S: Jon & Steph's Wedding Memories
BC: Lovingly Created by Your Sister Michelle... May You Remember this Day with Smiles and Laughter whenever You View this Book.
FC: Jon & Steph's Wedding Memories
3: The Shower May 02, 2009
8: The Bounty
10: "Wishing you all the love and laughter a lifetime will allow." Your Bridesmaids
15: Thank You!
16: "There is no photo evidence of that night!" | The Bachelor Party
18: The Bachelorette Party
19: M A T R I X
21: true | The Rehearsal
26: The Preparations
31: ...And so it begins...
35: "This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
38: A Reading from the First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians (12:31-13:8) Set your hearts on the greater gifts. I will show you the way which surpasses all the others. If I speak with human tongues and angelic as well, but do not have | love, I am a noisy gong, a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and, with full knowledge, comprehend all mysteries, if I have faith great enough to move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not put on airs, it is not snobbish. Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not prone to anger; neither does it brood over injuries. Love does not rejoice in what is wrong but rejoices with the truth. There is no limit to love's forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure. Love Never Fails.
39: Let Us Pray
45: Two Families Become One...
46: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."
50: The Reception
52: Introducing: Jonathan & Stephanie Beck
54: To a Lifetime of Happiness for the Bride and Groom Love, George & Michelle
55: Good evening...For those of you who don't know me, I'm Steph's big sister Michelle. I'd like to thank you all for joining Steph & Jon in this special day. I'd also like to send a special thanks out to Stephanie from myself and her bridesmaids for not draping us in yards of fuchsia ribbon and lace. I believe Michelle mentioned she wouldn't attend if she | heard the word "pink". So Steph, here's to you. I'd like to start this speech the way my dad ended the toast at my wedding...He said, "at least she didn't choose the one with the holes in his head and a bolt in his nose"...That said, I'd like to formally welcome you into our family, Jon. Kidding aside, today you not only became a husband, but you also became a brother, and on behalf of my parents, a son. So, welcome! For those of you who don't know, I was in the delivery room when this one here was born. I was there for her first breath, watched
56: her take her first steps, heard her first word and all the many that followed; and I'm incredibly honored to be here for her today, her wedding day. Typically the maid of honor is suppose to tell horrible stories about the bride during their speech, but I have no stories to tell, because Steph and I don't spill...Mom and Dad know NOTHING! Instead, I'd like to give Jon a few pointers to living a peaceful life with Steph: 1) Have a good sense of humor and a very short memory. 2) Remember the words "You're Right Dear", followed by "Okay, Buy It!" 3) When you're wrong, admit | it. when you're right, Be Quiet. 4) If you're clever, you'll always have the last word. If you're really clever, you won't use it. 5) Roadmaps and GPS are a Good Thing; and never say the words "We're not lost, we are here!". 6) Finally, for those of you who have known Stephanie for any length of time, you'll know that she has a favorite word, it's "Whatever". Now there are many definitions to this word according to Steph. If you get the Annoyed "Whatever"...Don't do it! If you get a nonchalant "Whatever"...it just means whatever, and you're okay to just do it! If you get the eye roll and a mumbled "Whatever", well you just said
57: something that she doesn't have a comeback for, which is a rare thing indeed. If this ever happens, write it down...we even got you this shirt to record it on. (present t-shirt to Jon) Kidding aside, a good marriage is good because it is founded in friendship. My greatest wish for you is that through the years your friendship will deepen and grow; and that years from now, you look back and remember this day as the day you loved each other the LEAST! So, let's all raise our glasses...Here's to Jon and Steph...To Love, Friendship, Laughter, and Happily Ever After. CHEERS!
58: Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen - my name is George, and I have the privilege of being selected by my brother Jonathan to be the best man at this most joyous of occasions. There are certain responsibilities that the best man must perform on the day of the wedding. I hope you'll agree that my | first duty - that of getting Jon to the ceremony - sober, on time and eventually married - was a complete success. I now wash my hands clean of anything that happens from this point forward. I will try to get through the next few minutes without embarrassing Steph too much. I will admit to being a little nervous about giving this speech. I am a restaurant manager and chef by occupation, and the most public speaking I have done recently has been along the lines of "Did you enjoy your pasta?", or "If the fillet was so overdone, why did you eat all of it before saying anything to me about it?"
59: However, if there's anybody here this afternoon who's feeling nervous, apprehensive and queasy at the thought of what lies ahead... (look at Steph)...Steph, it's probably because you have just got married to my little brother. I'm sure it will all pass. After all these years of torture, little brother...you went ahead and made me the best man at your wedding. I've been waiting for this day of revenge for a LOOOONG time! Having known Jon for his entire life, I have many entertaining stories about him. However, hardly any of it is even vaguely appropriate for his wedding, and as a result, I would be in a lot of trouble if I told them here. So I'll be telling them over | there later. We have gone through lots of ups and downs, as all brothers do. There was a point in time where we didn't get along at all. I used to believe, and was quite confident that given the chance, because I was bigger and stronger than him, I could put him down for good. However, Jon has always had a distinct psychological advantage over me: even to this day, he knows how and what buttons to push to get me riled up. Looking back in retrospect, he created a great defense mechanism: with our parents looming over us at every raised fist and shove. He knew I never had a chance at taking a shot at him...until we were much older and I
60: became increasingly slower...and he became bigger and stronger than I was. Being my brother and growing up in the same household, Jonathan and I didn't necessarily run in the same circles or dance to the same beat. He has done some things that not only made me do a double take, but also made me wonder if on that one April Fool's Day in the 5th grade, maybe Jon and Stacey weren't lying: maybe I "was" the one who was adopted. But even after all he has done that has been questionable: the multiple piercings, the tattoos, and the constant hair style and color changes, I have come to realize that Jonathan is one of the most responsible, loyal, | hardworking, and dedicated people I know. He has also become my best friend in the whole world. The quality I most admire about Jonathan is that he quietly sat back and watched his older brother and sister make mistakes, learned from them, and didn't repeat them. You never judged us for our mistakes, Jonathan you were always right there along side us encouraging us, and it is only fitting that we are here to support you and the woman you have chosen to spend your life with. You are the best one out of all of us. When I first met Stephanie, I wasn't sure of what to make of her. Here was a woman who seemed to be his total opposite. The more I saw
61: them together, the more I realized that opposites really do attract, and they truly complimented one another. She has really lit a fire under him to keep him motivated, having helped him push to achieve goals in his life that he may not have been able to reach on his own. I mean come on now...5 years ago he wouldn't have been caught dead at a Steeler game, and this year he was in Tampa, sitting in a seat in front of Franco Harris, watching them win a Super Bowl live and in person. Like I said before, Jonathan didn't always dance to the same beat as everyone else: I guess in his case, it took someone who "wasn't" born in Pittsburgh to make a Steeler fan out of someone who was. Nice job, Steph... | but just for the record, Stacey and I are not thrilled about having to split season tickets three ways now! There are obviously some very important people here today, without whom very little of this would have been possible. And the great thing is that as the evening progresses, most of us will get to spend more and more time getting to know them. So please join me in a very special toast...(Pause)...to the bar staff! I would like to take this time to address and welcome our new extended family. To Steph's parents, Robert and Deborah: you have done a wonderful job raising
62: Stephanie, and for that you should be very proud. I know my sister Stacy agrees with me, and after all these years living with two goofball brothers like us, she finally has a sister to go to when she asks how her hair looks. Unlike us, I'm sure Steph will actually look at her hair before giving an answer. To Georg and Regina, my parents...well...(motion to Jonathan)...there you are. All kidding aside, you guys have done a great job raising us, and we love you very much. I can pretty much guarantee that you never thought Jonathan would be the first of us to get married, but let me speak for Stacey and I: there wasn't a doubt | in our mind he would tie the knot before us! Jonathan, Stephanie...it has been an absolute honor to be asked to be the best man at this most special of days for you both. I ask that all of you stand and raise your glasses of whatever you have in front of you and toast Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Beck. I think I speak for everyone here that we wish you a long, blessed and happy marriage. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. Enjoy the rest of the evening! SALUD!
68: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true" | Song:: Calling You (acoustic) - Blue October
70: Song: I Loved her First - Heartland
73: Song: What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
74: Let's Party!!!
76: Garter Time!!! | What's he doing under there... panning for gold?
78: Dollar Dance
80: Dollar Dance
82: From this day forward, You shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter, And my arms will be your home.