S: Nicholas and Mary August 7, 2010
FC: Our Wedding
1: Our Story
2: Y o u a r e I n v i t e d
4: "Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction" - Antoine de Saint-Exupery. | In fall of 2007, both Nick and I were working for Residence Life in Johnstone. He was a resident advisor and I was a desk clerk. I was a resident advisor in Hannon/Quads the years before and decided to ’retire’ in Johnstone. We began chatting behind the front desk and found that out that we were very similar. There was a fast connection and we began dating on September 8, 2007. Our first official date was at Wild Joe’s, a coffe shop in downtown Bozeman, Montana. There we watched a band play called Arrested for Arson. Prior to the coffee shop, Nick invited me to watch the greatest romance of all time, Snakes on a Plane, in his room with his resident Cody. The words of Samuel L. Jackson proved to create a greater ambiance than the voice of Barry White, and we soon fell in love. | How We Met
6: The first week of our relationship, Nick and I started discussing our priorities in life and our hearts for God. We decided to go to Grotto Falls in Hyalite Falls and do a Bible study. I was up late the night before and wrote this note to Nick. Though I didn’t actually end up giving it to him, we talked about its contents, and it gives a summary of what we discussed. Little did I know that a year later Nick and I would return to this spot and become engaged. For my first birthday that I celebrated with Nick, he asked my sister Suzanne what I would like for my birthday, and she told him to take me on a picnic. Nick took me to Lindley Park where we ate Wendy’s cheeseburgers in the grass and drank sparkling cider. On my birthday on September 17, 2008, Nick took me on another picnic, but this time we went to Hyalite Canyon. There we ate Wendy’s cheeseburgers and hiked up to Grotto Falls. The sun had just set when we reached the falls. Nick asked me to walk to the center of the log that extends in front of the falls. I’m a bit of a chicken when it comes to heights, so I didn’t get very far. When I turned around, Nick was on one knee and asked me if I would marry him. I said yes, and we were engaged. He later told me that he insisted that we hike to Grotto Falls because that is spot where our relationship and our walk with God together began. Though the initial proposal happened at Grotto Falls, sometimes Nick reproposes to me at various times and places. Who said that there could only be one romantic proposal? Romance is eternal, not only a one time occurance. | Grotto Falls | Sharing Our Hearts - Then a Picnic and a Ring
7: Good morning! =) Ok, this is me being a geek. I wanted to share this with you. I was praying about our study thingy/sharing my faith with you. Sometimes sharing my faith is hard for me. I just wanted to share a piece of me with you and hopefully you won’t think I’m a nerd. I was reading through Hebrews and I found this: "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds" - Hebrews 10:22-24. So basically, what this means for me is that I prayed and asked God for someone I could share my heart for Him with and look out because you told me to go ahead and be passionate. I want to be able to grow spiritually with you and let’s see where God rocks this. "So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will recieve what he has promised" - Hebrews 10:35-36. "But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved" - Hebrews 10:39. So even if I am a little apprehensive/scared to show you the deeper side of me, I know God has my back. Love, Mary
9: "If I know what love is, it is because of you.." - Herman Hesse | Our Engagement
11: Engagement Photos
16: The rehearsal at Kirkwood Baptist Church
17: The rehearsal dinner at Johnny Carino's
18: Capelli's Salon
22: Getting Ready | Before the Ceremony
28: The Church
30: The Ceremony
31: Lighting the Candles
38: Group Photos
45: Couple Photos
52: The Reception at the Best Western GranTree Inn
58: Austin, Donna & Kevin Dill | David & Wendi Vranson | Bob & Lorretta Fusie, Stan & Lynda Lynde | Joe, Helen, Joseph & Michelle Chauvin | Joe Chauvin, Lorie & Allen Mader, Holly Waterman | Janelle, Kervin, & Paul Charles Waterman | Guests
59: Dave & Jane Scott | Bill & Kervine Hill | Cheryl & Will Carey | Patrice, Brent, Daniel & Andrew Chauvin | Lois Waterman & Lynn Nichuus | Cousins
60: Alan Worrest and Sam Harkness | Jeff, Kathy, and Steve Redekopp | Gail & Tim Janick | Phil & Marilyn Grainey | Bonnie &Harvey Langager | Lori & Susan Solari Stephanie Kore & her sister
61: Jon, Bonnie, and Dave Candy Kathy Hayes | Lisa, Morgan, & Bruce Cutter | Joe and Kareen Todd | Josiah & Kaitlyn Todd | Debbie & Mike Sandhop | Jamie & Peter Warnke
62: Joe & Jennifer Orr | Mary Krohn Alyssa & Russell Herbst | Candace Goodman, Tierney Baffuto, Erica Ghekiere, & Mara Hagar
66: Cake Cutting | and | the First Dance
67: While I was watching, | you did a slow dance.
68: Father | Daughter | Mother | Son | Dances
70: Tossing the bouquet and garter
72: Cut a Rug,
76: The morning after we were married, we had a breakfast with our family and friends. It was wonderful to see everyone before they left. While we were eating, we found out that our wedding certificate wasn't completely signed - there were missing signatures. This was ironic because Joe, our pastor, was telling us about his wedding and how his own marriage certificate was missing signatures. Their joke was that he and his wife had been "living in sin" until they got it finally signed. Nick and I eventually got our signatures from our witness, Julie, and later Joe. | Nick and I "living in sin"
77: These page are dedicated to all the people in our lives that have loved us, influenced us, and guided us through our lives. We cannot stress how important you all are in our lives. Our wedding was not just a celebration of our love but also of our blessings of family and friends that God has given us. Most of all it was a celebration of His love for us. | Our God | Thank You | "God loves each of us as if there were only one of us" ~ St. Augustine. "God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame" ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Thank you Father for your love and forgiveness. Thank you for leading each of us into the life of the other and for forming our hearts together as one. Thank you for the late night talks and your grace. Thank you for the gift of your son and the gift of his love to the world. Jesus, thank you for loving us enough to die for us and your constant understanding and love. Thank you for holding us in the times we fail and rejoicing with us in our triumphs that glofiy you. May we walk in your path for the rest of our lives together. We love you.
78: Our Parents | "Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible" ~ Marion C. Garretty. "A father carries pictures where his money used to be" ~ Author Unknown. "There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings" ~ Hodding Carter, Jr. Thank you for raising us and giving us never ending support throughout our lives. Thank you for teaching and growing with us throughout joyful and trying times. Thank you for being examples and sources of wisdom and strength, even if we didn’t want it at the time - being a parent is a tough job. Thank you for hanging in there. We hope that, when the time is right and we have children of our own, we can be as wonderful as the parents that love us. Thank you for being who you are and being excellent examples of what marriage should look like. Thank you for everything. We love you.
79: Our Grandparents | "Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting" ~ Author Unknown. "The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap" ~ Author Unknown. "What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies" ~ Rudolph Giuliani. The gift of grandparents in our lives is undescribable. We are so blessed to have wonderful grandparents to love us and, most importantly, spoil us. Though some of these special people are no longer with us on this earth, we would especially like to honor them on the day of our wedding. We know that they are with us in spirit. We love you.
80: Our Siblings | "To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time" ~ Clara Ortega. "A sibling may be the keeper of one’s identity, the only person with the keys to one’s unfettered, more fundamental self" ~ Marian Sandmaier. "Sometimes being a brother is even better than being a superhero" ~ Marc Brown. "Sister to sister we will always be, A couple of nuts off the family tree" ~ Author Unknown There are special links that exist between siblings that never dissolve or disappear. Thank you for this special camaraderie. Thank you for giving us someone to fight with and someone we could never stay angry at for long. As we grow older, we know that we all can only grow closer and watch our families meld together in love and joy. We love you.
81: Our Friends | "Friends are relatives you make for yourself" ~ Eustache Deschamps. "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art.... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival" ~ C.S. Lewis. "In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit" ~ Albert Schweitzer. Thank you all for your support and love that you have given us. Thank you for the kindred spirits that we have found in all of you. We love you all. | Thank You
83: By the power that Christ brought from heaven, mayst thou love me. As the sun follows its course, mayst thou follow me. As light to the eye, as bread to the hungry, as joy to the heart, may thy presence be with me, oh, one that I love, 'til death comes to part us asunder.