If the word homespun evokes a tender feeling in you, then you will love the story of the marriage of Frances McWhirter to Doug Andrews. As a group of close friends and family gathered to witness their union, the overriding mood in the air was one of complete joy.
Unlike so many weddings, Frances and Doug aren’t spring chickens and this wasn’t their first rodeo. Not only did they have a sense of what they wanted at their wedding, but they truly had a sense of what they didn’t want, as well. No extravagance, no obsession with perfection, and most importantly, as little wedding stress as possible.
Their story is a poignant one, because what they had in common, losing their spouses to cancer, gave them a sense of how special life is and how important it is to keep on living.
Through their understanding adversity at its worst, they were able to find love at its best.
There were a number of funny mishaps – the bride’s dress not being completely finished, or the forgotten bouquet – but many more sweet moments to relish: the blending of their families, the special friends and family members who arranged flowers, took photos and prepared food, and the look of pure happiness as they faced the crowd as Mr. and Mrs. Doug Andrews.
We hope you enjoy their wedding photos as much as we did. Their marriage is a testimony to love, hope and charity, and by far, the greatest of these is love.
And, as a follow up, check out the couple’s Christmas card!
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- Flowers: Import Flowers. Brooks Mathews, (friend of the bride) designer.
- Photography: Carter Andrews (cousin of the groom)
- Wedding Dress: Alabama Chanin
- Catering: The Clean Plate Club
- Wedding Cake: Dessert Designs
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