Part Three – John-Clay and Sarah’s Wedding

by Burnett Family


Before joining everyone at the reception, the wedding party went back
to the park to have pictures taken…

L to R – Elena F., Abbie, Hannah, Maria F., Grace F., Bethany F., Anna F., Sarah,
John-Clay, Caleb, Benjamin, Josiah F., Dustin, Alex L., Wayne Fagala,
Benjamin F. and Joel F.

While these two love-birds were smiling/kissing/looking at one another…
the wedding party was having fun passing the time by 
jammin’ with Joel on the ukulele and singing! That boy can PLAY!

The location for the reception was beautiful!


Everyone ate a delicious meal of Smoked BBQ pork sandwiches!

Caleb(best man) and Anna (maid of honor) started off the speeches and then several of the wedding party and some family and friends also spoke and shared stories.

J-C and Sarah’s reactions in these pictures are so fun!

Anna F. and a friend of their family made and decorated the wedding cakes

Instead of the traditional “bride throws the bouquet”
thing and all the single girls awkwardly get out there to try and catch it… : ) 
they made up a big bouquet out of the extra flowers and presented it to the
couple who had been married the longest…

…Sarah’s grandparents have been married for 55 years!

Signing the marriage license.

We had a great time visiting with friends!i-8Dwm7c8-X3

And off they went!

That was the last we saw of them for three weeks…their honeymoon destination was the beautiful mountains and cabins of Colorado!

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Part Two of John-Clay and Sarah’s Wedding

by Charity



The Ferraro’s cousins played the prelude music and it was beautiful!

Lighting of the candles

Pastor Daniel read- Matthew 19:4-6
The Processional 

Guess who he sees walking in the door?! 

Mr. Ferraro gave a charge to John-Clay – But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called. Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit ye like men, be strong. And wield the shield of faith and the sword of the spirit with the honor due the princess you are about to receive and the King whom ye serve. And may He say unto you one day, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

Sarah’s brothers and cousins sang “Not to us O Lord”


Sarah’s Uncle Jeff gave the sermon.

The congregation sang “All Hail the Power” togetheri-kdFqcjj-X3i-VvNccPn-X3i-KV3Z6D9-X3

Dad gave a charge before they said their vows 
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Lighting of the unity candlei-tZcHvF7-X3

One of Sarah’s uncles sang a song called “For the Glory”i-b2P6PJ3-XL

Sarah planned for the bridal party and siblings to sing Dennis Jernigan’s song “The Blessing Song” and was somehow able to keep it a secret from John-Clay!

He was so surprised!i-jJvNrgw-X3

Wayne Fagala blessed them and prayed over them.

Then their first kiss!

Ladies and Gentlemen…Mr. and Mrs. John-Clay Burnett!!!

As everyone was dismissed, they went through a receiving line to congratulate the new couple.

After the attendees went on to the barn for the reception, the families and relatives got some group pictures.

The Ferraros and Burnetts are officially “next-of-kin”!i-QpcDRBs-XL

Part three coming soon!

Photo credit – Rachel Leigh

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John-Clay and Sarah’s Wedding–Part One

by Carinna


Photo credit- Rachel Leigh

Here’s pictures from the start of the big day! I’m going to let the
pictures do most of the talking…so enjoy!

Maggie had fun doodling till everyone else showed up to get ready.

They used an old heirloom Bible to hold the rings…It was really cool! And…old.

Once everyone got to the Church, there was a whole lot of make up, curling irons, bobby pins, last minute ironing…etc.

The beautiful bride!

J-C and Sarah decided to wait till the ceremony to see each other…

…and because the guys were just down the hall getting ready there was always a bunch of guarding the halls and doors making sure they didn’t see
each other  :)


What a handsome groom!

The decorations were simple but elegant…

One last picture of each family before another wonderful change… : )

Siblings. We have so much fun together!!i-KGSJvgQ-X3
Our brother is…the GROOM!

The guys got pictures first…

The brother trio

So classy!

The guys left the park and then bride and bridesmaids got pictures taken.

So pretty.

Stay tuned for part two!

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A Few Wedding Pictures

by Charity


Here are some “sneak peak” pictures that John-Clay and Sarah’s photographer posted!

We can hardly wait to see the rest!


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Pre-Wedding Pictures

by Carinna


Benjamin and I (Carinna) rode up with J-C to IL the Monday before the wedding,
and helped out with some of the crazy prep work!

It was an interesting trip! J-C and Sarah hadn’t been together in 8 weeks…sooooo,
J-C was just “slightly” excited the last hour and a half.

We did a bunch of the random stuff that goes along with these kind of events. ; )

Making signs, cooking bacon and tying bows for the pews…to name a few.

The flowers arrived on Wednesday so we took care of them…cutting the ends, watering…etc.

We also worked on a surprise for J-C and Sarah. But more on that later.

Benjamin did a lot of yard work and stuff. He had a great time with the little guys!

A couple days were spent finishing up and decorating at the reception location which was a sale barn.

This is looking from the back toward the front where the head table was.

We hung the curtain backdrop behind the head table…with lights and tulle.
It looked really good!IMG_2299

The two love birds thinking through logistics and giving directions.IMG_2317

Fun times with good friends.

The guys did a good job of hanging all the paper lanterns, and the decorated ladders.

A partial view of the head table.

Looking into the back room.

The front room.

Here is a close up of one of the centerpieces.
The water was purple…And the flowers were the leftovers from the wedding.

On Thursday the rest of the family made the trip up.

Once they arrived, some more last minute things got done that night and Friday…

…like bridesmaid’s dresses hemmed and sashes added.

Bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages were made.

There were lots of flowers! One of the Ferraro’s friends came and
helped show us how to put them together. : ) That was a big help!

The bouquets all laid out.                        Trimming them up.

Soon to be sister-in-laws!

Aren’t they beautiful?!

Abbie and Joel jammed it up countless times on their ukuleles.

Friday night was rehearsal…

The soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. John-Clay Burnett!

Rehearsing away…

Some of us kept having this realization…our brother is…the GROOM!

Charity, Maggie, and I slipped out early and finished preparing the dinner.
Mom did an amazing job putting it together.

The tables all ready for hungry people!

Dishing it up!

We were very blessed by the Fagala’s willingness to jump in and help!

Anna and Charity

The people who are responsible for all this. ; )

One of the lively tables.

The Ferraro’s uncle told a revised version of Cinderella called “Rindercella”
Boy howdy, he had everyone laughing. It was a nice stress reliever!

Then we watched “Food is Love”.
A movie/skit the Ferraros came up with about the story of
J-C and Sarah’s relationship.

J-C and Sarah hadn’t seen or heard any of it…
It was HILIARIOUS…a huge hit, and definitely another stress reliever. 

Eating outside.

Playing inside.

And this little cutie definitely never lacked for attention!

Maggie’s artistic creation. ; )

We had a grand time, Ferraros! Thanks for everything!
And we’re looking forward to when ya’ll come down in a couple weeks!


Pictures of the wedding coming soon!

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