Friday, 1 November 2013

#Bigblackwedding

Monday 28th October 2013  was the wedding of our son Daniel.


So what is this #Bigblackwedding all about?



Well our surname is Black and our new daughter-in-law Suzie was so looking forward to becoming Mrs Black that she referred to the wedding as the big black wedding and then they decided to hashtag it and all their friends could use this to post pictures of the event on twitter, facebook, instagram and pinterest.

Suzie also got the cake topping specially made and it was simply the words  

Mr & Mrs Black.


It was obvious to us for quite some time that the two of them were really looking forward to getting married and this was also obvious to everyone throughout the church ceremony and the rest of the day as they were so relaxed and happy together.
(It was also very clear to all of us who had to listen to Daniel when he woke up on Monday morning and came dancing and singing into the kitchen)

It was very special for Fred & I to see our son so happy and to be adding a new daughter to our family.

Our other son Jonathan preached the sermon at the wedding (mostly based on Song of Song 8 v 6),  our daughter Linda read Psalm 121 and our nephew Glen was best man (he and Daniel have been best friends forever - well since Daniel was 7 months old and Glen was born).
Everything else was done by other family & friends with Suzie's brother praying the final prayer of blessing over them, so it was very much a family and friends affair.

Later Linda caught the bouquet but has since returned to South Korea and had to leave it with me so our lounge is well decorated from flowers etc. from the wedding.


Now Mr & Mrs Daniel Black are off on their honeymoon and Mr & Mrs Fred Black are still trying to sort out their house from the whirlwind of recent events but what is a bit of a mess in your home compared to the happiness and joy in your family.

We are very grateful to God who has been at the centre of our marriage for 36 years 
and who we pray will be always at the centre of this new marriage between 
Daniel & Suzie.




21 comments:

  1. Did I get that wrong - I thought your blog was about weddings - Now I get it - its about a very specific wedding. Congratulations.

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  2. and what a handsome best man that Glen fella was hehe #bigblackweddingbestman

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    1. gosh I just don't know if I could guess who this is from???

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  3. How exciting! I remember the day my oldest daughter got married about 1.5 years ago. Such a special time. Nice to meet you through The Weekend Brew link up!

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    1. Hi Barbie, thanks for dropping in from the Weekend Brew, I'm enjoying trying to get round some of the other sites

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  4. Hi Sandra. This is my first visit to your blog. I'm stopping in from "Heart Reflected" Link-up party. I love hearing different wedding stories, especially ones that center around reading God's word and prayer, allowing Him to be the center of the commitment ceremony. It sounds like your family is very close to each other and some even friends before becoming family. What a blessing!
    Ann @ Christ in the Clouds
    http://christintheclouds.blogspot.com/

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    1. You are right Ann we are blessed, thanks for dropping in

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  5. Congrats on gaining a daughter and congrats on your marriage. I love hearing of lasting marriages.

    Thanks for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Lasting because they are blessed, thanks

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  6. May the new couple enjoy many happy years together.

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  7. Sounds like everything was a blessing! Congratulations on a new daughter! ;-)

    Many blessings!
    Beth

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    1. A great Blessing indeed Beth, thanks for dropping in

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  8. What a sweet story! Congratulations to your son and new daughter :)
    visiting from Three Word Wednesday

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  9. What a blessing!!! I love the hashtag :) It was great to read how involved your family was with the planning and ceremony. Praying many years of joy and love to the newest Mr. & Mrs. Black!

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    1. Hi again Michelle, Thank you for your prayer. The hashtag was used by everyone for the social media aspect and was very useful.

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  10. Wow - huge congrats on the new addition to the family. I wish the happy couple much joy x

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  11. Sounds like a wonderful occasion and the beginning of a happy marriage and journey for them. Thank you for sharing with #TheThemeGame

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