what to say

what to say for weddings


The beginning of forever

Our happily ever after begins...

Love is friendship set to music

To have and to hold

Love is divine

Plant the seed, harvest the dream.

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

...and they lived happily ever after

A celebration of love and friendship

July 11 - Celebrate With Us

Thank you to Emily Ang for bringing us together.

For your tears of joy (for a packet of tissue)

...so that the joy of our day may linger in your garden (for a packet of flower seeds)

For our guests from the cellar of Blair and Sara Peterson

For our guests...Benvenuto al Italia!

Made with love by Fred & Kirsty Schroeder

For my dear friend

Welcome...We’re so glad you’re here!

With our heartfelt thanks!

Celebrating the wedding of Brianna & Chuck with much love

For our wedding guests with appreciation June 8

A gift for you with love

For your tears of joy

to have and to hold

thank you for sharing our day

Mom's honeyed pecans

meant to bee (honey)

the perfect pear (pear favor)

lucky in love (lottery ticket favor)

we love you

thank you for your friendship

to our treasured friends and family

from this day forward

wedding blend coffee

Ross & Jillian's favorite mints

may the joy of our day linger (flower seeds favor)

sweets for the sweet

let your love light shine

prepared with love

thank you for being here

enjoy your stay

love forever

may you be forever blessed

we are so glad you are here

specially made by Dad for Tessa and Mike's wedding

happily ever after


"There is no limit to love’s forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure." I Corinthians 13:7

"Love one another, but make it not a bond of love; let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." Kahlil Gibran

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace." Elizabeth Barrett Browning

"Beauty and love are all my dream; They change not with the changing day; Love stays forever like a stream That flows but never flows away..." Andrew Young

"In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing in pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." Kahlil Gibran

"Love is like wildflowers. It is often found in the most unlikely places." Author unknown

"There are in the end three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love." I Corinthians 13:13

"laughter tinkled among teacups..." T.S. Eliot

"And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the heart of a friend." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"And I can think Of nothing in life That I could more wisely do, Than know a friend, And be a friend, And love a friend... like you." Author unknown

"But friendship is precious. Not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life." Thomas Jefferson

"Much more grows in the garden than that which is planted there." Japanese proverb

"Love is a deep well from which you may drink often, but into which you fall but once." Ellye Glover

"I have a garden of my own...Shining with flowers of every hue. I loved it dearly while alone But I shall love it more with you." Thomas Moore

"We cannot do great things; only small things with great love." Mother Teresa

"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new." Ralph Waldo Emerson


Please accept this keepsake as our thanks to you for sharing our special day: June 22, the beginning of forever. With love, Dana & Lee

To Our Family & Friends: We are so happy that you were able to share our special day with us and hope that you enjoy this homemade treat! Ted proposed while on a hike in Forest Park so we choose tree seedlings as our wedding favors to remind us of that day. We have packaged the seedlings in all natural canvas pouches, hand sewn by Margie’s mom. Thank you for being a part of our lives and joining us on this day! With love, Ted and Margie

We are honored to share our special day with you. Thank you for joining us. Much love and God bless, Amila & Justin

Today we shower Caitlin the bride who will have Josh forever by her side!

HOW THEY MET...His version - The first time I saw Sandra was in Miss Lindley’s third grade class at Edwards Elementary. I was scared because it was my first day at Edwards. She scooted her chair next to mine and introduced herself as "Sandy." We were instant friends. Now that we’ve found each other after all these years, I can’t imagine a day in my life without her.
...Her version - Kevin was crying for his mommy the first time I saw him. He was new in our third grade class and scared to death, with his head down on his desk. He wouldn’t look at or talk to anyone. I felt sorry for him so I sat by him and told him my name. It took 23 years to get to this point, but he is certainly worth the wait!

7th Grade Math Class, Rick Springfield Concert, Confirmation, mix tapes, Doc Martens & punk hair, road trips, getting in trouble!, snow days, the 19 bus, senior lockers, New York City, love letters, Beethoven, Guggenheim, long summers, Sauvie Island at sunset, sushi and sake, Germany, Wolfe, Frost and Whitman, Lake Erie, Crater Lake, and full circle back to where it all began. Thanks to all.
Chris & Anya

We first met in May of 98 and started to date late June of the same year. We have loved, laughed and lost, our friendship always growing. Today we share with our families and friends this day, the beginning of our lives as one.

We would like to thank our family and good friends for sharing this day with us. You have all played a very special role in our lives. From our family to our friends, new and old each of you has touched our lives in some significant way, shaping us as individuals. As we celebrate the joining of our hearts and our souls, we would like to thank you all for your love, support, and friendship over the years, and for coming together today on this very special occasion to share in the joy of our marriage. We would especially like to thank our parents for giving us life, love, and opportunity, and for ALWAYS supporting us wherever our dreams have taken us. Much Love, Katy and Scott

For my bridesmaids, the best friends a girl could hope for! Love & kisses, Fiona

Family and friends, we ask those dearest in our hearts to join us in celebrating our love. On September 14 we will marry the one we laugh with, cry with, dream with, and love. Please join us for a weekend of fun! Love, John & Alicia

To our bridal party
Thank you so much for your participation on our special day.
To our guests
This day has been made special because of family and friends like you. Everyone’s presence here has helped us make our dreams come true. We both are truly grateful for everything you've done. Susie and Gary

We want to thank you for joining us to celebrate our wedding. Each of you have enriched our lives and we are truly thankful for your love and support on this special evening. Thank you dear family and friends. Love, Tyler and Michael

Today we count our blessings. We are truly grateful to have all of you with us on this special day. You have given us so much with your friendship, and we treasure the special times we have spent with you. We have enjoyed our times together and look forward to the years to come. Love, Tim and Shayla

This wine was chosen with love for the wedding of Mel and Angie by Katrina, Garth, and Kate.

To our dear families
We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts for your support and presence on this wonderful day. Lewis and I are grateful to God for each other and feel blessed to be marrying into such warm and caring families. We present this token of love to each of you and hope you know how truly special you are to us. May an angel always sit on your shoulder and bless you with good things. Hugs & kisses, Mary & Lewis

Forest Grove, Oregon, Sept. 7
Amongst the flutter of butterflies, proud family and friends, Sadie A. Kenly and Edward J. Cranston became one by declaring their love before God. Ingredients: One man and one woman, bound by friendship and love to live and laugh together forever. "May the fond memories of our day be preserved in your heart forever." Ed & Sadie

Celebrate Love, Celebrate Friendship
Thanks for all your love and support May 27th and always! "May your heart be warm and happy with the lilt of Irish laughter, everyday in every way, and forever and ever after." Irish Blessing

To all of our family and friends
Thank you for sharing in the joy of our wedding day! Mr. & Mrs. Troy Mansfield

Davis Wine Cellars Merlot
We made this wine with you in mind, to thank you for sharing our special day with us. Please open this one year from today and raise a glass to the memory of this occasion. As we celebrate our wedding day, we thank you for being an important part of our lives. The greatest gift we share is the loving gift of family and friends. We are truly blessed! We toast your support, your love, your kindness, and your wisdom. Enjoy this wine along with memories of today, and raise your glass to all that the future holds. Cheers! Jeanie and Vic