Scott Hardie | February 10, 2010
It will be some time before he reads this, but here's wishing Matthew Preston congratulations on his wedding today on St. Maarten. I wish I could have been there in body, but I am there in spirit. Have a happy and safe journey, my friend, this week and forever.

Steve West | February 10, 2010
Many, many heartfelt congratulations!

Aaron Shurtleff | February 10, 2010
Oh, wow!! Congratulations!!!!

Dave Stoppenhagen | February 10, 2010
Congrats Matt. I hope you have a happy lifetime of memories w/ your bride.

Scott Horowitz | February 11, 2010
Congrats... I'm a little confused with the title of this discussion

Samir Mehta | February 11, 2010
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Scott Hardie | February 11, 2010
In a similar discussion, I wrote "mazel tov" for your wedding, Scott, so I decided to write "congratulations" in Dutch because of the location of the wedding. I guess I could have wished Matt "goede reis" as well.

Lori Lancaster | February 11, 2010
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Jackie Mason | February 19, 2010
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Matthew Preston | February 21, 2010
Thank you all so very much for the congratulations! As Scott mentioned, Liz and I were married on the island of St. Maarten (Dutch side). This was a stop on a week-long Caribbean cruise we took with family and friends and it was such a wonderful time away. On Valentine's day, we parted ways with our guests and enjoyed five nights in Cozumel, Mexico for our "official" honeymoon. It's sad to be back after two weeks on such a glorious vacation, but still good to be home.

I put together a short film with pictures of the wedding that were taken by a family member. It's about 5 minutes long and set to music. The song is "Waiting For My Real Life To Begin" by Colin Hay. These aren't the official wedding pictures (we'll get those in a few weeks from the photographer) but I wanted to share the early versions with anyone interested.

We took more than 2,100 pictures over the two week trip! Nearly all will be available online at our wedding site in the coming weeks. I'll share these when they are ready.

Jackie Mason | February 21, 2010
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Steve Dunn | February 21, 2010
Oh wow, what a great wedding! Congratulations, Matt. You're obviously off to a great start - here's hoping the rest of married life is joyous and fulfilling.

Dave Stoppenhagen | February 22, 2010
Beautiful Wedding Matt.

Amy Austin | February 23, 2010
I cannot imagine that the "official" pictures could be that much better, Matt -- the ones your family member shot were every bit as good as any professional could do, I am sure... there's a lot of beauty and emotion captured here (one of you and another of Liz and another of who I'm guessing is her mom? just almost make cry to look at!) -- I hope you gave a very special thank-you gift to this person. And nice video compilation of them, too.

There have been some other wedding/anniversary announcements made here over the past couple of years (Scott Ho and Steve West come to mind), and I am afraid that I have been slightly remiss in my bitter inability to adequately acknowledge and address these with any heartfelt good wishes. Despite some residual emotion and ongoing issues -- hopefully the last of them requiring any further contact -- I think I have finally come to a place where I can offer my sincerest wishes for longer-lived happiness and much better luck than I had in my own first shot at it. After all... I think everyone deserves at least that much. ;-)

So Matt... you and Liz look like a strong and handsome couple in love -- here's hoping you can maintain that for a lifetime of years to come. Congratulations.


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