Mike and I are so greatful to have our friends and family by our side on the biggest day of our lives. We thank everyone of you from the bottom of our hearts.
One of Stephanies favorite sayings is "All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten." Maybe it has something to do with the fact that thats where she met Marc. Who would of thought 20+ years later they would still be best friends. Marc has seen it all...the great times as well as the horrible ones. He has been her "bull dog" through all those tough years. Marc has such a big heart and Steph is greatful to have an amazing friend in her life.
Alana and Steph met while working for an ambulance agency. "Partners in crime" would best describe them. They did it all, from having the coolest Ren Faire shifts to lift assists. Pickles anyone???
Alexis and Stephanie first met at an old job, then lost contact. A few years later Alexis started to date Stephanie's brother Shawn. Since then, family dinner, bowling and ice cream are the norm, though not always on the same night...
Ashley is Michael's cousin. In the past, Michael has warned his friends to behave around his cousin, or he would "throw them from the fourth floor of the mall". Maybe a little over protective, but his heart was in the right place.
Recently, Ashley has decided the wedding is a done deal, and wants to know when the bride and groom are going to have children, so she can spoil them and give them back at the end of the day.
Kerry is the bride's sister-in-law and Steph couldn't be happier to finally have a sister! Kerry lives near Cape Cod with her husband Matthew (Steph's oldest brother). They have two amazing boys Tate and Keenan.
Meagan and Steph have been working together for about two years. They have the best and craziest times during and after work. You can find us destressing after a long work week with you know who at chili's.
Don't ya wish you had a "cherry sister" like mine? Trish and Steph have been great friends for several years...after all Trish is dating Stephs best friend Marc! Patricia works in a chiropractic office, as well as riding for her local ambulance corps. Do you need your back fixed?...she's your lady!
Isabella is the Best Woman's daughter. Ever since the bride met her, Bella has always loved her.
If Michael calls her mother, and Bella finds out who it is, you can hear her in the background asking "Is Stephanie coming by? When is she coming?" If she sees Michael, she doesn't say hi, she looks around and says, "Where's Stephanie?"
What can be said? Children love Stephanie...
Michael met Stephanie when they were four and a half, just after she moved in next door. Their parents thought it would be good for the childern to make friends. What nobody saw was that 30 years later, they would still be good friends. Stephanie and her sister Christina are the sisters that Michael never had, fights and all.
Stephanie is married to Jason, and has two children: Isabella, the flowergirl, and Nicholas. They are a handfull, but in a good way. Jason is in the reserves, and may be deployed during the wedding. Keep him in your thoughts for a safe return.
Michael met Derek in the fire department in Pearl River, then joined the Pearl River Ambulance Corp as well. Derek, while sometimes loud and aggressive at first, has been one of the best friends a man could have. Anytime there has ever been a problem, Derek has dropped what he was doing and came to help.
Derek's family is no different. His parents and sister have always been the coolest people to be around, even when they are all picking on Michael. It just shows that they care.
Derek is married to Caroline, and they have two wonderful children, Ashley and Tyler.
Edward is Michael's cousin. He is a Navy SeaBee, an electrician. He was stationed in Mississippi for a few years, where he met, and married, his wife Carrie. They have a beautiful little girl named Caitlyn.
Greg is a friend of both the bride and the groom.
Michael met Greg 16 years ago in a parking lot, due to CB radio. He was there for the birth of Greg's daughter Maria, and was witness to the evolution of Greg's relationship with his wife Nina, the mother of his son Dominick.
Stephanie met Greg when they all worked together at Reginal EMS. As a group, they all hung out and in general had a good time.
Matthew is Stepahnie's oldest brother. He is married to Kerry, and has two sons: Tate, the ringbearer, and Keenan. Living in MA, we don't get to see them as much as we'd like, but we try.
Patrick is Stephanie's youngest brother. Just three years apart, to the day. Patrick is going to school part time as well as working full time at the Sports Authority. He is one of the top sellers of fitness equipment in the company. If you have any fitness or sports questions, he is the man to ask....
Shawn is Stephanie's 2nd older brother. He is a Marine, and is an avid hunter. He is also Alexis' boyfriend, and works hard in NYC.
Tate is Stephanie's newphew, her brother Matthew's son. He is four years old, and VERY into Lightning McQueen from Disney's "Cars".