Tom Clark - Sweethearts, Wedding Prayer & Bride & Groom

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  • Sold Date: Mar 26, 2008
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This collection of Tom Clark wedding gnomes includes Sweethearts, Wedding Prayer, and the Retired Bride and Groom. Sweethearts and Bride and Groom have Certificates of Authenticity. All have been well cared for and have no defects. Photos of the three Woodspirit couples and their stories, written by Tom Clark, are below.
Sweethearts, #5442 , created May 24, 2000
"When you're in love two hearts beat as one. So it is very symbolic that these sweethearts are standing inside the heart that frames their feelings for one another. Whether they are just getting married or renewing their vows, they are definitely starting the 21st Century together. Their lucky coin is a new 2000 penny. It obviously makes good cents to marry the one you love. this couple would like to offer their best wishes to other sweethearts and are willing to be placed on top of a wedding cake whenever possible. I enjoy personalizing statues when it is appropriate, and this one will be easy to inscribe with first names and a wedding date. Please bring these sweethearts to a signing event so I can sign their heart and offer my best wishes as well."
Wedding Prayer, #5506, released July, 2002
" 'Almighty and ever-blesed God, whose presence isthe happiness of every condition, and whose favor hallows everyrelation; We beseech Thee to be present and favorable unto these Thy servants, that they may be truly joined in the honorable estate of marriage, in the covenant of their God..' This prayer is a part of the marriage ceremony which is so beautifully wriften in the Protestant Book of Common Worship. As the Bride and Groom kneel in front of the altar, they ask God to bless their union, in the presence of their families and friends who are t to rejoice with them. T is a small lucky coin on the side of the Bride. It is from Netherlands, whose Royal family is of the house of Orange. Orange blossoms are a traditional flower for spring weddings. Our Bride has placed her bouquet at her feet during the prayer. It is a single rose, representating her faithfulness to her Husband. The Groom has a key by his side. It is the key to her heart! The prayer concludes with a meaningful petition: 'As Thou hast brought them together by Thy providence, sanctify them by Thy Spirit, giving them a new frame of heart fit for their new estate; and enrich them with all grace, wby they may enjoy the comforts, undergo the cares, endure the trials, and perform the duties of life together under Thy heavenly guidance and protection.' "
Bride and Groom, #5005, created September 3, 1987, retired October 31, 2003
"Wedding bells are ringing for this Bride and Groom. The Groom is just now turning gray behind the ears, so he's old enough to marry, and from the look of love in his Bride's eyes, she'll make him feel ever young. She is wearing "something old" - her grandmother's wedding veil. Rosie has picked "something new" for the Bride - a bouquet of roses, though she had to step over Pete to pluck the freshest ones. The Bride "borrowed" a sixpence for her slipper from Tom Clark, and she leaves behind "something blue" - three rejected suitors, Johnny, Mugmon and Jeff. All of the acorns scattered around the base are couples. Mom has been in the kitchen all day, working with Sugar and Spice to bake the perfect wedding cake. As wedding presents go, this one takes the cake.