Thursday, June 03, 2010

special moment

Last weekend, there was a wedding at my church, and I was asked to run sound. The family hired a professional photographer, so I paid attention to the professional picture taking as much as possible. They had two photographers to shoot the wedding, and I am sure they got fantastic pictures. But since I was already there, I went ahead and set up my camera on a tripod in the sound booth. (I knew it would be alright, but I asked the professional team anyway if it would be okay with them - as a courtesy.) And they snapped a few shots from my perch as well.

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When the couple said their vows, the bride sniffled a little, and a tear or two flowed down her face. Then I saw the most touching thing... the groom reached up and wiped her tears away.

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I was ready, so I got it. I hope the same for the groom.

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What I mean is that I captured the moment, but I hope he understands his role. That he should protect her emotions, and provide for what she needs most. That he would be there for her, and whether there be tears of joy or sadness, that he stand together with her in all of those times. That he would continually be ready, and that he gets it.

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I think he does, and I expect to see good things from these two. :-)

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Heavenly Father, bless this union, and fill their home with your grace. Lord, would you bring good counsel into the foundational years of their marriage, and keep them together in such a way that their matrimony would bring glory to Your Name. Amen.

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Hey folks, I'll be incommunicado for a few days on account of our big annual homeschool convention. Have a blessed weekend!

18 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

you are invited to follow my blog

Bird Girl said...

Love the expression that that Pastor's face! He just looks like a great guy ;-) Good job!

imac said...

Well caught My friend.

Craver Vii said...

Thank you for the invitation Steve. I extend the same courtesy to you.

You are so right Bird Girl. That pastor happens to be one of the best friends I have ever had.

Thanks Imac. I can't wait to see how the pics turned out from the professionals. They were much closer and used flash.

Happyone :-) said...

What a touching moment. I wish them much happiness. :-)

EG Wow said...

I'd say these two have a head start over most couples! How wonderful that you caught the moment!

donsands said...

Looks like a another holy matrimony in the name of the Lord, wonderful. and what a great photo Crav.

What God has blessed and brought together, let no man put asunder.

lime said...

that is a beautifully tender moment and i hope that tenderness never diminishes between them.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Craver: Very nice job of capturing the moment.

covnitkepr1 said...

Congrtas "new Grandpa".
I'm inviting you to follow my blog and I would follow yours if you had a follow widget.

Gaelyn said...

Great capture of a very special moment. Sure hope the pros caught it for their contribution. And well said Craver. Enjoy the convention.

mommanator said...

how lovely! you are a romantic!

Leeloo said...

Ok now I'm crying.
Everything from this post is beautiful, what you wrote, the picture, the love and the look on the pastor's face. What a wonderful moment to capture.
-wipes tears-
I'm such a sap :)

Craver Vii said...

@ Happyone- I'm glad you appreciate it. I'm sure they could use a prayer if you feel so inclined.

@ EG- I know their premarital counseling was top notch.

@ Sandman- A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

@ Lime- Amen. May their bond continue to be strengthened.

@ Fishing Guy- Right place, right time. :-)

@ Covenant Keeper- Thanks. I'll check it out.

@ Gayle- I gave a copy of my picture to the pastor, and posted it on Facebook, but I am eager to see the work done by the pros.

@ Mommanator- Yes, I suppose there is a little bit of that in me. :-)

@ Leeloo- What a nice comment; those are my favorite kind of tears. Did you know that King David mentioned something about God keeping his (David's) tears in a bottle? Psalm 56:8

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

What a lovely post Craver and it was so nice to be able to capture that special mment.

Shammickite said...

The minister has such a kind and benevolent look in his eyes.

covnitkepr1 said...

Craver, please put a followers widget on youyr blog so I can follow. You do wonderful things with that camera whether you realize it or not. You capture God's creation that I may have never seen if it weren't for you placing these photos on line.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a gracious comment. Please put a widget on your blog so I can take you out of my favorites and just be able to click on your avatar. God bless you Craver.

Craver Vii said...

Thanks Joan. It was an emotional wedding. Even the cake was in tiers. ;-)

That's a hard working man, Shammy. The fruit of the Spirit is evident in him .

Bloggers don't need a widget in the side bar Covenant Keeper. A blogger can always click "follow" from the menu selections at the top of the page. There are several friends who I regularly visit, but I have only "followed" one, and that was a special exception for a person who I already knew for a while. My email is on my profile page, and maybe we can chat some time.