Chatter and Chitter

The Wedding was a Success

Corie and Austin at Reception

The wedding was a huge success even if the weather was cold, windy, and snowy. After preparing all week we were so tired that Chatter said she didn’t care if it did snow she was getting married even if no one came but us 🙂

I didn’t know if we’d wake up to a big snow or not, but like Chatter I was so tired by Friday night that I just couldn’t worry about it no more.

Thankfully we only got a skiff of snow. We did have frigid temps and crazy wind. But folks braved the weather and joined us in the wonderful celebration of joining Chatter and Austin in marriage and both of their families in love.

The cake was lovely, and delicious—the food was good too. But most of all there was a wonderful sweet spirit about the entire day.

Our friends hosted the wedding at their house which has huge windows. It was all cozy and warm inside and with the snow blowing outside it was almost like we were a colorful scene of people inside a snow globe 🙂

You can watch last night’s video for a quick peek at the wedding (see link below). We videoed the entire ceremony and Chatter will share it in a couple of days so stay tuned for that.

The Deer Hunter, Chitter, and I are exhausted, feeling a little bittersweet without Chatter in the house, but so happy for her and Austin to start their lives together.

Last night’s video: A Wedding & a Skiff of Snow in Appalachia.


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    March 16, 2022 at 9:24 am

    What a beautiful couple. I’m so happy they had such a beautiful day to start their new life together. It look to have been a beautiful wedding. I would love one of those heart shaped rock from the creek and if I win one maybe I could pay Katie to make it into a necklace for me.
    God Bless the newlyweds and I wish them many years of joy and happiness.

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    Tony Maynard
    March 15, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    So happy for you all.She was beautiful and he seems like a great young man.May they have a lifetime of wonderful memories together! God bless them.Great job Mom!

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    March 15, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you for sharing with us. She was beautiful. Gorgeous. Glad it all went well. Congratulations to them both.

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    Gina Smith
    March 14, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful family event with us your followers. Brought tears to my eyes to hear the love in your voice. God bless them with a long happy marriage.

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    Denise R
    March 14, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    So wonderful to hear the news of the wedding Saturday and thankful that you all didn’t get clobbered with the snow like my sister did in Pikeville, KY! May God richly bless Corie and Austin now and in their future years!

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    March 14, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Words fail. Many best wishes and blessings on the bride and groom

    May they give you many beautiful grand babies!

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    Karen Boone
    March 14, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    It was such a lovely day for Corie and I am sure she is happy but also relieved it is over in some ways. I look forward to seeing the video. It was a surprise this morning to get my beautiful earrings that I ordered from Katie in the mail and I absolutely adore them…but the sweetest thing of all was that she sent me the prettiest polished white rock I’ve ever seen. I will cherish it forever.

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    Hank Skewis
    March 14, 2022 at 11:28 am

    A lovely post to start my week off! So happy for Corie and Austin. I wish them many happy years together.

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    Gloria Hayes
    March 14, 2022 at 11:25 am

    What a beautiful couple!! So happy for all of you!!

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    Sheri Curtin
    March 14, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Congratulations to all I just recently discovered your blog and it is heaven sent. I live near Chicago but my mom’s family was from southern Indiana near the Wabash River and your blog brings to me the familiarity I long for. The way you cook is what I grew up on and continue on to today. Thank you for bringing light into my world.bless your daughter and her new life

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    Angelyn McLain
    March 14, 2022 at 10:57 am

    I am so glad everything was beautiful. I remember when our daughter got married, and afterward we went back to our house after the reception, it felt so good to throw on “slumperdinker” clothes and put our feet up! We just sat around with all the out of town family and kept munching on all the goodies!
    I can’t wait to see the video clips!

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    March 14, 2022 at 10:43 am

    What a beautiful couple! I’m so happy for both your families and hope God blesses Corey and Austin with a very long, happy, loving and fun adventure filled marriage together. Congratulations!!!

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    March 14, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Your video made me cry when I saw you tearing up about your beautiful girl not being there when you wake up in the mornings. I’m so glad she will be living close by the home she grew up in. The sneak peek of the wedding sure was beautiful and the snow only added to the fairy tale setting.

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    Kirsten Thomas
    March 14, 2022 at 9:50 am

    Thank-you for sharing about Cory & Austin’s beautiful wedding! It is so encouraging to know that faith, love, & faithfulness abide still…from one generation to the next. I would love a wedding favor rock…will put it in my table where I have my morning quiet time, if my name is drawn.

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    Sheryl Paul
    March 14, 2022 at 9:07 am

    What a lovely day. I fon’t think it could have been a more perfect day. Congratulations to sll

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    Kenneth P Hartman
    March 14, 2022 at 9:05 am

    I love the snow globe comparison, and the pictures that have already been shared are great. I can’t imagine the work that went into everything.

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    Kim Glenn
    March 14, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Congratulations. Kept you all in my thoughts on Saturday. She is absolutely beautiful.

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    March 14, 2022 at 9:01 am

    Such a beautiful bride and groom! I was thinking about you all Friday and was praying it would all go well and Granny would be able to attend the wedding. She looked so happy and beautiful too. Giving the creek rocks was a sweet idea and Corie’s wedding dress is absolutely precious. Praying God’s best for the years ahead.

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    Uncle Al
    March 14, 2022 at 8:47 am

    Congratulations to a beautiful couple.

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    Ron Stephens
    March 14, 2022 at 8:12 am

    I am so glad you all had a richly blessed day. I had never thought of it before but a white wedding is so very fitting. (Ours could have been but was not. Our wedding day was February 23rd.) I loved your imagery of the snow globe. A snow globe would make such a perfect wedding or anniversary present for Austen and Corie, reminiscent of the weather and the skiff of snow but also the warmth of family and friends.

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    March 14, 2022 at 8:02 am

    I cannot wait for the video! Thank you for the sneak peek in last night’s video. From just that little bit you can tell the wedding was absolutely beautiful and God was smiling down on you all. I am so glad that Granny got to go. I hope you all got some rest yesterday. May God richly bless Corie and Austin as they begin their life together.

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    Miss Cindy
    March 14, 2022 at 6:53 am

    Yes, it certainly was the sweetest wedding I have ever seen! It was cold but that didn’t dampen our party/wedding! The wedding was sweet as were their vows they wrote. It was so heartwarming even with the very cool weather.
    It was a beautiful heartwarming day!

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    Donna sue
    March 14, 2022 at 6:30 am

    I am so happy for all of you! I couldn’t sleep Friday night, so I spent it praying for Corie and Austin, you, your family, and the entire happy day! God is so good! I know this marriage is richly blessed. Corie and Austin both have hearts for the Lord, and that is the most important thing in life. I loved the pictures you shared in your video last night. I loved how your Mom was beaming, she looked so radiant and pretty in her floral skirt and pink blouse. You were absolutely stunning in your outfit, and so was Katie in her maid of honor gown. Core was so beautiful, she looked like a princess! I thought the wedding favors of the creek rocks was so original and perfect-. I remember three Indian princesses, long ago on your blog, playing in that creek. It was so appropriate that one of those princesses would grow up and give rocks from that lovely creek as gifts to the family and friends who witnessed one of the most cherished days of her life. Her wedding was what all little girls dream their’s will be – a fairy tale come true! Congratulations to all of you!

    Donna. : )

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      Martha Justice
      March 14, 2022 at 8:27 am

      Congratulations to all of you ❤

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    March 14, 2022 at 6:28 am

    She is so beautiful! Congratulations on gaining a son! My heart goes out to y’all, especially Katie, as it must have been difficult with Corie now gone. It surely was when my sissy left home. Many blessings to everyone!

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