A few weeks ago, my brother-in-law married a wonderful woman! Their wedding was amazing. This was no "head off to the chapel, say 'I do', have some cake, dance, leave" kind of event. This was a "head off into the woods, spend the whole weekend, climb ropes, zip-line, swim, water-ski, eat, eat some more, sing songs around a camp fire, sleep in cabins, eat some more, take long gorgeous hikes, laugh a lot, hug a lot, meet new people, spend great times with family, have a chili cook-off, do arts and crafts, play softball, and oh yeah, get married in a beautiful setting, then dance, eat cake, eat more cake, eat lots of different cakes, and celebrate" kind of event. It was everything Ned and Dani are about, and it was spectacular!
Here are a few of the highlights from the weekend!
The rehearsal. Dani had everything ready and organized.
Brady before the rehearsal, and Scotty during- he was the ring-bearer and stood like that for most of the rehearsal!
Mikey enjoyed wandering during the rehearsal.
Annie (right) and Tilda with their daddy, Joe. Joe's smile here is pretty much indicative of how much fun we all had.
A beer-tasting contest (who brought the best brew?) and a chili cook-off were highlights of the rehearsal dinner!
The morning of the wedding- a Bride vs. Groom softball game!
The bride's team won!
I think the big winner this weekend was Ned!
And the main event! What a gorgeous bride Dani was!
This was Brady's expression as Dani walked down the aisle- she was so excited over her beautiful aunt!
Scotty walks down the aisle, with Brady, Annie, and Tilda following. Dani is not far behind.
Brady enjoyed the ceremony from Daddy's arms... until she fell asleep!
Scotty's big moment! He did great!
And the kiss! Husband and wife! Hooray!
What a getaway... and they lived happily ever after...
Congratulations to Ned and Dani! Thank you for a fabulous weekend! We love you both so much!