S: Our Wedding Day
FC: Nell | & | Nick | Our Wedding Day
1: THE MARRIAGE OF | NICK & NELL KARTYCHOK | APRIL 14, 2012 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY: LEONARD KOIKE BRANDON MENCHEN PATRICK D. REGAN HARRIETTE REGAN | EDITED BY: NELL REGAN KARTYCHOK
4: GIRLS GETTING READY
6: PREPARING FOR THE BIG MOMENT
8: HERE COMES THE BRIDE
10: THE CEREMONY My name is Deidra Grey-Beijo, and I have the privilege of performing this Marriage Ceremony today between Nell REGAN & Nickolas KARTYCHOK. I would like to ask, who presents this bride into the Union of Marriage? Patrick Regan replies, "I do." Thank you Mr. Regan.
11: OUR WIND-POWERED WONDERFUL WEDDING
12: "THIS DAY I WILL MARRY MY BEST FRIEND, THE ONE I LAUGH WITH, LIVE FOR, DREAM WITH, LOVE."
13: OUR WEDDING DAY HAS FINALLY COME! | Nick and Nell have invited you, their dearest family, and closest friends to witness their declaration of lifelong devotion to one another. We have gathered together to rejoice the marriage of Nell and Nickolas, and your support and encouragement is very important to each of them, not only now, but throughout the days and years to come. I know that many of you have honored our Bride and Groom by going to great lengths to be here today and I'd like to especially thank those who have traveled from Hawaii, Arizona, and Northern California. I sincerely welcome everyone to this wonderful occasion.
14: ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS | Although this beautiful ceremony is all about the Union of this couple, they feel that they would also like to acknowledge all of you--their wonderful friends and family. Over the years, each of you has played prominent roles in the many and various stages of their lives. You have helped to shape who they have become; you have always been there to offer advice and inspiration, and you have enhanced their lives in so many ways. Nell and Nickolas would like you to know how much they value and appreciate your love and friendship. The reason that there is no one particular "Best Man" or "Maid of Honor" is because all of you represent those honorable roles. Nell and Nickolas would like to give special thanks, and wholeheartedly embrace the unwavering love of their parents and significant partners. They realize that they could not have come to such and important moment like this without the guidance, support, and nurturing of these incredible people. And finally, our couple has asked that we take a moment to respectfully pay tribute to the memory of those beloved family members who, sadly, are no longer with us, but join us today in spirit. May they always be remembered and revered.
15: A BLESSING FOR THE COUPLE | I would now like to formally open this Ceremony, with a blessing for the couple... In the quiet of this very special moment we pause to shower our blessings over this couple and their Marriage. We offer gratitude to Mother Earth, and give thanks for all of Her beautiful and abundant gifts, especially the vast ocean that surrounds us today, and provides us with so many diverse and magnificent creatures. May Nell and Nickolas always feel fortunate to have found one another, and may they appreciate and rejoice in the great love that they share. In gentleness, let them be tender with each other's dreams and healing of each others wounds. Let kindness flower with forgiveness and be the fruit of their married life. Forever. Nickolas and Nell, it truly lifts our spirits to be in the presence of your love and to bask in the sweet energies of two people who so obviously adore one another. On this incredible day in your personal history, thank you for allowing us to celebrate with you and delight in your happiness.
16: OUR STORY
17: Sometimes, it really does seem like fate or even magic when two people find each other within this amazing world. That special someone, who out of the routine of ordinary life, magically appears from no where. The excitement you feel inside when you see that person enter a room or when distance has kept you apart. And suddenly it seems that you are not complete without the other. It is the beauty and magic of love. If you have read Nick and Nell's wedding website, you will recall the wonderful stories that were told of how they met, dated, and got engaged; it reads like an intricate romance novel that is very detailed in expression and thought. And that's the lovely thing about this couple; they both express themselves with such honesty and conviction. They share so many unique things in common, and not just bowling on Monday nights!! When I met with them, it seemed that it wasn't a coincidence that they came into each others lives, but rather, it was their destiny to meet, fall in love, and be together forever. | It was their great love of the ocean and the outdoors that enticed each of them to sign up to become life-savers. They adore being athletic, so the fitness and training regime of becoming a "lifeguard" was not only rewarding for their physical well-being, but they also felt the great personal satisfaction of giving back to the community. As we know, other than their passion for all sports, they are also extremely conscientious about preserving Mother Earth and the environment. They regard gifts from Nature as unique and precious, and this awareness is something they are both proud to honor and protect. It was a combination of all their mutual interests that led them to become attracted to one another, but it all began as friendship. 2002 was the beginning of their long relationship as friends, but that would eventually evolve and blossom into something they could not prevent--their inevitable love. | This is what Nick wrote on their wedding webs-site: "After Nell and I had been together for over two years, (and 6 months of that time was living in an RV traveling around the western United States), I just knew she was the right one." In August last year Nick felt he had everything together to propose to Nell in the "proper" fashion. He made many trips to a jeweler, where he researched stones, settings, and designs, until he was finally able to create the ring that he knew was perfect. He also made sure that he called Nell's father to respectfully and formally ask permission to take his daughter's hand (to which he the response was a very positive two thumbs up). And so he was ready. It was a Summer's evening after a long bike ride together through Marina Del Rey, that Nickolas, filled with excitement and anticipation, got down onto one knee and presented Nell with that beautiful ring. And he romantically asked for her to become his Wife.
18: "MAN & WIFE, BEING TWO, ARE ONE IN LOVE." - WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
19: LOVE AND MARRIAGE | Love is the basis for new life and for peace. It enshrines and ennobles us. Love brings joy and harmony to all beings in all parts of the Earth. An the greatest gift bestowed upon humanity, is the gift of love that is shared between two people who choose to spend their lives together. Marriage is an incredible journey. One that is paved with both smooth and rough roads. Roads that lead you to learn more about yourselves, each other, and the world around you. On this day, each of you gives yourselves freely and generously into the hands of one another, and you make a bond, a solemn pledge, that you shall be united in Marriage for the rest of your days. Those of you who are already joined in the Union of Marriage, this ceremony invites you to take part by reflecting on your own vows of love and commitment to one another. Marriage is the respected union of two people, through heart, body, and mind. It is a serious commitment, that should never be entered into lightly. However, after speaking to you both, it is apparent that you already know many of the great rewards as well as the responsibilities that this partnership will bring. Marriage is an opportunity to feel the pleasure of taking care of someone who takes care of you. It's sharing your dreams and aspirations with a loyal companion at your side. It is knowing deep inside your heart that you want the best for each other. And it's a commitment to share all life has to offer, both prosperity and adversity. And although two lives may be very intimately shared; the blending of two should not diminish either one. Rather, it should enhance the individuality of one another. Of course there will be time when things won't be easy, there are going to be challenges along the way that all couples face through their many years together. As you both work hard to maintain a healthy and fulfilling relationship, remember that communication is a major key to success. Always find time to talk things over. Confide, listen to one another, and openly share your feelings and thoughts.
20: I would now like to invite Nickolas's mother, Sandy Kartychok, to deliver a beautiful reading called "LOVE..." | Love is not the air that we breathe, but the sweet scent that drifts upon it. Love is not the sounds that we hear, but the music of life. Love is not the food that we need, but the nourishment of the soul. Love is not our will to survive, but our reason for living. In love we encounter the wonders of the world, triumph over challenges and pain, and fulfill our dreams. In love we find friendship that guides us as we grow and learn. In love we find patience and wisdom, and know our true selves. Love is an ocean of discovery, a multitude of experiences to treasure, and it is the alliance of these two hearts forever.
21: When I met with Nick and Nell recently, I asked for each of them to spontaneously write down some of the things they love most about each other, and I asked that they keep those words a secret until today... | These are the few words that Nick wrote of Nell: | I love waking up next to Nell--rain or shine it is always going to be a great day. I love being together in the afternoon--simply deciding when to go for our "Happy Hour," makes me feel happy all hours. Together we make a great team and couple. Nell completes my life in all she does and who she is. Whether at home, or traveling around, we always laugh, cuddle together and enjoy each others company. I love her for all those things. | And this is what Nell wrote of her love for Nick: | I love Nick's warm embrace that always makes me feel like I've returned home. I love how he makes even the most mundane moments exciting and adventurous. I love the look in HIS eyes when he tells me he loves me. I love how laughter and fun follows he everywhere he goes. I love that Nick is my absolute best friend and that there is nothing that I can't share with him. We complete each other in every way.
22: DECLARATION OF INTENT
23: Nickolas and Nell, having been so fortunate as to find true love, you made a decision that there would be no moment in your lives more profoundly significant than this one, the moment when you offered yourselves to become husband and wife. Please look into each others eyes as you pledge your declaration of intent... Nickolas, do you take this woman, Nell, to be your lawfully wedded wife? "I DO." Nell, do you take this man, Nickolas, to be your lawfully wedded husband? "I DO." | "I DO"
24: THE VOWS | Nell, on this day of music and celebration our new adventure begins. I promise to share my life with you. I will care for you, honor you, and protect you. I will stay by your side as your partner in life. I look forward to sharing Comfort and challenges, Laughter and tears, Great joys and triumphs. Let us grow together, In heart mind and spirit and stand together to face the world. You are my one true love. I cherish you and give myself to you as your loving husband. | It is now time to recite the vows you have written, beginning with what Nikolas has written for Nell.
25: I Nell, take you, Nick, to by my husband, knowing in my heart that you will always be my best friend, my partner in life, the father of my child, and my one true love. In your eyes I have found my home. In your heart, I have found my love. In your soul, I have found my mate. You provide a safe place for me, unlike I have ever known. You are my inspiration and my soul's fire. You help me laugh, you teach me love. You fill my life with adventure, and free me to sing my own song. You are the magic of my every day, and the dream come true of my every night. On this day our next adventure begins, a continuation of what has always been. We have been preparing for this our whole lives. I was created for you and you for me and now we have become ONE. Let us grow together in heart, mind, and spirit, And stand together to face the world; For there is nothing that we cannot face if we stand together. I promise to be your partner in all things, Not possession you, but working with you as part of a greater whole. I want to share all life has to offer with you. May our lives be filled with love, happiness, abundance, and laughter... ...forever.
26: EXCHANGE OF RINGS And so we come to the Presentation of the Wedding Rings. Wedding rings are exchanged as a beautiful symbol of your marriage covenant, and these precious tokens have been carried forward from antiquity. A ring is a perfect circle and it is a symbol of the Sun, the Earth, and the Universe. It is the symbol of purity and of peace. It is also a symbol of unity, in which your two lives are joined in the same unbroken circle, meaning, wherever you go you will always return to the other. | Nickolas, place this ring on Nell's finger and as you do, repeat after me: Nell, with this ring I give you my heart and my promise to love you unconditionally and forever. Nell, place this ring on Nickolas's finger, and as you do, repeat after me: Nickolas, with this ring I give you my heart and my promise to love you unconditionally and forever.
27: Nell and Nickolas, may the love you have found continue to grow in meaning and in strength. May it be abundant and fruitful in ways that you feel gracious and humble. May you give back to the world and strive to become better people and parents. May your love be so honest and loyal that you are able to inspire your children and all those who surround you. May your love help brighten and enrich the face of Mother Earth. And may the source of all love touch and grace your lives with unity and courage. I would now like to invite Nell's mother, Carol Miller, to deliver the final reading: | "THE PRIVILEGED LOVERS" BY RUMI The moon has become a dancer at this festival of love. This dance of light This sacred blessing, This divine love, beckons us to a world beyond only lovers can see with their eyes of fiery passion. They are the chosen one's who have surrendered. Once they were particles of light now they are the radiant sun. They have left behind the world of deceitful games. They are the privileged lovers who create a new world with their eyes of fiery passion.
28: THE "KISS" Nick and Nell, for many years to come you will remember: the excitement and beauty of this momentous occasion, the delight from your family and friends, and all the photographs tat are going to create wonderful memories. But in the years to come, may you celebrate what is most fundamental about this union... ...your love for each other and your commitment to sharing equally in the trails and triumphs of the days to come. Today you both have pledged vows to one another and exchanged wedding rings, formally entering into the sacred Union of Marriage. Therefore, by the authority given to me in the state of California and this powerful wind (laughter), it is now with great pleasure, that in the presence of these witnesses, I pronounce that you are: "Husband and Wife." You may now "Kiss" the Bride!!
29: "And kiss her again!!
30: "BELIEVE IN HAPPILY EVER AFTER, AND IT WILL COME TRUE"
31: OUR JOURNEY BEGINS...
32: THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!
34: "TWAS NOT MY LIPS YOU KISSED, BUT MY SOUL." -JUDY GARLAND
35: "A PART OF YOU HAS GROWN IN ME. AND SO YOU SEE, IT'S YOU AND ME TOGETHER FOREVER AND NEVER APART, MAYBE IN DISTANCE BUT NEVER IN HEART."
37: BEST FRIENDS | I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER
40: OUR FAMILY
42: THE RECEPTION
44: F O R E V E R | INTRODUCING FOR THE FIRST TIME MR & MRS NICKOLAS KARTYCHOK
46: THE TOASTS BY MC CHELSIE, RIPPLE, & RENEE
48: "I LOVE YOU NOT ONLY FOR WHAT YOU ARE, BUT FOR WHO I AM WHEN I AM WITH YOU." | TACO TIME!
50: OUR FIRST SUNSET AS HUSBAND AND WIFE
52: "FOREVER" BY BEN HARPER | FIRST DANCE
53: DANCE FLOOR WITH DJ CHELSIE
54: SEDONA ROCKING THE DANCE FLOOR
55: GOOD TIMES ON THE DANCE FLOOR
56: LIFEGUARDS, OUTRIGGER CANOE PADDLERS, AND THE COOL GANG FROM AZ | THE RECEPTION CAMERAS
57: FAMILY AND LIFELONG FRIENDS
58: FAMILY AND LIFE LONG FRIENDS | MORE RECEPTION CAMERAS
60: ...BLUE INSIDE = BOY, PINK INSIDE = GIRL | CAKE CUTTING TO REVEAL THE SEX OF OUR BABY... | ARE WE HAVING A BOY OR A GIRL?
61: "IT'S A GIRL!"
62: RECEPTION MOMENTS
64: PORTRAITS OF OUR GUESTS
66: THE HAPPY HUGGING BRIDE
67: LIFEGUARD PICTURE
68: CAUGHT BY RENEE THEN AFTER REDO BY DECISION IT WAS CAUGHT BY VI | BOUQUET TOSS | THIS WAS A SPECIAL LUCKY BOUQUET MADE WITH SOME OF THE FLOWERS FROM THE BOUQUET I CAUGHT AT STEVE AND ANNE'S WEDDING A FEW MONTHS BEFORE NICK ASKED ME TO BE HIS WIFE AND SOME FLOWERS FROM OUR WEDDING.
69: GARTER TOSS | NO ONE MADE A MOVE TO GRAB IT UNTIL IT DROPPED. IT WAS PICKED UP BY MATT RUSSON AKA LEON.