S: Barry Davis & Wendy Ward Davis October 4, 2008
BC: and forever | love always
FC: Wendy & Barry
1: I love you not only for who you are, but for who I am when I am with you | B | W | &
2: Ceremony Patricia Netzel, Marriage Commissioner Darrell Herauf, Lay Minister "Lady" by Josh & Shay Ward Classical Guitar by Wayne Petrychyn Readings Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no-one to help him up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.. Ecclesiastes 4:9-1 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain." So God granted him what he requested. I Chronicles 4:10
3: Masters of Ceremony Joanne & Dick Peterson | Toast to the family Elishia Stordy | Toast to the Couple Lexie Eidsness | Grace We followed our family tradition by reciting the Serenity Prayer: God, grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. We followed by each of us expressing something we were grateful for that day. We asked our guests to silently focus on gratitude as well.
5: Barry, nine years ago today, almost to the minute, I began a new life. I have changed because you never tried to change me. You have always accepted me exactly as I am while gently encouraging me to grow and to be all that I can. While you’re not much at building things, you are a master of building people. I have watched as you helped build strong character in your children, and changed how I approach parenting. I have learned from your kindness and sensitivity. I have grown in confidence through your faith in me. And I believe in everlasting love because of your romantic nature. Our beautiful, blended family gets better with every year. In the tough times we have grown stronger. Our lives got richer through the lean times. We come through the sad times by discovering joy. Today I promise to spend the rest of my life with you by my side, for better and for better, for stronger and stronger, for richer and richer, for joy and more joy. I love you with all my heart, always and forever. | Wendy, my Precious Lady, nine years ago I was stunned by your beauty. Every year since I see more of your beauty revealed. Your rich friendships; the unconditional love you’ve always had for your children; the way you reach into people’s hearts through the eloquence of your written words. Sweetheart, I know your heart. I know how much you love our children. I know how much you stretch yourself to grow every day. I know how much you love me and that you’ll always be there for me. It is my honour to work with you, love and support our children with you, and enjoy the wonders of our life with you. You’ve given me the gift of your refreshing creativity, the treasure of gratitude and the enlightenment of your spirituality. Today, I promise to spend the rest of my life with you by my side, for better and for better, for stronger and stronger, for richer and richer, for joy and more joy. I love you with all my heart, always and forever.
6: Today, I promise to spend the rest of my life with you by my side for better for richer aby and stronger richer and stra and stronger for joy and stronger for more joy I love you with all my heart always and forever Today I promise to spend the rest of my life with you by my side for better and better stronger richer joy and more joy I love you with all my heart always and forever Today I promise to love you with all my heart always and forever always promise to spend the rest of my life with you I love you with all my heart always and forever by and forever to spend the rest of my life with you by my side always and forever and
8: The Wedding Party our precious children Joshua & Shaylene Ward Stefan & Kelsey Davis
9: We gave each of our children a Canadian Diamond ring to commemorate this special day. | After hours of searching for something to match the bride, Shay joked she & Kelsey should wear white -- love it!
10: Shay surprised us with an emotional rendition of Good Mother | Josh created the powerpoint slides and worked out the technical glitch just in time! | Fern's famous Oreos! | Angel Food -- not pretty, but yummy! | Combination bouquet/garter toss... Can you tell it was aimed at Elishia? | Our songs: Lady (Kenny Rogers) I Knew I Loved You (Savage Garden) Amazed (Lonestar) | I Got You Babe | "refreshing creativity"
11: B | & | W | I don't know how you do what you do I'm so in love with you It just keeps getting better I wanna spend the rest of my life With you by my side Forever and ever Every little thing that you do Baby I'm amazed by you
13: The Davis-Ward Family
14: We are inspired by Eleanor & Joe's enduring romance, and by Bev & Punch's unshakable commitment to each other. | Inspirations...
15: We were officially married on our 9th anniversary. Together with our children, we were a very happy family and didn't really feel a need to have a marriage ceremony -- if it ain't broke don't fix it. So why did we decide to make our vows 'official' after so many years? Well, there were two significant events that made the difference. First, our special nephew, Kellen, died very suddenly at the age of 17. A few days later, our daughter Kelsey was telling us about her first day back to school. She and her classmates were asked to tell a story about a time when they were frightened. Kelsey talked about a big summer storm and how she felt safe curled up in "Dad's girlfriend's" arms. We thought of ourselves as married and as parents to all four of our children. What if something happened to one of us or our kids? Dad's girlfriend or Mom's boyfriend just didn't describe our reality. We decided right then to make our commitment to our relationship and our family official. On October 4, 2008, we did. | Our parents have always been sources of inspiration. We are grateful for their love and support.
16: Joanne & Dick Peterson | Linda Hale | Jack & Gladys Herzberger | Lynn Joerissen & Darrell Herauf | Patricia Netzel, Marriage Officient | Guests
17: Ida, Holt Mel & Audrey Davis | Fern Davis | John & Shirley Guest | JoJo | Punch & Bev Punshon | We were delighted to have photos taken with our guests. Precious memories, a chance to visit with each... and a memento to include with thank-you notes.
18: Brittany Greg & Lexie Eidsness | Carolyn Maher | Cavanagh-Petrychyn Family: Katlyn, Kevin, Taryn, Bree, JoAnne, Wayne, Iestyn | Friends & Family xox
19: Jack, Paige & Penny Herzberger | Sabine Rude | Grandma Glad & the Girls Paige, Tessa, Emily, Kelsey | Hayley, Donnie, Tracy, & Keely Chalk
20: Elishia, Shawn, Linda & John Stordy | Iestyn Cavanagh | Leah, Lynn, & Ken Fulton | Amy Perrey | You and me go fishin' in the dark... | Love & | Laugh
21: Woody & Joanne Leippi | Mark Smith & Linda Thauberger Smith | Quinn, Brad, Holly & Avery Haugen | Emily, Patti, Jeff & Tessa Herzberger | Julie & Barbara | Fern Davis | Deb Clare Susan Fetch
22: Bernie, Danielle, Adam & Donna Josephson | Greg Eidsness | Lloyd Armbruster & Kathe Giles Wayne, Sabine, Ethan & Raequel Rude
23: Linda Hale & Peter Lang | Brian & Lucy Cobb | Pam & Don McLellan | Eleanor & Joe Bellefleur | Val Rankin & Lyle Rogne | Bev & Louis Kenny | Minnie Pearl & Mini-Minnie Pearl (aka Tracy & Keely Chalk)
24: Thank you! | wow | dyakooyu | amazing | You're the Best | awesome | dankschen | thanks a bunch | merci | muchas gracias | grazie | so grateful | Bless your Heart | xox
25: After nine years together, our sudden decision to tie the knot meant we had just four weeks to organize the wedding in time for our October 4th anniversary date. We thought that would be fine as long as we kept it simple. Fortunately, we were able to book Wascana Place where Mom & Dad Herzberger's 50th was recently held. Easy enough, right? What was intended to be a simple brunch featuring family favourites became a logistical puzzle with dozens of pieces... and dear Seestors Linda and Penny worked feverishly to fit them all together with delicious results! We still can't believe that they -- along with a small army of friends and family -- teamed up to give us a magical day. We are so blessed. A million thank-you's are not enough!
26: I knew I loved you before I met you I dreamed you into life A thousand angels dance around you I found my way home
27: ...and they loved happily ever after