S: Meghan Elizabeth and Eric Joseph 09/05/2009
BC: "We sat side by side and looked out at the future together." - Brian Andreas
1: "Our wedding would not have been complete without the love and support of our family and friends. We sincerely thank you for celebrating our joy and for being a part of our lives." Officiated by Mary Ellen Whiteman, Godmother of the Bride
2: Oh The Places You'll Go - Dr. Seuss Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the couple who'll decide where to go. You'll look up and down streets. Look 'em over with care. About some you will say, "We don't choose to go there." With your heads full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you're too smart to go down, any not-so-good street. And you may not find any you'll want to go down. In that case, of course, you'll head straight out of town. It's opener there in the wide open air, Out there things can happen and frequently do to people as brainy and footsy as you. And when things start to happen, don't worry. Don't stew. Just go right along. You'll start happening too. Oh! THE PLACES YOU'LL GO! You'll be on your way up! You'll be seeing great sights! You'll join the high fliers who soar to great heights! You won't lag behind, because you'll have all the speed. You'll pass the whole gang, and you'll soon take the lead. Wherever you fly you'll be best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don't. Because sometimes, you won't. You'll get mixed up of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with so many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with great care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left. And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed)! KIDS YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS! So, be your name Buxbaum or Dowrie or Bassor Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So . . . get on your way!
14: Someone To Watch Over Me Ella Fitzgerald
18: Every Breath The Police
21: "In times past it was custom for a woman to be 'given' from the protection of her father into that of her husband. We honour that sentiment today as the bride is presented to her groom, with the blessing of her family."
22: "Today you are taking into your care and trust the happiness of the one person in this world whom you love with all your heart. And you are giving yourself, your life and your love, into the hands of the one who loves you with all their heart. Remember that to the whole world, you are but one person, but to one person, you are the whole world." | "When he looked into her dark eyes and saw that her lips were poised between a laugh and silence, he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke - the language that everyone on earth was capable of understanding in their heart. It was love. Something older than humanity, more ancient than the desert. Something that exerted the same force whenever two pairs of eyes met. It was the pure Language of the World. It required no explanation, just as the universe needs none as it travels through endless time.
23: She smiled, and that was certainly an omen - the omen he had been awaiting, without even knowing he was, for all his life. What the boy felt at that moment was that he was in the presence of the only woman in his life, and that, with no need for words, she recognized the same thing. He was more certain of it than of anything in the world. Because, when you know that language, it's easy to understand that someone in the world awaits you, whether it's in the middle of the desert, or in some great city. | And when two such people encounter each other, and their eyes meet, the past and the future become unimportant. There is only that moment, and the incredible certainty that everything under the sun has been written by one hand only. It is the hand that evokes love, and creates a twin soul for every person in the world. Without such love, one's dreams would have no meaning." Read by Athena Elefterakis, Granmother of the Groom The Alchemist, Paul Coelho
24: 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 tears of joy. These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one. 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." | "These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you. These are the hands that will work along-side 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.
25: "The beautiful thing about love is that it is an experience we share with all people throughout the world. And yet, to everyone who falls in love, it is the most unique and precious thing in the world. It is one of life's richest surprises when the accidental meeting of two people leads them to proceed together along a common path. It is indeed one of life's finest experiences when this chance relationship grows into a permanent bond of love. This meeting and growing is what brings us together today - the uniting in marriage of these two friends." | My life changed 100-fold the night you entered my shop. I could not believe this beautiful woman standing before me. . . Or that my boss was pushing her out the door 10 minutes before close. When you came in the next day I thought my heart was going to stop. I don't think I've ever been as happy, nervous or anxious as I was on our first date. Those 2 beers I had when you came back from powdering your nose were for me, you just came back before I could drink 'em. 4 years later we've built a life together I never dreamed possible. You have stood by me at times I haven't wanted to stand by myself. There is a strength within you that never ceases to amaze me. There is nothing I can't do because of you. There's nothing we can't do as long as we have each other. I'm so happy to marry my best friend, my lover, my everything. | we have laughed together and learned about each other and ourselves. Thank you for loving me as I am and encouraging me to grow as an individual in order for our relationship to develop and deepen. As the years go by, I promise to look into your eyes and see you as you are today, and to remember this moment as we commit our hearts and our lives in marriage. | I look into your eyes and I see your strength, and it makes me stronger. You fight an invisible enemy everyday and I want you to know that I will support you, in every battle, with courage, and stubbornness, and love. I promise to be there for you in your sickness and in your health, and to have faith in our strength as a couple. I love you for all that you are, for your determination in the face of suffering; your humor and your laugh; your wisdom and your ideals; and your capacity for love and trust. I promise to keep my heart open to you, to listen to you, to communicate and compromise with you, and at times to agree to disagree. I am grateful for every day that
26: "As you wear these rings, whether you are together or apart for even just a moment, may these rings be a constant reminder of the promises you are making to one another this day." | "With this ring, I marry you, and join my life to yours."
27: "May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance and understanding. May you always need one another - not so much to fill your emptiness as to help you to know your fullness. May you need one another, but not out of weakness. May you look for things to praise, often say, "I love you!" and take no notice of small faults. If you have quarrels that push you apart, may both of you hope to have the good sense to take the first step back. May you enter into the mystery that is the awareness of one another's presence - no more physical than spiritual, warm and near when you are side by side, and warm and near when you are in separate rooms or even distant cities. May you have happiness, and may you find it making one another happy. May you have love, and may you find it loving one another."
28: "Eric and Meghan, by joining hands right now and looking into each other's eyes, let it be known that you are joined, body and soul in this lifetime. Because you have committed yourselves to each other in marriage, and demonstrated this by exchanging your vows and giving each other rings, it is my great joy to pronounce you husband and wife." "Eric, you may kiss your bride."
29: Good Lovin' Sam & Dave
45: As Time Goes By Frank Sinatra "The world will always welcome lovers, as time goes by"
46: Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players "You give me that funny feeling in my tummy You're love is like a rollercoaster baby, baby"
47: Botanic Mistress Millencolin "All I want to do is live a simple life here with you"
48: Who Put The Bomp Me First and the Gimme Gimmes "I'd like to thank the guy who wrote the song that made my baby fall in love with me"
53: What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong "I see trees of green. . . red roses too. I see 'em bloom. . . for me and for you. And I think to myself. . . what a wonderful world."
55: To Eric and Meghan Sueltenfuss As I am about to throw you under the bus A series of toasts That may sound like a roast But rather words of wisdom from all of us From your family and friends here today Don't look to us to show you the way For today is your fate But for us it's just a date As we came here to play Let's start with a toast to flat tires That lick the wick of desire You shook your shyness away And Eric finally made his play So never let life douse that fire Oh Meghan how you have grown To be quite the young lady all your own As you start your new life As a wonderful wife Mom and Dad want you both to come home Eric I'm sure Brudr has made you pay your dues And you did as you had a lot to lose As you go on from today I must honestly say Be thankful I never got hold of your shoes To both of you as one When this day is over and done Remember your feelings today Never let them go astray And the two of you will have truly won I will end this now with a wish From all in attendance would be my guess For a long happy marriage With many a baby carriage As Janell and I welcome you to the wild wild west
58: Sweet Little Girl Stevie Wonder "Come on baby, you know your baby loves you, I've given you cookies and candy... Come on now honey-sugar"
59: Father and Daughter Paul Simon "As long as one and one is two, there could never be a father who loved his daughter more than I love you"
60: Orea Pou Ine I Nifi Mas Greek Wedding Song
66: Great Balls of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis "You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain"
73: Come Away With Me Norah Jones ". . . And I want to wake up with the rain, falling on a tin roof, while I'm safe there in your arms, so all I ask is for you to come away with me in the night. . . "
77: Copyright 2009 by Meghan Elizabeth Childs Sueltenfuss Gabrielle and Mark Marks: Gabrielle Marks Photography Scott Cray: Craytopia Video Greg Capozzi: C-Zone Music