1: Megan & Matt | Broomes Island, MD 9-10-11
3: Preparation Begins
7: Matt's gift to Megan was surprising her with a wallet that she had picked out while on a shopping trip and a surprise trip the following month. It was an amazing trip to Charleston, South Carolina.
8: Putting on the Dress
12: Megan's wedding gift to Matt was a watch and a custom portrait of their home.
16: Beth Mason | Suzanne Persaud | Kristen Foster | Leinani Hartley | Erin Kreger | Ava Mason
20: Aaron Leebel | Michael Gandara | Hammed Salu | Jay Mason | Logan Persaud
21: Benjamin Killon-Conrad | Sean Persaud | Ryan Sicre | Connor Persaud | Dylan Persaud
24: The Ceremony
26: Wedding Party Processional: "Waiting For My Real Life to Begin" by Colin Hay | Bridal Processional: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole
30: In middle of our ceremony, just as Jay finished telling everyone how Matt had saved my life by not letting me fall into a wall when we were just friends, a wasp flew into my veil. As Jay, Beth and Matt all reached to knock it out, the veil came off. I threw it to my mom to hold for the rest of the ceremony.
31: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthiams 13:4 Sue White
32: Megan - Before I met you, I was never completely happy. You have helped me to truly understand what is like to be deeply in love with someone. This day symbolizes my commitment to you. And I have never been so sure of anything in my life. I love you because: you are amazing, you support me when I need it. I love you because you | a to put down your guard and take a chance to go on a date with me. I love you because you’re honest, and have no problem telling me when I am wrong. I love you because you can be independent. I love you because of the way you look at me and most of all the way you make me feel when I am with you. And because I love you, I promise to love and care for you for the rest of my life. I promise to always hug and kiss you when you need it. I promise to make you happy as much as I can when you are down. I promise to apologize when I am wrong, and to allow you to get you way, most of t | he time. I promise to stop tickling you when you tell me so. I promise to comfort you when you need it, and to leave you alone when you wish for me to do so. Megan, Thank you for being who you are, and for helping make me who I am. I look forward to the joyous memories that we are sharing today and will share together in the future. I promise to love you under any circumstances for the rest of our lives. | laugh at most of my jokes, and because of the times where we cannot stop laughing with each other. I love you because you took were willing
33: When we first met you saw something I didn’t. I started out enjoying having a coworker that I could talk to and go to lunch with. After a few months, I started being disappointed when it was the end of the day and we would say goodbye to each other. The more time we spent together, falling in love was easy. I love you because: You always think of others before you think of yourself. I love you because you can talk to anyone and make being everywhere easier. I love that you work hard and are dependable and reliable in every way. I love you because you listen to me and always try to make me happy. And because you let me have the last bite of food. Because I love you: I promise to always listen to you and try to make you happy and love you always. You are best thing that has ever happened to me. I’m very proud of the life that we have created together. Although, we have no idea what the future will have in store for us. I have no doubt that it will be easier and more joyful with you by my side.
35: First Kiss
36: Recessional:"You Can Get it if You Really Want" by Jimmy Cliff
37: Just Married
43: Grandma and Grandpa Knoebel | Grandma Wilson
54: Cocktail Hour
56: Our Reception
58: Our First Dance "Higher and Higher" by Jackie Wilson
59: Father & Daughter Dance "Father & Daughter" by Paul Simon
60: Mother & Son Dance "A Mother's Song" by T Carter
63: Bridesmaids' Toast
64: Mr. Leebel's Toast
65: Best Man's Toast
68: We are family...I got all my sister's with me. | Madeline and her sister's surprised us with a dance routine they choreographed to "We are Family" by Sister Sledge. It was quite the performance!
82: In order to welcome our guests to Southern Maryland we invited everyone to a Crab Feast and BBQ held at the hotel in Prince Frederick. We had almost 100 guests and a great time.
88: Our thank you to our family and friends for everything they did to make the weekend happen.
91: The following are snapshots that were taken by family and friends through out the wedding weekend and shared with us.
92: Suzanne and the guys made my vision for the lanterns happen. We felt so lucky to have such great friends and family to help.
93: We had LOTS of other help too!
94: The lady's wedding day preparation began bright and early with our nails...
95: ...then make up and hair
96: Last toast before the ceremony and bus trip down to the beach.
103: Love is patient, love is kind... | The End... But only the beginning.
104: Page 55 John Leebel, Kathleen Leebel, Bill Pennington, Christine Pennington, Diane Krauss S-eason Solario and Jesse Gallun Judy Lucidi and Enid Emmert Enid Emmert, Dave Emmert, Christine Pennington, Kathleen and John Leebel, -------Diane Kraus, Bill Pennington Rocco and Cleo Belmonte Marjorie Aquinto, Rocco, Cathy, Rocco Jr., Marc and Cleo Belmonte and Meylene Sosa Page 62 Marc Belmonte Cailyn Foster Geri Knoebel and Linda Skye Dylan Persaud and Stephen Wilson Susan Wilson and Mary Kidwell Patrick Stout and Melissa San Pietro Ben Killon-Conrad Suzanne Fenzel Sean Persaud, Stephen Wilson and Megan Sue Goldsmith and Matt John Leebel and Megan Aulani Sierra and Leinani Hartley Beth, Ava, Jay and Ty Mason Matt and Christine Pennington Madeline Knoebel and Cailyn Foster Alex Schupp and Erin Kreger Erica Barry and Matt Jason Keopke, Andy Keopke, Mike Given, Megan and Andy Keopke Page 72 Megan, Logan and Connor Persaud and Cailyn Foster Dylan Persaud Ronnie Hartley, Logan, Suzanne, Connor and Dylan Persaud Kristen and Ben Foster Megan and Connor Persaud | Page 73 Leinani Hartley and Megan Megan Ben Killon – Conrad Nikki Befano, Katie Snyder, Matt, Katie Watson, Beth Mason and Megan Kevin Stout and Helissa Cunningham Sue White and Megan Megan and Ben Killon Conrad Madeline Knoebel and Megan Page 74 Dutch Emmert, Bill McDonald, Enid Emmert Joan Jimenez, DeeAnn Leebel and Rachael Strauss Lauren Portnow, Matt Wilson, Marion Wilson and Mike Wilson Sean Persaud, Mike Gandara, Matt, Axel Persaud and Ben Killon- Conrad Joan Jimenez and Ben Killon-Conrad Desiree Baldwin, Tony Cunningham, Kevin Stout, Patrick Stout and Heliissa Cunningham Sue Goldsmith Adrianne and Duane Rhine, Len and Barb Sipes Page 75 Matt Keopke and Lori Jean Wilson Betsy Gallun Dylan Persaud and Cailyn Foster Zoie Baker Dylan and Sean Persaud Andy Keopke Cailyn, Chris, Kristen and Ben Foster Ronald Hartley Crystal Miller, Erica Barry and Megan | All guest names are listed from left to right and clockwise
105: Page 76 Scott Moser and Sue White Rocco and Cathy Belmonte Kathleen and John Leebel Linda Golacinski and Gary Baker Gayle Dettore, Anthony Mataldi and Lena Bettor Darlnene Johnson, Sue Goldsmith, Jose and Joan Jimenez Stephen Wilson Suzanne Fenzel and Lori Jean Wilson Larry and John Burroughs Page 77 Jody Strauss, Rachel Strauss and Bill McDonald Enid and Dutch Emmert Jerree Atkins Matt and Andy Keopke, Denise Knoebel and Jason Keopke Crystal Miller and Hammed Salu Chris Starr and Alex Schupp Jessee Gallun, Season Solario, Betsy Gallun, Bill Leebel and Ellen Neiges Leinani Hartley, Katie and Jeff Snyder Page 78 Megan and Suzanne Persaud JoAnne Knoebel and Cailyn Foster Erin Kreger and Megan Patrick Stout Chip Strine and Aulani Sierra Megan and Dennis Leebel JoAnne Knoebel Dennis Leebel Megan, Dylan, Logan and Connor Persaud and Matt Page 79 Ben Killon-Conrad Connor and Dylan Persaud Ronnie Hartley Logan Persaud | Page 84 Tim and Carmen Nolte, Dennis and Betty Leebel Aaron Leebel Betsy Gallun Betty Leebel, Dutch and Enid Leebel Lena Bettor, Gayle Dettore and Anthony Mataldi Bill Leebel Page 85 Lori Jean Wilson, John Burroughs and Ann Marie Chapman Sue White, Megan Wilson and Tim Zeger JoAnne Knoebel, Bernadette Knoebel and John and Allene Chreist and Ellen Neiges Page 86 Melissa, Chris, Mike and John Lucidi Meylene and Delaney Sosa Megan, Ebi and Matt DeeAnn Leebel Rocco Belmonte and Aaron Leebel Aaron Leebel, Matt, Dave Emmert and John Borroughs Page 87 Axel, Logan and Connor Persaud Ava Mason Danny Tubridy, Anna and Erin Fenzel Denise Knoebel Leinani Hartley, Megan and Beth Mason Page 88 John Lucidi, Aaron Leebel, Matt and Chris Lucidi Ava, Beth, Jay and Ty Mason Ebi Leeby Betsy Gallun, John Tubridy, Helissa Cunningham, Denise Knoebel and Ellen Neiges Diane Emmert Danny Tubridy, Anna and Erin Fenzel and Claire Coyle