Harkening back to the 1940s and 1950s, John Peters and Andrea Barricklow exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 4 at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church with Pastor Andy Wilson presiding. The wedding and reception, which followed at La Cañada Country Club, had a vintage theme with bride and groom, as well as the wedding party, clad in period outfits. Guests were encouraged to do so as well, and many in attendance sported hairstyles and outfits reminiscent of the ‘40s and ‘50s, with many men wearing fedoras. Consistent with the theme, guests were treated to a 10-piece swing band at the reception, and even the cake was adorned with a replica of a 1959 Pontiac, the same car that transported the newlyweds from the church to the reception.
It addition to the groom’s parents, Randy and Sue Peters, and his sisters, Marie and Sarah who served as “groomsmaids,” other guests on the groom’s side included his grandparents, Jan and Rita Peters, and Don and Kay Volz, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. The bride’s mother, Deanne Barricklow, shared the happy day with her parents, Stanley and Jane Sparks from Nebraska, as well as the bride’s aunts, an uncle and several cousins.
The newlyweds entertained all in attendance by swing dancing to Louis Prima’s “Sing, Sing, Sing,” played wonderfully by the live band, having already set the mood with their first wedding dance to Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea.”
John and Andrea are currently on their honeymoon in Australia.