S: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams
BC: and they lived happily ever after
FC: Amy & Eric | May 29, 2011
22: Mix of Each | Garden Roses | Ranunculus | Stock | Lisianthus
42: Villa de Amore | Temecula, California
54: Who presents this woman in marriage? | Eric, please get your
55: It was once said, “Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.” Perhaps this too is the way love arrives. It happens when you didn’t realize you had left your heart wide open.
56: Eric, Amy today you are entering into life’s most important relationship. This relationship centers not only around your affection for one another, but also companionship and mutual respect. A good marriage brings comfort when there is sorrow, peace when there is unrest, and laughter when there is happiness. Love makes burdens lighter because you divide them. It makes joys more intense because you share them. It makes you stronger so you can become involved with life in ways you dare not risk alone. Real love makes you stronger together than when you are apart. A successful marriage is not something that just happens. It takes work, understanding and time. Most importantly, it takes a commitment from both of you to do whatever it takes to make your relationship thrive and not simply survive. Marriage is an amazing journey that you are about to embark upon. And it is a journey that must be made one step at a time.
57: You must remember that like the waters of the sea, there are smooth days and there are rough days ahead. But also remember that in each other, you will find shelter from the storms that may be encountered and strength together to carry on. Amy and Eric, let this day be one of joy and laughter as you begin the rest of your lives together. | This wedding unites two lives in the miracle of love. It combines old traditions with new meaning. It joins two families and creates a new one. It brings together the unique qualities of two very special people and multiplies their joys for all the days that lie ahead in their new roles as husband and wife. | Eric, Amy, will you please stand and face each other. Do you Eric; take Amy to be your wife? | I Do
58: Do you Amy; take Eric to be your husband? I Do | I Eric, take you Amy, to be my wife | to have and to hold from this day forward |for better or for worse | for richer or for poorer | in sickness and in health | forsaking all others | to love and to cherish you | for as long as we both shall live. | I, Amy, take you Eric, to be my husband | to have and to hold from this day forward | for better or for worse | for richer or for poorer | in sickness and in health | forsaking all others | to love and to cherish you | for as long as we both shall live.
59: May I have the rings please? The wedding rings are an outward and visible sign not only to you, but to those around you of the inward and spiritual commitments that you have made here today. Eric, as you place this ring on Amy’s finger please repeat after me: Amy, with this ring I thee wed | I give you my promise | From this day forward you shall not walk alone. | My arms are your shelter; my heart is your home. | Wear this ring always | As a reminder of my love and commitment to you. Amy, as you place this ring on Eric’s finger please repeat after me: Eric, with this ring I thee wed | I give you my promise | From this day forward you shall not walk alone. | My arms are your shelter; my heart is your home. | Wear this ring always | As a reminder of my love and commitment to you. | May the two of you, now married, fulfill this covenant, which you have made to each other. May you easily give and take from one another and encourage each other in whatever roads unfold ahead. May you be open to trust and to welcome all the beauty and wonder your story will hold.
60: Wine Ceremony To symbolize and celebrate the blending of their two lives into one, Amy & Eric have chosen to partake in the wine ceremony. It is rumored that this tradition began in Italy whenever the children of two vineyard owners were married. This new marriage relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual vessels of wine, one representing you, Eric and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, Amy, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two vessels of wine are poured into the third vessel, the individual vessels of wine will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Wine has a very unique property. Generally, anything physical becomes weaker as time goes on. Food decomposes, buildings crumble, and clothes wear out, however one exception is wine. The ability for wine to age well is influenced by several factors including the grape variety, vintage, wine region and even winemaking style. This too is true in marriage. You each bring different variety to your marriage, different personalities, and perhaps different upbringings. As with the wine, these different aspects of your personalities will combine and blend over time, and if carefully blended will create a marriage that will mature, and grow stronger as time goes on. The Story that lies ahead of you will be like the combined cup of wine, it will contain within it certain properties that are sweet and symbolic of happiness, joy, hope, peace, love and delight. At the same time, it will also hold some bitter properties that are symbolic of disappointment, sorrow, grief, despair, and life’s trials and tribulations. Together the sweet and the bitter will represent your “Life’s Story” and all of the experiences that will be a natural part of it. As you drank from the combined cup, you have acknowledged to one another that your lives, until this moment separate, have now become one. Just as these varieties of wine can never be separated and poured again into the individual vessels, so are you now joined together.
61: Hand Ceremony Eric, please hold Amy’s hands palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you. Amy, please hold Eric’s hands palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you. These are the hands of your best friend, smooth, young and carefree, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as she promises to love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness. These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future. These are the hands that will love you passionately, and, with the slightest touch, comfort you like no other. 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 hold you when fear or grief engulfs your heart. These are the hands that will give you strength and support when you can’t do it alone. These are the hands that, when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.
62: Will you please hold each other’s hands. May these hands be blessed this day. May they always hold each other. May they have the strength to hang on during the storms of stress and the dark of disillusionment. May they remain tender and gentle as they nurture each other in their wondrous love. May they build a relationship founded in love, and rich in caring. May these hands be healer, protector, shelter, and guide for each other. Eric, Amy you have many new experiences ahead of you as you start your Story; the building of a space that you will call home for yourselves (and possibly others); certainly you will have the chance to find out what true compromise is all about in daily living. You will have the opportunity to see that together, shared sorrows and challenges become less burdensome, and shared joys and triumphs become more exhilarating. Over the years you have called each other many things, Friend, Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Fiancé but today for the first time, you will call each other Husband and Wife. And now by the authority vested in me by the State of California... I now pronounce you husband and wife!
63: You may kiss the Bride.
64: It is my great pleasure to congratulate and introduce to you for the very first time | Mr. and Mrs. Eric Shick
69: Pesto Cheese Tarts Buffalo Chicken Skewers Sliced Prime Rib on a Baguette with Horseradish Cream Sauce
78: Lost in this moment with you
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88: pour some | sugar on me!
89: Smores Creme Brulee Chocolate Pecan Pies Toffee Apple Crumbles Chocolate Covered Strawberries Cookies and Cream Cupcakes Hazelnut Chocolate Cupcakes Chocolate Mousse Cups Cheesecake Pops
96: Hands-up, and suddenly we all got our hands-up!
97: Cuz baby tonight the DJ's got us falling in love again
98: So dance dance Like its the last last night of your life life won't get you right
99: Keep downing drinks like there's no tomorrow, there's just right now now now
104: I need love, love to ease my mind, I need to find, find someone to call mine, But mama said you can't hurry love, No you just have to wait,
107: A little less conversation... | ... a little more action please!