S: Aaron & Kristin Shear
FC: Aaron & Kristin Shear October 2nd, 2010
1: Whetstone Park of Roses | Columbus, Ohio
9: The Chamber Music Connection
16: Being married is like trying to keep your balance in a three-legged race. You walk side by side in a forward momentum, yet each of you is making choices that will either help maintain level footing or cause you to lose your rhythm, balance, or your way. While you are two separate individuals, you walk together along one path. Your every gesture, word, expression, and action, and those you withhold or omit, will determine the quality of your experience as one. It is through loving, kindness, caring, and sharing that a successful marriage journey is created. A good marriage takes patience, dedication, humor, and forgiveness. You keep your love alive by the choices you make, moment by moment, day after day, and year after year. As a result of practice, you learn how to love yourselves and each other with devotion and freedom. Spiders build webs, birds build nests, and we build safe and comfortable havens through our loving. By virtue of your marriage and because of your love, may you give the gifts of tenderness, comfort, joy, and peace to each other to nurture you throughout the years.
17: Apache Wedding Blessing Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for each other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth for the other. Now you are two bodies, but there is only one life before. Treat yourselves and each other with respect, and remind yourselves often of what brought you together. Give the highest priority to the tenderness, gentleness and kindness that your connection deserves. When frustration, difficulty and fear assail your relationship; as they threaten all relationships at one time or another, remember to focus on what is right between you, not only the part which seems wrong. In this way you can ride out the storms when clouds hide the face of the sun in your lives, remembering that even if you lose sight of it for a moment, the sun is still there. And each of you takes responsibility for the quality of your life together, it will be marked by abundance and delight. May beauty surround you both on the journey ahead and through all the years. May happiness be your companion always. Go now to your dwelling place to enter into the days of your life together, And may your days be good and long upon the earth.
18: If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. | 1st Corinthians 13
23: I Kristin ask you Aaron to be my husband as my friend and my love... | I Aaron ask you Kristin to be my wife as my friend and my love... | On this day I affirm the relationship we have created, looking to the future to deepen and strengthen it. I will be yours in plenty and in want, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. Together we will dream, will stumble but restore each other, we will share all things, serving each other and our fellow humanity. I will cherish and respect you, comfort and encourage you, be open with you, and stay with you as long as we shall live, bound and freed by our Love.
28: Elevator Brewery & Draught Haus
41: Flowers On High
49: Mozart's Bakery and Sandy Conroy