July 10, 2011

Cedar Lake Wedding

How much do you love weddings?  I love them.  I love that they can be so different but in the end, the entire day is happening because of the love of two people and their families and friends that love them enough to support them and be there for them.

I attended a wedding this past weekend and it was lovely.  Justin's sister was the matron of honor and her best friend growing up was the bride.  She has lived in california her whole life.  The groom was Justin's brother in law's best friend growing up and he has lived in Minnesota his whole life.  They met because Justin's family moved here from Cali and their friends would come and visit.  This was a love story 11 years in the making and you could see the happiness in every single person there... and liquor was only part of that.

My little niece, Kenzy, was the flower girl in the wedding and even though she's usually a diva, she did exactly what she was supposed to do.  She looked so adorable.  The bride also bought Kennedy a matching dress and I was able to keep her from puking on it for the entire ceremony and part of pictures.  The ceremony took place right on the shore of the lake and instead of unity candles, they had a jar of sand from the beach in California and a jar of sand from the lakeshore in Minnesota and they mixed them together.  The whole wedding was a country theme with yellows, white and tan all the way down to the cowboy boots.  The favors were mason jars you could write your names on and jam that had a cover that said "spread the love".  They had a dance floor set up in the grass at the bottom of a big hall and on top of the hill sat a beautiful red barn.  The tables didn't have numbers, they were named after lakes that had meaning to the people sitting there... we sat at the Lake Okoboji table.

It was awesome to see two very tight knit group of friends join together to celebrate.  The song they picked for the first dance between the bride & the groom said it all.  Congrats to Brian & Tiff.  Thanks for letting us be there for your celebration.

And people that I barely knew
They love me cause I’m part of you
Man it’s tough to figure
How two souls could be miles from one another
But still you and me somehow found each other

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