Category Archives: Ceremonies

What a Fabulous Wedding!

Hubby and I had an absolutely fabulous time out in Pennsylvania for my cousin Matt’s wedding!

We flew to Baltimore Thursday and met up with my brothers and their wives there the next day for lunch before we all headed to Leesburg and the hotel.


If you can’t tell, we were all having a good time!

Friday evening was the rehearsal dinner, here I am with my Mom on the left and my Auntie Candy on the right, yep I was named after her! She’s Candace Marie and I am Candace Leigh.


The wedding was held at a winery, the ceremony outside and the reception was in the adjacent barn. A beautiful location for a meaningful ceremony and plenty of room for visits and celebrating!


Here’s Jess and Jim and Lucy! Jess is Matt’s older sister.


My middle brother Chris and Sister-in-law Lisa:


They’re joined here by my other Sister-in-law Shelly:


Hubby and I:


The happy couple!



Here’s Mom with my Uncle Tom, Matt’s Dad:


The wedding had so many lovely details, like instead of a big cake, they had this lovely tiers of Mexican Wedding cakes, tiny peach cobblers and jam jars of gelato.


They did have a cake as well, so the cake was cut!



Here’s my cousin Zanny, Auntie Candy’s younger daughter, along with my cousin Sarah’s daughter Audrey…does that maker her my second cousin?



The moon was just a day past the Blue Moon, and Matt and Drea’s photographer was able to capture this lovely shot:


It truly was a lovely day, Drea is such a joyful person, I’m so glad that she and Matt found each other!

The next morning we all had brunch and then spent a bit of time around the hotel pool. Everybody got some Lucy quality time:


Andrew and I had to head back to an airport hotel for a really early Monday morning flight, but before we did, my brothers, sisters-in-law and I had a late lunch, complete with goofy faces:



It’s been several years since we were all together, it was a grand time!

23 years and counting!

Well, 23 years ago last night, hubby and I were doing this: Fast forward 23 years, and yesterday Andrew was running around getting the pre-college portion of the Pokorny Low Brass seminar started, while I was doing this: Yep, our fridge in the garage started dying last week, and we didn’t want to lose all… Continue Reading

22 Years and Counting

Andrew and I have been married for 22 years now! I finally took some time to photograph a few more pictures from our wedding album to share here on the blog: The Annual Pokorny Low Brass Seminar that he organizes and hosts at the UoR School of Music doesn’t start until tomorrow, so the 2 of us are headed… Continue Reading

21 Years and Counting!

Yesterday Andrew and I celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary with a nice dinner out at a local restaurant! Amazingly, we actually had that evening free, because he’s in the middle of hosting a huge International Double Reed Society conference at the UoR School of Music. Yup, 1000 oboe and bassoon players have descended upon campus… Continue Reading

20 Years and Counting

20 Years ago today, Andrew and I were walking down the aisle: Look how happy we are! Hubby is busy all week with the Annual Pokorny Low Brass Seminar that he organizes and hosts at the UoR School of Music, so we won’t celebrate until Sunday, or sometime next week; but celebrate we will in… Continue Reading

19 Years and Counting

Today is my 19th wedding anniversary – and my husband is over half a continent away!  Andrew and my older son Liam spent a few days beginning the cleaning and organization that has to take place when parents move to nursing homes. It was a rough few days, and now they’re in Chicago taking in… Continue Reading

17 Years and counting

18 years ago, the last Saturday in June, my husband & I had our first official “date” – he cooked me dinner and we talked until…early in the morning. 52 weeks later we were married. Lots of rain, a huge tent in the yard of my Mom & Step-Dad to be, good music, pretty flowers,… Continue Reading