Larry always finds one of these machines...he's an expert in winning!
-then he was a happy camper!
The best part of the wedding weekend as far as I was concerned was seeing my sister Lynn, the mother of the bride, -so happy! She has been looking forward to this wedding for a long time. (They dated 6 years!)
She was thrilled and looked like Cinderella! The location of the wedding was close to the Mississippi River -in the background.
The flowergirl, Crystal, is the groom's daughter. My sister and her husband Jim are also thrilled that they have a new built-in grandaughter!!
An ususual aspect of the wedding was that Jim is also a Lutheran pastor and helped perform the ceremony, which made it that much more meaningful. Before the service here, with Jon, their son.
The wedding party...
Mr & Mrs. Bryan Brogan!!
Lynn spent many hours making Rachel's gown at her request. She said it was "like a hug" for her to wear.
Taking pictures at the reception.
Rachel's new in-laws...
Jim giving a father of the bride toast...
Cutting the cake...and off to an Alaska cruise on their honeymoon.
Sisters...Lynn & me, a beautiful wedding, a beautiful day. (We used to have the same colored hair, I'm thinkin' she has more fun these days...)
On the way home we went to Wisconsin to stop at cousin Joel's farm....
Always a serene, picturesque place to be.
The view from their patio....a stark contrast from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. Such peace here.
And last stop was putting wedding flowers on Mom & Dad's graves in Luther Valley. They would have loved to have been a part of the festivites. It makes you reflect on the circle of life and all that is important, short and fragile about it.
Congrats and happy future, Mr & Mrs Brogan!!!!