Thursday, November 8, 2007

Our Wedding Day

The honour of your presence
is requested at the marriage of
Miss Kristen Elizabeth Martell
Mr. Clint Wade Halsted
Saturday, the twenty-fifth of August
In the year of our Lord
Two thousand seven
at eleven o'clock

The Raleigh Rose Garden
301 Pogue Street
Raleigh, North Carolina

The Halsted family blog would be incomplete without this very important entry
recounting the day that we became a family! I recently got our wedding photos back to help share the day with you. Welcome to our wedding day!

We were blessed with a beautiful day and a beautiful setting at the Rose Garden

My dad and Sophie and I waiting to walk down the aisle

Our singles pastor at church, Brian Frost, gave the message.

He opened with this passage of scripture for us:

"I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.

Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one could recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare." - Psalm 40:1-5

Clint and I both went through terrible heartache before the Lord led us to one another. God rescued us from those low places in our lives and gave us renewed hope and strength to walk forward. And what a blessing that God planned for Clint and I to walk forward together as husband and wife! We have such a faithful and loving God!

The vows

We're married!!

"If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love,
I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
- 1 Corinthians 13:1-7

The Reception

Clint and I on our way to our garden reception...more photos and details to come!


The Tucker Trio said...

These photos are absolutely beautiful! Y'all look so happy, and we are so happy for you! The Rose Garden holds a special place in our hearts (our 1st date sight, where Ryan asked me to marry him, and where we took our 1st family photo with baby Noah). I hope the memories that you have there will bring you as much joy as our memories bring to us!
Love you!

Carrie said...

Beautiful photos Kristin! I still wish we could have been there to celebrate your day. Team Bray has some new news...Lucy is going to be a big sister! SURPRISE! We are very excited to expand the team. Hope your family is well, talk with you soon.
Carrie Marie

Janet said...

These are just beautiful! It looks like God gave you a beautiful day to start your life together. Brian and I could not be happier for you all.

Decker & Christine Smith said...

You looked gorgeous, Kristen! I am so happy you found someone that makes you happy. You deserve it!!!