Frances Ann Fritchman and Albert Wayne
Married April 20, 2002
The rehearsal party took place Friday night at Mayberry's
Ice Cream Parlor. This was Al's party as the groom. He drives a motor coach
for Holiday Tours as you can see by the picture of his cake. Frances and Al talking with the best
Bill and his wife Judy.
Pam and I having a chat in the first picture. She is
directing Frances's wedding and also directed our wedding 18 years
ago. The the next picture includes her husband Drew talking with my mom. In
the third picture is Pam's mom, Margie. Our families have known each other
fifty years. Margie's husband Louie is also in attendance but not shown. They are
standing behind my Uncle Sonny and his new bride Faye.
The bridesmaids Linda, Lucy, and Shirley, long time
friends of Frances. The second picture is of mom's four
The photographer and Bob shot some pre-wedding pictures on
the porch just outside the chapel before the guest began to arrive. They
were married in Davis Memorial Chapel.
The room where Frances, myself, and the bridesmaids were
dressing was very warm. Linda holding Frances's bouquet and hers. Lucy and
Shirley trying to cool off before we go down the isle.
An interesting note about Frances's bouquet. I am not sure
it shows up in the pictures but included her in her flowers are two handkerchiefs
that belonged to our nana, dad's mom who was very special to us. They were
something "old". Nana lived to be 98.
Post Ceremony Pictures
The reception was held at Cafe Piaf located in nearby
downtown Winston-Salem. It was hard to get pictures so I only used a couple
of the good ones.
This is my aunt Mildred. There is actually a story behind the dress she is
wearing. When I got married 18 years ago Frances told her to save that
dress. Well, she did and wore to Frances's wedding as a surprise.
Frances and Al took the limo from the chapel to the
reception then had it pick them up again to take them home.
The just married sign was hanging in the window of the limo. I hung it on
Al's jacket button as he followed Frances up the stairs into the house.
Frances and Al met on a Holiday Tours bus trip our
family took in
September of 2000 to Montreal and
Quebec. For their honeymoon they retraced part of this trip. First
they returned to the hotel in Montreal where they officially
became acquainted when they spent an evening talking in the hotel restaurant.
After touring a couple of days in Montreal they continued on to Quebec before returning home.
Updated Saturday, April 26, 2003