Weekend Recap





What a world-wind event to say the least! From eating at a restaurant on Friday night and being asked by a waitress to switch tables mid-through our dinner then running 9 miles in HEAT, let's just say that wasn't my finest run because of the heat. The onto the wedding, a beautiful venue, which I will have plenty of photos for your viewing pleasure. The bride was very beautiful, the weather was perfect, and the food was delicious. I will leave you with this, you may have heard that character is what you are when no one is around or watching, however I think true character is best displayed when faced with an extremely stressful situation when there are over 100 people watching. 

The Bible talks about character too in Romans 5:3-5.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

My friend, the bride yesterday, has such class and character. Out of respect, I won't display the details, however I strongly ask you not to think negatively, they are married, they are a wonderful couple, his health took a serious turn so please send prayers for a quick recovery.
I will talk tomorrow about the Color Run, but I wanted to leave you with some photos of the beautiful venue. There was a bison, longhorn cattle and two beautiful horses on the property.
The venue

The couple and their wedding date

More photos of the venue







The animals
This is as close Sean wanted to get to the bison







Now some of the wedding
The bride was brought in a horse-drawn carriage


To end the day, a beautiful sky

41 comments:

Regina of Live Delightfully said...

Looks like a gorgeous location! I'm looking forward to your post about the Color Run. I recently heard about it and am interested in doing one at some point. I think it would be lots of fun!

Emily said...

Beautiful venue!!

Lindsay [Elle Elizabeth] said...

The venue is just gorgeous, along with the weather! Why would a waitress have you move in the middle of your dinner?!

Karen Fieri said...

I love that verse!! The venue is gorgeous! I will pray for your friend and his health. I hope everything is ok! Looking forward to seeing the color run pics :)

Elizabeth and Kyle @ Love Is the Adventure said...

I agree with you. There's no greater testament to the strength of our character and our love for each other than grace under pressure (especially when something serious like this happens on your wedding day). Praying for them both.

I want to know more about the waitress asking you to change tables! What's up with THAT?

Lauren said...

what a beautiful location!

CALLIE said...

So pretty!! I sure hope the groom is ok.

Stephanie said...

9 miles and the color run? You are rocking it lady! :)

Brooke Shemwell said...

Glad you had a great time! Hope all is well with the newly married couple.

Alisha said...

Their venue is absolutely beautiful!! Love the horse drawn carriage. That's awesome! Sending up prayers for the bride and groom. Hope they're OK.

xo
alisha

BeckyJo606 said...

Why did a waitress make you change tables?! That is so weird! The venue does look so beautiful! I told myself the same thing on our wedding day--regardless of what happens at the wedding, the whole goal of this is to be married. :)

Erin Elizabeth said...

i love that passage-thanks for the words of encouragement! looks like a beautiful wedding :)

The Presutti's said...

Praying for them. The venue is beautiful :)

Kira said...

The venue is so pretty! I hope everything is okay and that the groom's health improves!

Shannon said...

What a lovely venue. I hope your friend's new husband recovers quickly from his health problem. I hope everyone is okay.

Alexa said...

So impressed that you did the Color Run Meg. Can't wait to hear more. So sorry about your friend's husband. Sending good thoughts!

Kelsey Claire said...

What a beautiful venue! I bet their wedding photos will be gorgeous?

Katrin said...

Meg, I am sorry about your friend's husband! I am sending good thoughts!
The venue is so pretty! I am in love with the animals!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog! Yours is beautiful and I will definitely follow you!
Katrin

Shannon Marie said...

What a neat venue, I love it! That would be my best friend's dream come true, as she LOVES animals! :) Praying for them... <3

Beverly said...

what a GORG surrounding!! horses and all!!

can't wait to hear about the color run!! I'm soooo on it when they'll be in my hood in August!

Amy said...

Ohhhh, these photos are gorgeous! And 9 miles?? 9? Please tell me you walked some of them?! I did 5.5 with about half of it being walked yesterday and I'm feeling it a little today. 9 is impressive!

Amy said...

& the lamp post picture? that one's my favorite :).

Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful pictures! <3

Melissa said...

Beautiful photos! I have been thinking about doing the color run in Cleveland in June. I am looking forward to your post about it!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like a beautiful weekend. Gorgeous pictures. xo

Lindsay R said...

what a beautiful venue! i love the horses!

Jenna said...

I hope he makes a quick recovery, thinking and praying for them! The venue looks stunning!

xxx
Jenna

B said...

sounds like an awesome weekend! did you do the Color Run? I looked into doing that in SF but it was sold out alerady (2 months in advance!).

Allyson Butler said...

I love that verse, and that wedding venue looks beautiful!

Allyson
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Kate @ Daffodils said...

I hope your friend is ok! We will say a prayer

hello, Friday said...

What a great venue!! xoxo
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Allison said...

Oh no..I hate when crazy things happen on big important days like that, but at the end of the day they were married so that's all that truly matters! Prayers for your friend. Looked like a beautiful wedding!

Liesl said...

I was JUST thinking about you, thank you for such a sweet comment on my blog! :) Also, looks like you had quite the weekend! That picture of the bison makes me a wee bit jealous...I simply love buffalo and bison and haven't been able to get that close to a big, though been on the lookout! LOL! The wedding looked beautiful, and I'm sending my best to your friend's husband...hope everything is okay! Enjoy your week! :)

Ally Garner said...

Wow, what a beautiful setting for a wedding! I love your ideas on character and couldn't agree more. I read this recently and love this example as well: "Character is how you treat people who can do nothing for you." So true as well! Congrats to your friends - wishing them a lifetime of love, happiness & joy!

REBrown said...

What a beautiful venue!

Katie said...

way to go with 9 miles in the heat!! and I'm jealous you got to do the color run - i tried to sign up but it was filled up so fast! and hoping everything is okay with your friend. beautiful pictures!

Katy said...

Prayers for your friend and her new husband. Looking forward to reading about the Color Run; I'm running it this summer and am really excited for it!

Andrea Morris said...

What a beautiful wedding! Prayers for your friend and her husband. Can't wait to hear about the color run!

Kelli Herrington said...

Cant wait to hear more on the run.
The venue is georgous and I sure hope your friends groom health improves.
The resturant and waitress was crazy right?

Nikki said...

Sounds like a beautiful weekend, despite the stress and the heat!

Hilliary@Brunch and Cupcakes said...

Looks like a beautiful location for a wedding! I hope all is well with you, and hope the week is off to a great start!