Friday, December 29, 2017

My Wedding Livestream!

Tomorrow is our wedding day and I get to marry this handsome hitchhiker! =)
(great story behind this summer photo by the way---one of my favorite memories from our relationship. =)) 

Seriously seems surreal to me that the BIG day is tomorrow---the past weeks and four months have absolutely flown by!

I would like to invite each of you blog readers to join in with us as we celebrate tomorrow! Obviously I would just have loved to invite each of you on over to be here in person. But thank goodness for the world of technology! And that through livestream, some of y'all (and a number of friends who now cannot come due other commitments, the weather, or one of the other nine weddings that I currently know of that are happening the same day!) will be able to join us as we celebrate our biggest day together! It is currently "blitz cold" (as my dad says!) and snowing hard. We are going to have the biggest Iowa winter wonderland for our wedding day. Still can't believe it!

Here is the link to our YouTube channel where the livestream will be beginning at 1:50pm! Also watch our instagram stories, @bontragerfamilysingers, for behind-the-scenes snapshots that my siblings will be posting!

Me? I'm tuning out for a while now. =)

Love y'all and so blessed by your prayers for us! More than anything, I want each of our guests to feel loved, and for Jesus to be glorified. 
This has been our greatest desire and I would ask y'all to join us in praying for this!

With love,
 the soon-to-be Mrs. John Maxwell =)


  1. Woohoo!!!!!!!!! SO EXCITED for you and John, Chelsy!! I'll be praying! Can't wait!!!!

  2. YESSSSSSS!!! So glad I get to tune into your wedding tomorrow. Praying that everything goes well!! :D


  3. So excited for you Chelsy! Praying you have a amazing wedding!! Can't wait to watch it! Thank you for being such a great example! ~Katie F. <3

  4. So excited for you, Chelsy!! Now I can't wait to hear the story behind the picture :)
    Praying that you will SLEEP well tonight and that our Lord Jesus Christ will be magnified tomorrow and forever in your and John's marriage.

  5. I am SO excited for you both!!!!! :D <3

  6. That picture is so cute! I'd love to know the story behind it. May your wedding day be blessed :)

  7. Praying for you and your very soon to be husband on your special day!

    Sounds like it will be a wedding winter wonderland.

    I know I'm just a blog reader but I truly wish you the best.
    For the richest days are ahead when two with hearts to serve the Lord... are joined before the Lord.


  8. Dear Chelsy,
    Yay! The day has come! As a longtime blog reader, it's so exciting and special to be able to share in witnessing your wedding!
    I wanted to grab this chance to just express my appreciation for the many, many funny, honest, nitty-gritty, and heartfelt posts you've written and shared with all of us on the interwebs over the years. The love and closeness of you and your family has been inspiring, the sister-trips' escapades so hilarious, and the raw honesty of sharing when everything isn't all rosy- thank you for writing about it all so well!
    May you and John have an amazing, lovely wedding ceremony tomorrow in the winter wonderland. I wish you the Very, very best for a lifetime of joyous, Christ-centered and beautiful marriage! Proverbs 24:3-4 and Psalm 127 have wonderful advice for building a new home on the best possible foundation-the Lord! Looking forward to hearing about the next stage of your journey, as a wife!
    Congrats & love,

  9. Hi Chelsy, Congratulations to you and John. I am praying for both of you as you both begin a new chapter in your life together. I am going to be watching your wedding via live stream. Looking forward to reading your posts when you get settled.

    Love and prayers, Elizabeth from California.

  10. All happiness and blessings to you and John!

  11. Congratulations is hardly the word, Chelsey! I'm SO excited and happy for you. Such a beautiful example of purity and grace. Thank you for sharing with your blog readers. It is an honor to be part of your special day. (Behind the scenes watching the livestream! ;-)

  12. Nice to have been there. I just wish I could have​ been able to talk to John more and got to know his family. One of his sisters came and asked who I was but I do not remember which one sadly. Big crowd for a cold day. Oh Chelz did you walk outside barefoot?

  13. What a beautiful wedding! Thank you for live streaming. I've never met you but have followed your blog and your family's blog for a while. It was a treat to be given this glimpse into your love story. I have also been following the Maxwell family blog and had no idea the connection that would one day come between the 2 families.

  14. Loved it! Thanks for sharing with us! Blessings!!

  15. So excited for you Chelsy! I listened in...what a sweet wedding you had! You were gorgeous bride also! I hope you'll post some pics of the reception also. I'm always interested in the decor and how pretty the cake is :) hope you have an AWESOME ���� honeymoon!!!!

  16. Will you be putting the video of your wedding on your YouTube channel? Was unable to watch on the day.

    1. We haven't decided yet if we will be sharing. If you would like to know when we decide, you can send us an email at
      Thanks so much!

  17. Been waiting on a update as a newlywed!!!!! How's it going setting up your house?


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