S: John & Joni's Wedding
BC: Our journey begins...
FC: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved." | John & Joni VanNieuwenhuyzen ~ December 19, 2010
1: TWO PEOPLE, TWO HEARTS, TWO LIVES, BECOME ONE HEART, ONE MIND, ONE NEW LIFE TOGETHER.
2: The Bride
3: The Groom
7: Our wedding day has finally come...
8: "A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you."
10: Having our precious families and some of our closest friends together with us really made our day special...
11: And family back home was watching live online ...
12: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
17: J | & | j | I love you not only for what you are, but for who I am when I am with you.
19: Our wedding day has finally come... | A few tears. . . . . . and lots of hugs!
23: I will love you forever
24: "I do..." | John, We are no longer kids. Our youth is behind us. And yet, I have never felt more young at heart, never felt more free, never felt more whole than I do today . . . because of you! You are the eternal optimist. No matter what happens TO us, I already know that everything will be OK WITH us. You are generous beyond belief. You value people over things. You have accepted my family with open arms and you treat them as your own. You get me (often when nobody else does) . . . And you like to laugh a lot! For all those reasons and more, I love you! The old fashioned wedding vows say, “for better or worse” . . . and I do take you, John, as my husband today, just as you are -- for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health Japanese legend calls it “Wabi Sabi” – It means seeing the beauty in everything—imperfections and all. I believe that the imperfections are what make things make people so beautiful! Leonard says it best, “There’s a crack in everything.that’s how the light gets in” I promise to keep letting the light in! To be open to new ideas and new ways of looking at the world with you! And for all the years God gives us together, I promise to love you and cherish you! With all that I am today and forever . . . ~ Joni | Joni, A vow is a promise – something that has a great amount of meaning to me. As I have learned to know you, my feelings went from gratitude and admiration to a tremendous respect. You always gave me hope because you are a strong believer – in life and in love. I have watched you love your kids and mine, and my heart can hardly stand the wonderful pressure from inside. As I started to feel love for you, and from you, I found that I could finally find some soft place to be. So I promise you, little one, if you let me love you and yours forever, I will take care of your heart, and rub your back, and cook your food, and shovel your snow, and always find my way home . . . I also know that “for better or worse” can be just that! The worse will probably get even worse. But the better will also be the best you can imagine! And when the beautiful butterfly that you are decides to slow down and land for a moment, my big hands will hold still and catch you. I love you Li’l J and I want to marry you! ~ John
26: Our Reception dinner at Maggiano's Little Italy
28: So much to do in the city that never sleeps! From beautiful hotels & casinos, fountains, and gardens, to parties at the Palms, to The Price Is Right, to a little gambling... the fun ... ......... never stops!
29: Valley of Fire