Diane & Carl
Diane and Carl were married at the Country Bluff Wedding Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 20 in the middle of a very picturesque Wisconsin snowstorm. Friends and family drove long distances, filed into the chapel brushing the snowflakes off their coats and shaking off their boots, and filled the room with warmth and love and music. It was a beautiful event.
I am a complete sucker for dads who get emotional when they first see their daughters in their wedding dresses, so I’m going to start with this image of Diane and her father.
The flower girl’s dress was actually made from Diane’s mother’s own wedding gown, which Diane’s grandmother had made.
Diane has been friends with her maid of honor, Connie, since third grade. She knew exactly what to do.
Diane had the idea to give every guest a candle as they entered. When the time came to light the unity candle, they started at the back of the chapel and passed the flame forward, from candle to candle, as Diane’s young neighbor played “Silent Night” on the viola.
Diane did many of the decorations herself, including table centerpieces with fresh pine (that she had Carl go trim near their cabin!). It looked gorgeous.
Diane and Carl, thank you so much for welcoming me to be part of your celebration with your loving family and friends. Congratulations on your marriage – here’s to many happy years ahead!