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Bridal Party Gifts Personalized with Scripture Verses

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Searching for a special way to thank your bridal party for the role they are playing in your special day? Your groomsmen and bridesmaids are the people that have had the biggest impact on your life. These friends stood by your side encouraging you, loving you, and praying for you to find the husband or wife God set apart for you. One way to show your gratitude and appreciation for your bridal party is giving customized gifts featuring your favorite bible verses.

Is there a verse that has been a major part of your friendships and encouragement through the hard seasons of life? Or perhaps, there is a passage that captures part of your love story. 904Custom.com makes personalized gifts, which allow you to choose a verse and include the name of the recipient. Here are some unique gifts with text customization options as well as verse ideas to pair with them:

  1. Gifts for Any Member of Bridal Party - Beverage tumblers are gifts that can travel to work, to school, on errands and wherever life takes you. Add a sweet message to let members of your bridal party know you are thinking of them.

    • I hold you in my heart, for we have shared together God’s blessings. Philippians 1:7

  2. Gifts for the Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom - Engraved wooden cutting boards and garden flags are great decorative gifts that parents can display in their homes. Here are two verses that serve as helpful reminders to foster love in the home.

    • And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Colossians 3:14

    • But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

  3. For Your Maid of Honor - Thank your lifelong friend for all the wisdom and joy she has brought to you with a Bible cover made just for her. This Proverbs verse highlights the strength and wisdom a true friend can bring to life.

    • She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. Proverbs 31: 25-26

  4. For Your Best Man – Your best man can use a leatherette portfolio for keeping important papers together. Whether it’s for work, paying bills, or taking notes in church, a folio is a keepsake that is sure to get plenty of use.

    • A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24

  5. For the Bride and Groom - As you customize gifts for your friends, you may want to get something special for each other. A poster with the Love Chapter is a wonderful item to hang in your home and help establish habits for the family you are creating.

    • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

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A beautifully displayed passage of Scripture is a keepsake that your friends will see as they carry on the tasks of their everyday lives – even after all the wedding festivities have ended. These mementos can serve as reminders of the love and blessings you get to continue sharing for the rest of your lives.

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Alexei & Noelle Wedding (VIDEO) | Epping Forest Yacht Club

Alexei and Noelle had an amazing wedding last month at Epping Forest Yacht Club surrounded by family and friends. These two had some of the best wedding vows I’ve ever heard. I wish I could have included the entire length of them but unfortunately ran out of space for this song. But I love it when vows get pretty emotional because it always makes for an impactful edit. This is one of those videos.

Join me in congratulating Alexei and Noelle on their special day!

Edward & Karen Wedding (VIDEO)

Edward and Karen had a beautiful wedding in the backyard of their new home together. They worked REALLY hard to decorate their property for the wedding and I have to say, I was incredibly impressed. It looked better than some of the actual venues in town whose entire purpose is to have weddings. So hats off to these couple for an outstanding job. On top of that, their ceremony turned out amazing under perfect clear weather. Join me in congratulating this amazing couple on their big day!

Chris & Laurie | The Lodge Ponte Vedra Wedding Photographer

If I remember right, I was stopping at Target on my way home from work one day to find my wife a birthday present and while I was enduring the challenge every husband faces of “which candle scent have I NOT bought her yet” my phone rang. Chris initially found me through a Google search but we went on to find out we are both Eleven22’ers AND he has done the same Panama mission trip that I’ve done. (By the way, after viewing this post, if you haven’t already then go look at the PANAMA post too. You won’t regret it.) So we immediately hit it off! I got a chance later on to sit with him and Laurie together as they decided to hire me for their wedding.

Chris and Laurie had an amazing beach wedding surrounded by close family and friends at Ponte Vedra’s Lodge. They are a wonderful, compassionate, genuine and beautiful couple who I can honestly say I am glad I had the privilege of meeting. Take a look at their big day and join me in congratulating these two on many years of marriage to come!

Ty & Mary | Bowing Oaks Plantation Wedding Photographer

Ty & Mary. Two very awesome people. That’s how I’m choosing to open this post.

I can’t say enough how impressed I am with this couple. When we first met for their EPIC engagement session, we all hit it off right away. Like me, Ty and Mary are fellow Jesus people and it is always an added blessing for me to get to work with other Christians. During their engagement shoot I asked for the story behind their proposal and found out they were doing a couple’s bible study together on Romans 12 and afterward, Ty got down on one knee and popped the question. Boom! That’s how it’s done folks. They also incorporated their faith into their wedding in many other ways too. My personal favorite was the creative spin they put on the traditional guest book by instead having their guests sign their bible and highlight a bible verse in it. SOOO awesome. (By the way if you’re looking for a good one to study for yourself, I recommend Romans 8:1. Here is a video about it that might just change your life.)

Ty and Mary had a stunning winter wedding at the beautiful Bowing Oaks Plantation in Jacksonville, FL. The temps were a little low but luckily the clouds cleared out and the sunshine helped warm us back up just a bit. Join me in saying a very big congratulations to these two and wishing them a very long and wonderful marriage!

And thank you to the very talented Janet Chrys Photography for coming along and shooting alongside me. Go check her out!

James & Katie Wedding (VIDEO) | Epping Forest Yacht Club

James and Katie had an absolutely stunning wedding on the river at Epping Forest Yacht Club this past weekend. Katie was the makeup artist for a couple of previous weddings I’ve shot which is how she found me and I’m glad I got the call because this one has turned out to be one of my favorites. Join me and wishing these two a very big congratulations and a wonderful future together!

John & Nikki Wedding (VIDEO)

Nikki and I met at an ad agency we both used to work at near San Marco where we became friends. She was a graphic designer and I was the in-house video guy. After a few years we both ended up moving on from that company but still kept in touch. When Nikki got engaged and reached out to ask if I'd film her wedding, I was mega pumped because I knew given her incredible design skills and artistic eye (don't believe me? GO HERE) it could only mean one thing......Her wedding would definitely LOOK amazing. I showed up at the mansion and it was a videographer's playground!

Surrounded by family and friends, John and Nikki tied the knot this past weekend in San Marco under clear skies and amazing weather. Take a moment to watch their special day, and join me in saying CONGRATS to this awesome couple!

Billy + Catie | The Glass Factory Wedding Photographer

This was my second wedding at what was and still is my favorite venue in all of Jacksonville. The Glass Factory. I also had the opportunity to shoot a fun little short film here and each time I get the opportunity to work at this place, I am so excited.

Billy and Catie actually found me from the Glass Factory website where I am currently a featured photographer. (Thanks Glass Factory folks!) I got the call and we met one afternoon at the beach and immediately we all knew it was going to be a good fit. Billy and Catie not only had an amazing wedding, but they also are the couple who I shot my all time favorite engagement photo of. (View here. You'll know which one I'm talking about when you see it.)

Surrounded by an amazing group of friends and family, these two tied the knot at what was one of if not the most fun weddings I've ever done. They are two very incredible and genuine people and it shows by all of the friends that they had show up for their big day. I'll admit, after doing this gig now for a decade it can sometimes be difficult to keep my motivation to show up and put the long hours in, but when you come across a couple like this, it doesn't feel like work.

Congrats Billy and Catie, and thank you for letting me capture your special day! - Adam