Alana Marie Kasten walked over
an aisle strewn with white and pink rose petals and became the wife of Marc
Bryan Sonenshine under an art-deco chuppah on Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the
Atlanta Westin Hotel.
The Orthodox ceremony was performed by Rabbis Adam Frank and Eli Fishman.
It was a special occasion for Rabbi Fishman, who came from New Jersey for
the wedding. He also married Alana's mother and father.
Alana was joined under the chuppah
by her parents, Stan and Helen Kasten, and bridesmaids Samantha Sirlin and
Annette Werbler. Marc stood with his parents, Debra and Kenneth, who also
served as best man.
Corey and Jay Kasten, Alana's
brothers, and Stephen and Adam Sonenshine, Marc's brothers, were the groomsmen.
The wedding party also included
Klari Weisz, Alana's great grandmother; Tina Weisz, Alana's grandmother; Annette
and Robert Robbins and Mickey and Irving Sonenshine, Marc's grandparents;
and ring bearer Noah Kasten, Alana's brother.
Marc waits for Alana to make her way down the aisle
The ceremony was followed by a cocktail hour (featuring
a lamb chop hors d'oeuvre) and a kosher dinner and dance for about 300 guests,
highlighted by the traditional ride above the crowd for the bride and groom
and their parents.
Festivities began Friday with a southern "picnic"
on the lawn of the Kasten residence and was followed by a family-style Italian
dinner at Maggiano's at Perimeter, hosted by Debbie and Kenneth. Saturday
morning, the Ufruf ceremony took place at the B'nai Torah synagogue and was
followed by a Kiddush luncheon, hosted by Marc's grandparents. Marc's grandfather,
Irving, read the entire Torah portion.
A hospitality room luncheon -- described by Kenneth
as a "light Jewish lunch" --was hosted by Bernice and Sidney Breibart,
Linda and Tom Chambers, Teddi and David Robbins, Nancy and Gerald Sonenshine,
and Debbie and Stanley Sonenshine.
After a honeymoon in Bermuda, Marc and Alana will live in Augusta where he
attends medical school.
Marc and Alana prepare to give a toast
WEDDING DAY SCENES (click here)
PARTIES (click here)
FAMILY (click here)
THE FAMILY2 (click here)