My Wedding to Paige 3/5/11

Mawidge…mawidge is what bwings us togewer today… Mawidge, the bwessed awwangement, that dweam wiffim a dweam… … Ven wuv, twoo wuv, wiw fowwow you fowever…

March 5, 2011

Without words, without even understanding,
lovers find each other….
The moment of finding is always a surprise,
like meeting an old friend never before known.
Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

View of the ceremony

Tree of Life

The Keresan of the Laguna Pueblo say
I add my breath to your breath
that our days may be long upon the earth
that the days of our people may be long
that we may walk as one and finish our road together. 

She was crying so I was wiping her tears away

I, Missy, take you, Paige, to enter into a marriage of love and laughter and of tears and hope.  I will love you always as my wife, lover, partner and best friend.  I want to share with you everything that life brings.  I will be faithful to you.  I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.  In good times and bad, I am your partner; I am your wife.  I love you.

I love her smile!

I, Paige, take you, Missy, to enter into a marriage of love and laughter and of tears and hope.  I will love you always as my wife, lover, partner and best friend.  I want to share with you everything that life brings.  I will be faithful to you.  I promise to encourage and inspire you, to laugh with you, and to comfort you in times of sorrow and struggle. I promise to love you in good times and in bad, when life seems easy and when it seems hard, when our love is simple, and when it is an effort.  In good times and bad, I am your partner; I am your wife.  I love you.

Lighting the Unity Candle

Missy, please face Paige and hold her hands palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you.  These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness.  These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the hands that will comfort you in illness, and hold you when fear or grief fills you.  These are the hands that will give you support and celebrate with you in your accomplishments.

Handfasting Ceremony

Paige, please hold Missy’s hands palms up, so you may see the gift that they are to you.  These are the hands that will hold tight as you struggle through difficult times. They are the hands that will comfort you when you are sick or console you when you are grieving.  These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years for a lifetime of happiness.  These are the hands that will give you support as she encourages you to fulfill your dreams.  Together as a team, everything you wish for can be realized.

Holding Hands

Paige, and Missy, by the power of your love and the blessings of God and all assembled here, I now pronounce you married.  You may now kiss.

Kissing the Bride

Apache Wedding Blessing – Indian Marriage Prayer
Now you will feel no rain,
for each of you will be shelter for the other.
Now you will feel no cold,
for each of you will be warmth for the other.
Now there is no more loneliness.
Now you are two persons,
but there is only one life before you.
May your days together be good and long upon the earth.

Bouquets

Paige, Dennis Hamilton & Missy

Melissa Harris, Mary Elizabeth Descardenas, Paige, Missy, Jennifer Lilly Carnal, Melissa Cantu

Melissa Harris, Mary Elizabeth Descardenas, Paige, Missy, Melissa Cantu, Jennifer Lilly Carnal

Paige’s Bridesmaids had her laughing the whole night!

Tadd Vinson & Paige

Siblings: Tadd, Betsy, Paige, Mitzi

Wedding Party: First row – Melissa Harris, Betsy, Paige, Missy, Sallye Welsh, Mitzi James; Second row – Kent Descardenas, Mary Elizabeth Descardenas, Tadd Vinson, Melissa Cantu, Jennifer Lilly Carnal, Alan McCartney

Apparently during the picture taking there was a calla lilly sword fight, after which the girls just put up their dukes.

My maid of honor keeping her distance from my bouquet – turns out she was very allergic to the hydrangeas.

Quick smoke break

Regrouping before the reception

Someone brought a flask :^)

Bridal Party entering the reception

Not sure why she is doing the victory dance; I’m the lucky one.

Centerpieces at the reception

Bridesmaid bouquet on the table at the reception

Feeding each other

Puppy Cake

Han Solo Cake

First Dance – look at that amazing smile

Still Dancing to In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel

I do this to her all the time…don’t know why

Before the speeches began

A sneak kiss while cutting the cake

Friends from high school

Bart Brunner & Paige at the reception

Missy & Lecolion at the reception

I love the look Jen is giving Lecolion!

The Brides with the Bridesmaids

The Brides and the Bridesmaids

Paige with Bridesmaids

Melissa Cantu, Missy, & Jen Lilly Carnal

Missy with her bridesmaids

Our first dance

Dancing to “In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel

The Puppy Cake

The Puppy Cake top

Han Solo in Carbonite

Everyone LOVED Paige’s cake

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One thought on “My Wedding to Paige 3/5/11

  1. I remember that day well!!!

    Thanks for allowing to share in your beautiful day!!!

    Continued good health and lots of love.

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