Sunday, January 24, 2016

Our Wedding - July 3, 2015

Celebrating the Marriage of

Christine Elizabeth Rivers
Stephen Gerard Albert

Friday, July 3, 2015
Processional                                                                                   “Learning To Walk”                                                           (Joseph Martin)                                               

Hymn (All)                                                                                  “Morning Has Broken”                                               

The Ministry of the Word
Old Testament Reading                                                               Ecclesiastes, 4: 7-12
                                                                Read by Diana Bloom                                
Harp Interlude                                                                              “The Gift of Love”                                                                           (Traditional)
                                                         Performed by Laura Lewis            
New Testament Reading                                                             Romans, 12: 9-12

The Marriage
Sand Ceremomy                                                                        Love’s Philosophy
                                                                                               (Percy Shelley)
                                                          Read by Rebecca Albert

The Blessing of the Marriage
Irish Blessing (All)                                
May the raindrops fall lightly on your head
May the soft winds freshen your spirit
May the sunshine brighten your heart
May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you
And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love

Recessional                                                                                    "The Four Seasons, Spring (Allegro)”                                            (Antonio Vivaldi)

Our Acknowledgments

Chris would like to thank:
Susan Walsh for listening and giving sound advice.
Julie Rivers for encouragement to go for a walk around Lake Scranton with “this tall guy from work”.
Diana Bloom for dress shopping & consultation.
Lawrence Bloom for entertaining children during dress shopping.
John & Fran Rivers for traveling from Qatar to join us.

Steve would like to thank:
God, for the gift of second chances.
The entire Rivers family for making me feel so very welcome from the beginning. 
My co-workers for all of their kind wishes.

We both would like to thank:
Our children, Katrina, Korin & Rebecca Albert, Alex & Robby Carroll for standing with us.
Lindsay Rosar for photography.
Mandy Loeffler and the staff of the East Mountain Inn for the wonderful arrangements.
Pam Carroll for music recommendations.
Joe Matteo for ceremony & cocktail hour music.
Mike Torres for dinner & dancing music.

And Most Importantly:
We would like to thank our families, especially the late    Doris Albert and David & Liz Rivers for their love and support over the years.

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