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Monday, June 28, 2010
Our Wedding Anniversary
June 28, 1997
Fifteen years ago, we had our first date....
and thirteen years ago today, June 28, 1997,
I married my best friend.
It was a magical day-- we were married in a historical church in Heritage Hill State Park.
How fitting for two folks who love camping sooo much, to get married in a State Park? We also camped for our two week honeymoon in our RV, circling Lake Superior.
Our wedding day weather was perfect, and we arrived at the park in style.
We had a driver with top hat and tails, a pair of fine horses
and a white carriage like Cinderella!
I felt like a princess in a fairy tale... and had found my Prince Charming!
We shared our vows in front of our families and friends.. with our children taking part in the ceremony.
Oh gosh, this is the Happiest Day of our LIVES!
Our four lovely children were our Best Men and Honorly Maidens.
Karen, Erin and Heather Steve, Dan and Mike
And here is our new family!
The carriage had escorted us to the church, and then brought us to our reception
in a lovely park setting on the grounds of Willowbrook.
We rented a large tent, catered in a Spanferkle (pig roast) and had a great picnic afternoon family picnic type reception. My boss offered this lovely park setting for the reception location on the banks of the Fox River.
It was a warm sunny afternoon. We didn't care for a late night drunken dancing party, so an afternoon picnic was more our style. Friends helped with the setup for us. Soft music, good food, family and friends was all we needed to celebrate our marriage.
Steve later swept me away in our little Fiat Spider convertible... to a cozy bed and breakfast for our wedding night.
He bought me this little car for a wedding present!
Thank you, Steve, for making my life more wonderful than I could have ever expected!!!!!