Monday, July 20, 2009

Quatro Gets Hitched

Anthony (A.J.) Foyt IV and Casey Irsay were married Saturday evening in a simply elegant ceremony held at the Calistoga Ranch resort in the Upper Napa
Valley wine country.

With a wedding theme of black and white, the couple exchanged vows amidst a spectacular backdrop of Lommel Lake and the surrounding canyon with family and friends attending from all over the country.

Radiant in her Caroline Herrera-designed wedding gown, the beautiful flaxen-haired bride appeared to glide to the white rose laden wedding bower escorted by her father Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts football team.

Dabbing at tears of joy (as did most of the guests) during readings and the exchange of vows, the couple beamed wide smiles as they strode out to the Beatles tune “In My Life.”

Larry Foyt served as Anthony’s Best Man while Casey’s sisters, Carlie Irsay-Gordon and Kalen Irsay, were the matron and maid of honor respectively. The bridesmaids were Casey’s friends Cara Kneer and Megan Noel and Anthony’s sisters Tonia Poe and Casie Foyt. Anthony’s groomsmen werelifelong buddies Chase Ramsey and J.T. Gilley, his brother-in-law Monte Poe, ex-NFL Colts tight end Bryan Fletcher and Chris Beaty. Anthony’s nieces Isabella and Claire Poe were the flower girls and his nephew Blake Straten was the ringbearer along with “Mugsy,” (Casey’s 13-year-old Boston Terrier).

Following the wedding ceremony, the guests were then escorted to the resort’s Wine Cave, an actual cave that was turned into an intimate room illuminated by candles to create a warm atmosphere where guests imbibed in fine wines and hors d’oeuvres. The six course gourmet dinner (paired with appropriate wines) was served at the Poolside Patio.

Following the traditional cutting of the wedding cake and the featured Candy Bar (all white chocolate candy assortment), guests were then treated to dancing in the Wine Cave which was transformed into a disco/nightclub.

A Sunday morning breakfast was held before the couple departed for their honeymoon in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. -A.J. Foyt Racing


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