August 17, 2014

The Wedding of Cathy and Jeff at the Minnesota Arboretum


The Wedding of Cathy and Jeff at the Minnesota Arboretum
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for August 17, 2014.


This week kept us busy celebrating the marriage of our friends, Cathy and Jeff. Cathy and Miss Sheri went to college together and we had the joy of joining them for their ceremony at the Minnesota Arboretum.


Earlier in the week, the ladies hit the town for Cathy's bachelorette party.  Our old friend, Robin Bauman, flew in from Hawaii for the event.  And boy were her arms tired! Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!


We also were excited to see Cathy's twin sister, Deb, and her husband, Paul.  Deb was really thinking strategically when she selected a dress that would match the flowers in the background.


We were all looking forward to the wedding.


We took a shuttle bus from the hotel to the ceremony which looked like it had a built in dance floor.  Unfortunately, the ride didn't last very long so I didn't get the chance to ask my wife to dance.


The Minnesota Arboretum is a really beautiful place, but every time I go there I have this overwhelming urge to go to the bathroom.  I'm not sure why that is.


The wedding was very pleasant.  The bride looked beautiful and the groom looked very dapper.  The setting was incredible and I really enjoyed going to an outdoor wedding.  Except when the geese flew over while the bride was saying her vows.  Their persistent honking was very rude.

  
Several of Cathy and Sheri's college classmates were at the event.  They all attended Wartburg college in Waverly, Iowa.  And were very naughty while they were there.


The reception was inside and started with a bang when the wedding party entered the room with the theme song from The Blues Brothers playing.  This indicated that the party was ready to begin!


 The boys were very excited to start tackling their salads.


Jay and I had a nice time eating, drinking, and being merry.


It sure is fun getting together with old friends!