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Mother to Daughter on Your Wedding Day

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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!

mother and daughter on daughter's wedding day

(At the end of this post I’ve included some of my favorite inexpensive gift ideas for your daughter on her special day.) 

**You can also read my letter to my son on his wedding day here.

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 Your 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.

My daughter.

The speck within me that has been loved and cherished since conception.

pregnant mom looking in mirror

The one I fell in love with twenty two years ago.

mom in bed with newborn baby daughter

The baby I drove around the neighborhood, begging to go to sleep.

baby girl standing in crib

The toddler who clung to my leg and pleaded with me not to leave her.
little girl photo in white dress
The shy preschooler, afraid to talk in class.
photo of daughter in dark pin shirt
 The little angel at the Robinson’s Bible Study.
little girl in beautiful white dress with crown
The homeschool student who labored with me over phonics.
little girl sitting at table doing school work
The piano student who didn’t always like to practice.
little girl playing the piano
The elementary school “mama” who loved all babies.
daughter holding baby
 The sister who willingly embraced three adopted siblings.
family photo of 4 kids
 The teenager with braces.
daughter with braces
 The young woman with the amazing long hair who chopped it off for

Locks of Love.

teenager with long brown hair

The beautiful princess going to prom.

daughter all dressed up in pink dress with pearls

The sassy, opinionated, confident woman.

picture of young woman with brown hair and glasses

The young lady with hopes and dreams.

young woman dressed up with red shirt and scarf

My daughter with the”800-watt” smile that lights up the room.
beautiful photo of young woman with blue shirt

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.

mother and daughter on wedding day

 I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living my baby you’ll be.
daughter on wedding day
*** When Rachel got married I would have loved some helpful ideas for a special wedding gift from me to her. We DIY’ed so much of the event (in those pre-Pinterest days, thank goodness!) that I was too tired to be creative by the time the wedding rolled around.
I hope some of these links will help you cross one more item off your to do list! Happy Wedding Day!

Gift Ideas for the Bride (or Mother of the Bride!)

(I’ve included some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.) 

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!)
Hand Crank Music Box (what a sweet, unusual gift!)
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)

mother of the bride gifts ideas

Read more about my daughter’s beautiful wedding (and how we pulled it off for under $5000!)

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

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  1. So beautiful Marty! What a lovely young lady. The wedding pictures are beautiful. I’m so thrilled the day was as lovely as possible, full of God’s blessings and grace.

  2. Congratulations! Your daughter is truly a Work. “I’ll love you forever” is GB’s favorite book for me to read to her. Beautiful post.

  3. Happy her day has come! She is just absolutely gorgeous! She should model that gown! 🙂 Congratulations to her and your family welcoming a new “son”.

  4. What a beautiful bride, and blessed with a Momma that has the most gorgeous heart! Love you, Marty. Celebrating your sweet daughter’s journey with you, dear friend. (((hugs)))

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