|Thursday, May 03 2012 11:00|
The children of Richard P. Briscoe and Ilene S. Kaplan are pleased to announce the marriage of their parents. The wedding ceremony, officiated by ship’s Captain Andrew Proctor, took place aboard the Crown Princess on March 4.
Thirty-two friends and family had gathered for a week-long cruise to celebrate the bride’s 60th birthday and her daughter Jana Kaplan’s 30th birthday. They were surprised when they were informed Saturday evening of the couple’s impending wedding to take place the next day aboard the ship.
Jana Kaplan, daughter of the bride, was the Maid of Honor. Bridesmaid was Heather Freund, daughter of the groom. Richard’s son, Brennan Briscoe was best man, with Ilene’s son, Brett Kaplan participating as groomsman.
The flower girl, Robbi Spector, sister of the bride, was escorted down the aisle by the ring bearer, Kellen Briscoe, grandson of the groom. Joe Spector, brother of the bride, walked her down the aisle.
The service included various readings and prayers recited by Brennan, his wife Amy and Brett, symbolic of the blending of their families and their cultural backgrounds.
The bride and groom remained aboard the ship for an additional week to celebrate their honeymoon. They will continue to make their home in Overland Park.