S: Justin and Erneista's Wedding Reception - June 25, 2011
BC: Justin and Erneista June 25, 2011
FC: Justin and Erneista
2: Family and friends are waiting for the arrival of the Bride and Groom. | June 25, 2011
6: Justin, Erneista and Abriana
7: Abriana and Allison | Erneista and Allison
8: Abriana with her Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop
9: The decorations and flowers were beautiful !
10: The wedding party made their entrance and the head table was seated.
11: Justin is seating his bride at the head table. Doesn't he look happy!
12: Good evening everyone. I'd like to take a moment to say a few words about our bride and groom. I'm Josh, Justin's little brother, and I'm very proud to stand before you as Best Man today. First of all I'd like to say thank you to all of those who made this celebration possible. We're all delighted to be here today. Justin---do you know what today's date is.....it's June 25th....OK, now lock it up and don't forget! Well, Justin and Erneista are the perfect couple, and Erneista, I think I speak for all of Justin's family and friends when I say he is the happiest he has ever been since you, Sabrina, Kevin, and Kelvin came into his life. If any of you have had the opportunity to get to know Justin, it doesn't take long to figure out that he's a pretty simple guy, and there are a few things he enjoys. Erneista---you can probably name them with me--- - His job as a Baltimore City Police Officer (as evidenced by his fellow police officers here today). He's genuinely excited about his job, Homicide SWAT, Cold Case, testing for Sergeant, or my favorite-----eating donuts and getting free meals at McDonalds. - Family functions at our Uncle Mark and Aunt Linda's----the parties, the four-wheeler, volleyball, basketball, tree house, playing UNO to see who would clean the dishes. - Of course, Justin wouldn't be Justin without his beloved TV----it's a part of him. The line of doom, chore lists on the TV, and sneaking payments to Comcast to hide questionable pay-per-view movies. (As Forest Gump says, "That's all I have to say about that.") - And finally the gym (I mean, look at his biceps, go ahead Justin, let's see the guns....just like you would pose in front of the hallway mirror growing up!) All of these things Justin has enjoyed, but there always was one major thing missing, and I think we all know who that is as now evidenced by the genuine happiness and smiles I see on his face. The first time I heard of Erneista was over lunch at Bertucci's in Bel Air. I could instantly see from Justin's smile that this was the one. And when I finally met her, I knew Justin has found his one. And I continue to see it today when I see him with Erneista and the kids. To Erneista, welcome to our family....Justin, what took you so long, right? But really....there is not a more perfect match for Justin, and I'm truly happy you found one another. Many of you may not know this, but Justin was my best man at my wedding (May 28, 2005). I remember the theme of his Best Man speech was basically...."Jen...let me know if you need anything, and I'll come straighten Josh out"...well back at you Justin! I'll always be here for both of you. And to Sabrina, Kevin and Kelvin....again, welcome to our family. Seeing Justin interact with you is a true joy. He's like a kid all over again. I look forward to having many future family events together, and you're always welcome to come up to Pittsburgh and visit....I need some fellow Baltimore Raven fans up there...those Steeler fans can be a bit too much sometimes. And if you ever need homework help Sabrina...Justin's your man...he made the Principal's Honor Roll his senior year with all A's in you guessed it---GYM! In closing, I'd like to make a toast to our newly married couple. Congratulations Erneista and Justin. I'm looking forward to the day when we're all together again celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary. May God bless your marriage! | From Josh
13: The Toasts | Sabrina, wishing her mother and Justin many happy years together.
14: The Happy Couple!
16: The candy table was big hit---- the kids loved it!
17: Candy Table
18: Mark and Linda's Family | Guests
20: Sam and Alan's Family
22: Butch and Janice Jenkins | Nick and Katie Jenkins | Mickey, Barbara and their grandson, Marek
23: Anthony, Mary, Mike, Barbara and Butch
25: Ginger and Lindy Christensen | Left: Mary and her grandchildren and great grandchildren
26: Justin and Ginny Scherer
28: Kevin and Kelvin
36: Allison & Luke
37: Josh & Jen
38: Dancing with Daddy
39: Luke loved the dance floor!
40: L O V E
41: "You're nothing short of my everything." ~Ralph Block
42: Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice but falling in love with you I had no control over.
44: OUR WEDDING DAY HAS FINALLY COME! | "Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart." --Robert Sexton
45: Erneista dancing with her father.
46: "The beauty of your love has filled my heart with wonders beyond imagination and it makes life worth a living" ~Chatman
47: Justin and his Mom
49: Josh and Jolene sang "Vanilla Ice" | The kids had a wonderful time!
51: The Cake
53: Erneista , Justin deserves everything he gets!!!
54: A toast to the Bride and Groom
55: Justin & Erneista
56: Where's the Garter?
57: Now Justin, what do you think you're doing?
58: The Garter Toss
61: The Bouquet Toss
63: Dancing with Erneista
67: More Dancing
69: Everyone had a wonderful time!