Saturday, October 10, 2015

In Celebration of a Wedding: Hannah Davis and Mark Edinburgh

Edmund Leighton (1853–1922), Signing the register
This is for Hannah and Mark who will wed this afternoon. We are delighted and can't wait for the happy occasion. Tom's and my prayer is that their life together will be as happy as ours.
But there are four lamps of thanksgiving always before him. The first is for his creation out of the same earth with such a woman as you. The second is that he has not, with all his faults, "gone after strange women." You cannot think how a man’s self restraint is rewarded in this. The third is that he has tried to love everything alive: a dim preparation for loving you. And the fourth is – but no words can express that. Here ends my previous existence. Take it: it led me to you.
From "To Frances," G.K. Chesterton's marriage proposal
One of the most delightful things leading up to this big day is how their friends have contributed to the celebration. So many have given of their talents to make this wedding a real reflection of the community joyously supporting this marriage.

It makes this big city wedding feel as if it is happening in the heart of a small town. From flowers to music, from hair and makeup to decorations, from paying for photography to making pies, I feel that it shows they are the "richest couple I know."

May God bless them as they begin this best and richest part of their lives, together.


  1. Amen, and enjoy the joyous day!

  2. Heather Barrett10/10/15, 10:45 AM

    Congratulations Hannah and Mark! Sounds like it will be a joyous, love-filled, and blessed day for the whole family. :)

  3. Congratulations to them and your family! May their married life be blessed.

  4. Blessings! Maybe Mark can put in a cameo appearance on A Good Story.

    1. Hannah will appear soon for our "Halloween" discussion. Mark loves sf, so I'm sure he won't escape getting drafted for some book talk.

  5. Blessings! Maybe Mark can put in a cameo appearance on A Good Story.

  6. We are so happy for them! Please post some pictures!

  7. Congratulations and best wishes to the happy couple!

  8. Congratulations and best wishes!