FC: Melinda And William Wedding Nuptials
1: From the Engagement to the Dress to the Wedding and the Reception. This is the story of our beginning
2: Will and I met at Best Buy, I was a Customer Service Representative and he was a Geek Squad agent. Naturally we worked together. I knew who he was, I just didn't know him very well. One Saturday night his friend from Best Buy invited him to come to an after work dinner party. A bunch of ate dinner together every Saturday night, he ended up sitting next to me at the table we occupied, conversations started By the time everyone had decided to leave, I knew I like Will. There was | something different about him than any of the other guys I liked; and I was determined ti find out what it was.. By Tuesday I had his phone number just in case he couldn't find a class at the Redwood campus. We decided to have lunch on Wednesday, we both had time between classes and I figured at the least he needed a friend. So we go to Subway and we eat our sandwiches as I find out he's in a relationship, and it almost breaks my heart. Until he started going into detail that it wasn't a good relationship for him to be in and that he was thinking of breaking up with her. My heart became hopeful again when he had told me that. But I felt bad for this girlfriend of his, even though he said it would be mutual, it never is. He texted me later that night while I was on my way home. He told me he had broken up with his girlfriend and I asked if he needed to talk. He called me we talked for 2 hours that night. It was honestly the most enjoyable thing that I had done in a long time. He told me about his mission, some of his child hood, his likes his dislikes. It was great, I was smiling the entire time I talked to him. There was something special about him, and I knew it was for me to
3: discover. The next night (Thursday) we talked for another 2 hours over the same things but new things about each other. I loved to listen to Will and he just kept talking until he realized that he really didn't know anything about me, so we talked about me for a little bit. Friday of that same week, we closed together at the store. Will asked if I wanted to go get a burger with him I said sure. So we went to burger king, and we talked some more, he told me he wanted to invite me over to his house, but his family would be sleeping so that wouldn't be a good idea I instead invited him over to my Grandma & Grandpa Clowards' house because they where out of town. camping, and I don't like to be by myself alone in their house. So we decided to watch a movie. We choose | Disney's Robin Hood. We moved the furniture so the love seat was in front of the T.V. I popped some popcorn and started the movie. We watched and talked, about half way through the movie Will and I look at each other and than he proceeds to show me how penguins or eskimos kiss and it was just rubbing noses. It was cute; but than we started kissing th way everyone else that isn't in a frozen waste land kisses. We just about kissed ourselves through the last half of the movie. Will wasn't quite ready to go home and I really didn't want him to leave either, so we went outside and laid under the stars on a blanket, we talked and kissed and enjoyed the quite night in my grandparents backyard. It was nice. That was the best date ever, and it was decided we where dating that night.
6: Over the course of about 8 months Will and I got to know each other really well.. We had/have a lot of common interests tennis, hiking, fishing, camping, watching movies, cuddling and many more things. We also had a few tests along the way the biggest challenge was he lost his job from Best Buy and was unemployed for 4 months.. In which I was the one that paid for our nights out more often than not. Though he did contribute or try to pay as often as he could. During that time we bot realized that we where meant to be together and that when he got a job we were going to talk more seriously about getting married. More than the getting to know you questions. The odd thing was, I knew that once he got a job I was going to have to throw a wedding together, there was something there that kept telling me that I would. Sure enough, it happened. We got engaged the first week of may and had our date picked out for the 3rd week of July less than 12 weeks away.
8: RING | On May 2, 2010 Will proposed. He took me to a park where we ate pizza, and watched the stars come out, just like our first date. He than looked at me and asked me to marry him.
9: White gole 3/4 carat diamond! WOW
10: DRESS SHOPPING
12: The $1000 Dollar Dress
13: The 300 Dollar Dress
14: I tried on about 10 dresses in one day but i finally found ...........
17: I found this dress in a magazine in January 2008. I wasn't dating anyone but I knew that it was my dress | To my astonishment, when i went shopping for it. I kept going back to it, it was the one i chose 2 years ago why not?
18: June 29, 2010 Bridal Pictures
19: The Perfect Dress
22: June 29, 2010 | It was a very hot and sunny day, not too enjoyable in a heavy satin dress.
24: It took us two different times /sittings with Wills Aunt and my Mom to find the right photo for our engagement pictures
26: 9 | 9
27: With the help of Mike Twede we got a beautiful announcement
29: My Dad and brothers set everything up while I was getting ready
32: Handsome Groom
33: The Guys Getting Ready
34: My Bridesmaids and I getting ready
35: Best Friends Together
38: The Dress is on, the hair is done, Flowers are in hand all that is left is the........
39: VEIL, We had some trouble putting it on | Kortney Struggled putting the veil in because I'm taller | FINALLY
40: My mom after being with me as I got ready for 2 hours, gave me a kiss before she had to go sit down. My Aunt was kind enough to escort her down the isle. My brothers on the other hand look like they are playing secret service as they make sure everything is ready before i walk down the isle
44: Giving last minute instructions before we all walk down the isle
45: The Ceremony is about to begin
46: Tristan was happy at first | Tristan the Ring bearer
47: But not for long
48: Heather and Kaitlynn the flower girls not only walked down the isle one time but 2 times throwing petals in the rows and down the isle.
49: Flower Girls
50: Amy and Tyler Bridesmaid and Groomsman
51: Chelsey and Mike Tweder Maid of Honor and Best Man
53: My dad walking me down the isle
59: Ceremony | TheBishop gave a great speech about how there may be problems in a relationship they can always be fixed, a ring can break but it can be fixed.
61: "We were given: Two hands to hold. To legs to walk. Two eyes to see. Two ears to listen. But why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else. For us to find."
62: My Parents
63: 9 | Tears of Joy
64: The Kiss
65: The Ring Exchange
69: Everyone mingled outside while Will and I where signing all the fun legal papers. Some fun pictures while we were absent
71: I will always love you... | While will and I where signing our marriage certificate, Jacob was kind enough to hold my bouquet.
72: My brothers entertained some of the younger kids while we where waiting on pictures. Kaitlynn was just too adorable to not watch
74: I will always love you...
75: Love is patient.. Love is kind..
80: Trying to do an all jumping picture
81: Friends | It was fun to watch
83: Success! | What a bunch of good looking guys
85: Friendships where built and reunited this weekend since Chelsey came all the way from North Carolina for the wedding | We all had lots of fun together taking pictures and strengthening each other throughout the day
90: TRUE LOVE | "A life without love is no life at all."
93: "A heart that has truly loved never forgets."