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S: Hoopes Wedding

FC: Nathaniel and Janelle Hoopes January 8, 2011

3: How We Met Nate and I met June 15, 2009, when a mutual friend deliberately introduced us at a backyard BBQ. Nate had asked this friend, Mark Krchnavy, to set him up, but I was unsuspecting. There was not much opportunity to get acquainted on that occasion, but a few days later Nate called and set up our first date for June 22. As the day approached, my car was giving me trouble and I worried I might get stranded. Even though I did not know Nate, I had enough coworkers who knew him and spoke highly of him that I called and asked for a ride. We went to P.F.Chang's and afterward Nate introduced me to gelato. Obviously, we hit it off enough to go out again. Crazy evening work schedules made it difficult to find time to go out, so we only saw each other occasionally those first few weeks. During that time, I begged God for direction and was pleasantly surprised to find all of my concerns met with a Fatherly, "It's okay, Janelle, it's okay. Trust me on this. You worry too much." As the get-to-know-you dates gradually evolved into boyfriend-girlfriend dates, we managed to find more time for each other even if it did not always include a leisurely dinner followed by some form of recreation. By mid-August, we were official and began integrating each other into our social spheres. So began an exciting adventure of falling in love, creating a shared life, and discovering what it means to include Christ in a relationship.

4: The Proposal When June 2010 rolled around, Nate began dropping hints that my ring finger was bare. We also began talking in terms of a future life together and even potential baby names, but without ever overtly discussing marriage. This took place over a couple of months until the anticipation of a ring started driving me crazy. Then on July 30, Nate and I went up to Kansas City to spend the afternoon at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark with our friend Nick. Afterward Nick went to pick up his wife, Bethany, at the airport and Nate and I cleaned up to go to the Plaza for dinner. I was told that Nick and Bethany declined our invitation to dinner because Bethany had been gone all week and wanted some one-on-one time with her husband. The truth was, Nate wanted some one-on-one time with me so he could propose but I didn't know that. I fell for the decoy and went into the evening unsuspecting. On the way to the Plaza, Nate asked me where I wanted to eat, continuing to hide his plans from me. We parked and Nate suggested we stroll through a beautiful park with a large fountain and nice walking trails. We sat by the fountain and took a few pictures, but Nate complained that it was noisy. The splashing of the fountain itself was loud, but the area was also bustling with people.

5: Nate led me off a little way from the sidewalk, which was my first clue that he was up to something. We sat on the grass and Nate read me a poem he had written about some of our first encounters. It ended with him on his knee, ring in hand. He started crying. I started crying. I said, "yes." It turned out, he had reservations at Figlio Italian Restaurant right next to the park. A dozen roses were waiting on the table. However, in the excitement Nate left his camera in the park. He ran out and found it which had fortunately been hidden in shadows of dusk. After dinner we had dessert and coffee at the Cheesecake Factory even though we were too full to finish our meal. Then we went back to Nick and Bethany's house for the night. It was a wonderful evening, very romantic. And I was too excited to sleep. We were both exhausted the next day, but it was worth it.

6: I Said ‘Hello’ and You Said ‘Hi’ Back by Nathaniel Hoopes I said ‘hello’ and you said ‘hi’ back. I sat at a picnic table while you stared back. The garden was wanting, but I could not go; I had to catch a train of someone I know. As I drove away I should have turned back To talk with this girl and stare at her back. I said ‘hello’ and you said ‘hi’ back. As I hung up the phone, my smile would not crack. As our first date approached, my nerves were on fire; But soon to find out I would have a burning desire. You said ‘hello’ and I said ‘hi’ back. ‘Could you give me a ride to dinner and back?’ With our lips still sweet with gelato the night came to an end. And all I wanted was to see you again. Our first year has been amazing, full of memories indeed. This is Book 1 as I get on my knee.

9: Engagement photos were taken by Doug Dalgarno at Botanica

10: Eddy and Melody Hall and Douglas and June Hoopes invite you to share in the joy of the marriage uniting their children Janelle Glaphre and Nathaniel Glenn Hoopes on Saturday, the eighth of January at four thirty in the afternoon Hiawatha Campus and Retreat Center 1601 West 51st North Wichita, Kansas 67204 Dinner will follow | The Wedding Ceremony and Reception Dinner of Janelle Glaphre Hall & Nathaniel Glenn Hoopes Saturday January 8, 2011 4:30 p.m. Hiawatha Campus and Retreat Center 1601 West 51st North Wichita, Kansas

12: It took a large crew of volunteers to put on the wedding and reception. | A few had been preparing for weeks and many more committed the whole day to getting ready and then cleaning up afterwards.

13: Most were friends from Red Lobster or First Mennonite Brethren Church, plus family of course. | The team effort made the day a highlight full of fond memories for a lot of the Red Lobster servers.

14: "Just to be with you I will do anything; There's no price I would not pay."

16: "The smile on your face lets me know that you need me..."

17: "There's a truth in your eyes saying you'll never leave me..."

19: "The touch of your hands says you'll catch me whenever I fall. You say it best when you say nothing at all." - Ronan Keating

23: "I've heard it said that a man would climb a mountain Just to be with the one he loves."

24: Bride’s Family Eddy & Melody Hall......................Parents of the Bride Jonathan Hall......................................Brother of the Bride Jason Hall ..........................................Brother of the Bride Lexy Hall...................................Sister-in-Law of the Bride Joylin Hall..............................................Sister of the Bride Jeffrey Hall.........................................Brother of the Bride Groom’s Family Doug & June Hoopes.....................Parents of the Groom Lois Heermans...........................Grandmother of the Groom Jason Hoopes.....................................Brother of the Groom Jill Hoopes..............................Sister-in-Law of the Groom Joshua Hoopes................................Nephew of the Groom Timmy Hoopes.................................Nephew of the Groom Rita Hoopes..........................................Niece of the Groom Allie Hoopes........................................Niece of the Groom

30: The Wedding Ceremony Seating of the mothers “Wedding Medley”.......................arr. by Vanessa Smith Processional “Simple Gifts”........................Traditional Shaker Melody Call to worship & opening prayer Giving away of the bride Scripture reading Ephesians 5:22-33 “Love Song”....................................................by Third Day Communion “Unfailing Love”.........................................by Chris Tomlin Covenant Meditation The pledge & wedding vows Exchange of the rings Cord of three strands Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 “When You Say Nothing at All”....by Ronan Keating The pronouncement The kiss Recessional “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”........................Stevie Wonder | Officiants Steve Fast...................................................Pastor of the Couple Brent Warkentin.........................................Pastor of the Couple Flower Girl Rita Hoopes..................................................Niece of the Groom Musicians Vanessa Smith......................Piano............Friend of the Couple Angie Harder......................Violin............Friend of the Couple Luke Barrow................Voice & Guitar...Friend of the Couple Joylin & Jeffrey Hall.....First Dance....Siblings of the Bride Greeters Nick & Bethany Hofmeier....................Friends of the Couple Ushers Jonathan Hall.............................................Brother of the Bride Jason Hall..................................................Brother of the Bride Jeffrey Hall...............................................Brother of the Bride Sound Tech Jared Friesen.............................................Friend of the Couple

31: The Marriage Covenant A covenant is a vow or pledge made between two parties. The Hebrew word for covenant is berith which means “to cut.” In Genesis 15, the blood covenant began by splitting animals in half. The halves were arranged opposite each other leaving a pathway between them. The two parties would walk the path, meeting in the middle. They joined hands, promised their rights and possessions to each other, and exchanged belts or coats and parts of their names. Then they would celebrate with a feast. Many traditional wedding elements symbolically continue this centuries-old practice of covenant-making and parallel the covenant relationship we can have with God through Jesus. Seating of the family and friends on opposite sides of the church symbolizes the cutting of the blood covenant and creates the pathway between the halves. Communion reminds us of the New Covenant that Jesus established between God and people using his own blood. The exchange of rings is an outward sign of the couple’s inward bond and symbolizes the giving of themselves and their resources. The bridal veil shows that the couple now has full access to each other and reminds us of the temple veil which was torn when Christ died on the cross. The removing of the veil took away the separation between God and man, giving us access into the very presence of God if we choose to enter into covenant with him. The introduction of the couple draws attention to the couple’s new identity and name change just as Abram became Abraham after entering into covenant with God. The reception dinner is the ceremonial meal celebrating the new covenant and inviting the guests to share in the blessings of the covenant. (Adapted from “Covenant Symbols in Christian Wedding Traditions and Customs” on About.com.)

32: Almost time ...

34: "Each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband." Ephesians 5:33 NIV

36: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm yours!

37: N | & | J | I love you not only for what you are, but for who I am when I am with you.

38: The Reception Program Self-serve hot drink bar Introduction of the new couple Blessing of the meal Dinner Side salad Bread with garlic butter Roast beef au jus Pineapple glazed ham Roasted potatoes Green bean almondine Slide show Open microphone for toasts, stories, and advice Cake and wassail Quiz Shoe game Special music “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”.....Elvis Presley Dance Send off with sparklers | Cooks Rocky Corr.........................................Friend of the Couple Grace Krchnavy............................... Friend of the Couple Michelle Hill.......................................Friend of the Bride Erock Snearly.................................... Friend of the Couple Lead Decorators Erin Carter............................................Friend of the Bride Terry Perry........................................Friend of the Couple Masters of Ceremonies Christy Goentzel.................................Friend of the Couple Travis Jost................................................Friend of Couple Disc Jockey Jason Hall.................................................Brother of Bride Cake Servers Micala Teetzen........................................Friend of Couple Danelle Teetzen.........................................Friend of Couple Wassail Servers Lisa Friesen..............................................Friend of Couple Pam Mealiff............................................Friend of Couple Photographer Doug Dalgarno..........................................Friend of Couple Videographer Derek Helmers............................................Friend of Bride Matchmaker Mark Krchnavy.......................................Friend of Couple

41: true | true | Love

43: "Praise You, God of earth and sky, How beautiful is Your unfailing love."

44: "Like a river flows surely to the sea Darling so it goes Some things are meant to be..."

47: "Take my hand Take my whole life too For I can't help falling in love with you" - Elvis Presley

48: "You have my heart, and I am yours forever."

49: Our journey begins...

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