The Best Day of Our Lives!

 

Apologies for being M.I.A (missing in action) for so long! We have been so incredibly busy the last two months as we were planning our beautiful white wedding celebration!!!

On October 14th, the sun was shining and, in a beautiful old church in Surrey England, we tied the knot in front of all our amazing friends and family. The occasion was everything we ever dreamt of and so much more.

The day was filled with laughter and pure emotion. I couldn’t help to think to myself I am so incredibly blessed to have this amazing man in my life and what a beautiful gift marriage is. From heaven to earth God has given us an institution that demonstrates the relationship we have with Him through this miraculous union.

We decided to share some of our beautiful photos with you all. We hope you enjoy and will be sharing more in the coming months.

Photos courtesy of Hajie Photography

Dress: Lazaro 

Shoes: Dune 

The Hands of God

For those of you who know me I am, how shall I put it, a germophobe and one of the first things I do after a long day is to wash my hands thoroughly and remove all that city grime – for those of you who live in London you know exactly what I mean!! Today was no different but as I was washing my hands a wonderful thought dropped into my mind – what an awe-inspiring creation the human body is!! Grabbing my food from the microwave (and accidentally burning myself in the process) I proceeded to walk upstairs, with every step I couldn’t help but think how marvelously intelligent our God is. I looked down at my hands, from front to back, and thought that only a wonderful God could have designed the hands of a human so intricately. A bundle of cells each with an individual purpose – one side for touching, feeling, holding and the other side as a protective layer for all those blood vessels and nerves!!

 

While pondering this I couldn’t help to think, how can people not believe in a God and believe this all just chance.

When we look at the intricacies and complexities of the human body that in itself is all the evidence we need. Romans 1:20 says

“For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse”.

When we examine nature we see all the proof we need to believe in God.

Human beings are masterpieces that were clearly thought out and designed in a marvelous way.

Psalm 139 says:

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body”

As I sit here contemplating how wonderful this all is, it reminds me that because we are fearfully and wonderfully made, God places  value on each and everyone of us and the value God places on us is immeasurable.

So if God values each of us how much more must we value, respect and lift up one another, because each person is Gods precious masterpiece. Be empowered, Be encouraged – you are a masterpiece!!

We Have News!!!

Photo: Sneak peak of engagement shoot! We will be posting more pics from our shoot soon! Stay tuned!)

Guess what guys! We have some exciting news we wanted to share with you. Mike and Mel are officially vlogging!!! Yes, that’s right on…YouTube – click for direct link :)!

We are super excited and feel this is a great way to expand our blogging platform through videos; our videos are going to be just another extension of our blog so all things faith and lifestyle.

We are so excited to be on this new journey and we hope you all can check it out and SUBSCRIBE! if your interested!!

Also, we are incredibly thankful to all the readers and subscribers on our blog.

We love and care about each and every one of you and hope you continue to support us on both platforms.

 

Lots of Love M&M

 

Our weekend in photos: Quaglinos

This Saturday was simply amazing. My dear hubby planned a romantic date for me at the one and only Quaglinos in central London. We had an amazing three course dinner and wonderful live band played wonderful music, while we danced the night away. Sometimes its important to remind ourselves of how blessed we are, with the people God has placed in our lives.

Here are a few snippets from the night!

Enjoy! xx

London never seems to disappoint. Flower power!!! 🙂 <3

Arrived at the venue, why not take a pic 🙂

Love him so very much<3 <3 <3

<3 <3 <3

Waiting for our dinner table. 🙂

Below is a few options I was playing around with before we left for the night. lol

My new swinger dress is so much fun. lol

Wasn’t ready to take it off 🙂

Alas, we have a winner! My date night dress 🙂 Dress – Lipsy London (can be found on ASOS) Shoes – Boohoo

Hope you guys enjoyed and see you soon! xx

Where Is The Love!?

If you haven’t heard of the recent events that have been occurring in the world especially in America over the last few weeks you must be living under a rock or own no type of media technology. Racial tensions in America are at an all time high. Hate has taken over the hearts of many people on both sides to the point that people are now violently protesting their hate in the streets. The news coverage looks like it has gone back 100 years in history. There are those who claim to be Christian and yet run around the streets preaching hate – this has no place in my bible or my faith!! I am saddened to think that these people have either forgotten who Christ is or never truly knew Him.

So with all of this going on how do we continue to love and be the salt and light Jesus has called us to be?

Firstly, I believe we must open scripture and read what it says about the times we are living in. Christians continue to ask why is this happening but we must remember that it’s going to get worse before it gets better. I believe we are living in a time where everything goes, the moral degradation of society is higher than ever and people have become their own gods and moral authority.

Timothy an apostle of Christ writes;

But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,  without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

2 Timothy 3:1-5

Judging from this one scripture and many more that are like it, it’s fair to say some of whats happening in the world is not a huge surprise. With the absence of Christ and morality at an all time low people do not know where to turn or who to look to.

This is where we come in as Christians. It may seem scary and uncertain but we must remember we have a God who is control of everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. Before the foundations of the world He knew what was to happen. We must not worry or be anxious about anything (Philippians 4:6-7), we are children of the most high and we will be protected though all of this.

We must also remember the warning Matthew gives when he says;

And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

Matthew 24:12

This verse is speaking to believers NOT unbelievers. Reading it literally shakes me up inside. Many, not a few, MANY hearts will grow cold. This means the majority of Christians. This is a very important scriptural warning because it can only mean one thing, it’s only going to get worse and if we are not reading the word everyday and basking in the presence of God and asking the Holy Spirit to help us in all that we do we may fall through the cracks.

Through all that is happening it is critical we continue to walk in love and remember no matter how bad it gets we know who wins in the end and it truly will be a glorious victory.

So I would like to encourage you to stay strong, be prayerful and keep loving each other after all, that is what we are all called to do. Remember who you are in Christ – you are a Child of God, you are unbreakable and He will never leave you nor forsake you. Be empowered. Be encouraged. Step out in Love and be the light in the dark.

Lots of love xx