S: Robin and Shay's Wedding 7.30.2011
1: July 30 2011
2: The Proposal | Dinner at Sesame Asian Kitchen in downtown Ashland before the show.
3: For their 5 year anniversary, Robin planned a road trip to Ashland, Oregon to visit Shay's family and see Twelfth Night at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Shay and Robin were involved in their High School's production ofTwelfth Night in 2003, so it was an extra special trip | After the show, they walked up to the roof of the parking garage toward their car. They climbed into their respective seats, and Shay started the engine. "Hey Shay, I have a question" Robin muttered nonchalantly He pulled a small red box from his pocket, and opened it to reveal a diamond ring. With an ecstatic smile, he spoke "Will you marry me?" Shay broke into giggles and tears. She hugged Robin, then after a long bout of kissing and hugging, Robin asked, slightly concerned but still smiling, "So...is that a yes? "YES!!" Shay exclaimed "Of course." Before going back the Oma's to share the news, they had a celebratory meal at Taco Bell.
5: the Dress
6: Officiant & Maid of Honor | Scott made a particle track banner as the backdrop to the ceremony | Drew was a huge help setting everything up | B e t h | Drew
7: Jordan | T h e D J | Danny provided his laptop and stereo system for the wedding music
8: Flower Girls | Cassandra
9: G W E N | L U X I E
10: almost time
12: Jordan and his Spiderman action figure carried the rings down the aisle. | a hero in disguise
13: Grandma Ragsdale | Kerry
14: Scott | Pam
15: Almost time
16: Alex | The Groom
17: Nick | Josh | Danny
21: Here comes the | Bride
24: Marriage is an honorable privilege, and therefore should not be entered into lightly, but with unconditional love and great consideration. A wedding is the bringing together of two radiant people deeply in love, beginning their eternal future together. Marriage thrives with fulfilled promises and is a life-long treasure. It is an acceptance of the responsibilities and commitments that define a husband and wife. | Two Trees by Janet Miles A portion of your soul has been entwined with mine A gentle kind of togetherness While separately we stand As two trees deeply rooted in separate plots of ground While their top most branches come together Forming a miracle of lace against the heavens
25: I, Michaella, chose you, Robin, to be my husband, as my friend and love. I promise you patience, encouragement, and comfort. I will stand by your side, through good times and bad, in sickness and in health, in failure and in triumph. I will persevere through heartache with you, and celebrate life in joy. I promise you love, trust and honor. I will love all that I know of you, and trust you when I don't understand. I will be open and honest with you while always working towards mutual growth. I will respect your individuality, and nurture and strengthen the love between us. I will have faith in your abiding love for me. I will hold and cherish you as my life long partner, to whom I give my deepest love and devotion. I take you as my equal, through all of our years, and in all that life may bring us.
26: I, Robin, choose you, Michaella, to be my wife, as my closest friend and deepest love. In your eyes, I have found my home In your heart, I have found love In your soul, I have found my mate You are the stars is my sky, my candle in the dark You are the magic in my days, sunshine made whole You help me laugh, you teach me love You provide a safe place for me, unlike I've ever known
27: I promise to encourage your compassion, because that is what makes you unique and wonderful. I promise to nurture your dreams, because through them your soul shines I promise to help shoulder our challenges, for there is nothing we cannot face if we stand together. I promise to be your partner in all things, not possessing you, but working with you as a part of the whole. Lastly, I promise you perfect love and perfect trust, for one lifetime with you could never be enough.
28: With this ring, I give you my promise that from this day forward we will be husband and wife. I promise that I will always do my best to accept you exactly the way you are. With this ring, I give you freedom to discover yourself and who you will grow to be. I give you my trust with every breath I take. I give you my heart until the end of time. | I have no greater gift to give
29: I now pronounce you Man and Wife
30: Mr. and Mrs.
32: B O U Q U E T T O S S
34: Cyndy made a delicious chocolate caramel pie with pecan crust and mini cupcakes to match the black and gold theme. Shay tested her cake molding skills with the heart shaped cake. Complete with candy coating and Shay and Robin's favorite...confetti frosting! | Scott made his famous gourmet burgers as the main course of Shay and Robin's backyard barbecue wedding.
35: Cut the Cake
37: Ken | Cyndy | Casey