I'm happy to say that Amanda and Joe's wedding was the best I've ever been to, and not just because my beautiful sister was the bride. It was so much fun, so well planned, and so touching. Everything turned out perfectly. It'll be a memory I treasure for a long time.

I want to welcome Joe to the family, but I don't feel like I have to: he's been an important part of this family for as long as we've known him. He has taken such good care of Amanda and been so kind to Ashley that I already think of Joe as a brother. Amanda and Joe are so in love I can't believe it. I know there are many years of happiness ahead for the new Mr. and Mrs. Carras.

Congratulations, you two.

The bride and groom are way too busy right now to worry about updating a website, but I'm sure we'll hear from them soon enough. I'm looking forward to hearing their impressions of the wedding, their honeymoon in Cancun, and their first weeks of married life.

In the meantime, if you have any photographs from the wedding that you'd like to share, please email them. Send as many as you like, and I'll post them for all to see.

Thanks to everyone who came out to Arizona to make Amanda and Joe's special night so wonderful.

Posted by Chris - October 11, 2004


Chris is right! This whole wedding weekend turned out beautifully thanks to the help of many people. Norm and I want to thank Joe's family for music, lighting, decorations, rehearsal dinner, day-after brunch, and more!! We are also so happy that so many guests could come to the wedding and especially that the out-of-town families and friends were there. I personally want to thank our Ashley who worked so hard to make her sister's dream wedding come true. The bride and groom themselves put in countless hours on plans. They wanted guests to feel welcome and appreciated, and I think that attention to detail paid off. We all learned a lot about each other as well as about planning a big event. Now, we are all back to the real world, except for Joe and Amanda who should be getting the rest they both deserve. Thanks again to everyone! Sandie

Posted by - October 14, 2004 11:25 AM

And they say real life fairy tales don't happen. Well whoever said that wasn't at the Talking Stick on October 9th. Joe and Amanda's wedding was exactly that and so much more. The family, friends, love, happiness, and atmosphere was perfect. I was truly wowed, but then again that's what my brother does, he wows me. I can't imagine what will happen next. Thanks to everyone that made it a great weekend and will continue to make it a great life for Joe and Amanda.

Posted by - October 15, 2004 07:58 AM

What beautiful memories we have of Joe and Amanda's "Excellent Wedding"! Bob and I would like to thank Sandie, Norm and their whole family for everything that they did to truly make the Wedding and Reception so awesome. We're so very glad that Amanda is part of the family. It was wonderful meeting all of Amanda's family, and celebrating each of the events throughout the weekend with them. We were very honored to open our home to all of you.
It was nice that the famlies were able to mingle and get to know each other. Everyone seemed so relaxed and comfortable while having such a good time. Martha would have been impressed!! We too hope that Amanda and Joe had a relaxing and memorable honeymoon. We can hardly wait to hear all about their adventure down south of the border. Bob and Mary

Posted by - October 16, 2004 08:28 PM
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