S: Suzanne & Michael ~ Our Wedding Guestbook ~ August 28, 2010
BC: Your friendship, love and well wishes will be remembered always. | The journey continues...
1: The story of Michael & Suzanne | Thank you for sharing in our special day! August 28, 2010
3: August 27, 2010 Dearest Michael and Suzanne, (the future Mr. and Mrs. Brunetti) As you look back on this chapter of your life, may this guest book which is filled with pictures of the two of you during happy times remind you of all the wonderful things you have done and places you have visited. Also, may the words of wisdom, encouragement and advice from family and friends which adorn the following pages, be a reminder of the lives you have touched, which in turn have shaped each of yours into the beautiful people you have become. While it is impossible for either of us to predict the future, we do know that life always presents itself with ups and downs. Our hope and intention of this little book is to always bring a smile to your face and laughter to your heart whenever you open it. And so this book itself is our own advice, our words of wisdom and encouragement. For a few minutes, we were able to see the future, and we could envision these pages filled with love. We want you to look at these pages down the road and remember the wonderful people who shared in your special day! This is our small gift to you, to us, with love! Congratulations and all the best!
5: How We Met As told by Michael
6: Do you believe in love at first sight? Well Michael certainly does, because he was head over heels the first day he met Suzanne while they were attending Centennial College in Scarborough way back when!
7: "She was sitting by the window in Section D near the book store, and I was on my way to computer class with Crystal", Michael remembers. “It was such a beautiful day. The sun was shining, and the birds were chirping! As we got closer to the lecture hall, the hallway filled with students. We were shoulder to shoulder, bumping into people at every turn.
8: But then, just as we approached our class, we stopped at the window at the end of the hall and that’s where I first saw this gorgeous girl with curly hair sitting on the window sill. I remember things seemed to happen in slow motion. Even the cars outside the window behind her on the 401 seemed to be crawling past while Crystal introduced us for the first time.
9: Well not quite; for you see, while they had now formally been introduced, they had conflicting schedules, and Sue's beauty would capture the hearts of countless other gentlemen students at Centennial before Michael had the chance to sweep her off her feet. | “Mike, this is Sue!” Crystal said. And the rest, as they say is history...
10: Again, not quite; as Michael was working many hours at the banquet hall across the street from school, and spending any remaining time studying. Sue was in a similar situation, working and studying. Yet, luck was on Michael’s side later that year since Sue unfortunately failed her Micro Economics course, which happened to be one of Michael’s favourites! Michael offered to tutor Suzanne in his spare time at the banquet hall, and it was here that the spark ignited. They studied at the security desk, on the front steps in the lobby, on the huge stage in the hall, and even on the roof!
11: “Those were fun times!” Michael recalls. “He was sooo sweet!” Sue reminisces. “He set up a table on the stage, turned on all the lights and went through everything with me so patiently. It was like we were in a movie!”
12: Sue would call Mike from time to time at the hall, and all calls at the time were screened by our receptionist, the one and only, Mr. Bill! “He would always answer the phone with his iconic line ‘Good afterrrrnoon, Rrrrembrrandt!’” says Sue as she tries her hardest to remember the infamous Mr. Bill exactly as he would say it. “No matter what time of day it was, it was always a good afternoon to Mr. Bill.”
13: “LOL, oh gosh, he was the best!”, Michael adds. “He was like a grandfather figure, and a best friend. He answered every call, and loved it. And when Sue called, he would always chat her up, and ALWAYS put in a good word for me, like ‘take care for dat guy, for he is one um da best’ he would say in his thick Hungarian accent.”
14: As the semester progressed, Michael realized that he would need to make a move since Sue would no longer require tutoring. He was sure she’d easily pass the course with flying colours and then they would no longer have a legitimate reason for getting together. | “It was the 12th of December, just a few days before my exam, and we were sitting in the lobby waiting for Mike’s father to pick us up” Sue recalls.
15: “I was so nervous; I didn’t know what to say!” Michael adds. “But I finally did say something and she actually said ‘yes’, or, errr was it more like, ‘sure’?!” And now the rest is history!
17: A precious collection of memories, this guest book is meant to be. Take your time and collect your thoughts, then write them down for posterity. You might choose words of wisdom, encouragement or a joke. Possibly a poem, a funny drawing or a wedding anecdote. Whatever your means of expression, our gratitude we cannot measure. This guest book will be, no doubt, an heirloom we will always treasure.
18: 08/28/2010 | L O V E | "Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart." ~Robert Sexton
19: ~ Your special wishes for us ~
20: ~ Words of Wisdom ~
21: "The best thing about me is you." ~Shannon Crown
24: "Came but for friendship, and took away love." ~Thomas Moore
25: ~ Your favourite memories with us ~
26: Advice for the Newlyweds
27: "Listen! Encourage. Say something. Do something. Be yourself. Love" ~Rev. Dale Turner
30: ~ Favourite Memories ~
31: Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you' re just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have YOU... The one who turns to his friends and says, thats her... | I Love You!
32: For hearing my thoughts, understanding my dreams, and being my best friend... For filling my life with music, and loving me without end... I do.
33: ~ Words of Wisdom ~
34: How do you know the Bride & Groom?
35: Everlasting Love...
36: "I love you, not for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." ~ Roy Croft
37: ~ Words of Wisdom ~
38: ~ Favourite Memories ~
39: Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.
42: "I will keep on falling in love with you for the rest of my life because of who you are and the indescribable beauty and love within you" ~ Chatman
43: ~ Your special wishes for us ~
44: ~ Your fondest memories of us ~
45: "There is only one happiness in life -- to love and be loved." ~George Sand
48: Advice for the Newlyweds
49: “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at it's destination full of hope.” ~Maya Angelou
50: ~ Words of Wisdom ~
51: "To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world." ~Heather Cortez
54: "A heart that loves is always young." ~ Greek Proverb
55: ~ Words of Encouragement ~
56: ~ Favorite Memories ~
57: "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever." ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
60: "The beauty of your love has filled my heart with wonders beyond imagination and it makes life worth a living." ~Chatman
61: ~ Your special wishes for us ~
62: ~ Words of Wisdom ~
63: "Never frown, because you never know when someone is falling in love with your smile."
66: "All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!" ~Lucy Van Pelt (Peanuts) by Charles M. Schulz
67: ~ Your special wishes for us ~
68: Advice for the Newlyweds
69: All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. ~ Walt Disney
72: ~ Words of Wisdom ~
73: We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly embracing each other ~ Luciano De Crescenzo
75: ~ Your special wishes for us ~ | "With God, all things are possible." ~Matthew 19:26