The wedding was at a lovely chapel and barn in Shelby Iowa. It rained...until about an hour before the service!
We arrived very early for pictures. The flowers were very pretty.
They men had different colored pastel ties.
Shelby's father carved flowers for each table. This most elaborate piece was on the sweetheart table.
Isn't this amazing...and so special.
Matthew and Ezekiel.
Emma preformed the wedding (beautifully) and Katie was a greeter.
Malachi and Asher had a long, long wait. Melinda took this picture cute picture.
Our first look at the bride before the ceremony. She looked so beautiful. Her dress was darling (dotted swiss). She made the pink bow...and maybe even her hair piece. (I didn't have a chance to ask.)
Picture by Melinda.
Patrick wore a tux. He looked elegant. I wore the shawl I knit last year and a black dress.
Patrick was more sentimental than I was I think.
Quick selfies before the ceremony. Or as I like to call them...
My and my big boy. So happy and proud of him.
My sister Nancy. She was such a wonderful help! It's her thing. :o)
We had a great time and were so delighted that she could come to the wedding!
These two look fabulous even tho they were busy with all three boys. At one point Malachi lost it and declared he would not walk down the aisle. He was done.
But walk down the aisle he did....and at the end of the ceremony he dashed out the back of the church.
Making their entrance as Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Boucher
Uncle Paulie could not wait to sing.
Oh look. There is Aunt Susan!! Behind Shelby.... I could just cry...at the pictures I did not take.
Matthew is the best dad I know.
Hi Joe and Susan....in the background!
I hope I will be able to share the professional pictures with you all when they are available.
So there you go. Maybe Emma can share some of the vows with you in the comments when she has the time. They were lovely. There were no toasts but lots of dancing by just a small number of us. It was not a rowdy wedding at all. (Well except for the nine or ten small children.)
The buffet style meal was delicious...I love a buffet, don't you?
Shelby's parents were so sweet, they were perfect hosts.
I was so grateful that Susan and Joe and Paulie and Nancy made it all the way to Omaha and Shelby Iowa! It meant the world to us and we will cherish the memory forever!
God bless you Patrick and Shelby.
We love you.