S: Randy & Allison ~ July 30, 2011
BC: our journey begins...
FC: Today I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, love.
1: the marriage of Allison Stolberg & Randy Meade July 30th, 2011
2: engaged March 10, 2011
4: A page is turned by the wind to a boy in curly grin With a world to conquer at the age of ten But as history unfolds and the storybook is told He finds salvation, but not at the hands of man And the God of second chance Picked him up and He let him dance Through a world that is not kind And all this time, preparing him the one To hold him up when he comes undone Beneath the storm, beneath the sun And now a man, here you stand Your day has come A page is turned in this world to reveal a little girl With a heart that's bigger, as it is unfurled By the language in her soul, that's teaching her to grow With a careful cover of love that will not fail And the God of second chance Picked her up and He let her dance Through a world that is not kind And all this time, preparing her the one To hold her up when she comes undone Beneath the storm, beneath the sun And grown up tall, here you are Your day has come
8: Beneath the air of autumn, she took him by his hand And warm within the ardor, she took his heart instead And high upon the mountain, he asked her for her hand Just for her hand A page is turned in this life, he's making her his wife And there is no secret to the source of this much life When the grace that falls like rain is washing them again Just a chance to somehow rise above this land
13: Bride getting ready photos
15: Where the God of second chance Will pick them up and He'll let them dance Through a world that is not kind And all this time, they're sharing with the One That holds them up when they come undone Beneath the storm, beneath the sun And once again, here you stand Your day has come
16: Bridal Showers Galore! Allison was blessed with four showers: with friends, given by Ann Ordway & Kathy Roth, with the Stolberg family, given by cousin Kristi and Aunt Barb, with the Meade friends & family , given by Linda's Stich & Bitch growp, and at The Vancouver Clinic, given by the girls from work
20: Bachelorette Party
21: friends, food, & pedicures | Candice, Kea, the bachelorette, Kristi, Kirsten, Becca, Sydney, Ann, Jordan
22: Bachelor Party | Chris, Darby, Joey, Gabe,
23: Jason, Nick, Troy, & the bachelor | Rafting Trip & BBQ at Troy's (8 guys, 25 lbs of meat!)
26: setting up for the Big Day...
27: (across) lots of help and lots of ladders to decorate the barn and tent | the Manpower team of 12 setting up tables & chairs the day of the wedding, while Darby brought in the special wedding home brew
30: Rehearsal Dinner
34: eating, swimming, and relaxing before getting ready
43: your day has come...
44: Allison Dorece Stolberg
47: Randy Francis Meade
48: the first look
66: Troy Esera, Kellen Eseera, Katie Lemen, Chris Cwik, Kristi Goodwin, Nick Stolberg, Sydney Stoltzfus, Emet Ordaway, Caleb Ordway
67: Kirsten Johansen, Darby Meade, Becca Flick, Joey Cwik, Ann Ordway, Jason Ordway, Anna Ruth Ordway
74: first, a little "warm-up"...
75: ...then Randy and Darby are all business as they drive down to the church
77: Ridgefield Church of the Nazarene
78: Wedding Party Pastor ~ Brian Thomas Parents of the Bride ~ Mark & Karen Stolberg Parents of the Groom ~ Dennis & Linda Meade Maid of Honor ~ Kirsten Johansen, friend of the bride Matron of Honor ~ Sydney Stoltzfus, friend of the bride Bridesmaids ~ Kristi Goodwin, cousin & friend of the bride Ann Ordway, cousin & friend of the bride Becca Flick, friend of the bride Katie Lemen, friend of the bride Best Man ~ Darby Meade, brother of the groom Groomsmen ~ Nick Stolberg, brother of the bride Chris Cwik, friend of the groom Jason Ordway, friend of the groom Joey Cwik, friend of the groom Troy Esera, friend of the groom Flower Girls ~ Anna Ruth Ordway & Kellen Esera Ring Bearers ~ Caleb Ordway & Emet Ordway Readers ~ Tony Lothspeich, cousin of the groom Ken Anderson, cousin of the bride Jordan Meade, sister-in-law of the groom Music ~ Cindy Wallace & Stephanie Schafer
79: Thank You We sincerely thank each of you for coming to celebrate with us today. We are blessed to find ourselves surrounded by such a great gathering of family and friends. We are who we are today because of your love and support to us along the way. Thank you for your touch and influence on our lives Thank you to the many of you who helped make this day so perfect for us. We appreciate the hard work, decorating, planning, feeding, housing, and caring for each detail. A special thank you to Cindy and Stephanie, who are graciously and lovingly playing the music today. And a huge thanks to Pastor Brian for so kindly offering us wise Godly counsel the past 4 months, and for sharing with us today. Thank you to our parents, Mark & Karen, and Dennis & Linda. We are deeply thankful and proud to be your children. You have led lives of sacrificial love, and poured out your encouragement and support on us. We are thankful for the strength of our family bonds, the lessons you have taught us, the lives of giving to others that you have modeled, and your friendship. In very special memory, thank you to Randy's Gramps, Bill Lothspeich, and Allie's Gramps, Ken Anderson. We were richly blessed by your touch on our lives. We are better people because of you, and we hope to carry on your honored legacies of loyalty and love. And above all, thank you to God. We believe that He has been working in our lives all along to bring us to this day, and we hope and pray that we will lead a life together that serves Him first. We are endlessly thankful for His grace, His love, and His perfect plan for our lives.
93: Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3:12-14 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. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7,13
96: Randy, do you solemnly agree before God and these witnesses to take this woman to be your lawful wedded wife, to love and respect her, honor and cherish her, in health and in sickness, in prosperity and in adversity, and leaving all others, to keep yourself only unto her, so long as you both shall live? I do. | Allison, do you in like manner solemnly agree before God and these witnesses to take this man to be your lawful wedded husband, to love and respect him, honor and cherish him, in health and in sickness, in prosperity and in adversity, and leaving all others, to keep yourself only unto him, so long as you both shall live? I do.
97: I, Allison, take thee Randy, to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, and to share with you in God's plan for our lives. I promise God, and I promise you, that I will commit to you, I will honor you, and I will cherish you. I pledge to stand by your side, encourage you, and bring out the best in you. I will weep with you in sorrow, rejoice with you in blessing, and be your faithful companion all the days of my life. I will love you devotedly. This I solemnly and joyfully promise, so help me God. | I, Randy, take thee Allison, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, and to share with you in God's plan for our lives. I promise God and I promise you, to be your loving and faithful husband, I will honor you, I will care for you, and I will cherish you. Ever honoring God's guidance throughout life, no matter what may lie ahead of us, I pledge to live with you and laugh with you; to stand by your side, and be joy to your heart, to bring out the best in you always, and, for you, to be the most that I can. This I solemnly and joyfully promise, so help me God.
98: May this beautiful token and pledge symbolize both the purity and endlessness of your love
99: This ring I give you, in token and pledge, of our constant faith, and abiding love. With this ring, I thee wed.
101: Randy, you may now kiss your bride
102: joyfully presenting...
103: Mr. & Mrs. Randy & Allison Meade !
107: Lucy's Garden Ridgefield, Washington
118: Dinner Menu Beef Tenderloin with Burgundy Demi Glaze Roasted Red Potatoes Angel Hair Pasta Salad Marinated Vegetables with Salami and Cheese Tossed Caesar Salad Ciabatta Rolls with Cream Butter
124: Our love is unconditional, we knew it from the start. I see it in your eyes, you can feel it from my heart. From here on after let's stay the way we are right now, And share all the love and laughter That a lifetime will allow. I cross my heart and promise to Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true. In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine. You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete, And as long as there's a breath in me, I'll make yours just as sweet. As we look into the future, it's as far as we can see, So let's make each tomorrow be the best that it can be. And if along the way we find a day it starts to storm, You've got the promise of my love to keep you warm. In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine, A love as true as mine. I cross my heart and promise to Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true. In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine.
126: Gotta hold on easy as I let you go. Gonna tell you how much I love you, though you think you already know. I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm. You've had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born. You're beautiful baby from the outside in. Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again. Go on, take on this whole world. But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl. When you were in trouble that crooked little smile could melt my heart of stone. Now look at you, I've turned around and you've almost grown. Sometimes you're asleep I whisper "I love you" in the moonlight at your door. As I walk away, I hear you say, "Daddy love you more!". Someday, some boy will come and ask me for your hand. But I won't say "yes" to him unless I know, he's the half that makes you whole, he has a poet's soul, and the heart of a man's man. I know he'll say that he's in love. But between you and me. He won't be good enough. You're beautiful baby from the outside in. Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again. Go on, take on this whole world. But to me you know you'll always be, my little girl.
129: I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger, May you never take one single breath for granted, God forbid love ever leave you empty handed, I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens, Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. I hope you dance I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin', Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin', Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter, When you come close to sellin' out reconsider, Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance. I hope you dance, I hope you dance.
140: love | together | joy
141: adore | bliss
142: Where the God of second chance Will pick them up and He'll let them dance Through a world that is not kind And all this time, they're sharing with the One That holds them up when they come undone Beneath the storm, beneath the sun And once again, here you stand Your day has come
143: I think about the years I spent just passing through I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you But you just smile and take my hand You've been there you understand It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true This much I know is true That God blessed the broken road That led me straight to you
146: happily ever after