Sep 052011

The Big Day

I needed coffee.

Massive quantities.

Nichole sent one upstairs with Rick, and had 2 more waiting for me when we came down to the breakfast area of the hotel to get Brayden fed.

She takes care of her Mama.

After sufficient amounts of caffeine, I could appreciate what a beautiful day it was for a wedding!  The sun was shining with a slight breeze to keep the humidity down to a minimum.

And most important:  Christine was not in a panic.

What a relief.

But there was still one last minute detail that had to be completed:  a new suit for Rick.  He had brought one along, but wanted something extra special to walk his daughter down the aisle.  Hurray for Burnsville Center next door!!

Man, he cleans up nice!

Kinda reminds me of that suave Mob boss you always hear about.


Ahem, now onto the church to get that girl hitched!

And into the dress, which weighed 30 pounds.

Simple, just step into the thing

…navigate through the corsets

…and viola!

I don’t know how the girl managed to breathe.

Oh, and one last thing:  the garters (which Christine made herself).  She certainly won’t be able to get those things on now.

Never fear:  the Maid-of-Honor to the rescue!

I don’t think that Jen expected this to be on her list of duties when she signed up for the gig.

Now THAT is a good friend!

After Nichole helped Christine get her jewelry on, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture my girls together.


While the girls were busy getting all gussied up, the men were downstairs doing the same.  Tuxedos were the order of the day.

And call me biased, but I’d have to say that Brayden sure did the suit proud!

He was the ring bearer for his Mama’s wedding, and what a fine job he did.  He was very happy for her and Erik.

And so was Nichole.

Since there had to be pictures taken before the wedding, it was time for the groom-to-be to set his eyes on Christine in her dress for the first time.

This was a very big deal, and so he was made to stand with his back to the church and wait for Christine to touch his shoulder

…he was speechless

…and wholeheartedly approved.

The next hour was filled with a whirlwind picture-taking session.  The gal that they had doing this event was top-notch, and had the bridal party doing amazing things (which I will summarize in a later post).

What a better back drop for a Minnesota wedding than a corn field?

Alexis and Kayla got the honor of being flower girls for the big day, and they were as beautiful as the bride and bridesmaids!

Again, I might be a tad biased.

When the Pastor pronounced them Husband and Wife, I finally breathed.

2 longs years of waiting were finally over and the only thing left to do was celebrate with food, drink and music.

And that, my friends, is a post all its own.

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Comments (15)
  1. Wonderful pics Mom! I still love the one of Dad, yes, he looks like “The Godfather” lol He’s been able to do that whether wearing a white suit or a black one 🙂 I can’t wait to read and see the pics from the reception

  2. I was waiting anxiously for these pics, Sandy! They are awesome, and it sounds like everything went perfectly! Yay!

  3. Wonderful, Sandy, just wonderful! Rick looks great, as do Brayden and Nichole, and the bride, what’s to be said about the bride, other than that she is utterly beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

    P.S. Love the cornfield backdrop…..

  4. GREAT pictures! Looks like it was a beautiful wedding!

  5. Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing, Sandy. And congratulations to the bride and groom!

  6. How beautiful!! Thank you for sharing as I’ve been watching on the sidelines for a bit! Congratulations to all the family for sharing this wonderful day!

  7. Who doesn’t love a Minnesota cornfield!

  8. Sorry to make you wait, Dee!

  9. He is quite suave, eh? Working on the reception and will have it up soon.

  10. I only wish that I could have captured it better, Ann, but it was wonderful!

  11. Thanks Julie!

  12. Well get off the sidelines and join the party 🙂 (which, BTW, will be posted soon)

  13. Beautiful pictures!! Congratulations to the bride and groom. And congratulations to the Moms who survived with their sanity in tack. (tact??, Choose one, LOL). Thank you so much for sharing.

  14. It is so much fun to go over the pictures from that weekend, and let everyone else enjoy it to!

  15. I concur!! 🙂

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