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Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Day Finally Arrived!

YAY!!!!!! Donna is a married woman! I have never seen a more beautiful bride. She was beaming! The day was exactly how she and Philip wanted it to be…… simple, family oriented, Christ Centered, and very very FAST!!!!! :)

They are a beautiful couple! Welcome to the family Philip!

Ok……. so here is basically ALL the pictures Josh took. I had a special friend all day called morning sickness and my WONDERFUL husband basically acted as my extra brain, hands and feet. Thank you honey!


Getting ready in the morning….. Isn’t she stunning? :) 

DSC_0252 My girls were so excited to be flower girls. Rebekah especially could not wait for her time in the spot light. They did a great job. Perfect in fact!



Donna and my parents….

DSC_0279 Me and my siblings….

DSC_0294 Donna and the girls…..

DSC_0283 Donna and her bridesmaids…..



My bouquet…. we each had a monogram on our bouquets and the flower girls had their names monogrammed on their baskets. Love the little details. DSC_0313


They came down the isle with perfect timing. :) (maybe I should hire them out for other weddings. ;) )



The ceremony…


The hairpiece I made for Donna to wear at the reception.

When we initially went wedding dress shopping she kept trying similar items on and was planning on purchasing one to wear for after  the ceremony. When I saw the price tags I almost fainted!!!!!! They priced in the $200 range. So I (as a caring sister ;) ) put my foot down and said that I would attempt to make one. Five dollars and a glue gun later TA-DA! :)

(sewn onto it are Austrian crystals that I wore as a bracelet in my wedding. They belonged to my Great Grandmother.)

DSC_0327 One very queasy mommy and two beautiful little ladies.

DSC_0329 Our family.

DSC_0340 A cool shot.

DSC_0343 The cake from Beverly's Best.

DSC_0352 This is kind of a sad picture. Rebekah so wanted to catch the bouquet but was about 2 feet too short to do so. So close! :)


On their way to a honeymoon in Aruba!


A great thing about weddings is seeing family! Here we are pictured with my Uncle Mike, Aunt Sonia, Brother Nathan, Dad’s cousins Susan and Jim and my great  aunt Clara. :)

A good day. So many reasons to praise the Lord. We look forward to all God has for Mr. and Mrs. De Jong!


  1. What a beautiful family! She is such a beautiful bride. Give her our best when she gets back! :)

  2. Beautiful! What a great hairpiece and I love the story of the crystals...so special! ♥

  3. What a wonderful day and a true reminder of why family is an eternal blessing. You are all a gift to one another.
    Love you.

  4. what a beautiful wedding!! the bouquets and headpieces were amazing!! love the story about the hairpiece and the crystals!
    how on earth did you pull off that fabulous comb?
    I actually want something similar and was thinking "i could do that" but am not sure how....suggestions?

  5. Your family is one to be admired, Em ... your parents faithfulness to the Lord and to their children is indeed a legacy worth carrying on.

    You all look wonderful and will remember this day forever!

    I am truly, truly impressed with the time frame as well! ;o)

  6. What a fun day! They make such a cute couple, thanks for sharing the photos and memories. Hope you and your family are all well.