S: THE SHAFFER'S
FC: ASHLEY NICOLE COTTON | SAMUEL ROBERT SHAFFER | 04 07 12
1: R A | &
2: THE BRIDE
4: THE GROOM
6: THE CEREMONY | Hand in hand you enter marriage; hand in hand you step out in faith. The hand you freely give to each other is both the strongest and the tenderest part of your body. In the years ahead you will need both strength and tenderness. Be firm in your commitment. Don't let your grip become weak. And yet, be flexible as you go through change. Don't let your hold become intolerable. Strength and tenderness, firm commitment and flexibility, of such is a marriage made, hand in hand.
7: Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart. | THE CEREMONY
8: THE WEDDING PARTY
10: THE GIRLS
11: THE GUYS
12: THE VOWS | Robert, You are my dearest and closest friend. Today I give myself to you. Using the love that we share as a vessel, through the pressures of the present and the uncertainties of our future, I can promise that you will always have my deepest love, my fullest devotion, and my most tender care. I promise to love you through all the hard times And cherish you through all the good To never take you for granted and to honor our marriage above all else. I promise to always strive to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. No matter where life takes you, I promise to love you in good times and in bad, And to always be there by your side to help you through all the deployment. when life seems easy and also when times become difficult, when our love is simple, and when things becomes complicated. I promise to honor you, and to always hold our love for each other in highest regard These things I pledge to you today, and all the days of our life together. I pray that as we grow old we would continue to strengthen each other in our walks with God and always help each other through the good and bad. I Love You. Ashley | What God Has Joined, Let No Man Separate Matthew 19:6
13: THE VOWS | WE DO! | Ashley, You are my life. Without you I wouldn't be able to breathe. You complete me and taught me what true happiness is, and as long as my heart beats it is your to keep. As long as I am alive, my arms will wrap you in protection. As long as I'm still breathing my hand will work to provide for you. And as long as my blood pulses I will love you with every once of passion my body, heart, and soul can give you. These I promise you today as your best friend, your protector, provider, and your husband. I love you, Robert
14: "Today, this relationship is symbolized through the pouring of these two individual containers of sand, one representing you Ashley and all that you were, all that you are, and all that you will ever be, and the other representing you, Robert, and all that you were and all that you are, and all that you will ever be. As these two containers of sand are poured into the third container, the individual containers of sand will no longer exist, but will be joined together as one. Just as these grains of sand can never be separated and poured again into the individual containers, so will your marriage be." | THE UNITY SAND
15: THE KISS
17: HUSBAND & WIFE | FOREVER & ALWAYS!
18: THE TOAST | Love Bears All Things, Believes All Things, Hopes All Things, Endures All Things. Love Never Fails. 1 Corinthians 13:7
20: THE CAKE
21: Semper Fidelis
22: THE DANCE | In All The World You'll Never Find A Love As True As Mine.
23: FAVORITE MOMENTS
24: THE FOOD
25: THE FAREWELL
28: THE RINGS
29: MR & MRS SHAFFER
30: Our Reception!
33: THE CAKES
40: R | The Shaffer's | A
41: You Put Your Arms Around Me & I'm HOME