Wedding Production Credits & Thanks
Many people worked long hours to bring everything together to make our wedding a grand success. We would like to acknowlege all those who helped out here:
Matt Perkins for all his expertise in getting the site set up and ready, helping coordinate, and advising on the reception menu, and otherwise ensuring everything came together.
Amy Haase for willing herself to give birth to ring-bearer Ethan early so they could both be a part of the wedding, plus for all her support of the bride, for making the bouqets, addressing invitations, and throwing an awesome bridal shower along with her husband Marcos, and so much more...
Mother-of-the-bride Pat Foutz for her generous contributions to fund wedding expenses, and for being the wedding coordinator who had her hands full introducing the bride and groom to the concept of a calendar and how to use one. Again, Pat Foutz along with Joy Colbert for all of their work baking cookies, folding programs, creating table settings, assembling the guest favors, and much, much more!
John Nolley (father of the groom) for his work as a sous chef in preparing the mushrooms for the reception and running errands during the crazy days leading up to the wedding, and for his mostly-unmangled reading of a Japanese fairy tale at the ceremony. Erika Nolley for her help in making the pestos and the Carta di Musica and again in running many, many errands. Brooke Nolley, who although missing out on much of the cooking still helped put together the finishing touches.
Joy Colbert along with Zina LaBudde, Matt Perkins, Carlos Frank, and everyone else who took the excellent and artful photos (soon to be featured on this site)
Wayne Bottom for his generous contribution toward wedding expenses and for learning how to use an oven in order to make a batch of cookies for the reception, and for his eloquent reading from The Prophet during the ceremony.
Sandra Nolley for all her support and for providing cute, tropical wine-stem rings for the reception, which unfortunately sat in the kitchen and weren't enjoyed by the guests... good reason for getting together for a luau party! Also, for her and John Nolley's generous support of the rehearsal dinner and other wedding expenses.
Mindy Waltham-Sajdak for her efforts as an impromptu wedding coordinator, again helping make sure everything went off without a snag. And let us not forget her husband John Sajdak, who picked up extra wine and helped arrange and coordinate set-up during the day of the event!
Gina Collins for such wonderful work on decorating our wedding cakes. We don't know if she'll ever again want to see a bag of confectioner's sugar.
Meg Nugent for lending creative ideas and technical support for the wedding program production, plus for helping with the bride's hair and makeup on the big day.
Michael Taylor and Joe Hartwell for their musical performances and their willingness to play on such short notice and with no direction from us!
Erika and Brooke Nolley for their assistance preparing the music for the reception.
Buzzy Bottom for skipping out on his important business meeting to surprise his sister Beth on her big day, and for videotaping the wedding. Also, for the generous support of Buzzy and his wife Tiffany toward the cost of Beth's custom-made bridal gown featuring Sandhill Cranes.
Martha Taylor for coordinating the guests' hotel accommodations with such grace, and for lending Beth her mantra, "Be brave, stay calm, and 'wait for the signs.'"
Lorri Frank for greeting all the guests on the big day.
The many groomsmen: Matt Perkins, Ryan Masters, Todd Nolley, Michael Taylor, Alan Taylor, Kevin Cecil, Chuck Fuller, and Joe Hartwell for their work setting up and then cleaning up the site, and in general making everything go as smoothly as possible. Also, Becky Brink for assisting with the setup of the beautiful centerpieces for the reception.
Randall Horst of Vintage Cellar in Blacksburg, VA for his expert assistance in selecting the reception wines.
Dave Oppenheimer for his calm, warm, and incredibly flexible attitude in arranging and conducting the ceremony itself.
Geoffrey Good for his incredibly artful and original design of Beth's engagement ring and the couple's wedding bands. Visit Geoffrey Good Jewelry for more information on this rising star of the custom jewerly world.
Joy Houston of Joy's Bridal for creating Beth's unique bridal gown featuring a Sandhill Crane train and incorporating the same beads Beth used in making the bridal party's necklaces.
JoAnn Relova of Quite a Stir in Catering for being so flexible on so short of notice to allow John and Beth to provide some of their own favorite dishes and for her expertise in reflecting our tropical theme in the decor.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens for providing such a beautiful setting for our wedding.
Aroma Fine Indian Cuisine of Shirlington Village for hosting the rehearsal dinner and providing a range of excellent foods to satisfy a picky bunch.
THIS LIST IS STILL BEING CONSTRUCTED! So check back soon as we add more people!