|There are not words to adequately describe this day. Lacie was breathtaking in her gown. The bridesmaids were beautiful and the groomsmen were handsome. The 2 ring bearers and the flower girl were adorable. And the groom was so happy. We thought he was going to cry or faint as he watched his bride come down the isle. But he held on (literally, he leaned and held on to the pew!) and made it until given to him by Daren, the father of the bride. They were able to sit during much of the service. And it was truly the best and most personal service I have ever heard. It was performed by the deacon who conducted the rehearsal. And he referred several times to conversations they had had previously, making this personal to this couple, and not just a reading of a traditional wedding service.
Lacie and Mike had spent many weeks planning a spectacular and fun reception that they as well as the guests could enjoy. It was held in the back yard of Don’s old home place, currently owned by cousins Sue and Gene. (This is where we spend our 4th of July celebrations each year.) Tables were set up under a large tent. There was a stage and dance floor for a live band. A local chef grilled pulled pork and fajita meat for a taco bar. A bar, made from a small horse trailer, was available for wine, beer and special recipe Manhattens. Nephew Kevin made the wedding cake, and this was supplemented with individual cakes made by a friend of the bride. Since both bride and groom love the outdoors and outdoor sports, an axe-throwing target consisting of huge stacked logs was set up. Family pictures were wrapped around a large tree next to the ponds (a family tree, haha!) And the ponds themselves made for a picturesque venue for more pictures of the wedding party.
We saw and connected with many family members we do not see regularly.
It was truly a perfect day!