S: Melisa & Scott
BC: ...and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, we found that we were one tree and not two.
FC: Melisa & Scott April 23, 2011
3: Cave Creek Ranch Portal, Arizona
7: Getting Ready!
8: Life is Beautiful.
9: Let's go driftin through the trees Let's go sailing on the sea Let's go dancing on the juke-join floor And leave our troubles all behind, have a party So easily forgotten, are the most important things Like the melody and the moonlight in your eyes And a song that lasts forever Each song getting better all the time Life is beautiful, life is wonderous Every star above shining just for us Life is beautiful, on a stormy night Somewhere in the world the sun is shining bright
11: Today I marry my best friend...
12: Family and Friends
13: Bridesmaids Liz Nutt, Raizel Liebowitz, Tria Aronow Groomspeople Chris Cole, Adam Rodriguez, Holly Kirchberger
17: Our Wedding Party
19: The ceremony
22: Oriah Mountain Dreamer- The Invitation It doesn't interest me what you do for a living I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing... It doesn't interest me how old you are I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive... I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, to remember the limitations of being human. I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon,"Yes." It doesn't interest me who you know, or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.
24: Love is a Temporary Madness Louis de Bernieres | Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those that truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, we found that we were one tree and not two.
25: A letter from Miss Manners... While exclusionary interest in one other human being, which is what we call courtship, is all very exciting in the stages of discovery, there is not enough substance in it for a lifetime, no matter how fascinating the people or passionate the romance. The world, on the other hand, is chock full of interesting and curious things. The point of the courtship — marriage — is to secure someone with whom you wish to go hand in hand through this source of entertainment, each making discoveries, and then sharing some and merely reporting others. Anyone who tries to compete with the entire world, demanding to be someone's sole source of interest and attention, is asking to be classified as a bore. "Why don't you ever want to talk to me?" will probably never start a satisfactory marital conversation. "Guess what?" will probably never fail.
27: I love you because....
29: Mr & Mrs
30: It's Official!
31: Prescott "Plus"
32: There ain't no rust on the happiness bus!
36: Cutting the Cake!