S: Melinda & Steven, July 10, 2010
FC: S | & | M
1: THE MARRIAGE OF | MELINDA & STEVEN SMALLPAGE | 7.10.2010
2: bride and bridesmaids getting ready
3: You know all those things we've promised and hoped and dreamed - well, I meant it all, every word.
4: groom and groomsmen getting ready
5: "Now in midsummer a wedding. Attend. Applaud. The music must be played lightly, Quietly, at first, like July birdsongs."
7: "I am yours. You are mine. Of this we are certain."
8: "Only if two worlds are wide and deep and individual can they be combined... For the more we are, the richer everything we experience is." [Rilke]
9: "Together wing to wing and oar to oar." [Frost]
10: You are lodged in my heart
13: Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another ... now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you.
14: the bridal party
15: You are lodged in my heart, the small key is lost
16: "There are such connections, which must be a very great, an almost unbearable happiness, but they can occur only between very rich beings...
17: ...between those who have become, each for his own sake, rich, calm, and concentrated" [Rilke]
20: No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.
22: Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife.
24: we are reminded by the words of this event what it is to love and be loved...
27: we commit ourselves to love each other and to bring to the world the kind of tenderness and compassion defined in this ceremony
30: "once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side by side can grow up for them...
31: ...if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky."
32: SMS & MCH
34: The wedding ring is an enduring symbol of the promises that have been made. From ancient times, rings have been used as symbols of eternity...
35: The circle is a shape that has no beginning and no end. These rings serve as a symbol that your love is forever, without beginning or end
37: your love is forever, without beginning or end | let us love one another
38: I charge ... all of us here, that we may discard any notions that we are merely spectators