Cindy and Ryan 

Sometimes Love Speaks Loudly,

 But Not Always In Words You Can Understand..

September 13, 2008


Wedding BIO disclamer: As always if a photo belongs to you, let me know to give credit where credit is due.  This is my second attempt at a Bio so be patient with me.



About Cindy...Hot tempered, but compassionate Aries. Hopeless romantic that was always in search of my fairytale ending. I am always looking to enjoy the life that we are in.  Live life with no regrets and love those around you. I love dark chocolate and to laugh until I cry.

                          About Ryan...Very Hot tempered, but loyal and dependable Aquarius. Life of the party who was looking for a partner in crime.  Ryan makes me see the world around me from a different set of eyes. He makes me laugh everyday. He is a Giant child who really loves ice cream.


About Us...

"Cindy and Ryan" as a couple are about as unconventional as they are in love.  The thought that two people are destined to be together could never be more true about us.  I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason, otherwise we would not be here today.  Ryan just plain "gets" me.  We speak the same language and try to sing the same songs.  We came from very similiar upbringings and share the same outlook on life.  Without Ryan I am able to survive alone, but with him I am able to be complete.  We went through alot to be together and it made us stronger because of it.  I can't wait to start the next chapter of our lives with the one who makes me laugh everyday.

How We Met...

Ryan applied for a job at the GAP during winter break from college at the urging of his good friend, Chip.  I hired Ryan in November of 2002 and in turn fired him in March of 2006. (long story with a happy ending)  The rest is history... 


 Our New Furbabies

Adopted 7/3/08 and 7/11/08

COOPER                                         CARLEY

Harley      Addie #2

These are pictures from the rescue shelter website so Carley is behind bars, but aren't they the cutest things ever.  We are in love already.  I am so glad we were able to adopt them both at the same time.



The Proposal


 Ryan designed my wedding band. My Band will be an eternity band of Red, Orange and Yellow stones. This will be my "Ring of Fire". When I was a little girl my parents would dance in our huge kitchen with their friends to old Johnny Cash records. My dad would bring his old record player from the livingroom out to the kitchen so there was room for everyone to dance. That song always reminds me of him. My Dad was diagnosed with brain cancer when I was nine and passed away when I was twelve. Ryan always listened to every detail of my life that I told him. He knew that if we were going to get married it would be hard for me not having my Dad part of that special day. Now He will be close to me always. When Ryan told me about his idea to create a "Ring of Fire", I was so touched that I started to cry. We made a trip to a Jewelry store to find out how involved the process would be and the Jeweler was so amazing and helpful, we had our perfect engagement ring to match my "Ring of Fire" within 2 weeks. Ryan picked up my ring and drove to show his Mom, before he met me at work. We decided to go home first to drop off one of our cars before meeting some friends for dinner. When I walked through the door to his apartment, Ryan was on one knee. He started talking really fast because the kneeling was hurting his knee and he was going to fall over. It was so Cute. I said YES...



Bill Sharp, Senior Diamond Manager

Jared Galleria of Jewelry 


The Planning Bio 



Color Story


Baby Blue                         Navy Blue                         Sage Green



Ceremony and Reception

Candia Woods Golf Links

Candia, NH

 The ceremony will be held outdoors in the warm September sun, surrounded by tall evergreens in a small courtyard on the grounds of Candia Woods. A cocktail hour and dinner reception will follow inside the Evergreen Pavillion at Candia Woods.

Dance, Dance, Dance...






Amherst and Bedford, NH




 Our Cake was designed to be fun.  Ryan really liked the Birch tree idea with the carved initials, but I grew up in VT and are are giving maple candy as favors, so our cake will be a Maple tree with Fall leaves and Branches on the top with our initials carved in the side with a mini silver sap bucket.  That is so much more our style than some super elaborate and fancy white cake. 


**Chocolate Fountain**

Compliments of Candia Woods

Ryan is so excited to have a chocolate fountain.  We both love dark chocolate, so this is perfect for us.

We thought about a candy buffet, so this will be a fun compromise and best of all it is FREE.

Chocolate Fountain recipe - Sephra Classic Stainless Steel Red Chocolate Fountain with hazlenut fondue


Save the Dates

I Flippin' LOVE these.  We sent them out in February.  They were a huge hit. 

A bit of a spulrge, but they are totally us, so well worth it.





Brandie Biron, Manager

Crystal Orchid

Manchester, NH

Vibrant gerbera daisies teamed with roses and lilies really made the wedding’s day’s color palette pop. “I wanted Gerber daisies as my primary flower as they conveyed the sense of fun and happiness I was looking to portray,” Natalie explains. The bridesma...Inspired by Halloween and her favorite color, Samantha carried a bouquet of mango and wine-color calla lilies with red berries. To complement the color of their dresses, the maids carried bouquets of wine and cream-color roses and berries.




 Calla Lily Bridal Bouquet


Aisle Decor

Shepard's hooks with silver buckets. 

The buckets will be filled with Orange Lillies and tied with Navy Blue ribbon.                              Wedding Favor Bubbles - Bubble Favors - Cheap Wedding BubblesLong, hanging buckets filled with fresh flowers dress up the aisle of a beach wedding.                                                  




Steve Ossinger

Main Event DJ Service

Bedford, NH


Dance Lessons

Ron Blakenstien, Instructor

Queen City Ballroom

We are taking lessons through CCE in Concord and totally love them.  Ron is a great instructor.  The CCE program is super cheap compared to private lessons, but equally as fun.

Concord Community Education


Bobby and Kara's wedding dance dip   Kim' students Greg and Mojgan's wedding dance   Jayson spinning Heidion their wedding dance.





A Photographic Memory

Hooksett, NH


Must Take Photos





 Must take Photos

Dave and Mandy are one of my favorite vendors.  They are really great people and were so accomodating with our package.  I can't wait to see the photos.  We get two photographers all day, so we should get many great shots and hopefully a ton of candids at the reception.



Fisher Video Productions

Brookline, NH

Judy was such a pleasure to chat with.  I can't wait to see the finished product.

Lights, Camera, Action





Table Names and Place cards

 Cream-colored seating cards are decorated with large, green numbers along with the name of each guest printed in black.

 We are using names of our Favorite drinks for our table numbers.  I like how the guest name is printed over the number in the larger font.

Table names, so far:

 Head table ~Guinness

        Bailey's, Hennesey, Patron, Crown Royal, Magic Hat #9, Bacardi, Kaluha, Midori,  Zombie,    

        Red Zinfandel, Blue Moon, Corona, Long Island Ice Tea, Mimosa and Raspberry Margarita

Kids Table~ Chocolate Milk



 Card Box




   Bulk Pure Maple Sugar Candy Leafs     Lindor 19 oz. Dark Bag 

Unique Wedding Favors - Unique Favors - Unique Bridal Favors     Wedding Favor Tags - Personalized Favor Tags - Personalized Wedding Favor Tags     Personalized Beverage Napkins - Wedding Favor Tins - Sparkling Ice Table Decorations

Mini Silver Buckets filled with Maple Candy Leaves,  Dark Chocolate Lindt Truffles and Monogramed Baby Blue wrapped Hershey Minatures



Paper Goods

Invitations by Dawn


Gathering Leaves




Made by Jaimebeth9



Grace Limousine LLC

Manchester, NH



Linens and Chair Covers

Divine Linen Rentals

Manchester, NH








I love this table.  Navy napkins with a sage table runner and Baby Blue table number.

I want this napkin fold with Favor placed on top.



Rehearsal Dinnner

New Home of the Bride and Groom

September 12, 2008


 Click to see listing details.

BBQ for all of our OOT guests and Live Music from one of our favorite local bands. 

We wanted a real casual RD with a comfortable atmosphere for all of our guests to mingle. 

Our back yard was a perfect fit.

Ivy Levine and Chum Band



OOT Boxes

I really like the look of these.  Cute and Practical.

  White boxes with Navy ribbon and monogram sticker. We will also include "Tickets" to the RD like our STD tickets.  I ordered some brochures from Vista Print to include all of the Events for the Weekend for FREE. Gotta love those discount emails. 





Mens Wearhouse

Manchester, NH

Ryan's attire

Black tux with black shirt and Baby Blue tie and vest.


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Black Tux with white shirt and Peridot tie and vest

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Bridesmaids Dresses

David's Bridal


Marine (Navy)

Bridesmaids style 81535


 All Bridesmaids Dresses in Peridot (Sage)

Bridesmaids style 8022     Bridesmaids style F12495   Bridesmaids style 81544

Amy,       Bekah,      Christine


Jr Bridesmaid

Navy with straps


Bridesmaids style 8355       



Shoes, Shoes, Shoes              


These are my reception shoes.  Love them and they are comfy too.

Jinni 571 These may end up as a back pair for the reception...



Hair and Make Up

Sean Ward

Sean is one of my oldest friends.  He is an amazing guy who can create almost everything.  He will be doing all of the BP with the help of a few other friends to make us all look Beautiful.  He has done several friend's weddings in the past and they all looked stunning. 


Heavenly Hair Ideas




This one is my fave so far.  Not such a big tiara though.  I think it looks Fun and Flirty...




Alfred Angelo


Diamond white with Blue Jay

Occassions Bridal and Tuxedo

Portsmouth, NH


This is the sample color, but I love love the top and all the detail throughout the skirt.



I am so in love with this dress.  I stalked a trunk show to 4 different bridal shops in NH to try on this Dress.  I tried it on at one store and then it was moved to another store the next weekend in Texas.  Ashley the owner of Occasions in Portsmouth called her sales rep and asked to have the dress sent back to her store for me to try on again.  I cried both times.  I was shopping alone each time, so no one has seem me in the dress yet.  I ordered it in January, so it could be here any day now.  LOVE IT...



From Knottie NELRERWedding

I think this is so beautiful.


NH Knottie GTG


Manchester, NH

April 25, 2008

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