jake and allison chose to have their toasts at the rehearsal dinner, rather than the wedding reception. joe was the best man and delivered a great best man toast. it was equal parts funny and sentimental, of course ending with a quote from kelly clarkson. touching.
|katie and i at the rehearsal dinner|
|the bride and groom|
|joe giving his best man toast|
|lovin' bathtime in the sink!|
we had a gorgeous day for january in minnesota- 40 degrees and sunny. it was a little chilly taking some of the pictures outside, but it wasn't too bad and i think they'll turn out really pretty. the photographer was great and managed our boisterous group with a smile; no small feat, i assure you.
|the beautiful bride|
the ceremony was very meaningful and went off without a hitch, though not without many tears (and a few shouts from bennett, who had to leave the ceremony with grammy because he was too noisy!). we had a blast at the reception and danced the night away with our nephew martin and our niece taylor, who declared many of the songs to be "booty shakin'" songs! martin especially liked the cha-cha slide!
joe and i couldn't be happier for jake and allison, and are so excited to be able to watch our families grow together in the coming years. hopefully sooner than later for them ;-)