Our wedding wouldn't have been the same wihout the love,
support, friendship, and assistance of many people. We are deeply
grateful to everyone who helped make our wedding experience perfect.
Our parents, Paul and Jeannine Guilbault
and Dennis and Barbara Hass made generous contributions
of financial support, time, and effort. In addition, their guidance
and patience while Katherine and I were growing up together made
this happy day more possible. It is a continuing pleasure to be
a part of these two families as they grow closer together.
Rev. Lynn Brodie - It was a great pleasure
to have someone Katherine had grown up with to represent our spiritual
selves, and to kick us back into play during the ceremony planning
process. Thanks for the distances you travelled, and your willingness
to listen to us in order to speak so eloquently for us.
Kevin Hass - We called on you time and again to be where
we couldn't, to fix things we couldn't, and to serve as shepherd
over the guests throughout the wedding experience. It reminded us
how much we count on you, and how much we appreciate the gentle,
reliable, and loving person you are. Thank you for truly being "best
man." (And for making sure Chris didn't lose yet another set of
Lis Guilbault - Everything you do is infused
with so much heart and hope- it was easy to see that reflected in
the wedding shower, in the ways you were there for Katherine during
the wedding weekend, and in the days before and since. We are proud
to have you stand for us as maid of honor.
Greg - Serving as Lis's other half, thank
you for using your great wit and helpful hands on our behalf!
Liz Hass - We wanted to capture the feeling
of the love Katherine and I share, as well as the idea of it. Your
beautiful voice brought that feeling to exquisite light. The memory
of your song in the late-afternoon sunlight will always be one of
the most precious of our lives. Thank you.
Patty Mason - Your quiet and endless creativity
helped ensure that our wedding memories will always be with us.
Many folks won't know that the beautiful shower bouquet you made
of ribbon and discarded wrappings included pieces saved from your
son's wedding, or that you volunteered to save, dry, and prepare
the bride's bouquet and other key wedding flowers as keepsakes for
our families to enjoy for years to come. You're the cream in our
coffee, and we're lucky and honored to have you in our family.
Tonya Miller - Thank you for lending us
your musical soul and for laying to rest the painful times when
Katherine and Chris were apart and that song had a much lonelier
meaning. Your willingness to support us in song and friendship means
the world to us.
Dave Tweedie - It seems odd to thank someone
for being who they are, but your musical grace under fire and willingness
to leap into our service just reinforces the fact that you are an
undeniable talent, and a true friend. We are grateful to have you
in our lives.
Gretchen Grozier - During the pre-wedding
process we realized that you're filed in our hearts under: "in case
of emergency, call Gretchen." Time and again when we needed an extra
pair of hands you were there, eternally reliable and always gracious
about our invasion of your time and energy. We couldn't have done
this without you. We look forward to paying you back with many many
years of tea and friendship.
Marc and Frances Overcash - Mentors, friends,
people who chase Chris around with Shark-on-a-Stick, how do we measure
the impact you've had on us, or express how lucky we consider ourselves
to be a part of your lives? Thank you for ensuring that the wedding
process held together. And for not throwing Chris in the lake.
Craftspeople - Many of the special items
featured in the wedding were hand-made or provided by talented family
and friends. These include:
- Shower favors by Barbara Hass and a team of dedicated paper-assemblers: ...
- Dinner favors by Barbara Hass and a team of specialists, including...
- Wedding cake tablecloth by Katherine's Aunt Michelle
- Wedding cake utensils provided by Patty O'Brien as a shower gift
- Lavender envelopes filled by
- Lavender provided by Trish Dearing
- Photographic displays and digitally-restored photos by Frances and Marc Overcash
- Everyone who has sent us their photos
The Warren Center for their kindness, creativity,
and enthusiasm for making our guests feel comfortable and cared
DJ - For scrupulously adhering to our "no
chicken dance" dictates, and for selecting a fantastic mix of music
to dine and groove to.
Everyone who did NOT throw Chris in the lake
- We know how badly you wanted to, and how much you would have enjoyed
it. We appreciate your letting Chris exit the weekend with (most
of) his dignity intact. We owe you one.