Wedding Bells: Kris & Mark

Corresponding Shapes

August 27th, 2009

Nine years ago, I said “Hi” to Mark outside of Cafe Strada in Berkeley.
Five years after that, we tied to knot inside St. Denis in Diamond Bar.
Four years, we celebrated our wedding anniversary at a Cajun restaurant in Buffalo, New York.

So Full!
No matter where we go or where we end up, Mark will always be in my heart.

My Wedding, A Slideshow from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

Honoring Our Vows

January 25th, 2009

Our Vows

…for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and health, until death do us part…

Everything looks perfect from far away

August 27th, 2008

We’re celebrating 3 years of marriage. Good times.
Birthday Brunch!

8 years ago, Mark asked me if I wanted to check out a thriftstore scavenger hunt in San Francisco. It turned into our first date. I’m glad I said “Yes.”

Freckles in our eyes

August 27th, 2007

We ended up spreading out our 2 year anniversary over three days. Tasty food, good drinks, Trivia Smackdown and happy memories. We even got a card from Daisy. Mark said one day she asked for the car keys and she came back with our present: a porcelain mug from Starbucks. He said “china” is the traditional gift on the two year anniversary.

Two years of wedded bliss. We’ve had our ups and downs…but we’re still so very much in love. That’s a good thing.

Limoncella Sorbet
We finished up our anniversary dinner with a Limoncella Sorbet at the New City Cafe. I’m tickled to find my favorite Italian liquor in a Topeka restaurant. It tasted, sweet, lemony and refreshing on a hot summer night.

Old Married Couple
Earlier this month, we went to my cousin’s wedding in Long Island, NY. I suppose you could call us the old married couple. My cousin made a beautiful bride and it was a pleasure to meet her new family. It was lovely to watch this August wedding and remember our own…two years ago.

Hello world!

December 2nd, 2006

Our wedding photoblog has moved to WordPress….hooray! I’m working on the site design to make it look pretty. All our pictures from our wedding day should be there…please let us know if anything’s missing – ok?

It’s chilly in Topeka — stay warm, wherever you are.

Puzzle pieces from the clay…

August 29th, 2006

We celebrated our one year anniversary on Sunday.
Good times…

Earlier this month, Mark’s family got a us a cake to celebrate our one year anniversary. We had such a blast in New York!

On our wedding day….I wore a very expensive dress and Mark had on a lovely tux. For our anniversary cake — we finally got to indugle in some wedding-like screwing around.

And now some musical memories from our Wedding Day.

The Wedding Program: The Ceremony

April 5th, 2006

note: Thanks so much to my cousin. Jennie designed our beautiful program…

“Love is a Journey”

The Marriage Celebration of
Kristina Balois Vera
Mark Andrew Phillips
Saturday, August 27, 2005

St.Denis Catholic Church
Diamond Bar, California

Entrance Rite
Music: Prelude “In Love We Chose to Live” – Jeanne Cotter

Music: “Clair De Lune” – Claude Debussy
Teresa Dunne, mother of the groom, escorted by Mark Phillips

Tom Jackiewicz and Jennifer Marzan
Tom Dunne III and Maria Smith
Hans Protzel and Betina Protzel, Matron of Honor
Kaine Marin (best man) and Susan Surapruik, Maid of Honor

Devon Dunne – Flower Girl

Nora Marzan and Porferio Marzan
Marichu Maddy, escorted by Scott Becker
Evelyn Balois, escorted by Charlie Basabica

Jovita Vera, mother of the bride, escorted by Michael Phillips, father of the groom

Music: The Bridal Chorus – Richard Wagner
Kristina Vera, escorted by Ramon Vera, father of the bride

Graphics for our Wedding Program

My brother made it to the wedding…

October 11th, 2005

You can see more pictures from the wedding, the bridal shower, the rehersal dinner, the engagement party in Vegas and more wedding related stuff on our Flickr Wedding site.

David made it to the wedding!

David’s in Kuwait and he reports his unit will be moving to Iraq soon. My family prays for him. My husband and I were thrilled David could make it to the wedding. His high school buddies drove him to the church.

Surrounded by friends and family

October 9th, 2005

We have more pictures posted on our Flickr Wedding site.

Surrounded by friends and family

We loved being surrounded by our family and friends on this day. People came from all over the country – Northern Cal, San Diego, the East Coast….we even had my aunt come in from the Philippines.

Surrounded by friends and family
The head table.

On our way to the party…

October 9th, 2005

On our way to the party...

After our photo session at the church, We hopped in Auntie Evelyn’s car. Missy and crew decorated the car with some sweet wedding decorations. Kaine drove the car. Strangers honked at us on the freeway. We felt giddy about the whole thing.

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