Mark and Melissa's wedding

The Dance of Eternity

El Rey Theater     Chico, California

April 19, 2014

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Dating

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Getting ready

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Ceremony

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Reception

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We are gone

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Family and Bridal Party

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Portraits by Brent Van Auken Photography

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TRIVIA!

The strange letter M/I/O hybrid symbol on our invites?  It's the symbol of our favorite band, Dream Theater.  Mark mentioned Dream Theater at a school club outing, and that's how our love story began!  Two progressive metal fans collided.

On the back of the RSVP info pages is printed sheet music.  This sheet music is from a Dream Theater song called, "The Dance of Eternity." A line of Dream Theater lyrics goes, "Love is the dance of eternity," so this has become our metaphor for marriage.   Each guest has received a different page of sheet music.

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Most of these photos were taken by     Brent Van Auken Photography