A Great Wedding Day

I was honored today to officiate a wedding for a former student.  It’s something that I really enjoy doing and today was no exception.  It’s great seeing old friends and seeing them take a huge step of faith.  Since Jennifer and I have been married for 14 years now, I also feel like I can share some advice on what it takes to have a great marriage.

I think all marriages should be celebrations and I could tell everyone had a good time this evening. Two funny things stood out.  First, the best man acted like he couldn’t find the ring.  He asked the next groomsman and it went all the way down the line until the last guy pulled it out of his pocket.  I knew they were going to do something, but you should have seen the look on the faces of all the parents and the bridesmaids. The second thing that I am still laughing about is a conversation I had with the groom before the wedding.  I had given him a copy of Joe Sangl’s book, I Was Broke, Now I’m Not, so I asked him if he had read through it yet.  He was excited about it and told me that he was taking it on his honeymoon for his bride to read as well.   He couldn’t wait to share what he had learned about budgeting and financial responsibility.  It struck me funny that he was taking it on his honeymoon.  I know Joe’s book is good, but it must be seriously awesome to take on the honeymoon. 🙂

Congrats to the newly married Brian and Meghan Norris.   May God Bless your marriage. In honor of your wedding today, I present to you three of my favorite youtube wedding moments.  Be sure to watch all three videos in the youtube playlist below.



I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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3 Responses

  1. Love it! the first one is intense! That's why you never have a wedding on an overhang!

  2. Kim says:

    Ok, Mike….I had already seen the first video clip, but I was blown away when you showed the second one tonight at church!!!! IT WAS HILARIOUS, yet I felt bad for that bride all at the same time!!!!!! Awesome message tonight! 🙂 Thank you for challenging us!!!

    • Mike says:

      I felt bad at first, but I couldn't stop laughing either. The moral of the story: don't hire a wedding planner who asks you to stand on the edge of a cliff. 🙂

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