Friends and family gathered to see these two people unite as one flesh, declaring their love for each other and their commitment to Christ's covenant. Light shone in Lauren and Todd's eyes as they stood before us, exchanging the vows that hold the very essence of a civilization in their beautiful, simple words.
Lauren's glorious flaming hair, the many dear faces reflecting the joy of the happy couple, the sun shining on a perfect august day. It was truly beautiful.
The bouquet left Lauren's hand and described a small, graceful arc... hitting the ground well in front of the girls.
Algy wore his best suit and hung on my arm.
The rest of our boys looked pretty swell, too.
And the gleaming getaway car tore down the gravel road with a trail of dust and popping soda cans, hands waving, voices cheering. Faces watching as they followed the road to a new adventure.