The Mentz-Johns Wedding August 22, 1998 1:00 PM at St. Valentine's Church, Bethel Park, Pa.
On Friday at 7:00 PM the DRESS REHEARSAL took place.
After a brief rehearsal, we all got to know each other better at the rehearsal dinner. This took place a couple of blocks from the newlywed's apartment. It is called Pub and Pizza. The pizza was very good, too.
The next day Adam said we should arrive at his apartment at 10:00 AM. We got there around 11:00 and everyone was dressed and marking time. So Lew got the camera and we took pictures.
David Schwarz and the groom
Adam and Steve Zdancewic (Best Man)
David Goldberg and Adam
Adam and Amy
Dad, Adam and Mom
Adam gave up at 11:30 and wanted to go to the church. I had a rather unique way of ironing the wrinkles out of my dress.
We all arrived at the church and the ceremony proceeded. Here's some pictures of the wedding vows occuring.
At the beginning of the ceremony Anita and I lit candles to symbolize our two families. Adam and Trista each took one of our candles and lit a single big candle. This is called a unity candle. How appropriate.
After the ceremony the formal pictures were taken.
The bridal party went to a local park for additional pictures. When they arrived at Peter's Place for the reception their faces shone with joy...
The reception was lots of food and dancing and fun.....
The End and a Beginning.
Mr. and Mrs. Adam and Trista Mentz-Johns