S: Genahl 2011
BC: Within you I lose myself..Without you I find myself wanting to be lost again. Unknown
FC: Chris & Brooke April 16,2011
1: ...for all time and eternity... | We were married in the St. Louis LDS Temple on a beautiful windy day...
2: preparing for an eternity...
4: Having some place to go is home. Having someone to love is family. Having both is a blessing
5: Familie ist Himmel auf dieser Welt
6: Family | Is | Heaven on Earth
8: will you be my love poem?
9: The Boys
10: six most important words
11: My Beautiful Bridesmaids
13: Some people come into our lives and quickly go. . . Some stay for awhile and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never the same. | Our infamous bridal party Keely Cunningham Maid of Honor Jamie Rodems & Misty Beryhill Sal Fasano Best man John Keaton & Julius Baker
14: Could you be my love poem? Brooke today is the day I have waited for my entire life. Simply put - you are more beautiful to me than all the beautiful sayings about roses, rainbows and puppies. And just one look from you is my explanation to the world... one word from your lips and everyone would see. You are my love, my best friend, my dream come true, my soulmate. So I ask you will you be my love poem forever - for always. I know my place is forever by your side through everything-through anything. And my love grows stronger with each passing day. Just know, I will always be your shoulder to lean on and I will give my love to you -All of it- out of respect. Together anything can be accomplished. And whether I read this poem in front of 1000 people or to you 1000 times, just know, my love will always play and laugh with you. I know I have found my place in life- right by your side- I will dust. I will give you happiness...the kind you deserve and it begins by doing the dishes. I will support and uplift you and take out the trash. I am just asking you to envision being the best thing that could ever happen to a person... and then think of me. Just know this is only half of it ..and I look forward to spending my life writing this love poem.
15: Someone once told me there were six most important words you could commit to a person... Six: I admit I made a mistake. Five: I appreciate what you do. Four: what is your opinion. Three: I love you. Two: thank you. One: we. So here I go... I love you, I thank you and appreciate ALL that you do, I will admit when YOU make a mistake. And I will always ask for your opinion as WE go through our new life together.
16: You & I | Together
17: Forever | C | & | B
18: Our reception was held at the Mad Art Gallery in the Soulard district of downtown St. Louis. It was a traditional reception where we were very lucky to have so many friends and family there to celebrate with us | The Mad Art
19: The ring and sand ceremony Chris and I decided to have a ring ceremony and sand ceremony for all of our guest and family to see. Brother Millet conducted the ring ceremony while our close friend Kim fosterling conducted the sand ceremony
20: First Dance | Lucky Boy I hear you in my dreams I feel your whisper across the sea I keep you with me in my heart You make it easier when life gets hard I'm lucky I'm in love with my best friend Lucky to have been where I have been Lucky to be coming home again Jason Mraz & Colbie Callait | Grow Old With You I wanna make you smile whenever you're sad Carry you around when your arthritis is bad Oh all I wanna do is grow old with you I'll get your medicine when your tummy aches Build you a fire if the furnace breaks Oh it could be so nice, growing old with you I'll miss you Kiss you Give you my coat when you are cold Need you Feed you Even let ya hold the remote control So let me do the dishes in our kitchen sink Put you to bed when you've had too much to drink I could be the man who grows old with you I wanna grow old with you Adam Sandler
21: Father, daughter dance | My little girl - Tim McGraw
22: Mother - Son Dance | No Other Love Chuck Prophet
23: When we were thinking about our wedding cake, I had the bright idea to make my own cake. After a long hard year of planning, trial, and eating a lot of cake, we were ready. It took seven people to complete the four-tiered cake and I couldn't have done it without them. Its layers consisted of strawberry/banana, nutella chocolate, pumpkin spice and tiramisu We received so many compliments. It was truly a miracle. | Cake Cutting
27: At two o'clock in the afternoon on the beautiful, windy day of April 16, 2011, Chris and I were sealed for all time and eternity in the St. Louis LDS Temple by Brother McCord in front of family and friends. Then we were able to share our love in words with over 100 of our closest friends who attended our reception. Although, our year-long engagement was tough we look forward to our years together as husband and wife. In the end, we would not take a second back. Our day was priceless with so many more to come.