Toni and Davis

January 25, 2002

Toni and Davis

Toni Brinkman and Davis Thresh were married in a lovely evening ceremony
at St. Patrick's Parish in Sonora, California. Father Bill presided.
Their children were their attendants.
A reception dinner followed at the City Hotel in Columbia.


Toni designed the invitations they sent. The invitation read:

Two hearts, one love

Two promises, one covenant

Two lives, made one in Christ

Antoinette Marie Brinkman

and Davis Romine Thresh

together with our children

joyously invite you to join us in celebrating

new love, new dreams, a new future...

Professional photographs were taken at the church and the reception, but we have to wait two weeks for those. In the meantime here are impressions taken by the mother of the groom. I missed taking photos of some dear people who were there to celebrate with Toni and Davis because I was having such a nice time myself.

The background for this web page is from the banquet room wallpaper (below the wainscotting) in the City Hotel.

Davis and his boys, Victor and Spencer, came up to Columbia on Thursday night. We met them at the hotel. Friday, Toni arrived with her two boys, Scott and Kyle, and Stephanie from San Jose. She had time for a quick glance at her room, then we all rushed off to the church in Sonora for the rehearsal.

Toni checks her room
Rehearsal at the church

Christina, the wedding coordinator, taught everyone their proper places and moves. The boys learned about their important roles of lighting the candles during the ceremony and bearing the rings. We then went out for a lunch together.

Rehearsal lunch -- kids' table

It was soon time to dress for the wedding. Davis made sure the boys were all buttoned up and ready to go to the church for photos

Davis and Spencer and Victor

After the ceremony, there was a pre-dinner gathering in the upper parlor of the City Hotel. Fiddlers played and people mingled.

Pre-dinner gathering in the parlorFiddlers
Stephanie, John and his childrenJean and Scott on the sofa
Sherry, Al and Pat

The wedding dinner was a sumptuous repast. The menu featured winter squash bisque, baby mixed greens with toasted hazelnut dressing, and a choice of either grilled shrimp with pappadelle pasta and saffron cream or grilled fillet of beef tenderloin with whipped potatoes and blue cheese sauce.

Wedding dinner

There was a delicious lemon wedding cake with vanilla custard

Davis and Toni share the first piece of cake

Congratulations Davis and Toni.
Best wishes to you for years to come, from Robert and Christine.

We bid the newlyweds goodbye.

City Hotel in Columbia, California
To go back to Christine's home page, click here:Christine Thresh's home page

Created: 1/28/02 Updated: 1/29/02