Sunday, December 22, 2013

Winter Wedding

Yesterday we attended the wedding of our niece Rachael.  She has been praying for snow for the wedding.  There was a fair amount of snow….and many of the outside photos show snowflakes.


Rachael and Chad were married in front of the fireplace in a lovely ceremony.  Guests were seated at round tables, a brunch followed the 9:45 AM nuptials.

The newlyweds

I took outdoor photos from the balcony.

Chad and Rachael

The bride was beautiful. It seems like only yesterday when she was born. Now she is all grown up, graduated from College and  married.


Lets gosledding

Can you guess what they did to celebrate?

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Chad and Rachael sledding



They celebrated by joining their guests in some tubing down the big hill in front of the hall where the wedding took place.   The guests especially the younger ones had a blast!  Far Guy said “Go ahead and sled with the kids, I will visit you in the hospital.”  I declined and was more than happy just to take photos.

The hill

The high yesterday was 11 F or –11C.  Just another balmy day in MinnesnowdaSmile

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Marty said...

Oh my goodness, what a wonderful wedding! You had me at the ceremony in front of the fireplace, and then the beauty of the bride added to the slides in the snow? Perfect!

DJan said...

She even wore her wedding dress to sled in! I am impressed. This woman has moxie. Congratulations to the happy couple, and I wish them a marriage as happy and long as yours! Blessings of the season! :-)

troutbirder said...

Very nice. Ah to be that young and..... And Merry Christmas to you and your!

Karen said...

How to make a wedding special!:) You got some lovely shots of them, and the tubing in the wedding dress, hilarious:)!!!

Nancy said...

Love the tubing shots - this couple is destined to have a long and happy marriage!

Primitive Stars said...

I love that, what a great Wedding.....Beautuful bride is right, wow!!!!!! Thanks for sharing a wonderful time, Blessings Francine.

Pauline Persing said...

What a wonderful wedding celebration.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful couple. Wish them all the best!

Henny Penny said...

She really is a beautiful bride! Enjoyed all the pictures!

Gail said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate!

Beautiful, like a queen. Wishing them the best for years to come.

Marcy had a friend that Tried to visit from Minnesota and got iced in at Mt Ida.

Beth said...

The wedding photos are beautiful!! You did a wonderful job taking them!

Lynda said...

How fun! They said you should incorporate something in your wedding day that you love and it's obvious they did. She is beautiful. I love her scarf. He and she look great together and very, very happy.

Leah said...

That is great! I love that really anything goes for weddings ~ Beautiful bride :)

RURAL said...

That's a beautiful wedding...and what a great idea to go sledding.

We jumped on the trampoline with my niece and nephew...despite any other guests wanting to join in.

Merry Christmas, to you and yours.


Jacqi Stevens said...

Well, that certainly will be a wedding to remember! Beautiful photos, lovely bride! Glad discretion was the better part of your professional demeanor for the wouldn't do for you to spend Christmas in the hospital...even if Far Guy did come and visit you...

Red said...

This was a super idea for a wedding!
Now why not tube down the hill?
It does look cold there!

Anonymous said...

What lovely shots - brilliant that they went tubing to celebrate. What fun!

Cynthia said...

What a lovely setting for a wedding, and a celebratory slide down the hill sounds about perfect! Minnesotans do know how to have fun in the snow!

Terry and Linda said...

I think taking photos is the best at our advanced age!!!

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Grandma Barb's This and That said...

That's awesome! I'm sure the younger ones enjoyed the sledding. I would have stayed by the fireplace however!