Graver Wedding-Part C-The Wedding and ThereAfter

Here are the few pictures I have (some borrowed from Mary again) of the ceremony and the reception and of course of our family all spiffed up.


The Groom and his groomsmen waiting for us and more importantly the bride.

Ashley and I up front. Ashley is laughing at my dear 4 year old’s sudden retreat about 3/4 of the way down the aisle, which left his sister standing in the aisle bewildered (to say the least).

The amazing couple exchanging their vows.

Kurt and Nadia (another cute couple, i might add) preparing to leave after the ceremony.

YEAH—Mr. and Mrs. Graver at last! Absolutely Adorable and so in love!

The Traditional and ever growing Hershey “family” picture. It changes ever so slightly with each wedding!

Dani wanted a “bubble line” to greet them as they entered the reception area. The groomsmen came prepared!

The bridal party at the head table. 

Our family picture (the only one I think we got the whole day).


May God continue to remind us of His love for us through occasions such as that of two individuals becoming one in marriage. May He continue to remind those of us who are united in marriage to renew our vows, fall back in love with our beloveds and to mostly fall back in love with the Maker of life and love Himself.

Congratulations To Mr. & Mrs. Graver–Thanks for including our family in your special day

(Song 6:3 NRSV) “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine;

he pastures his flock among the lilies.”



The Graver Wedding-Part B-Getting Ready and Being Goofy

So here are the before anything official pictures. Meaning…These are those pictures of us getting ready, hanging out, and such before the actual pictures and ceremony. (some may have been taken between the official pictures and the ceremony)

*also many thanks to Mary Olenhouse for letting me borrow some of her pictures!



Nadia’s shaving cream lead her to believe that it could be used wet or dry but when she tried it dry it left her with some nasty razor burn therefore leaving her with the only option of shaving in the tiny bathroom sink…. 😀 







(Gen 2:24 NIV) “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and 

be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.”

The Graver Wedding-Part A-The Setup and Rehearsal

April 9 was the day to officially marry-off one of my best friends! Dani is one of the “adopteds” who has made the Hershey house, her home for roughly 5 years. I was excited to be a part of this special day with her. Here are some of the pictures of things getting started, set up and practiced. I will only add a caption if needed, most should speak for themselves.


My personal favorite picture from set-up.



More to come very soon—–


(1 Cor 13:4-8 NRSV) “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant 

{5} or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 

{6} it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. 

{7} It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 

{8} Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; 

as for tongues, they will cease; 

as for knowledge, it will come to an end.”