Our wedding was at 6:30 pm in another town about 45 minutes away from my parents' home.
Since we didn't have a rehearsal the night before, we did a walk though around noon with the family members in the wedding and then met for a lite lunch. Then the girls left to go get hair and make up done.
But . . . before I get ahead of myself . . .let's talk about the morning of.
Lawrance decided to include a tradition from Taiwanese weddings into our wedding day in America. In Taiwan the bride and groom give a gift of appreciation to their parents. Since we were not going to do this at the wedding, he decided to invite my parents over to our neighbors' home (where he was staying; they are more than neighbors since we've worshiped together for over ten years).
Lawrance desired not only to thank my parents for how they raised me and for allowing him to become a part of the family, but he also desired to start off the day focused and centered on Christ. He wanted to calm his own nerves by worshiping the Lord, reading Scripture, and spending time in prayer. He wanted to remember the whole purpose of this day was to glorify God.
We met at the neighbors' home at about 9:30 for a great southern breakfast and then a time of worship and prayer. During this time, Lawrance presented my parents with a gift of appreciation. And, I also presented the neighbor couple a gift of appreciation.
Lawrance led this very special time . . . which left all the girls in tears. :)
It was a WONDERFUL way to start off one the most special days in our lives!