I am so happy to present this post to you. Not only because it is my first featured Real Wedding on the Shadowland blog which I helped debut mid-May, but also because the bride and maid of honor were girls with whom I graduated high school. It is such a blessing to see people from my past leading loving lives! All the best, Sami and Scott!
Originally posted in Shadowland on Silver Beach‘s blog.
When originally deciding on a wedding date, Samantha and Scott never intended for a winter wedding. However, after being given an amazing opportunity to serve in an orphanage and school in Malawi beginning in Spring 2014, the couple moved their wedding date from May 31, 2014 to December 31, 2013. This date change did not dissuade from any other wedding plans though, rather it increased the overall image the two shared for their special day.
The couple were married amid the beautiful stained glass windows of the same church that the bride’s parents were married. The church’s Christmas decorations added a festive touch for the perfect setting. Samantha wore a beaded lace gown with a chapel train and veil headpiece. Scott looked dapper in a black tux paired with white shirt, tie, and vest. The couple’s love for one another and for God was apparent as friends of the couple played key roles during the service’s worship through singing and special speeches.
The Shadowland reception was decorated with numerous candles and snowflake accents for an airy and simply elegant feel. To accentuate the bond of the newlyweds and joining of two families, Samantha and Scott chose to not have a seating chart and guests mingled throughout the night. New Years favors — hats, horns, and streamers — were set out to end the night’s celebration. As a special thank you to their guests, mint and gold candies were set up as favors in the form of a Candy Bar.