Our wedding day was absolutely perfect! We had a cool morning, warm afternoon, a few sprinkles, and a cool evening. I slept in, okay not really I was too excited! I took my time getting ready, finished up a few things at my parents and went to the hall. The bridesmaids, mothers, grandma, and flowergirl were all getting their hair done. We finished the hall decorations and went to the church for rehearsal. It was at 11, but one of the ushers was late, so we held off... He got a speeding ticket trying to be on time. We had a quick rehearsal and went to eat and not all the food was there. I kind of forgot to think about finishing the planning and the food was not where it was supposed to be. We ate lunch, handed out our gifts, and got ready. My aunt did my hair, Angie did my makeup, and I got dressed.
The guys took pictures, I was late for mine, so ended up not getting as many as expected.
Here's a picture of Paul's family.
Here's a picture of my family.
Here's one of my aunt Jane who did my hair, me, and my mom.
These are my parents, us, and his mom
Here's our wedding party, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flowergirl, and ring bearer.
Fr. Ron kept us on time and we were able to start the ceremony at 3:45PM like we had planned. We had a quick ceremony/mass and were out of the church rather quickly. We went for a hayride and ended up blowing a tire on the hay rack! It was funny at the time. After we got back we took one outside the church:
We got back to the reception and had a nice meal and cut the cake and did our toasts. Our host and hostess did an awesome job of getting everything together because the punch didn't turn out like it should, but they got it all worked out. The wedding party stole the bride and groom to the only bar in the area and we had a few good laughs. We had a live band that play for a dance. We had a great time and really enjoyed dancing the night away. The place we were to stay was surrounded by flood water, so when we called the day before we had to make a mad dash to find a place to stay. Luckily we were able to get a room at the motel and we received a gift certificate at the bed and breakfast, so can plan to spend the weekend there some other time.
The next morning we met up with the bridesmaids and they were ready to head home, so we visited a bit and then went back out to Milesville for the gift opening. We had family and friends out for breakfast and gift opening and then we cleaned the hall and hauled stuff to my parents. We left about 3:30 for our honeymoon! We were both tired, but chatted the entire way to Sioux Falls.