Why Marriage?

Why marriage? Because I want to leave something that lasts beyond my days; a simple legacy of love.

At my Papaw’s funeral I listened as a woman congratulated Mamaw on nearly sixty-years of marriage. She turned to the woman and said, “It wasn’t enough”. 

This past Sunday as we laid her to rest beside him I was overwhelmed by the legacy they created in the now 21 lives of children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, along with our many spouses and significant others; their marriage a prominent piece of each of our hearts.

I have had the pleasure of watching many marriages thrive, and I have also witnessed the struggle and hardship that can break a marraige. I want The Southeastern Bride to be a place of encouragement and a source of strength. Yes, I feature beautiful imagery and have a “perfect feed”, but between you and me, that is just a way of drawing people into something with a lot of heart behind it. 

To me, my marriage is a place of rest and restoration. It is my safe place and comfort. We go out into the world and are exausted by it’s demands, but our marriage provides the place we get to come back to at the end of the day. 

This love is what I hope to share with brides-to-be and I am so grateful that you are here.

Talk Soon,

Family Photograph By Abigail Malone Photography. May 2016.