S: Our Wedding Rob and Elisse November 17, 2006
FC: Our Wedding
1: Our wedding was in the late afternoon on Friday the 17th of November 2006. It was a beautiful Fall day. We dressed separately at the Westlake Village Inn in their honeymoon suite, and met outside for photos on their lovely and picturesque grounds. The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the Inn of the Seventh Ray.
3: "This day I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
5: My sister, Mirna along with my good friends Arlyn and Danielle served as bridesmaids and helped me prepare for my special day. | "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." -- Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally
7: I loved the way the brown bridesmaid dresses complimented my ivory/pewter French Taffeta gown | Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~Emily Bronte
9: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. | Here Comes the Bride ...
10: My son, Jason serving as Best Man and my friends, Richard and Dale as my groomsmen | My grandfather's pocketwatch | Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
12: Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever. | "I can do that!"
13: Just 10 days before our wedding, I severely sprained my ankle while playing volleyball. The pain was intense and I knew it was serious, yet all I could think was, "I've gotta somehow walk down the aisle." Lots of ice the day of, and I seemed to be fine, until a missed step on a stair made for a very, very painful rest of the day. Jason quickly got a bucket of cold water and ice to control the swelling. If I could just get my shoe back on and control the limping, maybe no one will notice?? ...
17: R | & | E | Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.
18: A hundred hearts would be too few To carry all my love for you.
19: F O R E V E R
20: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
21: Our love is unconditional, we knew it from the start. I can see it in your eyes, you can feel it from my heart.
22: I'm so happy I can finally call this man my husband. It's really a dream come true
23: If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. ~A. A. Milne From Winnie the Pooh
25: “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.”
26: I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
29: I love you, Not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, But for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out. ~Roy Croft
32: “Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” ~Walter Winchell
33: Let's share all the love and laughter that a lifetime will allow
34: Our family and friends arrived at the inn at 4pm and patiently waited for the wedding party to arrive and the ceremony to commence ...
36: To have and to hold from this day forward, for better or worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish 'til death do us part.
37: "IT ONLY TAKES A SECOND TO SAY 'I LOVE YOU' BUT A LIFETIME TO SHOW IT." | "Man & wife, being two, are one in love." | You don't marry someone you can live with, you marry the person who you cannot live without. | A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
38: Now join hands, and with your hands your hearts.
39: "I cross my heart and promise to Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true. In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine."
40: Secret Letter from Rob to Elisse | Elisse, I remember our first date as though it was yesterday. When I saw you at the door, your beauty quickly took my breath away. For a man who is rarely at a loss for words, the only thing I could say was, “Wow!” There have been many times since that first date where you have taken my breath away but not just for your appearance. You continue to amaze me with your love and kindness, and I know my future will be filled with many more times of amazement. I look forward with excitement to those times. We are different and yet so much alike in many ways. We seem to think the same things at the same time. We enjoy doing the same silly things and I can’t believe you laugh at my jokes! I know it is considered wrong in a relationship to say “I told you so”, but I am going to anyway. I know you had doubts about us in the beginning, but I’ll never forget the look in your eyes when I smiled at you and told you that you would fall in love with me. Now I see that love every day and I want to thank you for it. I will continue to make sure you know that I understand how precious that love is and cherish you and will never take you for granted. You fill the voids in my life and make me complete. You are beautiful, charming and intelligent and I admire you beyond words. You are my lover and more importantly my best friend. I am not sure how I got so lucky to be able to marry my best friend. I promise to do every thing in my power to remember how lucky I am and always make you feel as special as you are. We are getting married today but that is just the formality as I have been yours for a long time. You own my heart. I don’t know what our future holds - but I do know that I look forward to every new day with you. Elisse, I love you with all my heart
41: Secret Letter from Elisse to Rob | My Darling, When I met you, I wasn't planning on falling in love. I thought I had already lost my chance at happiness. I could never have imagined where our friendship would lead us, and how beautiful you would make my world. It is such a wonderful feeling to let myself be completely known to you - to love you, trust you, believe in you, play with you, laugh with you, cry with you, to hold and be held by you. In my life, I learned early to be strong, count on only myself, and not let people close enough to hurt me. My days were filled with loneliness and abandonment, starving for love and affection. Knowing this, if I could change anything in my life, I would change nothing at all. For it is this life that has led me to you. I would do it all again, to be here with you today. Rob, you have held me as I cried out of sadness, but the tears you see on my face today, as I become your wife, are not tears of sadness, but of complete and utter joy. You have made me see the world in a different light. You have brought a smile to my face and comfort to my heart. Words alone cannot explain the way I feel, and try as I might, I cannot express to you the feelings my heart is shouting for you to hear. Today, with these words, I want to say that you are incredibly special to me. When you hear this, I want you to see me smiling softly at you, and thanking you for all that you are to me. When I met you, I did not know what the future would hold, but now I know without a doubt..... the luckiest day of my life, was the day that I met you. You told me early on, that I would fall in love with you, and I did not believe you. Boy, was I wrong! You wrote your name in my heart, and there, forever it will stay. Today, as I look into your eyes and say I DO ... my spirit will rejoice knowing that we are one, and each and every day we will spend learning more about each other and loving each other. I love you Rob ... you are my shelter ... my haven. Thank you so much for showing me what two people can share together.
44: Lenore Sherman and Papa Ken | Mirna and her husband, Jay | My new family | Rob's brothers, Scott and Gary and his sister Debbie
45: Now you will feel no rain, for each of you will be shelter for the other. Now you will feel no cold, for each of you will be warmth for the other. Now there is no more loneliness, for each of you will be companion for the other. Now you are two persons, but there is only one life before you. ~ Apache Wedding Blessing
46: TWO PEOPLE, TWO HEARTS, TWO LIVES, BECOME ONE HEART, ONE MIND, ONE NEW LIFE TOGETHER.
49: The Inn of the Seventh Ray seemed magical that night ... the garden setting, hundreds of candles lit, the beautifully draped staircase and canopies created a most romantic atmosphere for our reception. | The cake was not only beautiful, but also delicious! I just adored the mini pumpkins in the centerpieces!
50: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails .
51: Rev. Barbara Laughray married us, and her husband Chuck Boyd recorded our ceremony | Best Wedding Planner Ever!
52: May your joy in the years ahead be as great as the love in your hearts today.
53: true | Love
54: "You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete, And as long as there's a breath in me, I'll make yours just as sweet. As we look into the future, it's as far as we can see, So let's make each tomorrow be the best that it can be.
56: Our wedding glasses were the last two from Rob's parents wedding crystal set.
58: I Cross My Heart George Strait Our love is unconditional, we knew it from the start. I see it in your eyes, you can feel it from my heart. From here on after let's stay the way we are right now, And share all the love and laughter That a lifetime will allow. CHORUS: I cross my heart and promise to Give all I've got to give to make all your dreams come true. In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine. You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete, And as long as there's a breath in me, I'll make yours just as sweet. As we look into the future, it's as far as we can see, So let's make each tomorrow be the best that it can be. And if along the way we find a day it starts to storm, You've got the promise of my love to keep you warm. In all the world you'll never find a love as true as mine, A love as true as mine.
60: "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." ~Aristotle | "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."
61: Our journey begins...