S: Curtis & Nicole - May 30, 2004
FC: When You Say You Love Me... | Curtis & Nicole May 30, 2004
1: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 | You are my Sunshine, my only Sunshine...
2: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Custis invite you to share in the joy of the marriage of their daughter Nicole Ruth and Curtis James Gordon son of Mr. & Mrs. Dennis Gordon This celebration of love will be on Sunday, the thirtieth of May Two thousand and four at two-thirty in the afternoon Trinity Friends Church Family Life Center Van Wert, OH Reception immediately following the ceremony
3: To Our Parents | Thank you for helping us Become who we are Standing beside us Whether near or far For guiding along Life's twisty roads Find where we belong Sharing our load Showing us the Love of Jesus each day How he's a dove How he'll always stay | Right beside us Through thick and thin You always encourage To finish from the begin One chapter is finished Another begins new A new road before us One we'll be not two Thank you for helping us Become who we are Always beside us Whether near or far | Love Curtis & Nicole May 30, 2004
4: Our Celebration of Marriage | Sunday May 30, 2004 2:30 in the afternoon | Curtis James Gordon & Nicole Ruth Custis | The Wedding of Curtis James Gordon and Nicole Ruth Custis Sunday May 30, 2004 Trinity Friends Church Van Wert, OH Two-thirty in the afternoon Prelude This is the Day Brown Joy Schadler, Soprano Flesh of My Flesh Patillo Troy Wills, Baritone The Prayer Arr. Inman Troy Wills; Baritone Amy Wills, Soprano A Page is Turned Norman Scott Custis, Tenor & Guitar Seating of the Mothers You Raise Me Up Loveland & Graham Joy Schadler, Soprano Shine on Us M.W. Smith Dance choreographed and performed by Alecia, Anjoli & Andrea Venkataraman Processional March Handel Wedding March Wagner Andrea Agler, Piano Welcome Pastor Ron Prewitt Giving of the Bride Scripture Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Andrea Venkataraman Message Pastor Ron Prewitt Exchange of Vows Exchange of Rings Lighting of the Unity Candle I Don't Want to Go Cates & Yancy Joy Schadler, Soprano Prayer Pronouncement of Marriage Wonderful, Merciful, Savior Rodgers & Wyse Dance choreographed and performed by Alecia, Anjoli, & Andrea Venkataaraman
5: Presentation of Bride and Groom Recessional The Wedding Party Parents of the Bride Daniel & Patty Custis Parents of the Groom Dennis & Connie Gordon Grandparents of the Bride Raymond & Ruth Prewitt Mary Ruth Custis Grandparents of the Groom Herman & Viola Schlatter Matron of Honor Elizabeth Reidl Friend of the Bride Bridesmaids Jill Custis Cousin of the Bride Erica Hatten Friend of the Bride Amy Wills Friend of the Bride Best Man Bradley Custis Brother of the Bride Groomsmen Andrew Gordon Brother of the Groom Scott Custis Brother of the Bride Mitchell Schlatter Cousin of the Groom Flower Girl Madison Reidl Friend of the Bride Ring Bearer Josher Rager Friend of the Couple Pastor Ron Prewitt Uncle of the Bride Scripture Reading Andrea Venkataraman Cousin of the Groom Pianist Andrea Agler Friend of the Bride Dancers Alecia, Anjoli & Andrea Venkataraman Cousins of the Groom Soloists Joy Schadler Friend of the Bride Troy & Amy Wills Friends of the Bride Scott Custis Brother of the Bride Guest Book Attendant Anjoli Venkataraman Cousin of the Groom Video Keith Prior Friend of the Couple | The Wedding Party Who They Are To Us Elizabeth has been my friend for a very long time. I can't think of a time in my life when she wasn't around. She always makes every occasion a lot of fun!!!! Thank you for standing beside me today and always!! Jill, thank you for being not only a cousin, but also a great and wonderful friend!!!! Thank you for always making me smile!! Erica went to Cumberland College with me. I have many great memories of us hanging out in the music building. She is very bubbly and has never met a stranger!!! Thank you for all that you do!! Amy went to Cumberland with me also. I got to know her through the music department and being in chorale together. We had a lot of fun on our trip to New York!!! Thank you for all of your prayers and support!!! Brad is one of my best friends. He always seems to know where I'm coming from. Thank you for your friendship!!! Andrew has always been a little brother to me but now the older we get the more I have begun to look at him as a friend. Thank you for all of the things you help me out with. I really appreciate you!!! Scott has been a good friend and a great inspiration for playing the guitar. Thank you for your friendship!!! Mitchell has been more than just my second cousin he's been a good friend for as long as I can remember. Thank you for all the fun that we had growing up together!!! Thank you for sharing our special day with us. We would appreciate your th oughts and prayers as we begin our life together with God at the center of all that we do. Our prayer for you is that you would seek God with all of your heart each and every day and know him on a personal basis. Love, Curtis & Nicole Curtis & Nicole Gordon 733 South Harrison Street Van Wert, OH 45891
6: Curtis and his parents | Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24
8: Nicole and her parents | Honor thy father and mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12
9: Brad, Nicole & Scott acting "cool".
11: Seeing each other for the first time on our wedding day. | When you say you love me, the world goes still, so still inside and when you say you love me, for a moment, there's no one else...alive.
12: Nicole Custis and her Matron of Honor Elizabeth Reidl | The bride and her bridesmaids | From L to R: Erica Joyner, Amy Wills & Jillian Custis
13: Amy Wills, Erica Joyner, Jillian Custis, Nicole (Custis) Gordon, Curtis Gordon, Bradley Custis, Scott Custis, Andrew Gordon & Mitchell Slaughter. In front: Madison Reidle | The Wedding Party
15: And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. 1 Corinthians 13:13
16: Women of the Custis family before the wedding | L to R: Patti Custis, Jillian Custis, Mary Ruth Custis, Lesli Custis, Martha (Custis) Merry, Lauren Custis, Nicole (Custis) Gordon & Patty Custis
18: Top: Alecia, Andrea and Anjoli dance. Middle: Mothers lighting the unity candle. Elizabeth walks down the aisle. Bottom: Josha and Madison walk down the aisle
19: She's got her Father's eyes, Her Father's eyes; Eyes that find the good in things, When good is not around; Eyes that find the source of help, When help just can't be found; Eyes full of compassion, Seeing every pain; Knowing what you're going through And feeling it the same. Just like my Father's eyes, My Father's eyes, My Father's eyes, Just like my Father's eyes.
20: Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach | Music
21: With this Ring...
22: The new Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Gordon!!!
23: Kiss the bride!!!
24: Curtis and Nicole Gordon
27: Cutting the Cake
28: Curtis and Nicole with Popo and Momo
29: What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies. ~Rudolph Giuliani | Curtis and Nicole Gordon with Herman and Viola Schlatter
31: First Dance Curtis plays and sings to Nicole
32: The Venkataraman's, the Gordon's, the Schlatter's and the Veatch's
33: Curtis and Nicole with Dennis, Connie, Andy, Doug, Herman & Viola | Curtis and Nicole with Dennis and Connie
34: The Custis' and the Gordon's,
35: Curtis and Nicole with Dan, Patty, Brad & Scott | Curtis and Nicole with Dan and Patty