S: wedding 2
FC: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."
1: This Day I Married My Best Friend This day I married my best friend ... the one I laugh with as we share life's wondrous zest, as we find new enjoyments and experience all that's best. ... the one I live for because the world seems brighter as our happy times are better and our burdens feel much lighter. ... the one I love with every fiber of my soul. We used to feel vaguely incomplete, now together we are whole. | A Day To Remember
10: TWO PEOPLE, TWO HEARTS, TWO LIVES, BECOME ONE HEART, ONE MIND, ONE NEW LIFE TOGETHER.
14: Flower Girl Benten | Ring Bearer Mitch
15: Here Comes The Bride
16: I call upon those persons present to witness that I, do take thee, knowing in my heart that you will be my constant friend and one true love. You are my best friend and I will love and respect you always.
17: Toast to the Bride For those who have not noticed the resemblance I am Bonita's little sister and I am honored to give a toast to the bride. To my dearest big sister, you have been such a big part of my life and I am grateful to have the opportunity to stand beside you on your wedding day. Throughout the years we have shared many memories filled with: - laughter, lots of laughter - tears of joy and sadness - sibling love and sibling rivalry I remember the countless sleepovers in each others' bedroom because one of us had a nightmare. I remember playing with our New Kids on The Block Barbie dolls. I remember Sundays filled with all day ski trips. But most of all I remember all the hours wasted together trying to put a cup over a spider so dad could kill it when he got home So to my big sister, the beautiful bride thank you for all these memories and I hope your life time with Pat is filled with many more "I remembers".
18: Toast to the Groom For those of you who don`t know us we`re Pat`s brothers. I`m Chris, the one who looks like Pat, and this is Tim the one who wishes he looked like Chris. Given that Pat will be the principle topic of this speech, we thought it would be a good time to give a brief refresher on Pat from the early years. Well, what we could remember is that Pat is a keeper. He`s a keeper of his childhood clothing (the infamous beaver sweater, his Panda bear collection, trains and most important his Lego. The most amazing thing about Pat`s Lego collection is that not only did he have a ton of it, but it was all fully assembled as per the instructions it came with, wrapped in plastic bags and stored under his bed. Pat would not build anything other than the originally designed purpose of the Lego. I believe Pat kept it there until he was about 30. Pat is a keeper. The next thing we thought of was that Pat is also a keeper of Dad`s old vehicles. Pat was first the keeper of the Suburban. He paid top dollar for it too. And when Pat couldn`t keep that any longer he kept Uncle Mike`s Tempest. And when he couldn`t keep that any longer, he kept Dad`s teal mobile, which he is still keeping. The recently graduated doctor has moved into a small mansion, maybe he should have bought one less room and instead bought a new car. Not only is Pat a keeper, he`s an all around good guy. I don`t think there is anyone in this room who doesn`t already know that. I remember one cold prairie winter morning I was about to head off to Uni in the -32 degree blizzard. I started my car to warm up and went back inside. Upon returning to my car I realized my windshield wipers wouldn`t turn off and the windshield wiper fluid kept squirting out. Without even having to ask Pat, he told me to put the car in the garage (using the theory it would be warmer in there, I believe it was -29 degrees in the garage), he grabbed mom`s hairdryer and we took turns. One would work on the car and the other would use mom`s hairdryer to warm their hands. We never fixed the problem but we spent all morning in the freezing cold trying. And Pat never asked for anything in return. I also recall many times coming home from University for the holidays wanting to visit with friends and family. Now Pat still had the hand-me-down Suburban from Dad, which conveniently held 9ish people. And he would always be willing to take a few others to the finer water establishments in the local area. Driving us around, and just as importantly picking us up and returning us home. I think there may be a few in this room who had taken part in this program. Pat never complained and would always drop every person off at their home. He`d even stop at Denny`s if it was requested.
19: Another item we thought of was Pa`ts frugalness with accommodations. Yes, yes Pat was the last to move out of the house. Yes he may have completed his degree in 4 years, I know I took 5 years and Chris, after 3 years, how`s your coming? So he is smart. So smart. He was not only the last to move out, he was also the first to move back at age 30. Move back in, with our parents. While contemplating Pat stories, we also recalled Pat's underlying loyalty. We often went camping as a family. And as the RV seemingly got smaller as we got taller, mom and dad bought us a tent to sleep in. And this worked well, the three of us in the tent, looking out for each other. While camping in Jasper one summer, Pat awoke in the early dawn hours to have a pee. The dread of sleeping in the tent. He decided to brave the 10.2 meters between the tent and the trailer and head out to relieve himself. As he exited the tent, and prior to sealing up the tent, he swung his flashlight beam around the campsite, and was extremely surprised to see the eyes of an elk staring right back at him from close range. Forgetting all about his loyal brothers in the tent, Pat dashed to the trailer for safety. Nice, Pat, couldn't even close the tent door for us to save us from the notoriously wild and dangerous elk of Jasper. But being good brothers, we continued to look out for Pat. A few years later on a camping trip in the Ottawa area, we had packed up the campsite and driven to the washrooms for one last stop before heading to the next destination. As Chris and I hoped back into the Suburban and closed the doors, without looking back, Dad asked if everyone was back. A sly look was shared by Chris and I as we replied "yes, we're all here." We knew full well that Pat was sill in the washroom. Dad put the truck in gear and off we went, Chris and I barely containing our laughter .. until Dad saw in the rear view mirror the silhouette of Pat running down the road in an attempt to get back on-board. Apparently in the minds of mom and dad, Pat is a keeper. Pat, we wish you all the best. You deserve all the rewards of your hard work. And, Bonita, take care of Pat for us. He's a keeper.
20: enter in vo
23: Love, Laughter, And You Three things that make my life complete Are love, laughter, and you, my sweet The laughter has lasted since day one Loving you darling, has been so much fun Whether it's giggles at the kitchen table Or all out laughter wherever we're able Each and every laugh, a symbol of our love You're my everything, all I ever dreamt of Our love, now that it's a bit more serious Shining through when our laughter is delirious Starting the day with love's tenderness Saying goodnight with a sweet caress Love, Laughter, and of course you. You bring into my life the other two From the day we met, and for every single day Love and Laughter in our lives will stay.
29: "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved."
42: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
44: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
50: F O R E V E R
54: to love and to cherish
60: F O R E V E R
80: Photo booth
83: Tea Ceremony
89: The journey continues...