Honeypots and a Getaway Bus in a May Wedding

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Did you ride a school bus as a kid? We’ll bet it probably wasn’t nearly as sharp as the groom’s “party bus” in this Birmingham wedding, as pictured by Stephen DeVries. On her May wedding day, the bride gets a special updo, complete with flower trim; silver slippers await her toes, while bread awaits the guests at church. The groom and his men are dashing in gray suiting with simple cream-colored rose boutonnieres; the bride, resplendent in a long veil, carries some of those cream roses as well as pink and palest lavender purple in her bouquet. The maids line up in dresses of that same lavender; they pause with the bride and other women at the church for a heartfelt moment of prayer behind the scenes.

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After the exchange of vows, the newlyweds and their party climb aboard that school bus — curtained and decorated on the inside with spiffy blue striped upholstery! White-covered tables complement the tall cake trimmed with rose, pink, and fuchsia flowers; a tender figurine portrays the couple’s bond. Guest favors are honey pots (including wood stirrers) trimmed with banners saying “Meant to Bee”; bottled Cokes, complete with striped straws, rest on ice. As a special offering, the bride and groom perform a song together for their mothers, giving everyone a poignant moment. Then, after a generous serving of cake, a few dances, and lots of laughter, they’re tucked safely in their “getaway car” and off into their future…with lovely spring wedding memories to last forever.

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Written by Janet Butler

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Janet W. Butler is a freelance writer, editor, and editorial consultant by day and a “small soprano” by night. An RWA Golden Heart Winner, she is the author of the inspirational romance From the Ashes (“the best little book no one’s ever heard of”), published by SANDS Publishing in 2001; and a romantic suspense, Voice of Innocence, from Desert Breeze Publishing. She is a Chicago native transplanted to northeast Indiana, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and Cassandra “Trouble” Butler, S.R.C. (Spoiled Rotten Cat).