This precious letter from a mother to daughter on her wedding day is filled with memories and photos through the years, and gift ideas for the perfect wedding!
(At the end of this post I’ve included some of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas for your daughter on her special day.)
Every mom of a baby girl dreams of the day their daughter gets married, hoping and praying for a perfect day and the man that will make their girl complete.
Today I’m sharing my heartfelt words from a mother to daughter on her wedding day and allowing you to join me in celebrating.
Mother to Daughter on Her Wedding Day
October 8, 2011
To my precious Rachel,
Today is your wedding day, the most special day of your long lived life at twenty two. Today you will walk down the aisle, radiating beauty, leaning on your father’s strong arm, to meet the man you will take as the chosen love of your life.
Today this man we have prayed for will take you as his wife, for better or worse. This specific God-ordained pairing of two young people claiming Jesus as their Savior, joining together to live for Christ the rest of their days. I don’t know about you, but it overwhelms me.
This life-altering day has been prayed for and given to God by your father and I. We didn’t know who we prayed for all these many years but God did.
He knew the one who would love you with all his heart. The man who would take on the role of head of your family with certainty and a little fear. Someone who desires to uplift and encourage and love you as Christ loved the church.
I couldn’t be more proud of the young woman we give away today.
Head strong and confident.
Stubborn and feisty
Loving and giving
Sweet and sassy
You are my child.
The speck within me that has been loved and cherished since conception.
The one I fell in love with twenty two years ago.
The baby I drove around the neighborhood, begging to go to sleep.
Locks of Love.
The beautiful princess going to prom.
The sassy, opinionated, confident woman.
The young lady with hopes and dreams.
Today you are the bride. The center of attention. Our beautiful joy and gift.
You are never far from our thoughts and our hearts.
Thank you for being my “practice” child. And for teaching me more than I could ever teach you. I love you, sweet girl.
Gift Ideas for the Bride
I’ll Love You Forever (I read this book to all of my children and it still makes me cry!)
The Love Between a Mother and Daughter Will Last Forever (and inexpensive but very sweet necklace)
Gift book full of encouragement and wisdom (with drawings by Marci)
I Survived My Daughter’s Wedding! mug (yessss!)
Mother of the Bride Embossed Handkerchief (sweet sentiment to carry on the special day)
Stainless Steel Bangle Bracelet with Charm (perfect gift for mother of the bride OR groom)
The Love Between a Mother and Daughter is Forever (collection of poems and artwork)
The Life-giving Home by Sally and Sarah Clarkson (beautiful book on the true meaning of home)
I have always loved journaling and my blog is just an extension of that. Here are some of my favorite encouraging words for my children:
Mother’s Day message for imperfect moms
A precious letter from my youngest daughter to adoptive moms
Letter I wrote to my son on his wedding day
Letter to my youngest daughter on her 16th birthday