Praise the Lord!
I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart,
in the company of the upright and in the assembly.
Great are the works of the Lord;
They are studied by all who delight in them.
Splendid and majestic is His work
Once Tessa had donned her gown, she gave me the honor of helping her with the finishing touches.
First, I hung my pearls on her. Mr. Beaver had give them to me as a wedding gift, and I wore them in our wedding 27 years ago.
Next, we hung the veil over her head full of curls. Since neither of us had any experience with veils, it took a bit of guessing and experimenting.
The next step was the placement of the tiara.
We tried once and then discovered we needed to try again.
Tessa's friend Leah watched and held the supplies for us.
The second effort proved successful, and Tessa was now ready for anything!
(Photos taken by Katherine Nisius)