Here are some of the pictures from our reception...

 

One of the tables in the dining room.


 

Escort card pumpkins in keeping with the fall theme.


 

M&M Favor tins. I ordered thousands of brown and cream M&Ms...
we ate more than a few of these when we made them up.


 

The centerpieces, escort cards, candy favors and table numbers.


 

Our 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 date (5-10-75).


 

Our not-so-shy little ringbearer, Dylan.


 

More pumpkin escort cards.


 

Our 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!


 

A 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.


 

Ralph's parents - Ralph & Mary Vasami...


 

Kelly's parents - Jim & Mary Ellen Valentine...


 

Ralph's cousins, Kylie & Dylan Boyack, the flowergirl and ringbearer...


 

Ralph's youngest brother Greg (groomsman) escorts Kelly's cousin Beccah (bridesmaid).


 

Ralph's 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.


 

Lucky Leon, Ralph's college friend, escorts Kelly's long-time friends Kelly Demaitre and Sarah Fahlbush.


 

Ralph's younger brother Chris, the Best Man, escorts Maid of Honor Jen Baker, who was Kelly's college roommate.


 

Ralph & Kelly get ready for the grand enterance!


 

Here we go!


 

We felt like celebrities!


 

Ralph leads Kelly to the dance floor.


 

A neat picture of the beading detail on the back of the dress.


 

Kelly gazes at her handsome new husband.


 

We were all smiles as we took center stage for our first dance as husband and wife. We danced to "Hero," by Enrique Iglasius.


 

Our bridesmaids and groomsmen rush into for a group hug as our first dance ended. Kelly's brother Danny towers above everyone, as usual!


 

Big hugs and smiles for the whole wedding party.


 

Kelly's dad smiles during the father/daughter dance, "My Girl" by the Four Tops.


 

A sweet mother/son dance with Ralph and his mom. They danced to "Because you Loved Me" by Celine Dion.


 

Chris raises his glass to toast the bride and groom after a moving speech.


 

Jen tells the crowd about how she met (and amazingly stayed friends with!) Kelly nine years ago!


 

The moving toasts make us all smile...and tear up a little!


 

Ralph's cousin Mike honored us with his beautiful rendition of "Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis.


 

Greg dips Laura, while Kelly and Billy, along with the parents of the bride, dance in the background.


 

The exterior of Columbia Station boasts Chester County serpentine stone, wrought iron awnings, beautiful landscaping and romantic lighting.


 

Chalessa 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.


 

Valentine family friends Jimmy & Darlene Carter tear up the dance floor!


 

Ralph's Aunt Louise and Aunt Barbara have a great time dancing to the tunes.


 

Ralph's cousins Beth, Mike and Susan enjoy the band.


 

Kelly's parents share a slow dance.


 

Lisa and Laura shake it on the dance floor.


 

Brennan and Dylan (and the other Boyack kids) were a constant source of entertainment!


 

Kelly's 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.

 

 


 

 

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