Monday, September 9, 2013

Danny and Jenna Get Hitched

This past weekend, we were lucky enough to attend the wedding of two of our good friends, Danny and Jenna.  We got to know the both of them via the climbing gym, and we have spent a great deal of time with the now-married couple climbing all over. In fact, we've metled in Kentucky together on many a summer trips and we've frozen in Alabama together as well, specifically on one very cold New Year's Eve.

Our friends Craig and Sarah were nice enough to pick us up, and we drove with them and another gym pal, Rory, to the ceremony.  They say rain is good luck on one's wedding day, and it poured on Saturday, so Danny and Jenna should have lots of luck.  In fact, the weather held us up a bit; during the drive, it was raining so hard that the van became more of a ski on wheels than anything else, and we hydroplaned our way down the highway.  When we got to the church, we walked in just in time to get our seats in the pew before the wedding party made their way down the isle.  The ceremony was sweet and the couple looked extremely happy from start to finish.  

After the ceremony, we gathered some other gym friends who were also in attendance and went for a drink in downtown Cedarburg, just down the street from where the ceremony was held.  After that, we ventured over to the Fields' new house to check it out and have a few snacks with John and Heather, two of the nicest people one will ever meet.  

Then it was time for the reception.  The torrential rain had long since passed, and the heat and humidity had returned (I'm not used to this thick, humid air after my summer in Colorado), but we did not let that get in the way of the good time that needed to be had.  The reception, which was held at a family member's house, was a perfect combination of Danny and Jenna's tastes.  We had pulled pork and cheesy potatoes for dinner, enjoyed drinks out of mason jars and glasses of Cedar Creek Wine throughout the night and capped everything off with mint julep cupcakes and plenty of dancing -- Sarah's love for dancing was not to be stopped, even in this heat, and I wasn't about to let her dance alone, so I again left a wedding reception with more of a limp than a walk (just like I did at Matt and Shaneda's wedding in August).

I was so glad to be able to celebrate with Danny and Jenna, and I cannot wait to spend time with the new husband and wife when they return from their honeymoon.  We've got lots of climbing trips to catch up on now that wedding planning is done :)  

lighting the unity candle

Alicia and Craig sporting their tattoos (Craig's is courtesy of Rory)

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