Wow – what a beautiful wedding we were privileged to be a part of this past weekend.
Michelle and Ryan were married at her grandparent’s home in Waterloo. Their house is on a lake, with a large deck/yard/beach area in their back yard. Wedding consultant Dominique Frost (www.fromthismoment.biz) did a wonderful job planning the logistics of the wedding – building a large platform on the beach for the bride, groom, and wedding party to stand on – arranging seating on the lawn, a sound system so that the minister and bride and groom could be heard well, and the decorations and flowers – just lovely. Nature cooperated, and it did not rain, and was not as warm as it could have been in June – appreciated by everyone outside.As nice as the environment, seeing the love and connection between this couple was even better. As I spent time with the bride during her pre-ceremony preparations, I realized how deep their love and spiritual connection was – the groom had moved from the East coast to live closer to the bride in the time leading up to the ceremony – and had lived with the bride’s parents during his time in Omaha before the wedding. The bride told me about how she had thought about her future and her husband, before she met Ryan, and it was clear that he had brought her dreams to life.
A lovely reception at Omaha Country Club followed their ceremony. The caterers had set up what is becoming a trend at buffet-style receptions – food “stations” rather than just 1 long buffet line.
They had Mediterranean food at one, seafood at another, and an excellent roast beef at last station. This is such a great way to present a variety of tastes to your guests, and the sooner your guests eat, the sooner the rest of the party can begin!
Michele and Ryan left the reception to a shower of sparklers as they embarked on their new life together.