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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Our Wedding 6/23/01


Most of you know that George and I are in a second marriage. George lost his wife to cancer in 1999. I was divorced in 1982--and never thought that I'd ever get married again. To make a long story short, George and I both moved to Hendersonville, Tennessee (he from South Carolina and me from Texas) in December of 2000.

We met in early 2001, started dating on March 29 of that year and got married in June. For us, it was truly 'love at first sight'... And for me, I met that man of my dreams --whom I never thought even existed!!!


We got married in a family-only service beside the Tennessee River on the grounds of First United Methodist Church in Knoxville, TN. It rained the day before---but the day of the wedding was a gorgeous early summer sunny day.

The wedding was perfect. We got married in late morning, and had a lunch/reception at the pavilion there following the ceremony. George and I then went on a 'mini' honeymoon to North Myrtle Beach. Our 'real' honeymoon was the following September when we took a cruise to the South Caribbean. Here are some pictures for you to see of our special day.








This was the beautiful setting where we got married on that fabulous Saturday morning.



Here is a picture of the 'family'... The only one who didn't get there was my youngest son, Jeff. At the last minute, he couldn't get off work. I was SO disappointed!



This was the ceremony. Our minister is a great friend of ours, Rev. Nancy Wilhite.



This was the vow exchange.. George and I wrote our own vows--which made the wedding much more personal. Our children took part in the wedding, and each one presented us with a long stem yellow rose during the service.



I am saying my vows to George. Oh--what a special day! Wish you could see our video.



This was the part where we placed rings on each other's finger.



Here was the best part.... He 'kissed his bride'.... (And she surely kissed him back!!!!)



One of the most moving parts of the entire wedding was when the family surrounded us --and we all sang "Amazing Grace". That was a perfect ending to a glorious wedding.



After lunch, we cut the cake. George STUFFED a big bite into my mouth.. AND--you know that I got him back!!!!! ha ha



Meet Mr. and Mrs. George Emery Adams.

Sometime, I will share our love story further. We KNOW that God had a huge hand in bringing the two of us together. It's an amazing story---and since God did bring us together, we honor him by keeping him at the center of our lives each and every single day. We are BOTH blessed.
Hugs,


60 comments:

Mildred said...

What a beautiful love story and wedding day Betsy! Your photos are precious and really capture the magic of the day. God has truly blessed you both.

Kallen305 said...

So romantic! I loved the pictures and the narrative behind the wedding. You made a gogreous bride!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

What a wonderful story, Betsy! Yes, do tell more of the story. ;-)

MNGarden said...

We never know when love will find us and it is a beautiful story. Your happiness is apparent.

Jayne said...

Awwww Betsy... that is just the sweetest wedding ever. So glad the two of you found one another. :c)

Cedar ... said...

Lovely story and pics,... and even more lovely smiles on the bride and groom! Hugs to you both!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

What a beautiful couple you both are...
Thank you for sharing this special moment in your life, it looked like the beginning to a perfect union of two very special people who fell in love.
What a spectacular place you chose to start your life together..
Hugs.
Jo

Harriet said...

What a beautiful wedding!!!

Jane said...

What wonderful pictures!! I'm glad that this has been a good marriage for both of you!

Jane

Darla said...

Anyone have a hankie? Great, beautiful, moving, sweet...........love it!!

Bird Girl said...

You couldn't have picked a prettier Saturday if you'd have ordered it yourself! Beautiful setting for two beautiful people - how nice!

TheWritersPorch said...

Betsy mine and Eric's story is like yours except, we were eachothers first loves!

Carol

Diane C. said...

Such a beautiful happy couple you and George are! Really enjoyed your photos, especially the one with the family gathered in a circle.

Susie said...

Betsy those pictures are so sweet they brought tears to my eyes. God always knows what he's doing doesn't he? They are so cute together!

Wendy said...

Congratulations, Betsy! I hope you and hubby have many, many more years to share each other's love, joy and happiness!!
Your pics are beautiful.
Thank you for sharing your most precious memories with us.
Hugs (and a few happy tears too)

Connie said...

What a beautiful and romantic story/wedding. Now I need to go re-apply my make up.

Janie said...

You and George have a wonderful love story, all the more wonderful because you met later in life. I love the first photo of your hands. Very touching.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh so perfect, Betsy. You both are so lucky and are having a wonderful together. thanks for the trip down memory lane. MB

The Incredible Woody said...

What a beautiful wedding! Thank you for sharing your special day!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The pictures brought tears to my eyes...you are both so bright and happy. IT is true love and you are SOOO lucky to have a second chance.
A perfect wedding for a perfect pair!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing...I love seeing this part of your lives.

xoxoxox
Suz

Shellmo said...

I so enjoyed these! I feel tearful too! You both look so gloriously happy! And you were so beautiful - I love the dress you chose. And I love intimate family weddings - makes it more personal and special in my opinion. Thank you for sharing these!!

Pigeon said...

Thanks for sharing your wedding with us and I want to hear more!

Kathleen said...

Oh look at your smiles... worth a million

Jen said...

Love it! I am crying and always do at weddings for some reason.
Continued happiness to you both for a long blessed life together.

Mary said...

How wonderful for both of you and what a blessing God has given you. Thanks for sharing your story with all of us! Looks like it was a beautiful wedding!

Femin Susan said...

Wonderful wedding.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheers!

Pat - Arkansas said...

Happy Anniversary, dear Betsy and George! What a wonderful love story! Wishing you many more years of happiness together.

Cicero Sings said...

Ahhh Betsy! What a lovely couple and a lovely simple wedding. You two sure are blessed!

marmee said...

betsy,
so glad you took the time to share this wonderful love story. my darling hubby and i have a wonderful love story too...it just keeps getting better and better too. i am so happy you found the love of your life and are enjoying every day. God's grace is amazing and we are smack dab in the middle of it. what are you doing this year for your upcoming anniversary?
have a wonderful week.

Tricia said...

AMEN!!!

It looks like you both had a beautiful wedding - I love your dress!!! You guys are sooo happy! Tears of joy here!!!

Congratulations on finding each other - Many more years together!!!

Natalie said...

What a beautiful story!

Deborah Godin said...

How nice of you to share that special day with us! What a lovely lovely setting...was there a waterfall? (lol, wink)

Rose said...

Betsy, you were so beautiful! I don't have time to enlarge all the photos now, but will be back. So glad you shared this with us.

dot said...

Awwwwww shucks! I always cry at weddings. That was a beautiful story Betsy.

Becca's Dirt said...

Oh Betsy what a beautiful wedding. You two are very fortunate and I'm aware you both know that. Your story gives me hope for my life. I have been divorced since 2001 and I am still alone. I am not complaing though. Hope you have a lovely day. As always Betsy I enjoy your blog.

The Whites said...

What beautiful wedding you had! I LOVE that they circled you and sang Amazing Grace - so special.

Thanks for sharing!

Mandy

Diane said...

Beautiful wedding, Betsy. And you were a very beautiful bride. Thanks for sharing

Carla said...

Wow...what a beautiful spot to get married in. And the two of you make a lovely couple. How lucky you are! But, of course, you know that.

Thanks for your nice comment. Lately, I've been spending most of my time online doing genealogy research. And sometimes I just need to take a break from blogging.

Smilingsal said...

What a beautiful wedding. I love the idea of singing "Amazing Grace" while holding hands and standing in a circle.

fishing guy said...

Betsy: Great set of photos and it looked like a great time with the family. Do you really neeed anyone else at the wedding.

Leedra said...

Thanks for sharing your special/wonderful day with us. Great photos too.

I have been to some meetings there, but I never knew that nice area was behind the church.

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Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

First time reader and WOW!!! What a fantastic blog and such a sweet touching story of your wedding. Your picture's are lovely. I will definately be back and if you have a moment or two of your life that you'd care to waste, please visit me at my blog and do say hello :)
I love the header at the top of your blog :)
Take good care and......

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Michele said...

A very special post indeed, I could not help but shed a tear at this, it is so beautiful and I ALWAYS cry at weddings. But your story is remarkable and your family bond is fantastic, that is for sure.

Many hugs to the both of you♥

Aleta said...

Ah, Betsy - what a beautiful wedding! And what a beautiful couple! I'm anxious to hear the rest of your love story, but you should consider writing your memoir!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh Betsy,that brought a tear to my eyes.Such a sweet story.
Blessings,Ruth

Tricia said...

There's an award waiting for you on my page - Swing by & take a look see!

mountain.mama said...

No wonder you two always looks so happy together on your hikes to waterfalls! Congratulations on your loving marriage.

ROSIDAH said...

Hi Betsy, I was coming over from Tricia's blog to congratulate you on your received award :). This is such a lovely post. The joy and blessings you must have felt on this special day were emerging to me through my online screen. That's a wonderful feeling. I wish you and George a lifetime of happiness together. Btw, I just realized that we actually meet a lot on Bob's South Florida Watershed Journal. Have a great day.

Natural Moments said...

Very Romantic Betsy. A dream come true for sure.

Beth said...

What a wonderful love story, Betsy! You two make a lovely couple. You are both so fortunate to have found each other and to so enjoy each other's company. You are indeed richly blessed.

(By the way, thanks so much for telling me about Jayne's lovely blog. I really enjoyed reading about Sam and seeing those gorgeous bird shots.)

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Betsy, Thomas and I have a similar story..we will celebrate our third anniversary April 18...I'm 50 and he is 62..I too, never thought I'd meet that "love of my life" :0) God does have a way of putting people together at the right time.

Stephanie
Queen of Dreamsz

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Great story ... and photos Betsy. That goes to show that there is always a happy ending out there, which is of course a new beginning all at the same time. And thanks for your hilarious comment on my blog: about it being the best of both worlds. That was perfect!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a wonderful and truly beautiful and blessed love story. You two are glowing in these pictures and have such a look of love in your eyes...m..

ramblingwoods.com said...

Awww..That was so beautiful....

Grammy said...

You both have such wonderful smiles on your faces and I can see the love shining through. You are truly blessed. Thank you for your kind words today also. Big hug. Grammy

Jessica said...

Special and Beautiful!

Daisy said...

Aw...what a sweet post, Betsy. Lovely photos of your beautiful day. :D

Tina said...

Betsy, What a delightful setting for a wedding and am so glad you had a sun shiny day to help you and George start you new life together!!

Wonderful pictures of a wonderful event!!

Clara....in TN said...

Awww Betsy, I had no idea that you were in the early years of your marriage. Congratulations on finding the "love of your life." What a blessing that must be! You brought tears to my eyes also. such a sweet love story!

Lia said...

Hi there... new comer :) i can feel the JOY through ur smile that day ^________^ God bless ur marriage! :)