Skip to comments.Elizabeth Smart marries in Hawaii
Posted on 02/19/2012 5:15:56 AM PST by nuconvert
LAIE, Hawaii Elizabeth Smart and Matthew Gilmour were married Saturday on the North Shore of the island of Oahu.
The couple exchanged vows at the Laie Hawaii Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in front of a small group of immediate family members, according to a statement released by Smart family spokesman Chris Thomas.
The wedding party was celebrated at a private reception and luau. Following Saturday's festivities, the couple planned to leave on an extended honeymoon to an undisclosed location.
"Elizabeth's desire was for what most women want to celebrate her nuptials in a private wedding with family and close friends," Thomas said.
When the couple became engaged just last month, they made plans to get married this summer. But the couple recently decided the move the date up by several months.
"After the story broke about her engagement and the media became increasingly invasive, Elizabeth recognized it was going to be impossible to have a traditional wedding devoid of distractions and unusual challenges outside of her control," Thomas said. "She decided, about a week ago, the best way to avoid significant distraction was to change her wedding plans and to get married in an unscheduled ceremony outside of Utah."
Gilmour, of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Smart met while she was serving an LDS mission in France.
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I certainly hope the trauma of her ordeal does not rear its head to interfere with her marriage, and that she’ll be able to have as many kids as she wants.
It’s sad that the guy that abducted her is still breathing.
When I got married we moved the wedding up too. Just shy of 9 months early.
I’m surprised the Mormon haters here haven’t piled onto this thread yet.....
May the Lord Bless her
May His Light shine down upon her
May her children and her children’s children rise up and call her blessed.
How wonderful that she met a man (after she was healed) who likely did not read of her trauma every day for months and develop morbid fears of her. A fresh start. God bless him for being her trusted companion in life.
I see he wore his clan tartan necktie in one of the pix! May he be her Braveheart.
Hopefully the Mormon haters will stay away.
An under-reported part of the Elizabeth Smart story is that she has grown up without great lasting trauma from her ordeal. And part of that is undoubtedly due to her strong religious faith. I know some liberals would never attribute anything positive to one’s religious faith, however, her faith may well have helped her cope with what happened to her.
♫ The wedding was,
A formal one.
Her daddy wore,
A white shot gun. ♫
I really don’t care what her reasons were.
I wish her all the best, including being able to completely drop out of the public eye, and think that avoiding a crescendo of newspaper coverage is greatly in her best interest.
The young couple managed to outwit the newspapers. A great accomplishment.
Chip on your shoulder? Don’t make this thread something it isn’t.
How wonderful for her. I hope God blesses her and her husband with a wonderful life together.
Good for her, though she does belong to a cult. I hope someday she comes to know the real Jesus of the Bible and His Grace. J.S.