BC: Now That The Party Is Over... | ...Let Our Real Journey Begin
FC: Ashley & Serkan's USA Wedding Celebration Married July 3, 2011
1: To get the full value of joy You must have someone to divide it with. Mark Twain | The Wedding Celebration Weekend of Ashley and Serkan Varol
2: MY NON- SHOWER WEDDING PARTY THANKS TO THE FABULOUS MS. CHRISTINE AND MAMA!
4: Hillbilly Pre-Wedding Cookout Celebration! *Matt's House* Friday, July 1
6: Party at Mom & Dads (Since We Stole Matt's Birthday) Saturday, July 2
7: Thanks to Kels for the beautiful wall-hanging; it looks just like the window we are getting married in front of!
8: Wedding Day Breakfast Keystone Covington, KY (thanks Matt for your help coordinating it!)
9: The Lovely Megan Toft Fixing Our Hair!
10: Leapin Lizard Gallery
11: Main Strasse Village Covington, KY
12: It's time to set up!! (Thanks to our crew!)
13: It's almost show time!
16: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
17: As Ashley and Serkan and I were preparing for this ceremony, I was reminded of the quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson: That God is like the ocean - it is one ocean but is given different names on different shores.
19: The poet Rumi wrote, "Tender words said to one another are stored in the secret heart of Heaven. One day like rain they will fall and spread, and your mystery will grow green over the world." | Today we give thanks to God for the gift of love, which calls this couple ever more deeply into their relationship. We ask God’s blessing on them as they reaffirm their willingness to take the risks of loving well and moving beyond their fears. May they accept the challenge to be ever more fully with each other, and more fully connected to those around them. Let Ashley and Serkan prepare their hearts, minds and spirits for these vows they are about to exchange.
20: In the words of the poet Rumi: Apart from Love, everything passes away. The way to Heaven is in your heart. Open and lift the wings of Love! When Love's wings are strong, you need no ladder.
22: The ring is a symbol of unity, in which your two lives are now joined in one unbroken circle. | Take this ring As a symbol of my vows And a reminder That I have chosen you Above all others
23: Serkan and Ashley, may the warmth of your love melt the snows of all that may divide you, and may you truly be united as one, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. May the flow of your love help brighten the world. May the source of all love touch and bless us and grace our lives with color and courage. Before this gathering Ashley and Serkan have made vows and have given each other rings to wear as a sign of their deep commitment. Therefore I declare that they now begin their lives as a wedded couple, and I present to you Mr. & Mrs. Serkan and Ashley Varol You may now kiss.
24: TWO PEOPLE, TWO HEARTS, TWO LIVES, BECOME ONE HEART, ONE MIND, ONE NEW LIFE TOGETHER.
32: "Man & wife, being two, are one in love." -William Shakespeare
35: I will love you no matter what
38: A | & | S
39: First Dance(s)
41: Circle Dance Time!
43: The money's hitting the floor.... a Turkish "tradition"
58: Parents Dance "I Loved Her First" Look at the two of you dancing that way, lost in the moment and each other's face So much in love, you're alone in this place, like there's nobody else in the world But I loved her first, I held her first, and a place in my heart will always be hers From the first breath she breathed, when she first smiled at me I knew the love of a father runs deep, and I prayed that she'd find you someday But it's still hard to give her away, I loved her first
59: Mom and Dad "My Endless Love" My love, there's only you in my life, the only thing that's bright My first love, you're every breath that I take, you're every step I make And I, I want to share all my love with you, no one else will do... And your eyes, your eyes, your eyes, they tell me how much you care Ooh yes, you will always be, my endless love
60: Don't say no, no, no, no-no; Just say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah-yeah; And we'll go, go, go, go-go. If you're ready, like I'm ready. Cause it's a beautiful night, We're looking for something dumb to do.Hey baby, I think I wanna marry you. Is it the look in your eyes, Or is it this dancing juice? Who cares baby, I think I wanna marry you. I'll go get a ring let the choir bells sing like oooh, So whatcha wanna do? Let's just run girl. Just say I do, Tell me right now baby, Tell me right now baby. | Making our music video-set to Bruno Mars' "Marry You" (courtesy of Melissa Vizor)
61: A different kind of party got started... Serkan, Aydin and Matthew; a Revue
63: DJ OZAN