This week we attended a wedding reception in Minocqua Wi. My niece Carrie married Pete last week in Arizona with just the immediate family present and this week they celebrated with family and friends in their home town.
We went to Wausau on Friday night to visit Cindy and Pat and then we went to Minocqua early Saturday for a bridal breakfast and then for the party that night.
It was so nice to visit Cindy (and Pat) in the northwoods nest. The girls and Patrick had not been there before.
Pat cooked the most delicious steaks on the grill. Cindy sauteed mushrooms, toasted the french bread and whipped up a fresh tossed salad. Pat made thousand island dressing that was out of the world. So good.
That next morning we adventured to Nancy's very good friend Darcy's house for a delicious breakfast.
Getting to Darcy's was thrilling, harrowing, frightening and memorable. I will wait for Cindy to give me permission to tell the story of the trip down Gresham Rd.
We were able to spend the rest of the day hanging out at a beautiful resort near by. It was so nice to share the cottage because we could relax and visit with all the family coming and going. It was really perfect. Lots of times when you travel for weddings you don't get to spend much time together because you are so spread out....this was the best.
The weather was gorgeous.
I went over early to the airplane hangar to take pictures of the venue for Caroline. They had decorated and set the whole thing up and were very proud of their hard work.
The food was delicious and the music was fantastic.
Nancy asked me to take a family picture because Erik was not able to go to Arizona.
Oh boy. Flash and ISO of 4000.
But they look happy, don't they?
Ashley (my niece) had a baby six weeks ago. Ashley, her husband and two children traveled far to come to the party!
I was thrilled to take their pictures.
***I decided to take Harlee's picture down because Ashley might use it for the baby announcement and I don't want to show it before she get's to show it.**
This is sweet baby Harlee.
This is big brother Gunnar.
Such great light!!
Cake stand made by the groom.
A wedding in an airplane hangar...who'd a thunk it?
If you are married, where was your wedding reception held?
Where is the most unusual place you have attended a wedding?
Patrick and I eloped.
We were married in a church with just the pastor and then a few weeks later my Aunt Dorothy gave us a little reception. Family was invited. All of my siblings were there and Patrick's brother and sister in law came! It was in Aunt Dorothy's apartment on Lake Shore Drive. It was really very lovely. I didn't know she was going to do it, but she even had a very pretty cake with lady fingers on it and flowers on top. I wore my wedding dress, it was a very pretty Albert Nipon dress.
It's funny. I didn't think until just now that we had our 'party' a few weeks after the wedding like Carrie and Pete.
Share your stories. Pretty please.