I am so ecstatic that I get to share this post with you today. Where to begin? 1995. My Mum and her best friend got married and pregnant around the same time. Bianca was born one month and a day before, me. Then came along all the other siblings (more on her end) and we all grew up together until my family moved north when Bianca and I were the age of 11.
“Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.”That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:22-24
Now, 24, and not a lot of contact for three years due to my studies in Melbourne and life, God blessed me with the greatest honour of capturing Bianca’s wedding. Joey, her now husband had a camera all ready to go and we had about three others on hold because I didn’t own a digital camera at the time. The LORD was so good and really is our provider EL SHADDAI. He thinks about every little detail and He cares.
It was a blessing, watching the union, that the LORD had anointed, Mr and Mrs Joey and Bianca Grauner, to be a glorious and beautiful demonstration of marriage between man and woman, reflecting His love for the church His bride, was beautiful. It was very hard to keep tears back as “I do” was said and trying to capture every precious moment at the same time. Thankfully the photos weren’t foggy like my eyes and now to share their beautiful day!
“Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for herto make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word,and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body.” – Ephesians 5:22-33