Monday, September 21, 2009

A New Day Wedding!

Over the weekend, we celebrated an exciting day for our Foster Home family! Last Saturday our nurse Ellie married John, who does public relations work in our offices. The ceremony was held in our back yard, and a lovely evening reception took place in New Day's main courtyard.
Elva from our public relations office served as a bridesmaid.

Victoria was in awe of the beautiful bride and was so excited to dress up and attend this special event with the nannies. She was by Ellie's side at every opportunity. She even got to wear a little glittery makeup and kept asking for more applications of lip gloss!

Our nannies sat along the aisle and threw rose petals just before Ellie and her dad walked down the aisle.

Nannies excitedly arrive at the wedding.

Little Madeline has a special place in John's heart, so she got a special invitation from to attend the wedding with her foster parents.

Carrie did a beautiful job with the flowers.
Byron officiated the ceremony, and Karen oversaw each detail to ensure the wedding was beautiful!


  1. Oh, my. Madeline has touched my heart for some time now, and I recently started praying about finding her through an agency. Now I see her first post on your blog. She is just beautiful. And, congratulations on the wedding! The lanterns are lovely.

  2. OH my! How beautiful! What a precious ceremony...thank you SO much for sharing it with all of us! Congratulations to the new couple!

  3. Ohhhh! What a beautiful day and so fun for each of you, I am certain! Congratulations to the newlyweds and may God richly bless them as they begin their new lives together as one!! <><


    P.S.>> Madeline is ADORABLE in this photo!!

  4. Congratulations Ellie and John! What a beautiful couple you are! May you live happily ever after!

  5. Wow- great WAS beautiful! What a lovely bride! Happy happy times!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. What a wonderful celebration--another New Day family made! :) Congrats!

  7. What a gorgeous bride and wedding!!!!!!!!

    Adorable picture of Madeline; love the news that she is going home soon!!

  8. Big congratulations! What a fun day for all at New Day! SO SO SO glad to hear Madeline's GREAT NEWS!!! MOMMY and DADDY out there??? We brought home Lillian (fostered with Madeline before Christmas). I'd love to hear from you.

  9. Everyone looks so beautiful!! I bet Ellie and Victoria were the happiest girls there! Congratulations Ellie and John!

  10. From Brett Ritsema "Ellie MARRIED!?!?!?!?......she is adorable!" (adorable is Brett's new word!--but so appropriate!)
    From the rest of the Ritsema's......congratulations Ellie and John!! we wish you many blessings!