First is my friend Kara. We have been friends since we were 7! Then Marcus's sister, Pam, my sister, Kelly, my cousin Stacey, my friend Amanda, who I have know since Jr. High and we were college roommates too, and my other cousin Kristen, who I just went to visit in Colorado.
The first picture she is the bride,and then I am the bride.
Our sister-in-law, Lisa's dad married us. He was Marcus's pastor for years and had known him his whole life. And Lisa sang at our wedding. "I Will Be Here" by Stephen Curtis Chapman.
My cousin Stacey has a crazy link to our wedding. She was living in San Francisco at the time, but had friends in the Dallas area since she went to SMU. So she went out with a friend that weekend and ran into a guy she had met in the past. His name was Marcus too. It just so happened that he lived in San Francisco also, but was also just in town for the weekend. So they ended up going out when they got back to San Fran and ended up married almost exactly two years later. Then two years after that, on October 23rd, they had their first baby.
But, very sadly, Stacey's Marcus died last summer unexpectedly. She was pregnant with their third baby at the time. It makes me so sad, but I am glad my wedding had a part in Stacey meeting her husband. Which led to 3 beautiful kids.