S: To my best friend Mandy
BC: Just Married...
FC: Robert & Rachel's Wedding
1: Love Rachel | To my Mandy my rock, my Mamoo and my best friend. Thank you for always being a supportive and caring friend to me. I treasure our child hood memories and look forward to the memories to come Love you Mandy Love. Rachie, dishrag, Rachoo | Mandy Thank you so much for all the help with the wedding. I really don't know what I would have done with out you.
2: Thank you so much for the wedding shower Mandy! It was perfect!
3: Putting the wedding together Every detail and ribbon made with love Thanks Again Mandy!
4: The Rehearsal
6: The rehearsal Dinner
8: The wedding Day!
9: The guys getting ready!
10: The Girls Getting Ready! | Something Blue & Something Old One of my dads first turquoise bracelets he made! Given to me this very day by Aunt Jeanie
12: The Details
13: Everything was so beautiful
14: The processional
15: Groom & Mother
16: The Bridesmaids & Groomsmen | Maid of Honor & Best Man
17: The Ring Bearer
18: The Flower Girl
21: The Bride
22: Robert & Rachel have chosen to exchange their vows in the most sacred cathedral of all, with the Holy Father as their roof, the four directions as their walls, and Mother Earth at their Feet!
23: As we begin this ceremony, Robert & Rachel are now going to pass their wedding rings along the first row of their family. Please take a moment to warm these rings with your hopes & wishes for this couple. Your thoughts will follow them through their life together!
24: Rachel & Robert have spent 8 years becoming a couple. Rachel loves Roberts patience & says "he's amazing, he's funny & romantic & he's got a good heart." Robert loves how selfless Rachel is & says "she puts a lot of effort into everyone she knows, even animals." And he adds, she comforts him when no one else can.
25: Who gives this bride to this man? | We do!
26: To have & to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness & health, to love & to cherish, for as long as we both shall live.
27: Hand Fasting Ceremony This ribbon symbolizes that something within your selves - yet definitely greater then your selves - has joined you together. Grandma Roberta & Aunt Lottie will bind Robert & Rachel's hands. As your hands are bound, so are your hearts, minds, bodies & souls. | These are the hands of your best friend, as you promise to love each other today & for all tomorrows. These are the hands that work along side yours, as you build your future together. These are the hands that will passionately love you & cherish you through the years, & the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will sooth you in illness, give you strength, & will hold you. These are the hands that in years from now when they become aged will still be reaching for yours. & at this precious moment these are the hands that will wear your rings now & forever!
28: With this ring, I thee wed. It is a symbol of all that we have promised & all that we shall share!
29: Unity Candle Ceremony | May the blessing of light be with you always light without & light within May the sun shine upon you & warm your heart until it glows like a great fire so that others may feel the warmth of your love for one another | The individual candles represent your lives before today. Lighting the center candle represents the joining together of your two lives, souls & families to one. | of life they are each entering as they take a partner & form another branch of the family tree. | Karen & Jennifer will you please light your child's candle as a symbol of your love & the stage
30: Marriage isn't a promise that changes who you are & what you are to one another. Marriage is a slow process that encompasses the journey you have been on for the last eight years. Marriage is all the decisions that you made that have brought you closer to one another, so close that now there is even comfort in your silences, when things unspoken are still understood in your hearts. Marriage is the shared memories you have already acquired & the tomorrows still to be shared. Yet after today you shall each wear a rind that says to the world that each of you belong to someone very special, who loves you more than anything else in the world and who is forever by your side, both physically & in spirit. Today you will finally, after all these years, really be able to call each other "husband & wife | I now pronounce you Man & wife! You may kiss your bide!
31: Love is patient, love is kind.
53: Announcement of the wedding party | Bride & Groom
56: Toasts | Toast from best man "Your like a brother to me, I wish you a happy life together. I love you guys" | Toast from maid of honor "I've known you guys for so long. you both mean so much to me I love you so much! Robert you finally got her!" | Toast from Tara "I'm very happy for you two, I've been waiting a long time for this day. I love you guys very much. Now lets make some babies!"
57: Jennifer I wish my daughter and new son the best in life. Be good to one another, love each other and keep making life an adventure together!" | Jackie I want to wish my auntie and uncle a good life together." | Karen "You don't know how proud you've made me, this is one of the proudest days of my life. You both mean so much to me & I love you very much. My baby got married & I have a beautiful new daughter! | Liam I love you auntie and uncle" | Paul I'm Rachel's dad and Roberts now too. I've learned what it is to have fun from you two. Keep enjoying life together! | Rhonda I hope you have a good, long and happy marriage. You guys are the best cousins anyone could ask for. We are so close, your like my brother and sister. I Love you guys" | Ron This is really nice to see you to getting married. I hope you guys have the best of everything. | Matt You guys are awesome. I'm so glad this finally happened. Your some of the best people I know. Your my cousins & I love you both!"
58: Greg "We want to wish you the best & thank you for letting us be a part of your family. Thanks for everything you've done for us. Love you guys" | Richard I've known you guys a long time. we've had each others backs through thick & thin. You two are perfect for each other. Love you guys" | Jack I gained a new respect for you guys when you told me you were cavers. You have a good life together. Keep it up" | David "I've known you a long time Rach. You are my best friend and I'm so happy to see you getting married to Robert." | Grama Buhr I'm really happy for you two.I've learned something about Robert - don't ever call him a spelunker, he's a caver!" | Robert "Thank you all so much for coming. each one of you have a deep meaning to us. It means a lot to have you here with us" | Emily You are two of my favorite people. I love you Robert as much as I love Rachel. You've brought a lot of excitement to my life, I love hearing about your adventures together. I love you guys" | Rachel Thank you all so much for coming. Each & every single one of you mean a lot to us both. We are very grateful & we are honored to have you here today. we love you all"
59: We had our wedding flutes inscribed with a message to one another. We didn't see what the other wrote until our wedding reception!
61: Gathered for a slide show of Robert & Rachel's
62: First Dance
63: Song The Pogues Love you till the end | Robert sang to Rachel as they danced
64: Father-Daughter dance | Mother-Son Dance | I was secretly there for Julies father daughter dance and Julie was secretly there for mine!
65: The Dollar Dance
67: Bouquet toss | Garter Toss | Tara | Tom
69: Mandy I am truly blessed to have you as a friend! I love you