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11/18/2019

Saying I Do and I Will in Eureka Springs!

His parents were married on this same date seventy-three years ago so I would assume this day spoke to them of a love that stood the test of time. Their’s was a partnership that weathered all of life’s storms thereby withstanding the strife and turmoil that the years bring with them to walk hand and in hand through many years filled with happiness.. Our groom worked for one company for twenty-two years and our bride accepted a position there where they became friends, then gradually best friends and now husband and wife. Like the lovely example of a beautiful, enduring marriage had shown them and First Corinthians states, “love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, love never fails. The words of their ceremony made clear their state of mind, “You are my one true partner in life. You are my one true love.” Who could ever say it better?

Our Groom , wearing a trendy tuxedo, walked his Bride down the path to our lovely Eureka Springs gazebo after her cousin helped attire her in a beautiful satin and lace dress. She carried a bouquet with shades of purple and greeted their guests with a lovely smile that told everyone watching how happy she was to be on his arm, how ready she was to share his life. Their guests were both family and friends pleased to share in their wedding and their joy. I read of poem that says marriage is ” forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.” which was surely true at this small ceremony. The words they chose for their wedding reiterated that thought, ” I choose you today in witness of all the people who love us.” Having worked together for five and half years they know there will be surprises along the way which, like the broken dishes of life, they will sweep those problems away and move on with patience and love to the next wonderful meal life will serve them. I wish them many delicious dinners and perfect memories along the way.

Our couple met twenty years ago through a friend but it wasn’t their time. Sometimes we aren’t ready, the time is not right, or perhaps it is a bit of both. As luck would have it, or maybe fate played a hand in it, they met again and they were ready, the timing was perfect, or again, perhaps at bit of both. Today they are standing in our Eureka Springs gazebo for their elopement wedding which will begin their life together. They chose a poem I never tire of reading which states, ” It is through I know my true self, I do not take you for granted, I cherish you, I do not need you I choose you. ” That is what marriage is all about, making a choice to walk through life together. A choice to work through the problems life brings with love, patience, and understanding. Saying and meaning, “I will choose you, over all others, every day for all the days of my life. ” You could read in their eyes that theirs was a most perfect choice.

Our pretty bride with blonde tresses and her loving groom arrived for a Eureka Springs Chapel wedding. The vows they spoke and the love they clearly felt moved them which is something I am always hoping for because your wedding should touch your heart. Their ceremony was a true elopement with our Bride and Groom arriving in a big red truck to hear me say, ” I do means I do want your love and I do give you mine and nothing we do will ever be the same because you and I will be doing it all together.” So the couple who arrived in that big red truck drove away with happy smiles, leaving with their one true partner in life, their one true love and a beautiful portrait to remind them of love in their hearts on the day they made their promises, one to the other, in our gazebo.

She wore a lovely smile and a pretty jacket which perfectly matched the silk bouquet she carried to marry her tall and handsome groom in our Eureka Springs gazebo on a perfect fall day full of sunshine and warmth. We usually take the Bridal photographs before the elopement ceremony just in case a few happy tears may fall but our pretty Bride assured me she would only have happy smiles and not happy tears on their perfect day. They chose First Corinthians to be read at their wedding so I read, ” Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” Our Bridal couple had love but no tears in their eyes as they professed their vows and sealed their love and their marriage with a kiss then we photographed their happiness thereby capturing their love and the moment of their very special wedding day.

11/02/2019

Eureka, I find found the One!
There was a mutual friend, who is still a mutual friend, that reintroduced her to the boy she had a crush on eighteen years ago when he, in teen years, was too old to notice her. I would say that later is truly better in this instance for this lovely couple. They were both tall and attractive with a Bride that had pretty eyes and long blonde wearing a long off-white dress for their wedding. Our couple exchanged vows for their elopement in our Eureka Gazebo where they gazed over the valley while they listened to the words “I do means I do want your love and I do give you mine and nothing we do will ever be the same because you and I will be doing it all together.” After which I asked them if they promised to love, comfort, honor and respect each other knowing they would say, “I do.” but waiting for for the expected answer so I could said “You are.”

Our Bride has a name as beautiful as she is which I cannot say without giving away who exactly she is but he called her Epie. She chose to be married to her hockey fan Groom in a lovely Eureka Springs Chapel ceremony for their elopement wedding. They met on line as so many couples do these days and their first date started with lots of good food at a local eatery and ended with a hockey game so you know it was going to be incumbent upon the Bride to love his favorite sport. Well, she loves her handsome groom so when she said “I do” she said “I will” to many, many years with her beloved hockey fan because he is also the wonderful man who will always and forever be her wonderful husband. We offer this hope for the hockey fan and his pretty new wife, may you both always sit by side by side through your wonderful game of life.

Our couple met on line and spent their first date in a restaurant they had to themselves and talked and talked getting to know one another. They then moved on to dating one another and eventually decided more of each other was just what they wanted. The Groom escorted his Bride down the path to their Eureka Springs Gazebo while a son video taped their journey. It was a family affair with groom’s sister and husband, his son, daughter and her husband, brothers and wives, and her beloved mother. Their ceremony included the words , “They are about to say “I do.” Three little letters, two little words.” Yet these two little words allow two people to become one couple, to be surprised along their way into a future that will take their two families and make them one big, very happy family because, as we all know, love never fails to make all the good things in life so much better.

Our couple chose our beautiful chapel for their small wedding ceremony and it is where they promised to join and share with each other all that is to come, to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond and in all their life together to be loyal and cherish each other for as long as they will live. Making this promise came after five years of knowing and caring for one another, after meeting on line then eventually working together at the same hospital. It was a considered choice they made knowing that each one was to the other that perfect person they wanted to walk through life with. A person who like the words of Corinthians is a loving, patient, and thoughtful best friend. They still eat at the same place they went to on their first date and cherish each day as if it was the first time they met. Ain’t love grand!

One day our Bride was walking along and for some reason his name just popped into her head. They had known each other their whole lives but for some reason that day she thought of him and wondered. The very next day she had a “Friend Request” on the internet from the young man she had gone to high school so they talked on the phone and decided to meet. Was it fate? Years before his grandfather had told him he should ask that nice young lady out. Perhaps they just needed some time to pass before he realized his grandfather knew something he should have known all along, she was the right girl for him. They were married in our Eureka Springs chapel for their elopement ceremony speaking the words after me, “Nothing shall become more important than our love for other.” Isn’t there a song that says ,”Once you have found her never let her go.”

Our law man brought, to the place where she worked, one of those people that had made a mistake and was making just recompense by working at the Animal Shelter. Our Bride, a pretty employee at this shelter, caught his eye. So, my thought is, you just never know where or when you will meet your one and only. Our couple shared the vows for their small wedding in our Eureka springs Gazebo with her father walking our Bride down the path to place her hand in the Groom’s hand before they shared their vows. The Bride wore an ivory dress that flowed around her as she moved towards the Groom with autumn flowers in her hand. She was greeted by him with a wonderful smile that showed he was thinking what we were thinking, “Isn’t she lovely.” The words of their vows said what you know they were thinking, “You are my one true partner in life. You are my one true love.” We already knew that by the look in their eyes but it was just perfect to hear the words,

Our Bride moved to a new town and was looking for employment. She went into the place where he worked not looking for love but just a nice place to start a new life yet that is not all that she found. Our Bride started her new position thinking I just need a job. Here, in this new position, she met a man who was friendly and nice but she warned him she wanted no romance. He said, fine, just friends, so they were friends. Then they went here and there as friends and it slowly became more than friends but she warned him she did not want to get married again. Then he was just too nice and it slowly but surely became maybe and then it was Yes! He was always in love and she fell in love with the nice man who would become her wonderful husband. Sometimes love just happens when you least expect it, do not think you are ready for it, then your friend becomes your love and the best thing in your life and saying yes to him and to love is the only thing that makes sense anymore so you say “I do or I will” then two are now one and it is just perfect!

09/12/2019

Share with Me and Dance with me! Start your new life together in Eureka!

Sometimes your family needs to step in and make it happen. The Groom’s daughter and the lovely lady were both nurses and knew each other from the workplace. So his daughter played matchmaker and introduced the Bride to her father. It was like something out of a fairy tale. On their first date they went to her house where they danced in the kitchen then danced into the living room and our Groom danced his way into her heart. Six months from almost exactly that day to this the couple that danced their way into each other’s hearts were married. The police officer wed the nurse that his daughter was sure was a perfect match in our beautiful Eureka Springs Chapel. During the ceremony they chose I spoke the words, “I do means I do want your love and I do give you mine and nothing we do will ever be the same because you and I will be doing it all together.” Sometimes the family who loves us knows us better than we know ourselves and with one introduction the love of our life dances into our arms and from then to forever they will be waltzing through life together. Ain’t love grand!.

Our next couple met as teenagers and on Facebook they found each other again. Facebook is like the genie in the lamp that you rub when you make your wish. You type in a name then wait for the screen to help you find that one perfect someone your hoping will remember you with affection and reply. Their first date as adults brought them to an Asian restaurant that served sushi. It was her first time for sushi and she has decided that she loves sushi almost as much as she loves him. His “Best Man” was his daughter and her friend acted as Maid of Honor for our couple. Our Bride wore a long white gown with a train for their Eureka Springs Chapel wedding. They chose, for their ceremony, First Corinthians which speaks of love being patient and kind, bearing all things, believing all things, hoping all things, enduring all things, and never failing. We do hope all those things for our Bride and Groom because that attraction that started as teenagers and blossomed into love as adults deserves to be a love, that lasts and lasts forever and a day.

They brought their own vows and a translator to make sure she properly heard all the love in his words because the language of love is the most perfect language. The Bride’s son gave her away but my thought was he was welcoming the Groom into their family because he belonged with all of their family. We moved slowly through our ceremony as her words promised. fidelity, commitment, partnership, friendship, confidence, trust, dialogue and her by his side for everything he needed in days that are good or bad, sunny or rainy, full of health or illness, joy or sadness knowing he would never be alone and he told he “I join my life to yours, not merely as your husband, but as your friend, your lover and your confidant. A shoulder to lean on, a rock to rest upon, the companion of your life. They shared their lovely words as they will share their life together knowing that they have found each other and that their rings are a promise that each will never face the world alone. They will laugh together, they will cry together and face all the obstacles of life together. Two hands, two hearts and one love, from this day forward for as long as they both shall live.

Our bridal couple met in high school and met again on Facebook as the heart has a way of remembering and taking us back to where we belong. She made a product for his company and who knew that would lead to filling another need for love and companionship. They were married in our Eureka Springs Chapel saying “I do.” They are three little letters, two little words. They do mean I do want your love and I do give you mine and nothing we do will ever be the same because the two of you will be doing it all together. And as First Corinthians tells us, and we all know, love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. They were celebrating the fun they have together and find in each other’s company by going to Zip Line into their new life together and enjoying each and every minute of their very happy first day as husband and wife.

Our Groom was her boss for a little while and they just moved from boss and employee to being a couple. Their first date was casual where they hung out and barbecued. They took a year and half of getting to know one another. They spent their time wisely just hanging out with each other, getting to know one another, fall in love with one another and moved on to marrying one another. A most wonderful move that includes five children between them, a tad bit of chaos and a transition to both partners becoming bosses. In our Eureka Springs Chapel they exchanged vows that spoke of each one being the other’s true partner in life and one true love. They were marrying their friend, the one they laugh with, live for, dream with and love. With five children, new jobs, and a new marriage their lives are busy but if you were with us that day and had seen the love in their eyes you would know, as I did, that they were ready for all the new things that would come their way because they were each really that one true partner, that one true love.

Our Bride worked for his mother and he visited his mother so it was as if fate stepped in to help bring them together to form a marriage, make a loving match, and start a new a life. On their first date our Groom went to her house where she cooked a meal which must have been perfect because he never left her side. I wish I could cook that well! It was here in our beautiful Eureka Springs that they spoke the wedding vows for their elopement ceremony where he pledged to eat only her meals, sit only at her table and hopefully help with the dishes. Actually, the words of their ceremony say that “I do” is the simplest part of this day, but that there is nothing simple about the things that will remain unsaid as it means I do know I could be hurt but I am ready to be healed with you. It means I do want to try even when the the fear of failure holds be back, and I do not know the future but I am ready to be surprised along the way. Maybe he will not always know what is for dinner but he’ll know who he wants to be sitting across the table from him, sharing his day, a meal, and his life with because sometimes you just know whose eyes you want to look into, and whose feet you want touching yours under the dinner table for every wonderful day to come.

11/12/2018

Marry Me, Marry Me in Eureka Springs!

They met at work while toiling for the same company and a Facebook message was sent with an “I like you and perhaps you might like me if you get to know me?” and they have been together ever since. They worked different shifts at the same place so it was a bit like ships passing in the night but most things we do for love are just worth the effort it takes to meet somewhere in the middle. Family came to witness their exchange of vows. They brought daughters, their daughters husbands and their daughter’s friend. Two of the special ladies were attendants for their chapel wedding where the joy was apparent and some tears of happiness were shed to prove it. Like the poem I read at their Eureka Springs wedding states “I choose you today in witness of all the people who love us.” and truer words were never spoken.

Almost sixteen months ago they met on Match.com. He was a former police officer starting a new, quieter life growing grapes in his vineyard and selling the wonderful product to other companies to make their lovely wines.
Not quite the man of leisure he said he was when they first walked through my door. Our Bride is the retail director of a quilting company which most likely takes as much patience and finesse as it does to create a beautiful quilt. Our Bride had a lovely, bright smile, blond hair and wore an off-white dress for their chapel wedding predicated by the rainy day. She said that if it rains on your wedding day the knot you are tying is made tighter by the rain and that is why rain on your wedding day is good for your marriage. I had never heard it put quite that way. I’ll just save that beautiful thought to share with some other pretty Bride and her handsome Groom.

Our Bride works for her father and most of the time you could say that having computer problems is having a bad day but if the technician you father calls is the man that you meet and marry it tends to change your perspective on the whole situation. Our Bride wore a cream colored dress and the our Groom a black suit for their elopement in our Eureka Chapel because, as that old song says, “Baby, it’s cold outside.” They have been a couple for four years because they are certain that they are not only marrying the right partner but are prepared to be the right partner. Our Groom started out fixing our Bride’s computer problems and then married the pretty lady who stole his heart. They are on their way to Waco for a honeymoon full of concerts then home to a life full of love and no computer glitches.

10/22/2018

How They Met Then Married In Eureka Springs

They met on a an online dating service though were both ready to call it quits and cancel that service when they connected. Giving up too soon would have meant they would never have found each other. It is almost like not buying a lottery ticket and having the exact numbers you would have chosen being the winning numbers. But they connected, drove hours to meet and he asked her to marry him within three weeks. I guess when you know she is the right one you just can’t waste any time. She will sell her house and move to where he lives and they will live happily ever because when you meet the one that is just right for you and you know she is just right for you, you take a leap of faith and elope with the tall pretty blond in our Eureka Springs Chapel and make a life that is no longer lonely but filled with love.

One day the man from the electric company comes to turn your service off then you run out to tell him why he shouldn’t turn your service off and there is love. He has his best friend set him up with the pretty lady in distress and the blind date is so perfect you never want to be apart. She loves the outdoors and he loves the outdoors. Their best friends made sure this blind date happened because they knew it should and the Special Education teacher met the electrical company gentleman under better circumstances and it was kismet. They have five children between them and two of hers will live with the two of them and the blind date was a great enough success to be be turned into a lovely Eureka Springs elopement marriage and we are all thankful for the circumstances and the wonderful end result.

They met in church and oddly enough his significant other and her significant other were off on a biking trip so they sat together at church and thought about who they were with and perhaps who they wished to be with. He asked her for a date after they parted from those they had been with and he brought a list of questions to ask the lady he was interested in to see if they were compatible. When you are trying again it always pays to learn from your mistakes and then make every effort to not choose the wrong person again. So, as they sat, he pulled out the list and started with the first question and when he was done he knew that the church lady was the right lady and the couple who met in church married in Eureka Springs with many smiles and the knowledge that if you seek, you will find and sometimes what you find is love.

One day they were playing softball and she saw a man that looked liked someone she might want to meet and sent out a friend request on Facebook. They had actually known each other’s families for many years and yet never met one another. It seems as if in all those years you should have somehow met but sometimes the things that should have happened do not then fate gets involved with a softball game and it is the start of what should have happened and what should be. Their wedding included Adin, Maci and Kahlor, both Moms and Dads, two sisters of the groom one of whom was celebrating an anniversary with her husband, the groom’s niece, and our Bride’s brother. It was a family affair and since the families had known each other for years the meeting should have come sooner but as long as it comes and love happens the time it takes does matter little or not at all.

10/11/2018

Tying Love Knots in Eureka Springs

He is a romantic who placed pictures and love notes around the gazebo to surprise his Bride. They were written on whatever was handy and then left for each other each day. Carefully stored away and brought out to remind her of the thoughtfulness that was part of who they are and how they feel about each other. It was telling as to how they were together. Thinking of the time spent apart as a time to think about being together. They had lovely books in which The Bride and her Groom had written their vows to one another and private thoughts to be imparted later after the vows, when they were newly husband and wife and their first words would be important, words to be cherished and remembered. The romantic couple eloped in our Eureka Gazebo overlooking the valley with the Bride dressed in a lovely dress of deep ivory that fell as perfectly as the words of the vows said by the man who was her children’s coach to the pretty mother who fell in love on the field of life.

Our next Bride and Groom met on a dating site then talked and texted for hours wrapped up in one another not wanting it to end. Then after three days of talking they met and spent their first evening together on a scenic overlook halfway between where each one lived. Laying on the bank watching the shooting stars as they talked and talked then dancing barefoot on the rocks under the stars was the way they started their romance. The words of her vows echoed their feelings as she promised to remain as in love tomorrow, next year, ten years ad fifty years from now as she was today. He told her he wanted to build a life, a family, and a partnership with her. So the couple who met on line and danced under the stars will walk hand and hand and heart to heart away from our Eureka Chapel into their new life together. Our Bride said it best, “God gave me you and I am so blessed that He chose me for you and you for me.”

Our Bride “poked” him on Facebook five years ago and they have been inseparable ever since. Oddly enough they have a friend who knew each one of them as it turns out. Friends sometimes know us better than we know ourselves and she was in favor of this pairing and attended the wedding as their special guest. Our Bride wore a lovely gown for their Eureka Springs Chapel wedding and our Groom a tan tux. The song they chose together for their Unity candle ceremony It was a beautiful love song “I get to love you.” and was just so very perfect for their special day. She carried a sunflower bouquet that was lovely as the lady carrying it and their good friend joyfully participated in their wedding day. It was made more perfect by the lovely poem they chose that reminded them to say, “I love you” and Thank you” ever single day! With a romantic carriage ride in their future they left their small ceremony with the final words of this poem echoing the sentiment of the day. “You will be blessed with the greatest happiness in life, to love and be loved.”

Forty-two years ago they attended high school together and it took Facebook to bring them back together. The Bride and Groom told me Facebook may change its policy and make people pay for membership. Finding love will then cost those looking to connect or reconnect and that is just a little sad because two months later our couple dined out and as the Bride so succinctly put it “It was a done deal!” Those schoolmates from many years ago eloped in Eureka Springs. Marrying in our gazebo overlooking the valley they asked God to “Engrave charity and compassion on our hearts.” and I am hoping, after seeing their happiness, that Facebook rethinks the notion of making people pay to find that special someone. It should always and forever be all about the love!

10/05/2018

Old Loves and New Loves in Eureka Springs

They met one cold day, when she was just sixteen, at a football game near the bleachers. He was standing with his friends and she wandered over to the fence with her friend. Her hands were cold and he warmed them in his pockets and eventually he warmed her heart and they were married. Sometimes when we marry young we are just not ready to cope with the challenges of life that include going off to war. She looked around for any traces of him when she was ready to look back but it was many years after our Bride started her search that it was suggested to her by relatives that she try Facebook. When she found him they waited just two days to meet again and in the course of being drawn together she had a health crisis and the gentleman who warmed her hands when she was just sixteen went to help and never looked back. So they came here with her youngest child, her spouse and their two children for a small Eureka ceremony in our lovely Gazebo. The poem I read at their wedding states “I choose you today in witness of all the people who love us.” and I knew that all those people who couldn’t physically be there with us that day were here in spirit and smiling with happiness for them in their “found again” love.

It was a week of “Found Agains” because our next couple was much like the last couple. They were a two people who knew each other once upon a time but drifted apart until she started looking for him and then “found” him again on the internet. When our Bride found a name and age that matched the man she was once married to twenty-eight years ago she called to ask him the all important question. With hope in her heart she bravely asked if he was the man who was once married to Bev and he said yes, “What’s up? First they talked and then they met on a Saturday. They talked and caught up and eleven months later our couple, now in a different time and place, decided to “try it again.” with the knowledge that their timing was right this time. So, they eloped in our pretty little Eureka Springs Gazebo and I would guess that also means that if you really want something to happen you should just try to make it happen. Sometimes you need to take one step forward to get back to the place you need to be and the person you need to be there with.

Speaking of love that was meant to be this was truly a week for reaching out to find lost loves. We were however surprised to have a repeat performance of our “lost loves”. We married three couples reaching back to reconnect with a love that was lost which tells you that the heart knows what it wants and we should listen when it speaks. This time the Groom, with a very Irish name, and his lovely lady waited just a bit more time, five years, to be sure they were sure. When they really knew they were sure they traveled to Eureka Springs as another one of our couples that were just meant to be. Another love that is “found again”. Eloping in our Eureka Springs chapel I spoke the words of First Corinthians that were just perfect for them “Love never fails.” which I would guess also tells us all that you should never give up on love because if things are meant to be, they will be, if you open your heart to the notion that it is never too late to try again.

Our Groom was wearing a black Renaissance shirt and our Bride wore a beautiful ivory gown with a circlet in her hair. Sarah, the Groom’s daughter acting as Maid of Honor and flower girl, wore a pretty dress and a matching circlet. It was a ceremony with family as the Groom brought his mother, two sisters, a brother-in-law, niece. nephew, uncle, second cousin and his son and the Bride arrived with her mother, brother and sister. Family came to celebrate their happiness on their special day. They were from the same town, same high school and then when she moved back the internet helped them, as it seems to be doing for everyone, and then they came to that one day when you know you are in love and you say the words to become one. That day came and the wedding took place in our Eureka Springs Chapel with Sarah spreading flowers for our beautiful Bride as her Groom waited patiently for her arrival. They chose a poem fittingly called “The Art of Marriage” which speaks of forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family. Their marriage did just that and it couldn’t have been a more perfect choice for their beautiful wedding day in Eureka Springs.

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Saying I Do and I Will in Eureka Springs!

His parents were married on this same date seventy-three years ago so I would assume this day spoke to them of a love that stood the test of time. Their’s was a partnership that weathered all of life’s storms thereby withstanding the strife and turmoil that the years bring with them to walk hand and in hand through many years filled with happiness.. Our groom worked for one company for twenty-two years and our bride accepted a position there where they became friends, then gradually best friends and now husband and wife. Like the lovely example of a beautiful, enduring marriage had shown them and First Corinthians states, “love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, love never fails. The words of their ceremony made clear their state of mind, “You are my one true partner in life. You are my one true love.” Who could ever say it better?

Our Groom , wearing a trendy tuxedo, walked his Bride down the path to our lovely Eureka Springs gazebo after her cousin helped attire her in a beautiful satin and lace dress. She carried a bouquet with shades of purple and greeted their guests with a lovely smile that told everyone watching how happy she was to be on his arm, how ready she was to share his life. Their guests were both family and friends pleased to share in their wedding and their joy. I read of poem that says marriage is ” forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.” which was surely true at this small ceremony. The words they chose for their wedding reiterated that thought, ” I choose you today in witness of all the people who love us.” Having worked together for five and half years they know there will be surprises along the way which, like the broken dishes of life, they will sweep those problems away and move on with patience and love to the next wonderful meal life will serve them. I wish them many delicious dinners and perfect memories along the way.

Our couple met twenty years ago through a friend but it wasn’t their time. Sometimes we aren’t ready, the time is not right, or perhaps it is a bit of both. As luck would have it, or maybe fate played a hand in it, they met again and they were ready, the timing was perfect, or again, perhaps at bit of both. Today they are standing in our Eureka Springs gazebo for their elopement wedding which will begin their life together. They chose a poem I never tire of reading which states, ” It is through I know my true self, I do not take you for granted, I cherish you, I do not need you I choose you. ” That is what marriage is all about, making a choice to walk through life together. A choice to work through the problems life brings with love, patience, and understanding. Saying and meaning, “I will choose you, over all others, every day for all the days of my life. ” You could read in their eyes that theirs was a most perfect choice.

Our pretty bride with blonde tresses and her loving groom arrived for a Eureka Springs Chapel wedding. The vows they spoke and the love they clearly felt moved them which is something I am always hoping for because your wedding should touch your heart. Their ceremony was a true elopement with our Bride and Groom arriving in a big red truck to hear me say, ” I do means I do want your love and I do give you mine and nothing we do will ever be the same because you and I will be doing it all together.” So the couple who arrived in that big red truck drove away with happy smiles, leaving with their one true partner in life, their one true love and a beautiful portrait to remind them of love in their hearts on the day they made their promises, one to the other, in our gazebo.

She wore a lovely smile and a pretty jacket which perfectly matched the silk bouquet she carried to marry her tall and handsome groom in our Eureka Springs gazebo on a perfect fall day full of sunshine and warmth. We usually take the Bridal photographs before the elopement ceremony just in case a few happy tears may fall but our pretty Bride assured me she would only have happy smiles and not happy tears on their perfect day. They chose First Corinthians to be read at their wedding so I read, ” Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” Our Bridal couple had love but no tears in their eyes as they professed their vows and sealed their love and their marriage with a kiss then we photographed their happiness thereby capturing their love and the moment of their very special wedding day.
Eureka, I find found the One!
There was a mutual friend, who is still a mutual friend, that reintroduced her to the boy she had a crush on eighteen years ago when he, in teen years, was too old to notice her. I would say that later is truly better in this instance for this lovely couple. They were both tall and attractive with a Bride that had pretty eyes and long blonde wearing a long off-white dress for their wedding. Our couple exchanged vows for their elopement in our Eureka Gazebo where they gazed over the valley while they listened to the words “I do means I do want your love and I do give you mine and nothing we do will ever be the same because you and I will be doing it all together.” After which I asked them if they promised to love, comfort, honor and respect each other knowing they would say, “I do.” but waiting for for the expected answer so I could said “You are.”

Our Bride has a name as beautiful as she is which I cannot say without giving away who exactly she is but he called her Epie. She chose to be married to her hockey fan Groom in a lovely Eureka Springs Chapel ceremony for their elopement wedding. They met on line as so many couples do these days and their first date started with lots of good food at a local eatery and ended with a hockey game so you know it was going to be incumbent upon the Bride to love his favorite sport. Well, she loves her handsome groom so when she said “I do” she said “I will” to many, many years with her beloved hockey fan because he is also the wonderful man who will always and forever be her wonderful husband. We offer this hope for the hockey fan and his pretty new wife, may you both always sit by side by side through your wonderful game of life.

Our couple met on line and spent their first date in a restaurant they had to themselves and talked and talked getting to know one another. They then moved on to dating one another and eventually decided more of each other was just what they wanted. The Groom escorted his Bride down the path to their Eureka Springs Gazebo while a son video taped their journey. It was a family affair with groom’s sister and husband, his son, daughter and her husband, brothers and wives, and her beloved mother. Their ceremony included the words , “They are about to say “I do.” Three little letters, two little words.” Yet these two little words allow two people to become one couple, to be surprised along their way into a future that will take their two families and make them one big, very happy family because, as we all know, love never fails to make all the good things in life so much better.

Our couple chose our beautiful chapel for their small wedding ceremony and it is where they promised to join and share with each other all that is to come, to give and to receive, to speak and to listen, to inspire and to respond and in all their life together to be loyal and cherish each other for as long as they will live. Making this promise came after five years of knowing and caring for one another, after meeting on line then eventually working together at the same hospital. It was a considered choice they made knowing that each one was to the other that perfect person they wanted to walk through life with. A person who like the words of Corinthians is a loving, patient, and thoughtful best friend. They still eat at the same place they went to on their first date and cherish each day as if it was the first time they met. Ain’t love grand!

One day our Bride was walking along and for some reason his name just popped into her head. They had known each other their whole lives but for some reason that day she thought of him and wondered. The very next day she had a “Friend Request” on the internet from the young man she had gone to high school so they talked on the phone and decided to meet. Was it fate? Years before his grandfather had told him he should ask that nice young lady out. Perhaps they just needed some time to pass before he realized his grandfather knew something he should have known all along, she was the right girl for him. They were married in our Eureka Springs chapel for their elopement ceremony speaking the words after me, “Nothing shall become more important than our love for other.” Isn’t there a song that says ,”Once you have found her never let her go.”

Our law man brought, to the place where she worked, one of those people that had made a mistake and was making just recompense by working at the Animal Shelter. Our Bride, a pretty employee at this shelter, caught his eye. So, my thought is, you just never know where or when you will meet your one and only. Our couple shared the vows for their small wedding in our Eureka springs Gazebo with her father walking our Bride down the path to place her hand in the Groom’s hand before they shared their vows. The Bride wore an ivory dress that flowed around her as she moved towards the Groom with autumn flowers in her hand. She was greeted by him with a wonderful smile that showed he was thinking what we were thinking, “Isn’t she lovely.” The words of their vows said what you know they were thinking, “You are my one true partner in life. You are my one true love.” We already knew that by the look in their eyes but it was just perfect to hear the words,

Our Bride moved to a new town and was looking for employment. She went into the place where he worked not looking for love but just a nice place to start a new life yet that is not all that she found. Our Bride started her new position thinking I just need a job. Here, in this new position, she met a man who was friendly and nice but she warned him she wanted no romance. He said, fine, just friends, so they were friends. Then they went here and there as friends and it slowly became more than friends but she warned him she did not want to get married again. Then he was just too nice and it slowly but surely became maybe and then it was Yes! He was always in love and she fell in love with the nice man who would become her wonderful husband. Sometimes love just happens when you least expect it, do not think you are ready for it, then your friend becomes your love and the best thing in your life and saying yes to him and to love is the only thing that makes sense anymore so you say “I do or I will” then two are now one and it is just perfect!
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