S: Mark and Sarah Staroska
FC: Mark and Sarah Staroska
3: Thursday, August 25th Lo Sole Mio
4: Dearly Beloved, we are gathered here today to join Sarah Elizabeth Dobel and Mark Allen Staroska in marriage. Sarah and Mark, do you come here freely to pledge your love to one another?
5: Friday, August 26, 2011 | Fontenelle Forest
6: As you walk through life side by side, your marriage will provide you the security of having a partner who supports you and believes in you without question.
7: "Love is a temporary madness; it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides..."
8: "...And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of eternal passion. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Those who truly love have roots that grow towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two." ~Louis de Bernires
13: "You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry..."
14: "...From that moment of yes to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making promises and agreements in an informal way. All those conversations that were held riding in a car or over a meal or during long walks - all those sentences that began with “When we're married” and continued with “I will and you will and we will”- those late night talks that included “someday” and “somehow” and “maybe”- and all those promises that are unspoken matters of the heart. All these common things, and more, are the real process of a wedding. The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, “ You know all those things we've promised and hoped and dreamed- well, I meant it all, every word.” Look at one another and remember this moment in time. Before this moment you have been many things to one another- acquaintance, friend, companion, lover, dancing partner, and even teacher, for you have learned much from one another in these last few years. Now you shall say a few words that take you across a threshold of life, and things will never quite be the same between you. For after these vows, you shall say to the world, this- is my husband, this- is my wife." ~Robert Fulghum
16: I take you to be my partner in life, and my one true love. I will cherish our friendship and love you today, tomorrow, and forever. I will trust you and honor you. I will love you faithfully through the best and the worst. Whatever may come, I will always be there. As I have given you my hand to hold, so I give you my life to keep.
18: The life that I have is all that I have, And the life that I have is yours. The love that I have of the life that I have Is yours and yours and yours. A sleep I shall have; a rest I shall have, Yet death will be but a pause, For the peace of my years in the long green grass, Will be yours and yours and yours.
19: Mr. and Mrs. Mark and Sarah Staroska
24: . | Love
26: For Beautiful Sarah and her Beau These summer days of love and laughter fall like diamonds from the tree of time. Gather them up into a necklace to guide you through winter's gloom, for love's pure light shines true no matter what the season. ~Tim Dobel