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Married Under the Pines

It was a beautiful day in Pinecrest. The air was nice and crisp but not cold. The sky was cloudy but not dark. The water was a mirror of the Pines and mountains in the distance. Hundreds of pine cones lay on the ground. It was the perfect day, a perfect day for our wedding.

Everyone thought I was going to be in a black dress, little did they know that my mom had found me the perfect wedding dress. Let me tell you when everyone saw me walking down the aisle they were sure surprise. Happy tears flowed from all of our eyes. I was so zoned on Michael and the love that was flowing from his eyes and the huge smile on his face that I completely forgot to look around and take it all in.



Today is the day I dreamed about since I was a little girl. You are everything I have ever dreamed of and so much more. God went over and beyond when he created you and I feel so blessed that he put you in my life.

I promise to chase you around with frogs hoping that one day you’ll love them as much as I do

I promise to water you with love and watch you grow

To always uplift you and support you

To drive you absolutely crazy at times, let’s be honest, most of the time.

Too always be your number one fan, cheering you on with everything you do.

To love you beyond words can describe.

To cherish every memory we make.

I promise you that we will create a life together that is beyond what we dreamed of.

I promise that we will live happily ever after just like they do in the Disney movies we love so much.

~An old Irish Blessing~

May you never steal, lie, or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn't live a day without you.


Love is patient, Love is kind, It always protects, Always trust Always hopes, Always preserves, Love never fails. 1 Corinthian’s 13:4

The day I knew you love me unconditionally was when you said my snoring was cute. Because nobody loves trying to fall asleep while there is a freight train next to them!

Shauna, today is the day I’ve dreamed about for so long now it’s here and I couldn’t be more excited for the rest of our lives! Being here today I am committing myself to you! To be honest and faithful to you! To guide you but also to follow you.

Shauna as I commit myself to you here are my promises

I promise to honor and cherish you

I promise to always be by your side and to be your rock to lean on

I promise to take you camping WHENEVER we are able to

I promise to always pull over when you want to take a photo

I promise to always have an open ear for you and to give you advice when you need it

I give myself to you because you are my best friend, my faithful partner, and my one true love. You are the one that has taught me love.

My last promise to you, is to love you as you love me... unconditionally

Forever and ever


God helped me say my vows because I only stuttered a couple of times. Michael did great on his too. His were perfect, corky and straight from the heart. Just like that we were married. We took pictures around the beautiful lake and then went off to eat at our favorite pizza joint down the road. Our wedding was beyond perfect.


If you have ever wanted a small wedding or to run off and get married, Do It. It was one of the best decision Michael and I have done. It was intimate, there was no worrying, it was cheap, beautiful, and everyone had a great time. The only hard part is picking the people you want to be there. Of course you want everyone and you don't want to hurt anyone's feelings but when it comes down to it people will understand. How we chose the people that were at our wedding was the ones we talked to on a weekly basics, it worked out perfect!

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