S: Our Wedding
FC: Our Wedding November 26, 2011 I Do Promise You
1: The Bride & Groom | Our First Dance
2: Bridal Bling and Baubles
3: It's all in the Details
4: Order of Service Greeting of the Hon. Mark Powers Entrance of the Bride and Groom Special Readings by Ethel Frost, Mary Dreis, Kristen Shaw and Liz Beaudoin Vow of Commitment The Giving of Rings The Lighting of the Unity Candle Pronouncement of Marriage Introduction of the newly married couple Mr. & Mrs. J. Mark Ives
5: The Bridal Party Officiant Honorable Mark Powers Matron of Honor Kristen Shaw, Daughter of the Bride Best Man Paul Beaudoin, Brother-in-law of the Groom Mother of the Bride Mother of the Groom Mary Dreis Alice Whitney Escorting the Bride Matt Malette, Son of the Bride
6: Our Honor Attendants | Paul Beaudoin | Kristen Shaw
7: We chose white roses for the boutonnieres. | The Wait
9: Kristen made her entrance down the short aisle to Judge Powers. | Here comes the bride escorted by her son, Matt Malette
10: We chose four special people who read poetry that held special meaning to both of us. This was the beginning of our ceremony. Ethel Frost, Kristen, Mary Dreis, and Liz Beaudoin were the readers chosen to share our thoughts through poetry.
11: The Foundations of Marriage by Regina Hill, read by Ethel Frost Love, trust, and forgiveness are the foundations of marriage. In marriage, many days will bring happiness, while other days may be sad; but together two hearts can overcome everything in marriage, all of the moments won't be exciting or romantic, and sometimes worries and anxiety will be overwhelming; but together, two hearts accept will find comfort together. Recollections of past joys, pains, and shared feelings will be the glue that holds everything together during the worst and most insecure moments. Reaching out to each other as friends, and becoming the confidant and companion that other one needs, is the true magic and beauty of any two people together. It's having faith in each other and not giving up, even when the odds say to quit, it's allowing each other to be himself or herself, even when thoughts aren't in total agreement or exactly what you'd like them to be. It's getting involved and showing interest in each other, really listening and being available, the way any best friend should be. Exactly three things need to be remembered in a marriage if it is to be a mutual bond of sharing, caring and loving throughout life.
12: These Are The Hands Read by Mary Dreis These are the hands of your best friend, 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 fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and as in today, tears of joy. These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it. 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.
14: Why Marriage? By Mari Nichols-Haining Read by Kristen Shaw Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body... Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me. Who won't hold them against me. Who loves me when I'm unlikable. Who sees the small child in me. Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night with someone who thanks God for me, with someone I feel blessed to hold. Because marriage means opportunity to grow in love in friendship. Because marriages do not fail, people fail when they enter into marriage expecting another to make them whole. Because knowing this, I promise myself to take full responsibility for my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness I create me. I take half of the responsibility for my marriage. Together we create our marriage. Because with this understanding the possibilities are limitless
16: Mark, Since we found each other, a new life has begun for me. You have filled a place in my heart that now makes it complete. On this special day, I bring to you all my love, my heart and my trust. I promise to stay by your side in sickness and in health; in joy and in sorrow; as well as through the good times and the bad. I promise to love you and comfort you in times of distress, encourage you when you are feeling down; laugh with you and cry with you. I promise to always be open and honest with you and cherish you as long as we both shall live. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ MaryLou, On August 30, 2009, a new and happier life began for me. On this day, the first day we first met, I knew that you were the one I wanted to give my heart to. Confident that you would take care of it and never break it. Today, in the presence of God and all of our family and friends, I give myself to you in marriage. I promise to be by your side in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health; when life seems easy and when it seems hard and to always be open and honest with you. And I will love you more each day than I did the day before for all the days of our life.
17: I Do | Promise You
18: I love you, not only for what you are, But for what I am when I am with you I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, But for what you are making of me. | Love By Roy Croft Read by Liz Beaudoin
20: F A M I L Y | Matron of Honor | Best Man
21: Invited Family and Guests
22: Friends | Family
24: Dance, Dance, Dance
26: How Sweet It Is!!
27: Why I Love You On This Our Wedding Day Because of the person you are... Generous, easy going and kind hearted...just plain wonderful Because you're loyal and trustworthy and Because you're not afraid to be yourself around me. Because you're open and honest with me about your thoughts and feelings...even your fears and hurts. Because of what you do for me . . . you accept me for who I am you encourage me when I am down you make me feel good about myself you make me laugh You show me your love in so many romantic, sweet and wonderful ways. Bottom line? You make me incredibly happy and I'm so proud to have become your wife. Love, the little patoot.