Monday, December 21, 2015

Bridesmaid Pic

A few readers requested a picture of one of my bridesmaids wearing the gown we found for a bargain at Dress Barn. My oldest sister-in-law, Anne, gave me permission to share this photo of the two of us before the ceremony.

Aside from Mr. Handsome and me, our wedding party was made up of 15 people.

Anne--who was a close friend even before I met Mr. Handsome--was my matron of honor, and my 19-year-old sister-in-law was my maiden of honor. My six other attendants were my other two sisters-in-law (ages 12 and 14), my brother's fiancée, and three childhood friends.

Mr. Handsome's best man was one of his brothers, and his other six groomsmen were his other brother, my brother, Anne's husband, and three friends. It was a blessing to have all of our siblings and siblings-in-law in the wedding party!

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous12/21/2015

    Very cute!! :-)

    Merry Christmas!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks! Merry Christmas to you, too!

      Ellie

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  2. Anonymous12/21/2015

    Nice brides maids dresses! Good color, look right for a warm day, nice embellishments on the material - all things nice.
    You two both look beautiful (but Ellie is radiant)! Thanks for posting this picture too.

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    1. You're very sweet. :) Have a Merry Christmas!

      Ellie

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  3. Anonymous12/21/2015

    Ellie, your sister-in-law could be your sister!

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  4. Awww, what a beautiful pic. Anne and Mr. Handsome share the same beautiful smile. You are blessed to have an amazing family.

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    1. Thanks, Maggie. I never thought about the similarities in their smiles, but you're right!

      Ellie

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  5. Anonymous12/21/2015

    Beautiful Ellie. Love the bridesmaids dress.Anne looks beautiful in the dress.
    Love the purple flowers.

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    1. Thank you! The flowers were chosen and arranged by my mom and one of Mr. Handsome's cousins.

      Merry Christmas!
      Ellie

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  6. Anonymous12/21/2015

    Wow! What's the difference between a matron of honor and a maid of honor? Could we see a picture of the entire wedding party? :)

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    1. A matron of honor is a married woman, and a maid (or maiden) is a single lady. Most wedding parties just have one or the other, but I wanted to honor both of my sisters-in-law. Right now, I don't have the permission of our entire wedding party to post one of those pictures.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  7. Anonymous12/21/2015

    Is Anne your age?

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    1. She's two years older, but we became very close friends during my first year of college and her last year. (We both graduated in three years.)

      Merry Christmas!
      Ellie

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  8. Shela G12/21/2015

    What a nice picture!! Since I do not have a sister I asked my husbands sister to be my matron of honor. I felt blessed to have her be such a special part of the wedding.

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    1. That's neat, Shela! I haven't met anyone else who has had a sister-in-law as her matron or maid of honor. It really is a blessings to be close with one's in-laws.

      Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!
      Ellie

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  9. Anonymous12/22/2015

    It would be very interesting to hear what you Ellie personally think about Anna Duggar's situation?

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    1. Hi there,

      My heart goes out to Anna, and I have sent her a few encouraging text messages over the past six months. Her decision to stay with Josh is between herself and the Lord, and I commend her for her steadfastness. The unconditional love she is showing for her husband is a wonderful witness to the unconditional love God has for His children. Anna is a strong woman because she has a mighty God, and as long as she follows the Lord's leading, He will work out everything for her good.

      Josh's situation is a painful reminder that we must guard against sin and press into God.

      Blessings,
      Ellie

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  10. Anonymous12/23/2015

    Ellie you are beautiful and you have this glow about you, I bet you are a really peaceful person. Pretty smiles, dresses and flowers!

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