6.26.2007

THE WEDDING!

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The Wedding was gorgeous! After returning back to the house from taking pictures, it wasn't long before the wedding was to start. The crowd was rolling in... and so were the clouds. We were worried about the possibility of rain, but the show was to go on!

....me, waiting patiently...

To continue with family tradition... a western-north-dakota-german-russian-wedding-tradition, my sister grabbed the bottle of red-eye and started pouring a shot for every one in the wedding party. Mmm...
Then, it was time for the ceremony to begin.

Dad, handing over his little girl to her fiance...
Not too far into the ceremony... the clouds were really rolling in.
Then, it began to sprinkle.
The thunder was loud and crazy. And then, the sprinkles turned to rain drops.
The Pastor asked Steph what she wanted to do... and she just took off running for the tent....the wedding party behind her...and the guests behind them.
The ceremony was finished under the tent.
Shortly after that, the rain stopped and the sun was shining. The guests gathered for beer and wine during the reception and we stole the wedding party to have a couple shots before dinner.
And we were back in time for the wonderful meal!
Shortly after dinner, it was time for me to do my speech. I was putting it off ... and one of the groomsman made me! If you know me... I am a sap. Big time. I am suprised I made it through the ceremonly without tears. But, I gave my speech, even cracked a few jokes and made some laugh, and ended it will a few small tears and hugs for my sister and new brother-in-law.

Then it was time to dance the night away! (in the dirt)

...the first dance...
Father-daughter dance
Mom and her three girls
The sun was shining the rest of the evening and the kids loved playing in the yard... with the rose petals from the ceremony.


And it was awesome to have two of my best girlfriends join us for this celebration...
....I love these girls!

Despite the short spout of rain during the ceremony, I think my sister had the time of her life and spent the entire evening dancing..with everyone. Including the studly ring bear who was showing off his break dancin' skills!
CONGRAT's Steph & Blaine! I hope you enjoyed your Honeymoon Cruise!

17 comments:

Liz said...

Beautiful! You are such a wonderful sister!!!

J~Mom said...

I was all teary looking at those. I almost lost it when the rain came but I see it all came out great. What a gorgeous day and everyone looked beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!1

Marcy said...

OMG HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! You and your sister look gorgeous!!! What a great day ;D ;D CONGRATS to the lovely couple! Hope they have fun on that honeymoon hehe

Wes said...

My goodness... You two are B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!! I like that tradition! For us it was beer in the parking lot at the church :-) I guess that's the southern male thing to do. Budweiser ;-) Congrats! Hope you had fun! How come she got married off before you? :-) If you need any help with that, let me know! LOL.

Anne said...

Looks like it was a beautiful day -- and so were you. Thanks for so many pictures. Glad the weather was good.

Firefly's Running said...

Great pics!

Nothing like booze right before the ceremony. :D

CollegeGirl said...

Everyone & everything was BEAUTIFUL!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

beautiful pictures. thx for sharing!!

Frank said...

Wow, beautiful wedding pics!

miss petite america said...

your sister's dress is gorgeous!

and the two of you look soooooooooo alike!!!

the day looked absolutely perfect. could definitely feel all the love within your family!

jahowie said...

I'm sorry that it rained, but it looks like it turned out great!! Everything looked perfect. You looked really nice too by the way. ;-)

Makita said...

Beautiful! You and your sister are both gorgeous! :)

Lance Notstrong said...

That wedding looks like something out of "Wedding Crashers" :-)

akshaye said...

what a great post! and you tell the story so well :)

mouse said...

my friend katy got married the same day your sister did here in Chicago, and everyone claimed that rain on your wedding day is actually a sign of good luck!

scott keeps running said...

looks like great weather and great times! very nice pics.

Wenni Donna said...

What a lovely bride!! Her dress is just outstanding and color is perfect for this time! Thanks a ton for sharing photographs. I am also going to book one of outdoor Malibu wedding venues for my dream wedding. So excited for the day!!