On Friday, friends, family and the wedding party shared toasts and funny stories at Lord Fletcher's on Lake Minnetonka. It was a great way to get to know one another, their relationship with the couple, and express our well wishes in a personal way before the big day.
With each day the wedding approaches. I grow more emotional. You've heard of "spontaneous combustion", well I think I'm experiencing "spontaneous eruption". I just burst into tears at the most awkward moments. During every speech on Friday evening I was a blubbering mess. When Keeley and I watched "New Year's Eve", which is not a sad movie, I was a blubbering mess. When we arrived at the Welle household on Sat, the floodgates opened and didn't close for a few hours.
To get to the island on Saturday, we drove to a parking lot, hopped on a shuttle, took the shuttle to a dock in front of the Welle household, then hopped on a pontoon over to the island. It was so charming!
I have to admit, attending a wedding as wonderful as this one was a bit unnerving three weeks before my wedding. Upon our arrival I started a mental checklist of the things I have yet to finish.Needless to say, this also prompted some tears. While we were waiting on the dock with most of the wedding party watching a pontoon ferry load up, and as the shuttle pulled into the lot, I looked around nervously and said "guys, do you think we're in the right place?" Keeley and Jenna lost it... I think that is when I kicked the anxiety and pulled myself together.
|Notice the darling Hot Pink Sperry's?|
|The real flowers and flower petals on the aisle added such a romantic touch to the wedding, it was really beautiful... also kept things simple for the flower girl!|
|I really loved the bouquets they used for the ceremony pictured on either side of the seating chart. The simplicity of the baby's breath was so ethereal and lovely; coupled with the thulle the look was irresistible!|
|Drew captured a laugh on the beach... jk, we totally posed for this.|
|I loved the table display- clean & classic. The centerpieces were made up of various soft pink flowers; coupled with the navy blue napkins the look was complete. Sarah put labels on wine bottles to , and then put water in the wine bottles-genius!|
|I mean, I'm just saying... we took these pics of our profiles in the sunset and then the photographer followed suit... (see the picture of the bride and groom down below)|