Today, July 7, 2007 is said to be the most popular date for weddings this year. Did any of my blogger friends attend a wedding today? We attended the wedding of our minister friend, Reverend Ari Prado to his lovely bride, Jaimee. This was one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever seen. It’s always thrilling to me when two dedicated Christians choose to make the committment to become husband and wife. I believe God has wonderful things in store for Jaimee and Ari as they serve Him together.
Below are some pictures of beautiful Palmdale Estates in Fremont, California, where the reception was held. The grounds were absolutely gorgeous and very well manicured. If you’d like to take a virtual tour of the grounds, click here, and then go to the photo gallery.
I couldn’t help but focus some of my attention today on the mother of the bride. As she walked down the aisle, she stopped at one point, buried her head in her arm and started weeping. I’m sure it was a bitter-sweet day for her, knowing that her daughter will not be living at home anymore, but yet happy for her too, to be blessed with a wonderful ,godly husband. If the day comes when my daughter walks down the aisle, I’m sure I will have mixed emotions too. Anyhow, it did turn out to be a lovely day. It had been very hot through most of this week, but the weather was perfect and a sense of happiness pervaded the air. I’m thankful for God’s blessing upon the wedding day of these two wonderful people.
The beautiful house in which the reception was held. I wish I had pictures of the inside.
The wedding party is in the background having their pictures taken.
These are just some of the many beautiful flowers. I wonder how many full time gardeners are employed here.