The wedding ceremony will take place in the Rose Garden of the Hyatt Valencia
Hotel at 10 am on Saturday, August 30, 2003. The Reverend David Burke, Cathy's
cousin, will officiate. David, who is the Presbyterian Campus Minister at
the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, is making the trip out west
with his wife Kelsey and two-year old son Hudson.
We are anticipating warm temperatures. Because you will be in the open during
the ceremony, wear sun lotion and bring an umbrella if you are especially
sun-sensitive. Ice water will be available to cool your palate, and before and after the ceremony
you can move to shady areas if you wish. Programs will be distributed prior
to the start of the ceremony.
Afterwards, there will be an informal reception in the cooler lobby
-- coffee, tea, and some snacks will be served -- while photos of the
new bride and groom and the wedding party are taken. Around 11:15 the
doors to the Valencia Room will be opened and everyone will be seated.
The bride and groom will be introduced as they enter, and then soon
afterwards a brunch
(see menu), starting at about 11:45, will be served. During
and after the brunch, there will be an opportunity to socialize and
dance to music provided by DJs David Adelstein
and Sean. So bring your dancing shoes!
The following events and times are estimates only:
- 12:30: First dance; it ends with everyone on the dance floor
- 1:00: Slide show
- 1:15: Cake cutting
- 1:20: Father/daughter dance and Mother/son dance
- 2:00: Bouquet toss
- 4:30: Party is over
Small children are welcome at the wedding ceremony and at the
reception brunch and party.