You can find pictures from the combination party for Grandpa Sheffer's 90th birthday and Karen & Brian's engagement on Emily's website!
These pictures are from the bridal shower that Cheryl (Karen's sister and the Matron of Honor) hosted at her home in East Hartford, CT. Cheryl and Grace, her assistant, outdid themselves
with cute centerpieces, yummy (homemade) food, and even a trivia game about Brian that filled Karen's mouth up with bubblegum! Thank you to everyone who made it such a special and memorable day.
Karen's friends and former roommates from UConn - Melissa, Hillary, and Becca are sitting. Becky and Nicole (who moved a few weeks early from Puerto Rico to Boston so she could attend the shower!) are standing in back.
Seated are Victoria & Lilly Greenwood, friends and former neighbors in Danbury and Stacey (bridesmaid). Lynn Staff, Stacey's mom, is standing with Linda Swanson, also a friend and former neighbor from Danbury.
Karen with friends Tami (Danbury & NYC), Jen (Danbury, she's getting married in Sept!), Amy (Boston!), and Ginny (Danbury; she's pregnant with her first baby, due in January!) That's Cheryl standing up in back.
Cousin Brooke with Betty, Ann, and Emily, looking at the memory book that Cheryl put together for Karen and Brian with pictures and notes from friends and family!
Aunt Barbi - she and Uncle Doug and Brooke and cousin Emily flew out from Colorado for the shower!! - with cousin Emily, looking at Cheryl's wedding photos.
Brian joins the fun with Grace and Karen.
Marilyn and Meg Egazarian (Cheryl's mother and sister in law) with Grandma Ruth (Karen's mom's mom), Maria (Cheryl's best friend) and Eugenie (Karen & Brian's friend from NYC).
Cheryl welcomes everyone, makes a little toast, and announces that dessert is served.
Karen's dad, Jim, altered the cake toppers to make them look more like Brian and Karen. He gave the girl some beautiful red hair and added a cell phone to the boy's hand!
Brian joins Karen to open some presents - Cheryl gave Karen a bright orange "Bride" hat to wear.
Karen gets together with her nieces, mom, sister, and grandma for a shot of four generations of women.
The Bridal party gets together for a picture before the party ends.>
Below are some pictures of our friends and family who you will meet or reunite with at the wedding. If you have a picture that you would like
us to include on this page, please email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily(Brian's sis), Jay(Brian's dad), Jane(Brian's stepmom), Brian, & Karen in Seattle
Sara Anne(Karen's niece) keeping cool
Aunt Judy(Brian's Aunt) with Grandma Reich at the Botanical Garden in St. Louis
Uncle Gil (Judy's husband) with Grandma Reich at the Botanical Garden in St. Louis
Gracie(Karen's niece) already in love with her baby sister
Jim & Ev (Karen's mom & dad) in Provincetown on Cape Cod
Stacey(bridesmaid), Ev, Jim, Craig(Karen's next door neighbor growing up & surrogate brother), Cheryl, & Karen at the house in Sandwich on Cape Cod
Grace with her Great Grandma Ruth Geiszler(Karen's grandma) at Grace's 3rd birthday party
Jim with his mother-in-law, Ruthie
Eduard, Uncle Doug(Ann's brother), Brooke(cousin, Doug's daughter), Betty, Bill, & Ann in Phoenix
The Sheffer/Scheffler Family (left to right, front to back) Betty, Emily, Brian, Ann, Annie, Eduard, Bill, & Liz
Eduard, Betty, Brian, and Karen visiting Grandpa in Westport
Chaz, Oceania, Amalia (Seattle), Carrie, Brad (Danbury, NYC, & Seattle), Darsh, Milan (UConn & NYC)
Lauren(Gore campaign & NYC) & Eugenie(Clinton office)
Kim(Danbury & NYC) and her man Mims
Kim visiting Ben(Danbury) in San Francisco
Kurt(Danbury & UConn)
Melissa(UConn) & her boyfriend Brian and her sister Becca(UConn)