Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Patrick and Shelby's Wedding Weekend.


Patrick and Shelby.
Happily married.
For as long as they both shall live.

They've been together for about ten years.
I think they are made for one another.
There is a lot of love between them and it was so sweet to see it in person and hear them profess their love to one another.   You know sons don't gush....  We always knew what Shelby was 'doing' but we didn't hear how much he adored her.  This weekend everyone got to hear...and that was so lovely.  To hear how much Shelby loves Patrick made both Patrick Sr. and I so happy too.

We haven't been to many wedding where the couple writes their own vows.  Patrick and Shelby wrote their own and they were really neat...and similar.  Although they were kept secret, they wrote almost the same things.

You are the Marge to my Homer.
You are the Edith to my Archie.

You are the Luke to my Lorelei.
You are the Ricky to my Lucy.


We are delighted to have another daughter in our family,
one who is so excited to have Patrick as her husband. (finally)




Shelby's brother and sister-in-law hosted a BBQ on Saturday night.  It was just perfect. 
The food was delicious and the company was kind and welcoming! Our meager contribution was cheese curds and Boucher bakery cookies.  :o)


Sunday we bowled and had the rehearsal dinner.



Here are Shelby's dear parents.
They are really wonderful folks!  Shelby is the baby...like Katie is in our family.  Jan and I have a lot in common.






Meet Uncle Paulie Boucher.  He loves to bowl and loves to be with family. We were delighted and so grateful that Joe and Susan (our wonderful Madison family) were able to come to the wedding and bring Paulie along.  He is our special family wedding singer and joke teller. ( I will tell you about that later.)




Here's Joe.  What a great picture!  
(We were hosting the bowling so I did an awful job of even photography. )
Thank you for being there for us!






Aunt Susan and Patrick.  Joe and Susan get out to California more than Patrick and I and they really are incredible how they put family first.  They make such a great effort to spend time with Patrick Jr and have gotten to know Shelby by going out there, too.






Patrick gave Shelby a bowling ball and shoes for her wedding present.  They bowled on their first date.




Shelby with her best college friend who stood up with her.




Shelby's childhood friend Quinn was in the wedding too.



Long time friend Kristen with her littlest.


Brothers.


Shelby's big brothers and nieces.


Shelby's dear niece and nephew.  They were also in the wedding party.







Lots of games were bowled.   I hope everyone had a nice time.

Sunday night we went to Shelby's favorite pizza place for dinner and the wedding rehearsal.
I'll show you the pictures from that event and from the wedding tomorrow.  

The pictures are not the best and I did not capture nearly enough....but my memories of these special days are wonderful.


Thanks for stopping by.
Oh. By the way, the wedding was in Omaha Ne. where Shelby grew up and where Patrick went to college.

XOXO
Donna










19 comments:

  1. Thanks for letting me peek in at the wedding festivities and thanks for sharing your joy. I love a happy story. Congratulations to your son and your whole family, Donna.

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  2. So fun! I look forward to more tomorrow!

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  3. Anonymous2:37 PM

    Looks like so much fun! Can't wait for more pictures...

    Sandy C.

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  4. I love these, it looks like great fun. I can't wait to see more :)

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  5. The first one with the bowling balls - perfection.
    I love the thought of a Monday night wedding! How quirky and fun!

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  6. The bride and groom bowling picture is fantastic. I will always remember you singing meatloaf to me as a memory from their wedding

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    1. Holly, I'm so embarrassed about that. I was a little over excited. Serious regret.

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  7. Congratulations to Patrick and Shelby! Looks like you had a great weekend away. How wonderful that your whole family was together! Looking forward to seeing the wedding pics. Sounds like their vows were very special and personal.

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  8. They really look happy and comfortable together. I can't wait for more photos. Congratulations to all!!

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  9. Anonymous9:15 PM

    Your new daughter-in-law is just lovely (her hair is adorable!). They look so happy together. Congratulations to them, and to you for the new addition to your family. Aren't weddings the best?

    Debbie Z.

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  10. I love their shirts!! And the picture of them holding the bowling balls is adorable!! Loving all the pictures. Can't wait for tomorrow!!

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  11. So fun! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  12. Congrats all around! Great pics and can't wait to see more!!

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  13. Oh, those vows! I love creative, personal vows, too. Looking forward to the wedding pictures. And congratulations to Shelby and Patrick!

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  14. Thank you for sharing- I've been following your tremendously beautiful family for years, and you always inspire me! I just have to say I LOVE that first shot of the road in Iowa- amazing to me that these places actually exist!! I so hope to visit the Midwest one day-- I have always thought it so gorgeous, truly God's country-- just a truly lovely, poetic shot- blessings!

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  15. Thank you for sharing- I've been following your tremendously beautiful family for years, and you always inspire me! I just have to say I LOVE that first shot of the road in Iowa- amazing to me that these places actually exist!! I so hope to visit the Midwest one day-- I have always thought it so gorgeous, truly God's country-- just a truly lovely, poetic shot- blessings!

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  16. I love that you were able to do something so special as a family! How fun! Bowling makes everyone smile. I am very, very happy for Patrick and Shelby. Beautiful. I wish them all the very best on their marriage journey!

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  17. Glad to know about your wedding. Last month, I arranged my brother’s wedding reception dinner at one of the grand NYC venues. Hired a reputed caterer and his team really made excellent food for this event. We all enjoyed party food very much.

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