two (2) time champions!

The Bride & Groom  just celebrated their two month anniversary!

And what a great team they make together!

Champion newlyweds?

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“Perhaps?”
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“Duh.”
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“Yinz know it!”

(giggles)

Another look back, on their wedding day, takes us this time to review

the clever table names & centerpieces they choose.

To compliment their Wedding theme of…

“All Things Black & Gold”

they departed from the traditional table number scheme

and instead

selected the names of various Pittsburgh affiliated athletes who

represented the (University of Pittsburgh) Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh Pirates , Penguins, and of course

Super-Bowl Champions

the Pittsburgh Steelers!

All of their favorite Pittsburgh Champions were well represented!

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The very first thing we did was to collect various gold or black picture frames. Some were new and others were repurposed and refreshed with the help of brilliant-gold spray paint!

After the groom personally selected the players nearest & dearest to his heart, we printed photos of each player to place in every frame.

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There was a lot of ink needed to print off photos of such great Champions!

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Besides a photo,

there were also Black & Gold Ribbons attached to each frame;

so that all of the guests could easily find

their assigned tables!

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Guests could find their tables by name, photo or the player’s jersey-number!

The centerpieces themselves were trophies we spent months collecting from various locations.  Some as far away as England!

(Thank goodness for Etsy!)

Cuppycake assisted in making platforms,

if a trophy was in need of one,

and as expected,

Allburn’s Florist  did an outstanding job

filling each one with

the most beautiful floral arrangements!

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(The trophies have worked well even post-wedding reception, giggles!)

Champions deserve to be honored.

And these two honored many that day!

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But just like Moses,

they knew of whom

deserved the greatest honor & glory.

And indeed…

they honored Him well.

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Photo courtesy of Danielle Hartland Photography

“Moses built an altar and named it The LORD is My Banner;”  Exodus 17:15

Who are some of your most favorite Champions?

hugs n’ blessings to all the Champions I am blessed to know!

6 thoughts on “two (2) time champions!

  1. What an enormous amount of time and effort put in for this special occasion. I’ll bet it was worth every second. Am I correct in assuming you simply added benches in your living room to accommodate the guests at the wedding? ( 😀 ) . I love what you’ve done with the place. 🙂
    Those kids will have memories to look back on a lifetime. So wonderful to see a FUNCTIONAL FAMILY in the middle of a dysfunctional time in history. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves.

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    1. Giggles. We would have loved to open our home for such a joyous occassion; however that would have entailed eliminating a significant amount of special people from the guest list & I can’t imagine not having them near us at such a important moment in our family’s lives! But the benches were indeed full at the rented location and indeed we had a magical time together!!! Such a lovely compliment regarding our family; however, we are indeed very ‘ordinary’ and flawed…simply striving to do our very best in loving and serving others. Hugs my friend & an added blessing sent your way for your kindness.

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