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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wedding Recap

Here is a mini slide show of the wedding of Gerald and Kelly Stauffer on July 30, 2011
Cornerstone Mennonite Church, Ephrata, Pa.

Here comes the bride!

Larry Martin officiated at the ceremony

After they were pronounced man and wife, Gerald and Kelly took turns pouring white and purple sand in a container around their unity candle.

The unity candle was lit

Both sets of parents prayed a blessing on the marriage.

         The Martin family of the bride

             The Stauffer family of the groom

 The bridal party

     Leaving the church in a shower of bubbles

   Convertible ride to the reception

Reception at Weaver's Banquet Hall                                                       

    Some of the 230 guests

Those who are gone were not forgotten. On one table were four pictures of Gerald's relatives who were not with us. First in line was his Grandma Burkholder who died 18 years ago on this date. Then there was a picture of Grandpa Stauffer, Gerald's brother Steve, and cousin Ryan Boll.

After Gerald and Kelly gave the traditional speech thanking everyone for coming, Gerald had one more event planned which even Kelly did not know about. You can see him kneeling at his laptop beside the bridal table publically changing his Facebook status from "Engaged" to "Married." It's is official!

The bride and groom reflect on the happiest day of their lives.

Meanwhile, their brothers get their car ready to leave on the honeymoon. It was HIS dutchified brother who did the writing.


Meredith said...

Thanks for the pictures. We wanted to be there, but it just wasn't possible. ~merle

Twila Henry said...

Great pics! I liked how they remembered those who have passed in the family...and the facebook status change was unique!! :)
Was neat to see the whole family, too!