grand time together. Several people told Ben and Jessa they were proud of them for choosing to keep their first kiss private. Jessa's dressed was oohed and aahed over.
It was a lovely wedding. I can't decide who will be next, but I hope it is just as lovely as this one.