Wedding Bells!

We are thrilled to announce the marriage of our daughter Erika to her beloved Matthew Fleming. The last few weeks have been filled with planning, preparation, rehearsal, and good times with Erika, family and friends.

The wedding was on May 22 at Post Family Farm, a charming outdoor venue in rural Allendale, Michigan.

Matt’s father Dave, a Lutheran pastor, officiated. His message was wise and insightful and his blessing of the couple was touching. We have enjoyed getting to know Dave and Jo. Good people!

Erika and her brother John
Erika with Harper, Coco and Claire, three of the flower girls

Erika has often said that “music feeds my soul.” The wedding gift of her two accomplished musican friends Jinty and Briagha was beautiful violin/piano prelude, hymn accompaniment, and postlude music.

Erika and I arrived at the marriage ceremony in a horse-drawn carriage. Matt and Erika’s first moments as husband wife were spent in a tour of the grounds on the same carriage. It was outstanding!

The happy mother of the bride!
Matt and Erika met through the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus. They both love music and singing!
Good times with my siblings Eve, Don and Steve (we missed you, Gary)
The Sendoff

The entire wedding celebration – the music, the message, the moments with family and good friends, the dancing, were meaningful and full of joy! Congratulations and God’s richest blessings, Erika and Matt!

In two days we plan to fly to Norfolk to rejoin R&R and continue our Great Loop adventure.

11 thoughts on “Wedding Bells!

  1. Wishing you God’s richest blessings in the days, months, and years ahead.
    What a beautiful sight, with family and friends, in a great location.
    Congratulations, sent with lots of love and great memories!
    Dr. B..

  2. What a beautiful wedding & pictures that captured the wonder of their union! Blessings to all & safe cruising as you continue your Great Loop journey!

  3. Congratulations to all of you! Sounds like a perfect wedding! Are you going to post some pictures?

    1. Thank you, Barbara and Tom! We added a few more wedding photos to this post. More are on the photogapher’s Facebook page here. Cheers!

  4. Just beautiful ❤️
    Congratulations to you all!!!

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