Monday, September 10, 2012

Wisconsin wedding weekend

This weekend two of M's friends, well.. I guess my friends too now :).. got married in the little farmy town of Barron, WI. 

We hit the road Saturday after having lunch with my dad. 

That's when we spotted this gem on 35E north.

 I mean really.. who DOESN'T wake up one day and think "man, it'd look REALLY cool if I spray painted my Chrysler with tigers and got a vanity plate that says 9 LIVEZ" (with a Z, obvs.)

I showered up in St. Paul, and just had to do my hair at the hotel. We met a bunch of the other couples in the lobby to carpool to the ceremony, since they were going to have a shuttle running from the reception back to the hotel.

M's got a good looking group of friends ;-) 
(from L-R, Dan, M, Ben, Jordan, Brian, Brady, and Brett)
 The ceremony was beautiful and the bride's cousin was an OUT OF THIS WORLD singer. 

The groom and his brother own a music production business, and Phil Solem (lead singer of the Rembrandt's, also known as the band behind theme song to the hit show FRIENDS) is a mentor of theirs. They also are friends with Michael Bland (who played drums for Prince). Both of them, along with a few others they handpicked, made up the band.

Between my sore legs and the hangover I had this morning, I'd say we all had a good time!

Father daughter dance 

annndd Jordan photobombing M. haha

The "L" was Jordan's girlfriend, Shannon's idea... she called it the "future lawyers of America" photo. Jordan is entering his 3rd year at the U of M law school. 

From L-R Shannon, Eve and Megan

From L-R Jordan, M and Eric

Brooke getting ready for Zach to fish the garter out...

I think she was yelling at him to crawl for it here...

which he did. 

Love the facial expression here, haha

and then we all took photos with the garter on our head like a ninja. 

Here's Andrea: 

There's a photo of me wearing it floating around there somewhere

Eve, me, and Shannon

Josh, Eric and myself

Josh, Eric, M and Pete

Overall, it was a heck of a good time! For unexplained reasons I sobbed for a half hour in the hotel room. Woke up with a mound of tissues and zero recollection of why I was crying. 

yes, I was "that girl" ...woops. 

M and I hit the road early, hit McDonald's, and I even mustered the energy to go to Michael's to get more crafting supplies. I have a couple cool projects to share!

M and I have a liturgy planning session tonight at the church. I'm really excited, since I don't have a solid idea about what we'll be doing. I'm not sure if we're just going to chat about the process and get a booklet with a selection of readings, or what. Regardless, I'm looking forward to going back to the church. I love it so much. :)

Hope you all had a good weekend! 



  1. I actually used to work at the same place that the person who drives that car worked at. I would always see the car in the parking lot and laugh about it.

  2. Looks like a fun wedding! :) that car is RIDICULOUS. HAHAHAHAHA

  3. SO fun!
    also- that car?! wouldn't have been the same if it was "9 Lives"

  4. Looks like lots of fun! I love your dress and cute!!!

  5. Looks like you had a good time! Weddings are so fun

  6. Great pictures! Looks like you had a blast - such a small world, I know people from Barron, WI!!