are some of the pictures from our reception...
of the tables in the dining room.
card pumpkins in keeping with the fall theme.
Favor tins. I ordered thousands of brown and cream M&Ms...
we ate more than a few of these when we made them up.
centerpieces, escort cards, candy favors and table numbers.
cake server, which was my other 'something borrowed'.
This is the cake server from my parents wedding, and if you look
closely, you can see their initials (MEG and JRV) and wedding
not-so-shy little ringbearer, Dylan.
pumpkin escort cards.
cake, which was soooo yummy. The icing was dyed to match the bridesmaid
dresses and even had the same ribbon that the bridesmaids wore.
Our cake was alternating layers of chocolate and vanilla, with
chocolate ganache between the layers and under the outside icing.
We can't wait until our one-year anniversary so we can eat the
rest of the top of our cake!
close-up of the table numbers, which are actually tiny picture
frames. Behind it is the centerpiece, which is filled with coffee
beans and cream roses - everything was true to our color scheme.
parents - Ralph & Mary Vasami...
parents - Jim & Mary Ellen Valentine...
cousins, Kylie & Dylan Boyack, the flowergirl and ringbearer...
youngest brother Greg (groomsman) escorts Kelly's cousin Beccah
college friend Jeremy escorting Ralph's little sister Laura. Behind
them is Billy Collins escorting Kelly Offutt, college friends
of the groom and bride, respectively.
Leon, Ralph's college friend, escorts Kelly's long-time friends
Kelly Demaitre and Sarah Fahlbush.
younger brother Chris, the Best Man, escorts Maid of Honor Jen
Baker, who was Kelly's college roommate.
& Kelly get ready for the grand enterance!
felt like celebrities!
leads Kelly to the dance floor.
neat picture of the beading detail on the back of the dress.
gazes at her handsome new husband.
were all smiles as we took center stage for our first dance as
husband and wife. We danced to "Hero," by Enrique Iglasius.
bridesmaids and groomsmen rush into for a group hug as our first
dance ended. Kelly's brother Danny towers above everyone, as usual!
hugs and smiles for the whole wedding party.
dad smiles during the father/daughter dance, "My Girl"
by the Four Tops.
sweet mother/son dance with Ralph and his mom. They danced to
"Because you Loved Me" by Celine Dion.
raises his glass to toast the bride and groom after a moving speech.
tells the crowd about how she met (and amazingly stayed friends
with!) Kelly nine years ago!
moving toasts make us all smile...and tear up a little!
cousin Mike honored us with his beautiful rendition of "Can't
Help Falling In Love" by Elvis.
dips Laura, while Kelly and Billy, along with the parents of the
bride, dance in the background.
exterior of Columbia Station boasts Chester County serpentine
stone, wrought iron awnings, beautiful landscaping and romantic
came all the way from Southern Maryland to sign our guestbook
matboard! It is a blessing to have all the words of wisdom from
our family and friends displayed in our home.
family friends Jimmy & Darlene Carter tear up the dance floor!
Aunt Louise and Aunt Barbara have a great time dancing to the
cousins Beth, Mike and Susan enjoy the band.
parents share a slow dance.
and Laura shake it on the dance floor.
and Dylan (and the other Boyack kids) were a constant source of
family - Aunts Nancy & Marianne, Cousin Caley, Bill, Cousins
Jessica & Beccah all dance to "We are Family"...
and they get the rest of the Valentines to join in dancing to
"We Are Family" - Ralph, Kelly, Danny (A RARE MOMENT!!!),
Aunt Nancy, Mary Ellen and Jim.