Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

September bride in Brennyville September 28, 2009

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Newly-weds Kristina and Corey greet well wishers outside St. Elizabeth's Church in Brennyville.

Newlyweds Kristina and Corey greet well wishers outside St. Elizabeth's Church in Brennyville.

The beautiful bride, my niece Kristina.

The beautiful bride, my niece Kristina.

MY NIECE KRISTINA was married Saturday in Brennyville.

A beautiful bride on a beautiful September day, marrying the love of her life, Corey.

The New Testament reading came from I Corinthians 12:31 – 13:8a:

“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.”

To see such young love, like that which Kristina and Corey share, simply makes the heart sing with happiness.

To celebrate their love as a member of their extended family simply reaffirms the importance of family in one’s life.

What a joy for me to have been there, to have shared in their happiness, to have lifted my right hand in blessing upon them with a congregation of family and friends on their most blessed of days, their wedding day.

Guest shoes and bridesmaid shoes.

Guest shoes and bridesmaid shoes.

The bridal couple's car outside St. Elizabeth's Church.

The bridal couple's car outside St. Elizabeth's Church.

Leaving the church in the bridal car, Kristina and Corey.

Kristina and Corey, just married and leaving for their reception at Jack and Jim's Event Center in Duelm.

Corey carries his bride into the wedding reception.

Corey carries his bride into the wedding reception.

Photos © Copyright 2009 Audrey Kletscher Helbling