One word frees us from all of the weight and pain in life. That word is love. - Sophocles
Before you proceed to the pictures, a few paragraphs about our unique wedding guest book are in order...
puzzle is very much like a persons life.
From the day we are born, our life can be captured by a picture puzzle.
As we grow from the age of one day old, more and more pieces of our
puzzle's picture start to fall into place, piece by piece, creating a
seemingly never ending picture of who and what we are.
family, friends, co-workers, as well as our hobbies, favorite TV shows,
foods, clothes, pets, travels and the many, many other unique interests
that we have, all make up the tiny pieces of who we have become. As more
pieces are continuously added to our life's picture, we gradually change
In merging our lives together,
we are also merging our personal picture puzzles together, as our lives,
past, present and future, now become part of the others. Not only are
our two lives being directly impacted, but in one way or another, either
big or small, the individual pieces that comprise our personal puzzles
will feel the changes of our union as well. Those pieces, the people who
know each of us, will eventually know each other through our marriage,
meeting one another at our wedding reception, holiday gatherings and
other social occasions.
It is based on this premise that we provided this symbolic and unique wooden jigsaw puzzle as our guest book. While the front side of each puzzle piece contains our picture, the backside of each contains the signature and a sentence or two from each one of our guests; our closest friends and family members who attended our wedding reception.
hope that you realize how important you have been in our lives,
nourishing us into who we are today and who we will become in the
future. You are all truly a part of our life's puzzle. Thank you for being part of our lives and for sharing our joy on this
|The partially signed guest book puzzle at the reception.||Sean signing the guest book puzzle at the reception.||Barb & Fuzz signing the guest book puzzle at the reception.|
|The picture side (front) of the guest book puzzle depicts us at Culzean Castle's Round Saloon where our wedding ceremony was performed.||The backside of the guest book puzzle with our guests' signatures.||Close-up of some of the signed pieces of the guest book puzzle.|
|Jeff's immediate family: Vivian Prosise (mom), Glen Prosise (brother), Yanira Molina (sister-in-law), Willa (step-mom) & Paul Prosise (dad).||Raymond & Marian Kuruhara, Vivian Prosise, Glen Prosise, Yanira Molina, Willa Prosise & Laraine Miyata.||Ken Nagai, Shizuho Ota, Tanya & Michael Tyau, Yoshiki & Sayoko Murai, Arleen & Don Gerbig.|
|Grisel & Debbie Allison||The Upper Deck. Facing the camera are Amanda & Steve VanHoak, Linda & Matthew Hart and Adrienne Catone-Huber.||The Upper Deck. In the center is Andrew Corlett, the Best Man, Regina Arvizu and Dave Good.|
|Grisel's Family: Alba & Fortino Amaya, Troadia Artiles, Jesica Acevedo and Carlos Martin.||Dave Good, Junelle & Paul Budzinski, Andrew Corlett & Regina Arvizu.||Brian Delaney, Sorin & Rox Chira, Bill & Penny Homan-Muise, Jay Hastings, Bonnie & Ken Shea.|
|Scott Lundgren, Joyce Lauppe, Venter Laird, Ruth & Nick Weinberger, and Bill Sellers||Todd Hunt & Felicia Kelley.||Karan Mann and her son, Brandon|
|Debbie Allison and her parents, Dave and June Simon, have been a second family to Grisel since Debbie and Grisel's high school years.||Elly Stevens and her fiancé, Michael Fitzhugh.||Adrienne and Jeff Catone-Huber.|
|Elias & Lena||Mark & Stephanie Swindell, Jeff & Grisel, Tashia Hinchliffe, Fuzz Navagh, Barbara Tressel, Donna Gatz & Joe Hiller||Gary Holtz and Jeff|
|Guests at the Buffet Table in the main salon. At the front of the line are Fortino Amaya and Nino & Julie Atmavidya.||Mary & Amanda, both of whom were married (at venues in opposite directions) on the same day, October 13th, just two weeks after our reception.||Tanya & Michael Tyau|
|Mark & Nicole Zeleznick & Jonathan Kiser in the main salon.||Leticia & Robert Silverthistle. Yes, Robert is wearing a kilt. We had a guest at the wedding ceremony wearing a kilt so when Robert expressed an interest to wear his kilt at the reception, I wasn't about to let him back out. J||Hank Cherry, Ashlyn Nicholson, Donna Gatz, Joe Hiller, Gary & Susanne Holtz and Elise Sharp (standing behind couch).|
|Jiles McCoy, Amanda Bailey, and Danny & Amanda Bartels. No, there is no typo... there are two Amandas in the picture.||Amanda and Danny Bartels. Perhaps they were reminiscing about the evening when Danny proposed to Amanda aboard a cruise ship...||Helio Freitas & Sean Crumpler on the outside deck.|
|Matthew & Linda Hart.||JC Kern and his fiancé, Alicia Watts.||Stella Santos & Bill|
|Anna & Charlie Braun.||Adrienne & Jeff Catone-Huber and Leticia Silverthistle on the dance floor.||Scott Lundgren, Joyce Lauppe, Venter Laird, Elisa Sharp and Charles Mallory|
|Mary Anawalt-Heins and Mark Heins.||Scott Lundgren & Joyce Lauppe|
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Copyright 2001 Grisel Gonzalez, Laraine Miyata, Shizuho Ota and Paul Prosise
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