Hi Karen,
I just looked at your slide show and some of those images are just gorgeous. A couple of things that occurred to me while looking was that many of the bride and groom together are dead center. Now I know that these are not supposed to be competition images, but I don't think they have to cropped for submission exactly the way the client purchased them. Anyway, yes I think the family portraits might have had some negative influence. It's so hard to do large families. Some of the heads are stacked, and in one, a childs face is barely visible. One thing I did notice was that there was facial shine from your fill flash--at least that is what it looked like on my monitor. I have more comments, but didn't note the numbers of the images. I should go back and look again.