July 1, 2014

Palos Verdes Country Club Wedding | Wendy + David Part 2


Wendy and David, your wedding was a testimony of God’s love. Even though technically it was your special day, you guys decided to take a donation instead of gifts. You then gave that money to a friend! The two of you reflect Jesus’ love everywhere you go. The fruits of the Spirit flow out of you guys effortlessly.  I cried during your engagement photos and your wedding! I pray that my kids find a true follower of Jesus to marry, also. But like your dad said, “Our children don’t belong to us, they are blessings from God and our job is to love them unconditionally!” Wendy and David, your parents did an amazing job of loving you unconditionally. You naturally recognized that same love in each other.

This quote reminded me of you guys and the beginning of your adventure together.  “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Suess.

But always remember what true love is… “Being in love is a good thing, but it is not the best thing. There are many things below it, but there are also things above it. You cannot make it the basis of a whole life. It is a noble feeling, but it is still a feeling. Now no feeling can be relied on to last in its full intensity, or even to last at all. Knowledge can last, principles can last, habits can last but feelings come and go. And in fact, whatever people say, the state called ‘being in love’ usually does not last. If the old fairy-tale ending ‘They lived happily ever after’ is taken to mean ‘They felt for the next fifty years exactly as they felt the day before they were married,’ then it says what probably never was nor ever would be true, and would be highly undesirable if it were. Who could bear to live in that excitement for even five years? What would become of your work, your appetite, your sleep, your friendships? But, of course, ceasing to be ‘in love’ need not mean ceasing to love. Love in this second sense — love as distinct from ‘being in love’ — is not merely a feeling. It is a deep unity, maintained by the will and deliberately strengthened by habit; reinforced by (in Christian marriages) the grace which both partners ask, and receive, from God. They can have this love for each other even at those moments when they do not like each other; as you love yourself even when you do not like yourself. They can retain this love even when each would easily, if they allowed themselves, be ‘in love’ with someone else. ‘Being in love’ first moved them to promise fidelity: this quieter love enables them to keep the promise. it is on this love that the engine of marriage is run: being in love was the explosion that started it.” C.S. Lewis

We love you guys and we are here with you in this journey!

Venue – Palos Verdes Golf Club

Event Coordinator- Melinda Hurley – Canary Events

Florist- Be Buds

Musician- VOX DJs

Cake Artist- Meyer’s Bakery

Gown Boutique- The White Dress

Officiant- SoCal Officiant

Caterer: Palos Verdes Golf Club

Deb Schademann : 20:31 July 1, 2014 Reply
Two of the happiest couples I've ever seen. Great capture on the photos!
Deb Schademann : 20:32 July 1, 2014 Reply
Great job, Melinda.

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