Spring finally brought Maytanee and Marks big day, with one of the first days of warm weather in Tennessee! The sweet couple met at Lifechurch, where Maytanee was with Lifekids children's ministry and Mark played with the worship team. Mark now leads worship at Grace church in Gallatin and Maytanee is the the administrative pastor at Lifechurch.tv Hendersonville- they have faithfully centered their relationship in and around Jesus since the begining.
The wedding day started with a traditional Thai family engagement ceremony in Gallatin, where the groom was 'challenged' before he was allowed to step inside with his family. After asking for the brides hand from her parents and aunt, he gave a large dowry of gifts and money before his intended was brought out. Maytanee wore a Thai gown and jewelry her mother had made for her in Thailand especially for her wedding. After exchanging rings the couple was presented with gifts of food and jewlery from both of their mothers. The two then honored guests with gifts like silk scarves and pashimas.
After the engagement ceremony was completed the party whisked off to the American wedding ceremony and bash at the city of Hendersonville Art Council's headquarters-Historic Monthaven
Maytanee had an amazing Bridal Session a few weeks before the big day! Be sure to check out why you should have more than one day to wear the most romantic dress of your life!
Family and friends witnessed the emotional vows, with a special song sung at communion written by Mark himself! Pastor Joel Wilkie, also Maytanees boss, ministered a heartfelt service with Maytanee's sister Achara and friend Kelly as bridesmaids, Marks son Sam and friend Steven as groomsmen. Nephew Christopher and sweet Gracie completed the bridal party. The reception was filled with rich, southern delicacies by 8 Lavender Lane, cake, and dancing. Memorably, the sweet, emotional and funny toasts by Maytanee's sister, dad, and Sam before the exit with glow sticks and a big dip and kiss between husband and wife!
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Pastor Joel Wilkie of Lifechurch.tv
Invitations and Menus by Lauren Hundley
Wedding coordinatorDana Sherlin Farley
Music by Chris Bullard and Lauren Hundley
Caterer & cake 8 Lavender Lane
Flowers by J. Botanica
DJ/Worship Pastor Stephen Cole
Venue Historic MonthavenHendersonville, Tn
Photography by Nashville wedding Photographer Anjeanette Illustration Photography