Monday, September 22, 2008

Josiah & Abi

What a beautiful day it was!! Thank you all so much for your prayers on Saturday. And I don't have a lot of time to share details or memories since we are busy packing to move tomorrow, but I had to share at least a few pictures, (and Rachel did, too!!)
...so stay tuned for more later!




...14 siblings now...








50 comments:

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

Bethany,
Beautifull pictures! The wedding was lovely! I hope that moving goes well.
Allison

Morgan said...

Bethany, the pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing already!! :)

Anonymous said...

Wow Bethany! You did such an amazing job with the pictures! The wedding was absolutely gorgeous. I'm very happy for the newlyweds.

-Crystal

Anna Naomi said...

You did an amazing job with the photography! The second one is especially stunning, though they all were. Your sister-in-law is a beautiful bride!

Amanda Santos said...

Hey How did you get so good at taking pictures? I just love the pictures! Tell them I hope they have blessed life together! They looked really happy!

Ruth Ann said...

wow Bethany, these are gorgeous! I can't wait for more...they are great! Abi is such a beautiful bride - and you caught her expression and eyes so amazingly on that second picture!! :)

Hope the moving is going well, I've been thinking of you all!!

Anonymous said...

SO beautiful! There's a world of joy captured in these pictures. :-D We rejoice with you all!! God is good!!

-Abigail P.

FiveGreers said...

Stunning! Just Lovely! WOW!

Abi looks just glowing in the second picture!!

I love all of the tender shots of Josiah and Abi! Young love- how precious!

YEAH, good job Bethany on all of the photos!

Blessings,
Greer Family

anna rehm said...

Bethany,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! We have been waiting to see a few of the most wonderful pictures all day with baited breath!! It is so wonderful to be able to relive the day as we see the pictures, and it helps to dull the ache!! We love you all and are praying that the moving goes better than you could have ever imagined!! We will wait to see more pictures with great anticipation!! You did a fabulous job Bethany. Thank you so much for all your hard work!! Love Ya Lots!!!

Love and Hugs,
Anna

Abby said...

BETHANY, these look great!! You did a great job!! Are you going to post more?!

Anonymous said...

What darling couple! They look SO happy, and from experience I can safely say that they are!! :) Too sweet, thanks for sharing! We love you!

From the middle of somewhere!
Mr.& Mrs. Josiah Wissmann

Kari said...

Beautiful! Your photography is amazing. I love the dresses. What pattern did you use for the bridesmaids? Congrats to the newlyweds:-)

Bekah Rehm said...

Yeah..... another comment from my absolutely favorite couple in the whole world! When I saw your comment on Wissmann's blog I hurried over to see if you'd posted here to! I miss you both SO.... bad! Bethany..... thank-you so..... much for posting you did an absolutly incredible job, and I know it was only by, and through His grace! I was SO.... happy to see some pictures, and be able to reminisce on that glorious day! The Lord did bless, His spirit did move, and HE was honored, and glorified! Praise the Lord! I can't wait to see more pictures! But thank-you SO..... much for taking time out of your very busy, and crowded scheduale to post! It helps to dull the ache in missing Abi! Especially when you see how glowingly happy Abi is in these pictures! Her love for Josiah, and the Lord is just spilling out all over the place! You did a fabulous job on capturing the beatifulness, the holiness the perfectness of that day! They are SO.... happy, and seeing them both so... happy makes me happy! Praise the Lord for His marvolous works!

Love, and Hugs!
Bekah

AJ said...

CONGRATS!!!!

Bethany, you took really really good pictures!!!

Julia said...

Bethany,
Thank you so much for the great pictures.They are so perfect. Thank you for taking time out of your day to post. Josiah and Abi I love and miss you. I wish you were here but I now you are Happy and that is wayyyy good!!!!!!!!!
Love,
Julia

Anonymous said...

Those are really great pictures Bethany. I really like them. Kimberly.

ashley said...

Great pictures Bethany!! Their love for each other just like oozes out of each one! What an amazing thing when God brings two people He made for each other together! What a special day...Congratulations Josiah and Abi!!

Lesley said...

What beautiful pictures Bethany!! I can't wait to see more! It looks like the wedding was beautiful!!! We would've been there only we had a family funeral to go to, but I thought of you all several times during the happy day and offered up more than one prayer for you all.:)
Josiah and Abi look so incredibly happy together!!! (and I'm so incredibly happy for them!:))Congratulations to them both and may the Lord richly bless their new life together!

Goldfish said...

I was going to say my favorites, but that is too hard! (I do really like 2-5 and though :) Thank you for posting some pictures (even if it is just enough to whet our appetite) in the midst of moving. I'm not the first to say it in the least, but you are so talented with photogrpahy! The pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! The happy couple can't contain their joy. Ah, smiles...

Chelsy said...

Gorgeous pictures Bethany! They had to be the most photogenic couple EVER.....it was a beautiful wedding & we enjoyed being there so much!:)
Chels

Anonymous said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE!! Josiah and Abi look beyond happy:) The pictures are gorgeous!!!!! Can't wait for more... I'll be waiting:)God bless. ~lisa

Ashley said...

Give them my congratulations!!!!


Ashley

Anonymous said...

With just those, it looks like you did a lovely job with the pictures! (Of course, I would expect that though! :D) Josiah and Abi look so radiant! May their marriage be greatly blessed in every way!

And may your packing, moving, and unpacking go smoothly and quickly!

Blessings,
Dianna

KinaBolina said...

Those pictures are fantastic! My favorites are the one looking down the aisle and then the one where they are kissing in the car with everyone outside peeking :) Too cute!

Also, the cut of the dress sleeves is so elegant...I'll have to try that.

Blessings,
Caroline

Anonymous said...

A beautiful job with the pictures, Bethany.

Abi looks so stunning and both of them look beyond happy. I love how you took a picture of their rings.

Can't wait to see all 1,500 of them! hehehe I don't know of any other photographer that takes that many at a wedding. Where were you when I got married?! :)

Linda G ~ ND

Natasha said...

What delightful photos, Bethany! You have captured so much of Josiah and Abi's joy!

Many blessings on the special couple!!

Anonymous said...

Aw how sweet. I love your hair Hannah, its beautiful. Kimberly.

Pine Pod Farm said...

Lovely pictures Bethany!

Matt said...

Very nice,Bethany. Abi's and Josiah's joy really shows and your pictures communicate what really must of been a wonderful celebration. I'm happy for them...and for you! God bless you, my dear friend.
~ Matt ~
Proverbs 3: 5 & 6

Anonymous said...

Aw so adorable. I love your pictures Bethany!!!!! Kimberly.

Anonymous said...

You all look so beautiful and hansom. Kimberly.

Anonymous said...

Aww so cute. Smoochy smoochy.

Anonymous said...

I love the rings. Kimberly.

The Real Katie said...

the pcis are BEAUTIFUL!

Kate said...

What beautiful pics! I can't wait to see and hear more about the big day!

Congrats to the new smiling couple!

miss--me said...

What a beautiful bride she is!!!! And what a sweet couple!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to share these!!!

Melody

Dianna Vermeer said...

It was a lovely wedding!

Praise God for providing Abi with such a godly young man for her husband! May they both be blessed in the way that only God can bless them.

Bethany said...

What lovely pictures! I couldn't wait for the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Bethany!!!!!!!!!!
I just love it when you update, so could you update with more pictures? Just for me and everybody else who wants you to update? Kimberly.

Anonymous said...

They are all so beautiful Bethany. Can't wait till you update. Kimberly.

Kayla said...

How wonderful! Did y'all make the dresses?
~Kayla~

thechatterbox92 said...

gorgeous pictures Bethany!!
Abi looks so beautiful=) Congratulations Josiah and Abi! I wish you many many blessings in the years to come=)

Jade

Under Southern Skies said...

Beautiful brides maids dresses! I love that color of green!

~Tori~ said...

What a beautiful wedding! The pictures are gorgeous! I love their colors! Hope to see more soon!

jooploop said...

hey congrats to Josiah and Abi! the pictures are amazing!!

Emily H. said...

Need I say it again? You did an amazing job!!! Such fun to spend Friday and Saturday with you!!
Emily

Bethany said...

Hey Kayla!

Yes -- Ruth made the dresses that our family wore, then Abi's family sewed the dresses for her family. Lots and LOTS of sewing!!! :)

esther said...

The Lord has blessed you so much, Bethany! You capture everything so well! Thank you for sharing the pictures.
I will hopefully be seeing you on Sunday!!! Yippeee!!!
Love, Esther Derby
P.S. Congratulations, Josiah and Abi!

Anonymous said...

I just have to say...along with the bride....Hannah is beautiful too.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get your bridesmaids dresses??????????