May 17, 2008
A beautiful summer morning gave way to this special day. Only a few sprinkles threatened and eventually the clouds gave way to the sun shining brightly upon this special event about to take place. The tables were prepared, the lawn so beautifully mown (with special care by the bride :-), the chairs strategically placed, and the lovely gazebo brought in to serve as a backdrop for the ceremony.
All is ready
Although not visible in this photo, leading the way was my father who was to perform the ceremony, then Autumn’s pastor who offered up a prayer for this momentous occasion, followed by Daniel and his men (brothers and cousins).
The bridegroom and his men enter from the wooded thicket beside the grassy field.
We, the bride’s attendants, made our way down the long aisle from the back door of the Linder home to where we joined those already in place.
Awaiting the bride
He must have a glimpse of her! His face is telling.
The bridegroom awaits his bride
What a beautiful shot this is, as Autumn and her father (Michael Linder) now make their way down the long aisle that began at their back door, leading through the back yard to the absolutley gorgeous back field where an anxious bridegroom awaits his beloved.
Father and daughter
Together, at last, a radiant bride and a beaming bridegroom.
My father performed the ceremony
The guests were supplied with bubbles to shroud the couple in as they make their way back up the aisle.
Leaving the altar amidst bubbles being blown by the guests
Cutting the cake
Passages from I Corinthians, James, and Proverbs adorned the wedding cake.
The cake had scripture written on each layer
The marriage supper was indeed a feast! The ladies from the Linder family’s church there in town worked so diligently to provide such a wonderful spread of delicacies.
There was a wealth of food for everyone
A variety of beverages
Shots of family and friends who made the day so special…
Children enjoy the Linders’ tire swing in the back yard 🙂
So happy together!
The Wedding Party l-r…me (sister of groom), Shannon (cousin of bride), Caley (sister of bride), Harmony (sister of bride), Autumn & Daniel, Andrew (brother of groom), Chad (cousin of groom), Jonathan (cousin of groom), and Brian (cousin of groom)
Friends who came to share in the joy
Fair maidens rejoicing in the beauty of the day
Sharing thoughts about the day
Mr. and Mrs. Hunt
Baby Alexis, my sweet precious little cousin!
Here are some pictures from Autumn’s pinning and graduation last weekend!
Autumn and her family after graduation from ISU. (L-R Harmony, Michael (dad), Autumn, Lisa (mom), and Caley)
The pinning ceremony was a very special event where each nursing student chose the person(s) to pin them. They were the people who had been their greatest support through nursing school. Autumn’s parents pinned her. These were the words read during her pinning.
Pinned by her father and mother, Michael and Lisa Linder
She would like to thank her Mom and Dad for their continued support throughout her life. Autumn knew that she could be anything she wanted to be, because of them. They encouraged her to set big goals and were confident that she would accomplish them.
She would like to thank her sisters, Harmony and Caley, for their patience and help throughout these four years. And in memory of her sister, Lacey, who influenced her decision to care for infants.
She would like to thank her study group. To Jenna: for always making up her own pathophysiologies when they didn’t understand the ones in the book. To Amber: for meeting extra times when she had to go over the material just once more. To Chase: for always bringing her skittles to make it through long study sessions. And to Veronica: for keeping them all on track.
She would like to thank her fiancé, Daniel, who has been the best listener in the world. She thanks him for helping her study over the phone and for encouraging her to do her very best.
And most importantly, she would like to thank her God, who has been the greatest impact and strength in her life. All glory and honor is directed to Him.
Autumn has accepted a full-time night position in the Nursery/Level 2 NICU at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah Kentucky, starting June 2 – after her wedding on May 17
A beautiful smiling graduate!
(L-R Andrew, me, mom, dad, Autumn’s aunt Brenda, Autumn’s Grandma Delores, Daniel, Autumn, Harmony, Lisa, Caley, Michael, and Autumn’s cousin Khaim