BC: Rocky Mountain National Park | June 30, 2012
FC: T & C
1: Christa Carroll | Tyler Levy
2: THE | Bride
12: Ceremony | The | June 30th, 2012 | Rocky Mountain National Park
15: Tyler - I love everything about you. I love the funny way you eat Vanilla Wafers. I love how when Sasha was really sick, you went with me to the emergency vet. I love your integrity. I love how you never hang up until you've made sure I'm happy, even when it's late and you need to get to bed, and how you wrote me a letter every day of basic. I'm so grateful of how kind, gentle, and patient you are with me, and I promise that, at the end of every day, I will be there to return that kindness to you. I can't wait to spend my life enjoying the little things with you.
16: I, Tyler, take you, Christa, to be my best friend, my love, and the mother of my future children. I promise to protect you during the paranoia of the night, and to support you during the trials of the day; to hold and kiss you on the forehead during the tragedies, and carry you in my arms during the joys of life. I vow to you honesty, compassion, and unwavering love so long as we both shall live.
26: The | Lyons, Colorado | Peaceful Valley Guest Ranch
34: First Dance
47: Happily Ever After . . .
58: Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to join Tyler Levy and Christa Carroll in matrimony, which is not to be entered into unadvisedly or lightly – but reverently, discreetly, advisedly and solemnly. In the years they have been together, their love and understanding of each other has grown and matured, and now they have decided to live their lives together as husband and wife. If any person can show just cause why they should not be joined together – let them speak now or forever hold their peace. | From "The Irrational Season" by Madeleine L'Engle To marry is the biggest risk in human relations that a person can take. If we commit ourselves to one person for life this is not, as many people think, a rejection of freedom; rather it demands the courage to move into all the risks of freedom, and the risk of love which is permanent; into that love which is not possession, but participation. It takes a lifetime to learn another person. When love is not possession, but participation, then it is part of that co-creation which is our human calling, and which implies such risk that it is often rejected. | Our Ceremony
59: Please face each other and take each other's hands, so that you may see the gift that they are to you. These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow and forever. These are the hands that will work alongside yours as together you build your future. These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch will comfort you like no other. These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief temporarily comes to you. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes, tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children, the hands that will join your family as one. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it, support and encouragement to pursue your dreams, and comfort through difficult times. And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch. | The Hands Ceremony
61: Declaration of Intent Tyler and Christa, please face each other. Are you ready to enter into this marriage, believing the love you share and your faith in each other will endure all things? Tyler: "I am." Christa: "I am." Do you, Tyler, take this woman to be your wedded wife? Tyler: “I do.” Do you, Christa, take this man to be your wedded husband? Christa: “I do.” | Exchange of Rings Tyler: "I, Tyler, give you this ring as an eternal symbol of my love and commitment to you." Christa: "I, Christa, give you this ring as an eternal symbol of my love and commitment to you." | Declaration of Marriage By the power of your love and commitment, I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may now kiss the bride. I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Levy!
63: Tyler and Christa | June 30, 2012