remembering Heidi’s wedding

remembering Heidi’s wedding

I can’t believe that it’s been two years since our daughter Heidi’s wedding day.  They got married on May 26, 2012.  She wanted to have it here at the farm and chose a spot in front of a half-finished barn that we’d been building as the setting for the ceremony.  Her fiancé Casey was a wonderful young man that she was crazy about and we were proud to be welcoming him into our family and also to see his sweet family welcoming Heidi into theirs.  I don’t think I realized how organized and thoughtful Heidi really could be until a day or two before the wedding, when all of her bridal party and a bunch of friends arrived to help setup for the big day.  Heidi not only had thought through every detail… she took special love, and care to find or hand-make everything.  And she did it all on the small budget that she and Casey had.

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When the day arrived and the ceremony started, the weather and the evening was perfect.  I’m not sure how many people were there, but it seemed like a lot.  All seated on hay bales as the sun was setting.  Our longtime family friend Manuel designed her wedding dress and she looked so beautiful.  Some of her friends performed Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love” as the guests were seated and I wrote a song for her that I sang.  It was probably the toughest song I’ve ever sang.

The day they got married, we didn’t really know Casey that well yet.  We liked him a lot, but in the two years since, we’ve come to love Casey deeply.  He’s a character, like myself.  He’s not afraid to go his own path.  He is passionate about his art and life and he’s passionate about his bride Heidi.  It’s been so neat to watch their love for each other grow since their wedding day.  With his dreams of painting and her dreams of music, they’re perfect for each other.  More than anything, you want your children to experience real love.  And I think Heidi has that with Casey.

During the last couple of years while we were filming our tv show, it was important to me to try to capture important moments in our lives.  I’m so thankful that we captured this one, so we can relive it forever.  Joey, Hopie and I watched it together today with tears in our eyes.

 

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  1. Love a country wedding. Absolutely beautiful. Rory’s song made me cry. Loved the words !!

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  2. I love listening to u and Joey singing; and your daughter also. Both r so pretty. Your family is such an inspiration for me. I deal with great back pain.. I get so much enjoyment reading your blog of your sweet family. I love watching Joey with the baby. Indiana couldn’t have been blessed with any greatet parents. She will flourish with all the love and teachings of great parents. May God continue to richly bless you.
    Love in Christ, Carla

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  3. I have really enjoyed reading about your life and plan on reading more. I love your songs.

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  4. I loved watching Heidi and Casey’s wedding!! I would love to hear Joey sing: “Lisa” again too!! I believe a lot of her strength comes from GOD but also “Rory”!!

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  5. Thank you for sharing this joyous day! My only daughter Monica has a “new man”, too, and she’s getting married June 2015. Is this song available? I would love to play it for her wedding. Note to Casey: Don’t let anyone rib ya for wiping Heidi’s lipstick off your lips! After kissing my bride Sherri, I did the same thing and we’re goin’ on 19 years!

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  6. Oh WOW! I loved the video of the wedding. I felt I was right there. Thanks for letting us share this with you. That song that Rory wrote was amazing. We love you guys!

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  7. This was beautiful. Thank you for sharing your life. I so enjoy your blog. Praying for your family.

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  8. What an absolutely beautiful day.. I am sitting here crying. I can’t even imagine how you felt singing that song for her… Congratulations!!

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  9. hey all, what show, when is it on, and what channel, hope I get it here in az.

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  10. I don’t know how you got through that song without breaking down. I had tears running down my cheeks just listening to it. Hope your daughter and her husband have many happy years together.

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  11. This takes me back to the special times of my life, when i was married 46 years ago. the simple times that we loved and kept our families so close to our heart. Please keep singing those wonderful songs that I love and you have such a special gift from God that will not go unnoticed. I am looking forward to listening to each one. God Bless

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  12. i love to watch the very sweet and simple life that takes me away to when i was young at 17 yrs and married to my husband of 46 years.. This is the way life should be.. Full of Gods blessings and family to hold close to your heart. Please keep singing those beautiful songs,because God has truly gifted you so very much…God Bless.. Susan

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  13. Ooops!! I screwed up…..not Hopie but Heidi’s wedding. My bad! Please forgive me…I’m rattle brained! :-D
    Hope HEIDI and Casey have a wonderful, blessed life together! ;-)

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  14. That was beautiful wedding. I remember my youngest son’s wedding and now I have a 1+1/2 yr. old grand angel,”Bethany Ann.” My only grand child and perhaps…the only…
    PERIOD. (Hehe!) But…even if Bethany’s the one and only, she’s a joy to behold. O:-)
    I hope Hopie and her love will have a wonderful, blessed life.

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  16. Happy Anniversary Heidi and Casey!! We wish you many more happy years to come. Thank you for sharing your beautiful wedding and your beautiful family. Soooo looking forward to seeing “Joey & Rory” on tv again! Love to all.

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  17. Happy anniversary Heidi & Casey. Wish you many more happy years together. I saw you sing the other night on the Joey and Rory show Heidi. The whole family is so tallented. God bless!

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  18. Thanks for sharing the beautiful wedding! It looked so perfect, it even made me cry!

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  19. I love country weddings!!! I was born in Los Angeles, Ca. (my twin too), but, my folks came from Texas. Thank you sooooo much for sharing Heidi’s wedding with us. Yee Haw>>>>>>>>>

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  20. This is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. What a beautiful wedding and a precious memories. Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us. You are blessed beyond measure!!!!

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  22. Wow!!!! So precious!!!!!

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  23. We love reading about your family. It is so heartwarming. Can’t wait until your back on TV. Happy Anniversary to Hedi and Casey.

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  24. Happy Anniversary to Heidi and Casey. Hope for you many years of love and happiness.

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  25. So special! I remember seeing this on the show but it was great to re-watch. Hard to believe it has been two years already. Happy Anniversary Hedi and Casey!!

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