S: Marchese - Russo Wedding
BC: Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
FC: Melissa & Nathan | July 2, 2011
1: . . . just 2 days before the Big Event . . . Bachelorette Luncheon Wilson Creek Winery - Creekside Grille Temecula, CA
2: Wedding Rehearsal Island Point Lawn Paradise Point Resort San Diego, CA
3: Primped and Pampered
4: "A mother is someone who dreams great dreams for you, but then she lets you chase the dreams you have for yourself and loves you just the same." | My Something Old: Grandma's necklace
5: "...Laughter is timeless. Imagination has no age. And dreams are forever."
6: "The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. And the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years." | My Something Borrowed and Something Blue: Sammi's nametag that hung from my shoe
7: My Something New: The Dress - Allure Couture | Makeup by Brian Bond
11: Mission Bay | “Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
12: Our First Look
13: The Bridal Party
14: Happiness is being married to your best friend.
15: a good snapshot stops the moment from running away | And we're off . . .
16: a Private Island Paradise | Magical | Romantic Waterfront Setting
17: a kiss is worth a thousand words | You're The First, The Last, My Everything
18: "Grow old along with me. The best is yet to be."
20: The Bridesmaids
21: Blest is the bride, on whom the Sun doth shine.
23: The Groomsmen
25: . . . the walk down the aisle | Island Point Lawn
27: tying the knot!
29: Mr. & Mrs. Russo!
30: "“Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends”" | “Sometimes, reaching out and taking someone's hand is the beginning of a journey.. At other times, it is allowing another to take yours.”
31: our best gift . . . the many family and friends that traveled from far and near to be a part of our special day
32: "It's the little moments that make life big."
33: "Many things in life will catch your eye, but only a few will capture your heart." | Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one. Each of our lives will always be a special part of the other.
34: It's Official! | "Live, love, laugh and be happy. "
35: A man's best possession is a loving wife.
37: The Bayview Ballroom
38: Happy marriages begin when we marry the one we love, and they blossom when we love the one we married. | "Look at the past only with fondness, look at the future only with hope, enjoy the present for it is only a moment."
39: Eat, Drink & Be Married!
41: The First Dance
42: The Cake Cutting | Live, Love, and eat!
43: "Other things may change us, but we start and end with family."
44: Only An Aunt... Can give hugs like a mother. . . Can keep secrets like a sister . . . And share love like a friend . . .
45: a happy memory is an unforgotten treasure