The Day Before: Part 2

Our two families were soon joined with our sweet friends CJ and JD from Idaho and also the C. family. They all were a tremendous blessing. The C. family headed up and served the rehearsal dinner while CJ made all the beautiful sunflower cupcakes and decorated them.

Before we left Kansas, Mary and John, with help from the C. family, picked several buckets of sunflowers, and we carefully carried them with us from home for the rehearsal dinner. Mary was the decorator for the rehearsal dinner and the C. girls helped so much with that as well.

Sarah and Ruthanne
Sarah and Ruthanne


Squeezing in some work.
Squeezing in some work.


Anna Marie and I worked on tulle, lights, and pillars.
Anna Marie and I worked on tulle, lights, and pillars.


Working through details.
Working through details.
The finished product
The finished product
Joseph and Elissa's wedding coordinator.
Joseph and Elissa’s wedding coordinator.
Practicing their song.
Practicing their song.


“Come and see the works of God…”
Psalms 66:4

16 thoughts on “The Day Before: Part 2”

  1. Loved seeing the posts of putting everything together! A great reminder for myself to take photos for my wedding so that I can remember this precious time.

  2. Love the Yellow!!! Very bright and pretty. Congrats to J and E, May the Lord bless and keep y’all..

    Matthew 19:4-6
    “Haven’t you read the Scriptures?” Jesus replied. “They record that from the beginning ‘God made them male and female.’ ” And he said, ” ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.


  3. Thank you for sharing. The sunflowers are especially vivid in their colors! Their wedding looks like it was so beautiful. I would like to hear Joseph and Elissa’s song too. The cupcakes~ were they as good as they looked? WOW! It must be such a joy for Mr. and Mr.s Steve Maxwell to see how the fruits of their labor are reaping fruit for the Lord. This is an encouragement and an excellent testimony for those in the depths of raising young children. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.Galatians 6:9…. AMEN!!! There is a principle of reaping and sowing. we will reap what we sow! You have sown well.! Praise and Glory to Jesus Christ.

  4. Would love to hear the special song that Joseph and his new bride, Elissa, sang together. 🙂 Any possibility that you will post that on the blog? My husband and I sang a song together at our wedding also (the hymn “Beulah Land”) … and then I sang a song to him, “A Gentle Quiet Spirit” 🙂
    We’ll see:)

  5. Very nice pictures and story!

    I have to share a cute Chore Pack story. Our six year old blessing lost her Chore Pack. Oops. She looked and looked for it, and finally last night said she was going to her room to pray that it would be found. Awhile later I tried to talk to her and she said,”Shhh mommy! I just prayed to ask Jesus to help me find it and now I’m waiting for Him to tell me where it is! He’s going to pop the idea in my head any minute now!”

    The Chore Pack was found today when I did laundry. It was clipped to her nightie.

  6. The sunflowers are wonderful – the perfect seasonal touch, and the symbol of Kansas too! A great way to bring a little of your home to the wedding venue.

    Mary had such a great idea and carried it out well.

  7. I love sunflowers! They’re so bright and cheerful. The cupcakes are especially cute. Your friend is quite talented. I feel like I have to go practice my cake decorating skills now.

  8. Enjoyed seeing all these photos. LOVE the sunflowers—those are my favorite flower! 🙂
    Love, Mrs. Patti

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