Executive Summary: Hello - So busy this weekend, and so much I did. I can see already that I have so much in info that I couldn't make up my mind on what event to write about today. But my friend Stephenie married over the weekend to her love Kyle Kendrick and that is time sensitive so here's a bit of their story, some from People Magazine, a chat I had with Steph before she left and photos from her Facebook page. I think I will always write Executive Summary at the beginning now, to sum up the entry. This is where I will put my celeb sightings and other things I might want to say especially if they don't pertain to the event below.
Survivor's Stephenie LaGrossa & Philadelphia Phillies' Kyle Kendrick MarryThree-time Survivor contestant Stephenie LaGrossa never took the winning title despite being one of the most popular players ever to appear on the CBS reality show.But on Saturday, LaGrossa took home another title when she wed Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick at a destination wedding in Napa Valley California. No word on which Phillies attended, the Utley's live right around the corner in San Francisco.
Stephenie and Kyle at the Cole and Heidi Hamels Diamond and Denin event. (Look for fun news coming out for them this week.)"I never thought there was 'the one,' but now I believe it," LaGrossa tells PEOPLE. "He's what I needed my whole life and I'm so glad I finally found him."
Their two dogs, Bebe and Champ, acted as flower girl and ringbearer and wore a white dress and a tuxedo, respectively.
The newlyweds' first dance was to Brad Paisley's "Then" before the bride surprised her husband with a groom's cake in chocolate in the shape of a baseball and mitt by Cake Coquette.
Before leaving for her wedding, Stephenie told me that they plan to make "Florida their home:-))) gonna rent this spring to find out exactly which part they like the best." Her parents are retired and have a house there also so she is excited to be living near them. They will also live in "Kyles home town Mount Vernon, Washington so we can go back there to visit and see his family and friends!!!" "GM Tommy (as well as her brother, Phil LaGrossa, who is co-owner) will run Gigi and I'll be back for the entire baseball season we are hoping Kyle". The couple will be honeymooning in Hawaii.