I wish you the best Joe Busby. I hear that you are not with the tribe anymore. Are you still working in gaming? I would like to use you as a reference if possible. Give me a call sometimes. Look me up if you are ever in Modesto, Calif. Things happen in life you know.
Dear Oga and Joe -
What a beautiful wedding! You look so wonderful together - made for each other.
Wishing you a long and happy life together.
Dear Olga and Joe,
you're a wonderfool couple!
I wish you much happiness, endless love and passion! Love each over, respect each other and you'll be very happy for a long log time!
Olenka, ja ochen silno za vas rada! Obnimaju i celuju vas oboich! Sovet vam da liubov!
P.S. The album is amazing. Thank yuo for the apportunity to be together with yuo!
Dear Olga and Joe,
my most sincere congratulations for your beautiful start of your life together. I wish you a happy healthy life, with a lot of joy together with your families! May God bless you and all your dreams come true! One day, I hope to see you again, Olga and meet you, Joe! Good luck and big loving hug to both of you!
Congratulations to my dear friend Olga! and your very blessed, lucky companion, Joe. I wish you all the happiness, all the joy, all the dreams that will come true. I ask the Creator to bless you and give you a strong union; in marriage, in work, in your home and with your families as you grow as one and your families grow with new members. Olga, you are the most amazing woman I have had the blessing of meeting. I only wish I could have been there. "Aho, Daw-Kei, Day-Oun-Day". in Kiowa that means, thank you God, give them a good day and bless them.
Congratulations wishing you all the best.
Beautiful pics!! I am so happy for you.
Olen'ka and Joe!
Thank you so much for everything you've done for your guests.
i wish you all the joy and all the happiness.
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God be with you!
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Wow! Beautiful web site. (sniff)
Congratulations to both of you. Your album is great. Looks like you made a great choice Olga. It's exactly what I would have expected you to do.
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My blessings and best wishes! Wish You a very happy married life!
You two look very happy and are a great looking couple. Best Wishes!
Dear Olga and Joe,
Life has interfered, and unfortunately I wasn't able to be there to celebrate with you.... My family and I are wishing you both much happiness as you walk (or sail:-) through your life together, and build a future together! We'll come back here to look at the pictures!
Blessings to you!
Best wishes for your lifetime sailing! Wish it be accompanied with children laughter and everlasting love.
Congratulations Joe and Olga! Your wedsite is beautiful and I pray that God blesses your life together so that it will be beautiful also. I look forward to see pictures from your wedding day!
Congrats Joe and Olga! I look forward to seeing pics from your wedding day. Best wishes, and I pray that God will truly bless you and your family.
I'm so happy and thrilled for the two of you!! I thoroughly enjoying reading through your wedsite and finding out a bit more of your future family :) Joe has such a kind expression to his face and clearly LOVES you! I really couldn't be more happy for you. I look forward to seeing you soon and being a part of your very special day. God is good!
Much love and hugs!
Olga, we're SO happy for you and your "Alabama boy." (Those Alabama boys make good husbands, by the way. I should know.) Our best wishes and our prayers are with you for a long, joyous, God-filled marriage.
We've loved you for several years, Olga, and we already love Joe.
God bless you both!
We are so happy and honored to be part of your big day--we are really looking forward to it! Plus, your flower boys are absolutely darling...especially the little strawberry blond one :) It's very special that our grandson is in your wedding.
We are excited to participate in all the upcoming events.
Much love, Mike and Mindy
Hey guys! Beautiful and fun site! Less than 2 weeks left. Can't wait to see you!!
We are so happy or boh of you! Comgratulations!!! ay God bless yo:-)
Blessings to you both! The websight is beautiful. I can't wait to the wedding day and to all your adventures together afterward.
Great Album - looking forward to meeting you both!
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Looks like you and Olga are off to a world wind marriage with all the qualities of a life long partnership! You both deserve the best and I wish you many years of happiness and lots of babies. ; )
O'chik! My best wishes for you. Trully happy you found a man of your dreams. Wishing you and Joe a long and beautiful life together. If you have time during your honeymoon, come to Perth. It is only 3.5hrs flight from Sydney. It will be my pleasure to meet you guys here.
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Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I do wish you a life time of happiness together.Thanks for sharing with me your pictures, I'm sending them on to Chris so he can see what you're up to these days.I look forward to meeting Olga.
Best wishes always.
Congratulation on what looks to be a great wedding and a wonderful life togather as best friends. May God bless you both with a long life togather full of happiness, joy and love for one another.
Joe & Olga,
Congratulations on your new beginning together. This is a wonderful group of pictures and memories in your wedding book. I wish each of you all the happiness in your married life. Everything seems planned for a perfect wedding.
I wish you the best.
Looking forward to your special day.
What a combination....southern charm combined with Russian beauty.
I love your website and will enjoy watching it unfold.
You make a fantastic couple and we look forward to the day that you become one.
Very nice website!
Hi You Two,
We're excited to keep up with your latest postings on the web site.
And we are expecially blessed as we watch what the Lord is doing in your lives.
May His richest blessings rest on you and your new household.
Phil & Susie
Congratulations on your wedsite! We are honored to be a part of your special day. Thank you for choosing wedsite.com to share your wedding plans and experiences with your friends and family.
...And they lived happily ever after and traveled the world with their multitude of kids and family! :)
When mailing your gift, you can use our address in California, if you intend for the gift to arrive prior to August 8th, 2010:
The Future Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Busby II
5700 Baltimore Drive, Unit 130
La Mesa, California 91942
For our friends and family who are on the East Cost and who would like to give us a gift after our weeding date, we recommend that you use our new home address:
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Busby II
1603 Douglas Avenue
Brewton, Alabama 36426
Thank you so much for your support and being with us at such a happy time of our lives!
This site features our Wedding Cash Fund. It also shows gifts from the Williams Sonoma Store, and other items not associated with a specific store.
This link will lead you to our Honey Moon Wish List. You'll find activities that we'd like to do on our Honey Moon and you will have to opportunity to give us one of the activities listed as a wedding gift.
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Jared Hayes Busby is the 10 year old son of the Groom. There are so many great things to say about Jared. He is an excellent student; a thoughtful, loving brother to his sister and he makes his father very proud. Not only is he one of the best people I know, he has the potential to be one of the best and brightest in the future. The title of "Best Man" is very fitting!
Jodi Makayla Busby is the 13 year old daughter of the Groom and is one of the most outgoing, loving and beautiful people in the World! (Can you tell her Dad wrote this?) She is not only very smart and beautiful, but she is also very talented! She has a voice that will bring you to tears! (In a good way, not in the way my singing brings people to tears.) She is a true treasure!
Anna and Olga became family six years ago when her brother, John Kennon Shea, married Olga's sister, Irina. Since then, Anna has graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in English Literature. Anna loves to travel. For her sophomore year, Anna lived in a villa in Florence, Italy. She currently teaches 6-12th grade English in her hometown, Quincy, California. Anna loves the arts, the outdoors, and the rich conversation that only seems to happen around a campfire. Horseback riding, flying (Anna is a licensed pilot!), painting, and singing are among Anna's favorite things to do. She and Olga also share the ultimate joy of being aunties together!
Anna is delighted to be a bridesmaid for Olga and Joe! And so are we! Anna has a beautiful sweet and loving heart and spirit that makes you want to be around her all the time! We love you, Anna! It is a big honor to have you with us on our special day!
Mark is the father of the groom. He currently lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He recently retired from the Air Force and has been stationed in various places in the U.S. and overseas in Italy, Germany and most recently in the United Arab Emirates during the current Iraq War. Mark recieved a Master's Degree in Political Science from Athens University. He also minored in physics and mathematics; and enjoys recreational flying as a private pilot.
Earline is the Mother of the Groom. She is a lifelong nurse at the local hospital in Atmore, Alabama. For the past several years she has worked in the Emergency Room, but prior to that she worked in the OB Department and delivered her grandchildren, Jared (Best Man) and Jodi (Bridesmaid), when they were born.
It's hard to decide which proposal to tell everyone about, so I'll guess I'll go with the one when she finally said Yes! Actually her words were, "I Will Marry You!", which was much more special to me than just a simple "Yes".
The reason there is more than one proposal story is because it wasn't very long into our relationship that I had decided that I was going to marry Olga. And once I told her that I had already planned our future together, the proposals began! I've proposed to her all over this Country, Canada, flying over Iceland and in many parts of Russia; but this is the story of the final proposal in Pensacola, Florida.
So we had discussed getting married and I was very eager, but Olga had very specific requirements for the proposal (I think she was just trying to make it hard for me). She wanted there to be flowers and we had to be near the ocean and there had to be a beautiful ring. (All things that a woman should expect at a minimum!)
I felt my "window" was approaching and the time had arrived, unfortunatley it was literally a very small time window so I had to try and plan everything according to when we were going to see each other again. I had the ring, I had the ocean views and the flowers and I had spoken to Sasha (Olga's father) and gotten his blessing to ask Olga to marry me. Of course, nothing works out perfectly! During the visit I was planning on proposing, I was assigned to be a part of the management team responsible for opening a new property the company had just invested in, so I was on call the entire weekend that Olga was visiting.
We also suffered another set back, when Olga arrived on January 20th (the Big Day!) she was ill and we spent most of the afternoon and late into the night at the emergency room. Thankfully it was nothing serious (I think she was on to my plans and was stalling for time!) and we were able to resume our plans the next day. Which is good news, because as I told Olga later, she was almost proposed to in a hospital! I could barely wait! And I kept getting texts from the family (Ira!)about whether or not she said Yes!
So it was the morning of January 21st and we could see the Escambia Bay out of the rear window of our Condo on Pensacola Beach and we could see the Gulf of Mexico (sort of an ocean) out of the large front windows, there were flowers on the table that I picked up the day before and I had a custom designed engagement ring in my pocket.
I asked her if she thought the water was beautiful and if the flowers were beautiful and then I got down on both knees and asked her to marry me. I'm not sure how, but I managed to get the ring out of my pocket and place it on the counter top next to where we were standing. She looked at me, as I knelt there and smiled (she probably thought that this was just another proposal), then she glanced at the counter top, saw the ring and said the words, "I Will Marry You!"
It was wonderful! After 2 1/2 years of pursuing this beautiful woman, she was finally mine! I knew that the hard part was now about to begin............I had to keep her fooled long enough to make it to the wedding!
Fortunately we were able to spend some time together celebrating - with only 12 or 20 interruptions from work!
By the way, thanks for visiting our website and learning about our story. The domain name "sailwitholgaandjoe" was Olga's creation................if it had been up to me you would be logging in to "redsquaremeetsredneck.com"!
See You Soon!
Where to begin!? I guess at the beginning............about three years ago, we met at work. Looking back, we can see right away that a higher power brought us together. A young woman from Russia meeting a young man from southern Alabama and ending up falling in Love and getting married must involve divine intervention!
A series of events over our life times (not always good events) brought each of us to the same place at the same time. Joe was not even supposed to be helping Olga with the work she was there to do, it just happened that Joe's boss was busy and asked him to help out in his absense. Joe knew almost right away that there was something special about Olga and over the next few months got to know her better as they became friends. The friendship grew into a desire for a relationship relatively quickly for Joe and almost three years later, with much relentlessness and stubborness, Joe pursued and won Olga's heart.
During that time, they traveled together to many fun and interesting places. The experience of a long distance relationship was not as difficult as many people has said it would be, there were telephone calls every night. Over the course of the relationship, emails, gifts, letters and flowers were sent between Alabama and California. There were weekend visits, including Friday to Sunday visits, meaning only one full day to see one another! And there were suprise visits; Joe thought Mapquest was lying when it said it takes 12 hours to drive from Alabama to Missouri where Olga was working one week. He trusts Mapquest now! (It took every minute!)
There are so many fun stories to tell about the travels and the time together leading up to this wonderful event!
We hope to share these stories with you and we hope to be an encouragement to those that have found that special someone and for those that are still looking. We are a testament to the fact that God's plan for us is sometimes carried out in the most unexpected ways and with the most unexpected of blessings, which we have found in one another.
Thanks to all of you for being a part of this special time.
Joe and Olia
Hi Friends and Family!
We look forward to seeing you at the Wedding! As most of you know, this is a long awaited event and we hope to make it a special experience for everyone. For those of you that I haven't had the pleasure of meeting yet, I've included a little information about myself:
My name is Joseph M. Busby II, I have a 13 year old daughter, Jodi, and a 10 year old son, Jared. I was born in Biloxi, Mississippi in January 1974. I currently reside in Brewton, Alabama and work as the Director of Regulatory Compliance for a Tribal Casino Organization. As you'll see from the photos in this album I enjoy sailing and traveling and hope to continue enjoying all of the adventures life has to offer with Olga and our family!
I look forward to seeing everyone in August!
Coming Soon! The Bride is Busy with the Wedding Planning! Please check back with us in a day :)
Our dear Family and Friends,
Our video is in process and you can take a pick by following the link http://youtu.be/hzrZi-k0Zb8. It was a beautiful day indeed!.. Enjoy!
HURRAAAY! Our wedding day has been captured in a beautiful photo album! If you'd like to see it -
Please do not forget to sign our Guest Book!
Lots of Love from the Newlyweds!
Olga, Joe, Jodi and Jared had a fun time during the engagement photo shoot in Pensacola, Florida! We went sailing and took photos on the beach!
Joe and Olga were blessed with the presence of Olga's parents, aunt and neice during the San Deigo, CA engagment photo shoot. We can't wait to share the pictures with everyone!
The Winds Of Grace Are Always Blowing -
All We Need To Do Is Raise Our Sails...
Welcome to our wedsite! We created this space as a special way for friends and family to participate and celebrate with us - anytime, from anywhere. We hope you enjoy browsing these pages for photos and stories about us and our future plans. And while you are here, please sign our guestbook!
Olga and Joe