Hi Cousin Tris, so happy for you. Thank you for inviting us to share in yours and Patrick's special day. I am looking forward to seeing the family. Love and God's richest blessings.
My cousin and I finally reconnected after years of being out of touch. It's heart warming to be invited to share in this special moment with you and Patrick. I wish you both a long life together filled with loads of happiness and laughter. Blessings and love from my family to yours.
My dearest Tri. I am so very happy that you've found your better half. I wish you and Patrick the very best that life has to offer. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials. God's guidance and blessings always.
Tris, Congratulations and trust that you two have a very very long happy and loving married life - that is my wish for you two. Always remember communications is key and always put God first in everything that you do. You go girl and remember you have the St. Marthe family 's support when needed. Aunty Tata
Linelle, Ari and I are so happy for you and Patrick sistah!!! Can't wait to celebrate with y'all in July.
I cannot find the words to express the joy in my heart, when i opened my invitation. All it leaves is for me to accept and to be there with god's grace.
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Although it feels like Tricilia and I met in the womb, we met in college. We had developed an awesome friendship back then, which has blossom into a wonderful sisterhood over the years. Tricilia is one of the kindest people I know. I am truly honored to call her a friend, sister and now her Maid of Honor, who will stand by her side as she marries Patrick Vatel her best friend.
Cousins are the first friends you have as a child. But, you were more than just a friend, you were more like a sister I never had. You protected like your very own, sometimes too much lol but I still loved you. For that I am very thankful and grateful for. You are the definition of a trooper and a true role model.
Even if you are far away, you are in my heart and my thoughts.
I love you Tris. All the best to you and yours on your special day.
People are often confused as to whether a person that they have known and felt close to for a substantial part of their lives is either a friend or an acquaintance. When friends form the type of bond that exists between Tricilia and I, the resulting relationship goes beyond the definition of friendship and becomes more of a sisterhood.
Trish is a remarkably kind, generous and all around good natured person. As she continues to grow in her relationship with Patrick I am overjoyed for the life that they are building together, and grateful for the opportunity to support them along the way.
I met Tricilia many moons ago in our fourth year of Secondary school when we were placed in the same class. We did not appear to have too much in common at first, but regardless, we became fast friends. Our friendship has grown over the years, through graduations, family love and loss, home ownership, career changes and so much more…. We have continued to provide love, support and truth to each other. We have been there for each other through many of the milestones of life. I am ecstatic to see my friend find true love. You deserve love my friend, enjoy this new and exciting path on your journey. May it continue to be true and everlasting.
For as long as I can remember, you have been a constant in my life. At my birthday parties, and any and all celebrations of me. You even kept a party for me when I transitioned into adulthood (wink, wink). You have always been there for me. It feels like you were another mom and even though you aren't, the way you treat me make me feel like a daughter. I am never afraid to talk to you about anything because you always treat me as more than just a child. As I've grown and matured, I still feel the same love and respect I always felt for you. Now that you're getting married, I can only wish you the very best like a daughter would. You have done so much for me that I hope your marriage brings the same joy you have brought to me.
I met TJ my first year in college. We both finished high school and came from the Caribbean to the USA to attend college and live with our parents. Through the years we have remained close friends. We share many experiences including life and death. During the period when my mother died TJ was always there for my brother and I. TJ has always been apart of my family and I have always been part of hers. She is consistent in showing love and kindness. I am sure she will do same for her husband and new family. P.S. She makes a mean potato salad.
Patrick and I have been friends since our fresh man year at St. John’s Prep High School in Astoria Queens. I am honored to be standing by his side as he begins a new chapter in his life. . We have had a lot of fun over the years thought our many trips and parties and business ventures together. However, we have been there for each other through life’s ups and downs. I hope we will be in each other’s life for years to come.
Patrick and I met approximately two years ago when my sister introduced him to the family. We have begun a friendship and I hope it last forever. I have watched him live up to my sister’s high expectations and I hope he continues to do so.
Patrick and I met in 5th grade at St. Joachim & Ann elementary school. We became fast friends as I was new to the neighborhood. Our friendship has grown in to a brotherhood over the years and the fun and laughter has never stopped. I welcome him to the club and wish them all the best.
Well wishes and many blessings to you on your upcoming nuptials Baby Brother. It has been a blessing watching over you as you were growing up over the years and it is a joy to see the man you have become. It is heartfelt to know you have found Tricilia who has been the missing final piece in your life. I wish all the best for you and your Bride to be. Much love and honor to you Little Bro…
I am happy and proud that my Uncle Patrick choose me to be part of his special day. I pray that my new aunt Tricilia will bring him much love and happiness. I also pray that Uncle Patrick will be the husband that aunt Tricilia always wanted.
To my favorite cousin and friend Patrick, we’ve not stayed in touch over the years but you always find the time to reach out to invite me to family barbeques and other family functions. I appreciate the phone calls and the texts that you send even when I don’t respond. I couldn’t hope for a better cousin then you have been to me. I pray that Tricilia and you have a wonderful long and happy life together.
It’s Valentine’s Day and we were celebrating at the fabulous Water Club in NJ. Patrick asked me to hold on to this little gift bag for him. So here I am carrying my Valentine’s Day gift around all night (and he tells me not to open it). While I thought this was odd, I did what he asked. Finally after dinner, we are in the lobby and he asked me to open my Valentine’s Day present. Awwww… there was a cute teddy bear looking up at me. “Thanks hun”, I said, a little disappoint that a grown man would give me a teddy bear for Valentine ’s Day. Then in a nervous voice and a bit frustrated, he told me to look under the confetti under the teddy. I saw a small box, which he quickly grabbed, got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife.
In 2011, approximately three years after I started working at Citi I met Patrick. We worked on a few of the same funds, but our interactions were limited at best. We infrequently found ourselves on some conference calls together. On one such call, we were listening to an unhappy client, and in the background, I heard someone make a comment about the client that sounded like it was in Creole. I was unsure if I heard correctly. Soon enough, I heard the comment again, and I felt myself slowly smiling. Patrick had a confused look on his face; he assumed nobody in the room would understand him.
After the call, I approached Patrick and asked him about his background. Being proud of his Haitian back ground he told me. He knew then why I was smiling. It was immediately apparent that we came from similar roots. He asked about my background to which I replied: “I’m from the Bronx.” He made a joke about where do I hide my weapon and Yankees gear since everybody from the Bronx is violent and blindly loyal to the Yankees and how he did not realize people from the Bronx all had a Caribbean accent. then countered with: “Where is your family from?” I replied that my family is from St. Lucia at which point he said: “Small island with exceptionally beautiful women”
A few months passed, and I was at my desk when I heard a familiar voice. I looked around, and I saw that Patrick was interacting with one of his direct reports. I never saw him at anyone’s desk before that day. On his way out he stopped by and said hello. Due to the demands of one of the clients, we were all putting in some late nights, and Patrick asked me what are we going to order for dinner on the company’s dime? Needing to vent, I replied in St Lucian Creole. From that day we found a connection. Whenever we met, we spoke our broken Creole the best way we could and soon became fast friends.
Eventually, we both left Citigroup. While Patrick remained in the financial services industry, I returned to academia and began pursuing another degree. Going to school consumed all of my time. We kept in touch and approximately two years later went on our first date. Being the joker he said was going to take me to a French restaurant “Chateau Blanc” for my birthday. He made me laugh when he explain that was “White Castle”. That evening we did not go to “Chateau Blanc” but he has kept me laughing ever since. I am not by nature an adventurous person. Patrick is exactly the opposite. He is an extrovert, loves adventure and trying new things. He has allowed me to see my spontaneous side and we are now inseparable!
We plan on spending the rest of our lives together, making each other laugh and experiencing the adventures of life.
Ephesians 5:25-29: “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church.
On July 1, 2017 we welcome family & friends to bear witness to the covanant we make with the Lord and the miracle of how two become one under the watchful eyes of God. We pray to God to protect our family & friends who are traveling to arrive safe and return home safe. We thank all our family & friends for showing us the strength and love of family and taking the time to help us celebrate our new beginning together as we continue on the adventure of life.