S: Our Mexican Wedding
BC: Our Wedding Day may be over, but our life together has just begun.
FC: Our Mexican Wedding | & | T | P
1: THE WEDDING OF | TRISH | & | PAUL | Because you have shared in our lives with your friendship & love we invite you to join us in paradise as we tie the knot on Wednesday the Twenty Third of February Two Thousand and Eleven at Four o'clock in the afternoon Azul Fives Resort Mayan Riviera, Mexico
2: How We | The way Paul & I found each other on the internet was an embarrassing secret for a long time. What would two young, intelligent & attractive people like us being doing on the dating site Lava Life, you ask? We honestly donÂ’t know! All we know is that it brought us together forever. In early January of 2006, something in my profile caught his eye & of course he charmed me with his sense of humor. After a few chats on MSN Messenger, we decided to meet. | Met
3: Our First | "There Is Only One Happiness In Life, To Love And Be Loved." | Our first time meeting in person was on Wednesday January 11th 2006. Paul chose Higher Ground Café in Kensington, to have a coffee & if all went well, maybe two. Since no one wants to be stuck on a bad blind date, I planned an exit strategy with one of my girlfriends for a timed phone call, which was never needed. It felt like Paul & I had been friends for years. During our date, we discovered several connections in our lives, like how close we grew up from each other, our siblings knowing one anotherÂ’s friends, attending the exact same parties at pubs & decided it was fated for us to meet. We talked for so long that we ended up closing down every bar in Kensington that night. | Date
4: TRUE Love IS EVERLASTING
5: “Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.”
6: When I woke up on New Years Eve 2009, I knew that (if all went well) it would be my last day as 'boyfriend' and I would start the year with the fresh new title of 'fiancÃee'. One problem: No ring! I'll never order anything for arrival during the holiday season again! Fortunately I was bailed out with a stand-in ring later that day. After frantic calls to half the female population confirming that proposing with a stand-in was, in fact, a good idea - I knew it was all systems go for Operation River CafÃe. A delicious meal, two warm scotches and a very cold walk later equals a successful proposal! | It was New Years Eve in 2009, -30C outside. Paul made reservations at River CafÃe in Prince's Island Park. Throughout dinner, Paul was passing me little notes that looked like something you'd find in a fortune cookie. They all said different things. Some were compliments; others were funny things that we laugh at. The most important were the ones that told me how he felt. The dinner was lovely. The walk back to the car was unbearably cold. I wanted to run, but Paul grabbed my hand, and started to propose. I didn't see it coming at all. And of course I said YES! | His Version | Her Version
7: Engagement | Our
8: Bridal Showers | Surprise Tea Party | September 26th, 2011 | hosted by Lynne Phillips | February 5th, 2011 | hosted by: Kyla Head, Lisa Motuzas, Amanda Lucas & Kat Boyle | Bachelorette Party
9: The Only Photo Evidence Found from Vegas | Bachelor Party | January 20th, 2011
10: The | Rehearsal | Dinner
11: Flavours International World Cuisine Restaurant
12: Trish Boyle
13: Paul Flanagan
14: The Family is one of Nature's Masterpieces. ~ George Santayana
15: Parents of the Bride | As parents, we raise our children to be courteous, conscientious and respectful, in all aspects of life. When we met Paul, we found he had all these traits that you hope your child finds in their partner. As we have come to know Paul we have learned that he is a conscientious worker with great ambitions, courteous and respectful to all friends and family members that he has been introduced to ... and there have been many; whether it be aunts losing their false teeth or 'soon to be' nieces and nephews harassing him, he has always kept a calm demeanor. We don't know how he will handle Trisha if she loses her teeth ... or starts acting like a four or five year old! We're looking forward to seeing Trisha & Paul nurture their love and support for one another. We wish them health, wealth and happiness in their future life together. | Raymond was born in Scotland, however, his family emigrated to Rhodesia in '71 when he was a teenager. Roslyn was born in South Africa and eventually her family settled finally settled down in Rhodesia after living in other African countries & Australia. Raymond and Roslyn met in '75 and married in '78. Our married life has been a journey of adventure and travel. When first married we lived in Scotland then emigrated to Canada where we welcomed the addition of Trisha and Christopher. Our family of four then ventured to South Africa to live for a few years. We decided to return to Canada where we welcomed the addition of Kat. We have stayed in Calgary because of our large and close-knit family, comprised of grandparents, siblings, aunt, uncles, cousins and numerous extended family members. As a family we have been involved in soccer, whether coaching or playing. The five of us, now six with the addition of Paul, play on a "co-ed recreation" soccer team. | About Us . . .
16: Ed and I are thrilled to welcome Trish into our family. Her great sense of humor, kind heart and positive outlook make Paul happy - and make us happy too! We wish them both many happy years together. When times get tough (and they will at some point for everyone) we hope they will support and comfort each other. When times are good (and they usually are!) we hope they experience lots of fun adventure and plenty of surprises. | Ed and Linda have been happily married for 37 years and counting. They have experienced many changes during those years. Ed has found his true callings (watercolour painting and golf!) after many years working in business. Linda taught for more than 30 years and has recently retired. She is loving playing with their two grandsons, reading, sleeping in and contract work when it comes along. They have never been to Mexico - or to an "all-inclusive" destination - and are excited to have a warm holiday and celebration in sunny Mexico in February! | & | Parents of the Groom | About Us . . . .
17: "You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them." ~ Desmond Tutu
18: Our Wedding Party | Lisa Motuzas.................. Kat Boyle............................. Amanda Lucas..................... Kyla Head.............................. Ben Howells............................ Kyle Macleod...................... Donny Wolcott.................... Fraser Boyd (absent)........... | Maid of Honour Bridesmaid Bridesmaid Bridemaid Best Man Groomsman Groomsman Groomsman
19: "The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." ~ Abraham Lincoln
20: Maid of Honour | Lisa Motuzas | Trish & I have know each other for just over 4 years although it feels like a lot longer! Trish & I met through Paul & Benjamin - the boys were friends from junior high. Paul & Trish decided to join our co-ed soccer team and that's how we met. Trish did not like me at first (probably because of all the pink and girly stuff!) ... but once she got to know me, she fell in love! I mean, how could you not love me!!!! Over the last 4 years I have got to know Trish pretty well! I love her sense of humor, her carefree spirit and her understanding when it comes to the men in our lives! We have made many memories ... nachos & 4th Street strangers, wedding crashing in Mexico ... Vegas '09. Trisha is not only a good friend, but she is a life long friend and I feel truly blessed to have her in my life. I can't wait until we have babies at the same time so they can grow up to be BFF's!! Trish - just because you are getting married does not mean your shopping has to stop. Always remember this ... you can never have to many shoes, handbags or outfits! If they fit, but it in every colour! Paul will learn to understand! Advice: Learn to let go of small problems before they become big ones. Compromising does not mean that one person wins & the other loses, it means that you love each other enough to care more about making each other happy the\an being the winner. Never forget that love is a choice. You can choose to love even when it feels impossible. | A GOOD Friend knows all your best stories . . .
21: I've know Paul for roughly 14 years. I can't actually remember how the two of us met, but if I had to guess it probably happened somewhere and at some point during our memorable years at John Ware Junior High School. I have some recollection of a memory that is telling me we met in grade 8 gym class, but who knows. There are countless things to love about Paul. The one thing that I adore the most has got to be his sense of humor. Paul has been making me laugh since 1996 & is the reason the two of us became close friends so quickly. Paul has also been a great source of advice over the years for myself & I know I can count on him always helping me out when I need him. Congrats to you both. We cannot wait for the next chapter in both of our lives and the exciting memories to come. We love you so much and can't wait for your special day. Not being married myself I don't have a wealth of advice to give, although I can tell you this: Show me one happily married couple who don't love to make each other laugh and I'll show you two people with personalities of a doorknob. | Ben Howells | Best Man | . . . A BEST Friend has lived than with you!
22: I've known Trisha since birth. Mine, not hers. Our parents introduced us. I love my sister because she's always been there for me. Even all those times we would bicker as kids, I always knew that if I needed anything from her, she'd do it. She has been the greatest sister to me and I'm lucky that she loves me too. | Kat Boyle | Bridesmaid | "Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there."
23: "Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you." ~ Elbert Hubard | I've known Paul since I was five, maybe earlier than that. I don't really remember how we met, since I was five. But I have proof we were on the same soccer team at age 5 though. Wow, what a team ... all thanks to Dan Adelman! The best thing about Paul is his downtown location. It really helps to have a place to crash without having to catch a cab! For the future, please stay on 17th Ave!!! (Oh yeah and love your partner for who they are, not for what you want them to be.) | Kyle Macleod | Groomsman
24: "A best friend is a sister destiny forgot to give you" | Amanda Lucas | I have known Trisha for a LONG time! We met in 10th grade at Bishop Carroll high school, which makes this our 13th year of friendship! Trisha has always known how to make me laugh and will do anything she could to help you. I wish all the best to the happy couple and can't wait to be part of their new chapter in life. My nursing skills have allowed me to travel the world. Recently I am back from 2 years in Australia & before that another 2 in the Canadian arctic. | Bridesmaid
25: "I get by with a little help from my friends." ~ John Lennon | Donny Wolcott | Groomsman | I have known Paul since we both started grade seven at John Ware Junior High in 1995. I don't actually remember a specific meeting place or time. There's so much to love about Paul! I think the quality I love the most is his sense of humour. His ability to make people laugh is remarkable. There have been more occasions than I can remember where I could literally not compose myself after Paul said something hilarious. A close second is Paul's open-minded attitude towards life. He is not afraid to try new things and to have new experiences that enrich his life. A perfect example of this is when he traveled during the summer of 2005. A tip for your future - if you ever travel back in time, don't step on anything because even the tiniest change can alter the future in ways you can't imagine. Other than that, I would say I believe that laughing together as much as possible is one key to a great relationship. I am currently studying architecture at the University of Calgary. My interests include drawing, hiking, listening to & playing music.
26: "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather is one of those things that give value to survival." ~ C. S. Lewis | I have known Trisha for the past 4 years. I met Trish at a nice family dinner at my parent's house. It was the first time Paul had brought a girlfriend home for Sunday dinner, so i knew it was serious. Since then, I've gotten to know Trish through weekly family dinners, numerous rained out holidays and many family gatherings. Trish has brought such a fun spirit to our family. She always has a huge smile, a funny story and a strong sense of the importance of family. I feel so incredibly lucky to have Trish as my Sister-in-Law and look forward to sharing in Paul & Trish's lives as they begin the next phase of their relationship. As you enter into your marriage, remember to keep that sense of fun and adventure I've witnessed in both of you. Try not to take each other too seriously and enjoy these last few days and weeks leading up to your wedding. | Kyla Head | Bridesmaid
27: I've known Paul as a friend since Grade 7 ... since 1996! Although, my relationship with the Flanagan family started a few years before as Linda was my grade 2 & 3 teachers. I remember squaring off against Paul's team in the odd soccer game too before we were friends. Our friendship almost seemed arranged. We were both placed in Mr. Hamilton's homeroom class in Grade 7. One of my first memories of Paul was from that class on the first day. Mr Hamilton was taking attendance and Paul's name was called. Paul promptly replied "here" but, also felt it necessary to point out to Mr. Hamilton and the rest of the class, that his mom requested that it be known that although, he shared last name with Melanie Flanagan (who Linda had taught), who was also in our class, they were in no way related. I couldn't possibly imagine why Linda would not want them associated? ... There are a lot of things I love about Paul, but here are the top five: 1. There's 'the line' and then there's Paul. More often than not, Paul is straddling 'the line' and the occasional time he takes a few steps beyond. And then, there are the precious (not few) times when Paul is so far beyond 'the line' that the line is now a dot. 2. Paul has no problem speaking his mind. There may be a few casualties along the way, but you can always count in Paul to let you know how what he really thinks. 3. Paul is game for anything. If there's a chance that a good story could come of it, Paul is in. 4. He's smart and funny. 5. He always enjoys a good elevator fart. Trish, Paul is a gentle creature. Let him nap on the weekends, play the occasional video game and humor him (us) in our often harebrained schemes and he(we) will be yours forever. Paul, Trish is out of your league. Do whatever it takes. | Fraser Boyd | Absent Groomsman
28: It's All in the Details . . . | My Lovely Bridesmaids!
29: Nothing like Tequila shots before you say "I Do!"
30: This is the first day of my life I swear I was born right in the doorway I went out in the rain Suddenly everything changed They're spreadin' blankets on the beach Yours is the first face that I saw I think I was blind before before I met you I don't know where I am I don't know where I've been But I know where I want to go So I thought I'd let you know That these things take forever O especially am slow But I realized that I need you And I wondered if I could come home I remember the time you drove all night Just to meet me in the morning And I thought it was strange You said everything changed You felt as if you just woke up And you said, This is the first day of my life, I'm glad I didn't die before I met you But now I don't care I could go anywhere with you And I'd probably be happy. So if you wanna be with me With these things there's no telling We'll just have to wait and see But I'd rather be working for a paycheck Than waiting to win the lottery Besides maybe this time it's different I mean I really think you like me | The First Day of my Life by Bright Eyes
31: “Certain is it that there is no kind of affection so purely angelic as of a father to a daughter. In love to our wives there is desire; to our sons, ambition; but to our daughters there is something which there are no words to express." ~ Joseph Addison
32: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not Love does not delight in evil It always protects, always trusts, Love never fails.
33: "I love you not only for what you are, but who I am when I am with you." | envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. but rejoices with the truth. always hopes, always perseveres. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
37: Soul Mates two halves of the same soul joining together in life's journey
38: If a kiss could say just how i love you... My lips would be on yours forever!
39: Recessional Song I'm Yours by Jason Mraz
40: The best of times are always found when friends & family gather round
41: Tom Allen, Colin Blanch, Christopher Boyle, David & Terry Boyle, Emily Boyle, Issac Boyle, Julia Boyle, Kat Boyle, Nathan Boyle, Raymond & Roslyn Boyle, Stephen Boyle, Ed & Linda Flanagan, Greg Flanagan & Donna Fremont, Tom Flanagan, Dax & Kyla Head, Kieran Head, Nolan Head, Ben Howells, Rob & Alex Kayser, Tom & Dolores Kayser, Carter Koch, Krista Legue, Amanda Lucas Angus MacLeod, Howie & Libby MacLeod, Kyle McLeod, Cameron McDougall, Mike McKay, Gerry & Anne McKenna, Lisa Motuzas, Douglas & Maureen Smith, Gavin & Denise Smith, Katie Smith, Earnie Sweet & Peter Kraft, Roger & Kathleen Timms, Donny Wolcott | Guests | Our
42: FAMILY & FRIENDS
44: “Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl , . . | no superior alternative has yet been found” ~Winston Churchill | . . . no superior alternative has yet been found” ~Winston Churchill
46: . . . it gives me great pleasure to introduce to you for the first time . . .
47: Mr. & Mrs. Flanagan | Our Reception Menu Tuna in Cajun with Coconut Texture Herbs & Spring Blossoms Beef Tenderloin in Red Wine Butter Herb Risotto & Carrots Flan Mexican Style Custard with Caramel
48: Father of the Bride welcoming the Groom into the family Brides Uncle Douglas reading a letter from her Uncle Grahame The Best Man speech Our MC Mike Thanking everyone for sharing in our day The Maid of Honor speech Mother of the groom welcoming the Bride into the family Marriage advice from Uncle David & Auntie Terry | Speeches & Toasts
50: Cake Cutting
51: Garter Toss | To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence." ~ Sydney Smith
52: Father & Daughter Dance | Mother & Son Dance | Love and Some Verses by Iron & Wine | My Girl by The Temptations
53: First Dance as Husband & Wife | This Years Love by David Gray
54: We do not remember days, we remember moments. ~ Cesare Pavese
55: Some Fun in the Sun!