Soon there was a proposal and then the wedding at Beck Chapel at Indiana University, Bloomington on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Sarah and Michael were married by Michael's dad and magnificent photos were taken on the grounds, in the Union and ON the logo in Assembly Hall!!! Talk about having connections!
Soon, the 'young' Fenstermachers were moved into their new home in Chicago.
On January 19th, Sarah and Michael returned to Elkhart to celebrate their marriage with a few neighbors and Trinity UMC friends. Pat Coates, Barb Fougerousse, and Shirley Huffman were the hosts at the Coates' home.
Michael & Sarah Fenstermacher
Greeting guests are Mary Nagy (left) & Pat Coates
The hors d'oeurvres were nearly too pretty to eat!
And if that wasn't enough, the next room hosted the calories!!!
Trust me! The pictures can't begin to do the food justice!
Even the veggies were gorgeous! Who does that???
Sharon Fenstermacher greets Ruth Ann & Steve Berger
See the picture of Sarah & Michael?
"I don't believe a word you're saying."
"Well...maybe a little."
And then people just talked together...
...and told stories...
...and ate some more...
...until it was time for Mark to head back to Bloomington.
(A pastor's work is never done.)
Sharon has to say goodbye to her son and new daughter-in-love.
Sarah & Michael thank Shirley for being a wonderful hostess and friend.
What a wonderful mother/daughter bond these two have!
(Thanks for inviting me to your party!!!)
We were able to sit around and watch a DVD of Sarah & Michael's
courtship, travels and wedding. It was a perfect way to end the evening.
I realize now how few pictures I have of the bride and groom but I have no pictures of Jim, Sarah's dad!!! I should have taken photos of the Nagy family and the Fenstermacher family but alas...I never want to get in people's faces and make them pose more than necessary. Someday, I'll get a 'real' camera and get in people's faces for sure.
Happy wedded bliss to Sarah and Michael!