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5.14.2014

a tennessee wedding.

four years ago, i started leading a bible study of some wonderful college sophomore girls. it's been four beautiful years growing in relationship with Jesus and with each other.  i feel so blessed to have had those girls go from being young college students in a bible study i led to becoming some of my dearest friends. on sunday, mother's day, one of those sweet girls got married in a beautiful, outdoor tennessee wedding.

abbey was an absolutely gorgeous bride. i cried happy tears as i watched her walk down the isle, as her daddy gave her away, and as she vowed to love and honor james for the rest of her journey here on earth.


it was a fun night of dancing and celebrating the beginnings of a new marriage and family. at one point, i sat there with my people as we watched abbey's and james' last wedding dance, and was overwhelmed with thankfulness. so incredibly thankful for that group of girls and for their husbands and boyfriends and for the small community we have together. for how far we have all come and that we have stuck together through everything that has come our way. i pray that as these women go out and start new seasons in their journeys, and no matter where the road might lead, that they would remember to lean on the everlasting arms and steadfast love of their Jesus.

to my sweet girls, i love you all.

xoxo,

14 comments:

meg pitts said...

So fun! Weddings are great! Expecially when they love Jesus! Such a celebration!

Robyn Black said...

what a beautiful wedding & sweet post :)

Amy Hodgdon said...

What a sweet wedding! I love outdoor weddings!


Tennessee just looks gorgeous in all your photos girl!


And, you are such a sweet friend to the women you have formed close relationships with, I just love that.

Megan McIlvaine said...

amen! it was such a God-honoring evening. loved it!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks, robyn! it was such a fun night!

Megan McIlvaine said...

me too! we were praying it wouldn't rain and the weather cleared up by the afternoon and turned into a glorious day!


and thank you...i just love those girls. their friendships mean the world to me.

Kristina said...

Megan, I don't know you one bit but by reading your blog, and this post especially, I can tell that you have a wonderful, kind heart and every person who gets to meet you in real life must feel so blessed. The way you seem to live life, follow Christ and love the people around you inspires me! Thank you for sharing a bit of your personality and your life with the world.

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

This was so sweet! I loved all the photos! So beautiful and I loved reading about the love your have for your community!

Megan McIlvaine said...

kristina, thank you so very much for those sweet words. you made me cry! ha! thanks for reading. :) have a beautiful day!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks, friend :) i love those people! i will be sad if/when the day comes when we aren't all together in the same city.

Gen Delali said...

outdoor weddings are so fun & lovely! looks like you enjoyed your time there.

Megan McIlvaine said...

we did! it was so much fun :)

Amy said...

oh my goodness, this looks absolutely LOVELY. like LOVELY. all of hte lights, the dancing, the smiles!!

Megan McIlvaine said...

the lights...i will have so many lights at my wedding. they are my favorite!