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The Music

Thank you, Robert, for recording these and putting them up on YouTube!

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The Surprise

The Surprise:

So, Dorian email’s me in January and sends me a link to a new artist… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTvJdpkdLiw
Tells me he wants to use the song in the wedding.

I, being the guy I am, googled this Matt Alber… and found this http://www.mattalber.com/matt.htm

Neat guy.

So, I email him to buy his previous album.

Then I get to thinking… he lives in L.A., I wonder if he can come up to S.B.?

I asked him, and he had the date FREE… so.. I booked him.

We’re still in January. I decide this is my Wedding present to Dorian, and I don’t tell him!
I tell EVERYONE ELSE, but not Dor.

Meanwhile, I finalize the songs with Dor for the wedding. He already wanted Coffey to open with Nature Boy, and we decided on Walk With Me (by Matt Alber) and I asked for Ready For Love (by India Arie).

Now, I told Dorian Michelle Lawyer would sing Ready For Love and Stefana would do Walk With Me….

So, at the wedding, my brother pick’s Matt up at the train station, Woody rehearses with him while we are taking pictures…

And Coffey sings well enough to break all our hearts…

And our Maids of Honor and Groomsmen go up to Woody’s amazing skills…

And Dorian and mom Diana are waiting for the music cue… Dor is looking at Stefana, excited to hear her sing Matt’s song…
and she’s not getting up.
and Woody is playing.
and there’s this voice… and then it dawns on Dorian who is singing….
and he can’t move, he’s crying so hard…
and i’m crying…
And his mom says, “you know you are loved, don’t you?”…

Go get Matt’s album!

http://www.mattalber.com/matt.htm

More pictures and stories to come! BLESS!

http://www.penetrationinc.typepad.com/my_weblog/matt-alber.html

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Update

Hi, everyone!

Less than two weeks to go!!! WOW!!

Dor and I have been grateful and honored by the cards that have been coming in! Thank you so much!

The big question is “where are you?” in the process? Well, lets see;
On February 28th, I took my groomsman (minus my brother – he was booked!) and bought them white suits. Do you know how hard it is to find a 52 long in white? We had a GREAT time, it was really fun!

Now, the Best Men for both Dor and I are actually Maids of Honor… and both Stacy and Terri, as well as my Mom could NOT find dresses. And here Dor and I thought Black and White would be EASY! Mom borrowed a dress, and Stacy and Terri are having theirs MADE! Wow.

We have an amazing DJ for the reception, Gary Smith – he works at La Cumbre Jr. High, and has a PHENOMENAL voice! YAY!

My Mom is cooking for the rehearsal dinner – dinner for 30! I asked her to take care of it, and she got INTO it! We’re going to have both families together for the first time… our mom’s had met, but not all my brothers & sisters had met… very very very interesting night, Friday night!

We are almost to capacity! As of today, we are at 142 guests, and the RSVP’s are STILL rolling in!

Saturday, we buy the decorations for the tables. Phyliss and Terri, with Kay”s help, have been looking hard for just the right decor. Good for them! I’d probably put a tablecloth down and say done! LOL

THANK YOU ALL! This has become an Event, and it’s all going very well!
Bless!
Pete

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Wedding Plans Update

Hello, everyone!
Peter here – I’ve been busy with all my choir events… now I can concentrate on this one! Dor and I have been busy… by now most of you have gotten your invitations. If you haven’t, let us know – my poor Mom and Grandmother’s got LOST IN THE MAIL… I’m re-sending theirs today, so sending yours won’t be any problem!

The major question I’ve been asked is “Where are you regestered?” and “What do you want for gifts?” Thanks, Mom. Dor and I currently live in a small 2 bedroom apartment, made smaller by the fact that BOTH of our storage units have moved in with us! :-) So… we are registered with Amazon and Target and are only putting a few things we need upgraded… otherwise we have PLENTY of STUFF! What we really want, as far as gifts go, is the HONEYMOON! Dor and I haven’t taken a vacation in a long long time… in fact, almost never! So, this will be big. We are going to DISNEYWORLD, in Florida, staying IN the Animal Kingdom Lodge and are hoping to do so for a full week! Any gift going toward that would be spectacular!

That’s all for now – oh, wait, COLORS! For those of you not in the know yet, Dor and I are doing Tuxes with Tails, Dor in Black and I in White and, when we went to rent them, decided to do vests and ties in Lilac! We have asked a few ladies from my choirs to help set up decorations at the wedding and reception, but if you have decorating ideas and want to help, just jump on in! Terri (my maid of honor) and Stacy (Dor’s maid of honor) are helping us coordinate it all!

Ok, now that’s it!
See you soon!

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