I couldn't be happier for the both of you!! I love you both and I know you have so many years of happiness together ahead of you. XOXOXOX
We love your story, it is a real fairytale. There is nothing better than finding your true soulmate and best friend to spend the rest of your life with. We are excited about the upcoming engagement party, our cruise in February and your awesome wedding that will be cherished for the rest of your lives together. May God bless you both and your union, with many years of marital bliss to come! Love you both, Stan & Dana...❤
Vanessa and Christian-loved the website! Wishing you both all the happiness in the world. You two really deserve it. We haven't known you that long but Al and I feel like we've known you for years Congratulations and looking forward to seeing you in Anna Maria Island in 2017! Love you both!
Wishing you two all the happiness in the world. Love you both! See you in 2017 in Anna Maria Island-God willing!
what a lovely story. Vanessa, you were and are a precious girl. I am very happy for you and Christian. I look forward to hearing of your happiness and life together. May God richly bless your lives!!
I loved this. Congratulations to two very special people. Wishing you many happy years together.
You both look so happy and make quite the handsome couple! I hope you have love, laughter, and great happiness for the rest of your days. Congratulations!
i love ,love love this website. Thank you for accepting me in your lives . And a big thank you to Animal (RIP) Ron and Beak would have never run into each other again after all these years if it wasn't for your celebration of life event. congratulations to you both
Dear Friends and Family,
We're OLD and we have LOTS of stuff. Toasters and wine glasses are great! However, it's our dream to buy and renovate Vanessa's childhood home. We chose a cash gift registry to assist us in this future endeavor. The money will help us with down payment and needed repairs. This specialized registry is *free, fast, easy, and very secure. Plus you can give ANY amount. Just click the link above and that will take you to our registry page OR you can choose the PayPal button option below. We are THRILLED that you are helping us invest in our future plans! God bless you!
*If you enter your bank info, (routing #, etc.) it's free. They will charge you a 2.7% fee for using a credit card.
Melissa is my very bestest-best friend. A wonderful person who's seen me through thick and thin. A truely amazing friend who has risen to greatness by her own hard work and perseverance. Melissa's show of love, kindness and loyalty have forever bonded her to me and I will always be grateful for her friendship. She was there for me when nobody else was so I gave my only daughter, Olivia Faith, Melissa's middle name. I pray that Olivia finds a friend like her!
Click here to see her facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/melissa.faith.capo?fref=ts
Christian's sister-in-law, his brother Greg's wife. She boldy (and rightfully) posted on facebook that I would have to be screened after the fiasco of Beaks previous choices. Good call Stacy! I'm IN!!! Click here to see more about Stacy on Facebook.
Bill is Beaks' first brother. He is a wonderful brother who often helps us with everything from tree removal to appliance repairs. He sings in the church chior with mom, Angele and is married to his lovely wife Tara. Bill has this remarkably cerebral talent we affectiionately refer to as Bill-isms where he takes two seeminly dis-similar things and makes them match up verbally in a funny way. We hope he comes up with a few at the wedding!
Greg is Christian's youngest brother. He has many talents, not the least of which is wedding DJ. For this wedding, however, his role is grooms man. Greg is married to his wonderful wife Stacy, a brides maid for Vanessa, and they have a super great kid, Ethan.
Tammy and Larry Marshall have graciously offered to host an engagement party for us! We are so very honored and blessed by them. Dinner will be served, and we will have a few beers, wines, and spirits available. If you want something special, we encourage you to bring it. Please click the button above to RSVP.
This page is dedicated to our wonderful friends and family who have blessed us with their generous gifts towards our wedding. We could not have reached our goals without their overwhelming generosity, thoughtfulness and kindness. From the very bottom of our hearts we say thank you!!!
Safari Rick Etz................................................Catering
Dana & Stanley King..................Honeymoon Cruise
Zilda Brown.........................................Venue Deposit
Tammy & Larry Marshall.............Engagement Party
Crystal Townsend......................Wedding Invitations
We have the most wonderful friends. We dedicate this page to you and celebrate our friendships with each of you!
Sorry if we missed any of you. We did a whole lot of digging and this is what we came up with from what we had. If you'd like us to add your picture, please email it to Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put them in!
Brittney 19, Lexi 16, John 10, Matt 9
Angel & Louie
Zilda and Sonny
Bill & Greg
John & Melissa
Stacy & Tara
Vanessa's Sister and Brother-in-law
Carrie & Ken
THE EPIC PROPOSAL!
I was totally caught off guard by his proposal. I thought he was joking around, and just trying to trick everybody when he said, "fiance." I thought, "There's no way he would propose, who proposes after 64 days of dating???" BEAK DOES, THAT'S WHO!
Christian did such an amazing job of preparing to propose to me that he included a pre-engagement video explaining our story in great detail! Enjoy!
Christian was born in Rockledge, Florida to his parents Angel and Loius Roquevert in 1967. He grew up in Cocoa, Florida and and is a graduate of the Universtiy of Central Florida with his Bachelor's degree in Psychology. He loves scuba diving, roller blading and surfing. He has four lovely children, Brittney, Lexi, John, and Matt. He is currently a recruiter for the School-To-Work program at Orange County Public Schools and was a Reading Teacher for Orange County for 14 years. Christian loves lobster diving and enjoys a special trip with friends to the Bahamas every year for lobster season. He also continues to enjoy his life-long pass-time of roller skating his father "Pops" instilled in him as a child.
Vanessa was born to her parents the late Ralph Brown and Zilda Brown in Recife, Brazil in 1971 and enjoys dual citizenship in Brazil and the US. She grew up in Merritt Island Florida and is a proud resident of the island. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Universtiy of Central Florida in 1999 and is currently a Realtor at Exit 1st Class Realty. She is a doding mom to her daughter, Olivia Faith and her kitty cat "Izzy." Vanessa is a member of the church at East Coast Christian Center where she attends with her fiance, Christian. Vanessa enjoys tapping into her creative side making craft items and occaisonally sells her art online. She also enjoys volunteering at her daughter's school, church, and in the community.
We want to give thanks to God for bringing us together and answering so many prayers. We acknowledge his hand in our union and ask that he continue to bring us the blessing of a long and happy marriage. This page is dedicated to Him who through Christ Jesus, we are saved and live a cherrished life!
Finally! It may seem far away right now but it will be upon us sooner than we think!
We will get married on the beach! We don't have a date yet, but we will let you all know as soon as we confirm the venue, DJ, etc. We encourage you to check back regularly for updates and important information.
We launch our personal wedsite ( wedding website) at christianlovesvanessa.wedsite.com!
Welcome to our wedsite! We created this wedding website as a special way for friends and family to participate and celebrate with us - anytime, from anywhere. You will use this site to RSVP, visit our registry, and keep up with our news and updates leading up to the big day! We hope you enjoy browsing these pages for photos and stories about us and our wedding plans. And while you are here, please sign our guestbook!
Now for some quick instructions on how to navigate our wedsite.
That's it! Thanks for taking the time to let us share our story with you. We hope you enjoy it!