Ashley and Dale have been waiting their whole lives for this moment. Picture this if you will. A beautiful sunny June Saturday afternoon in a lush green setting at Camden State Park just outside Marshall MN. A stunning bride and her fiance sharing their vows as their friends and family look upon the officient as he marries two sweethearts. The light breeze is cooling and comforting as the piano plays and two vocalists sing a wonderful melody much to the delight of our newlyweds family and friends. This is the start of something great!
The ceremony was perfect with special touches and a well delivered sermon by Pastor Kelly Wasberg. The Pianist Julie, and soloist Jill, provided a great accompaniment for the processional, recessional, and the rest of the ceremony as well. With the ceremony finished the guests were ushered out by Troy and Ashley and one by one made their short trek to the Marshall Golf Course for the evenings reception.
Upon arrival to the reception facility the guests were treated to two different punches, a chocolate fountain, and an abundance of love from the guests for our celebrities of the evening. The bridal party arrived alittle after the guests and were treated with a huge round of applause, cheers, and treated to a few fist pumps from the groomsman and dance moves from the bridesmaids as well! The Dales were last to be introduced and with a standing ovation none the less, the evening was staged for a great time!
The dinner followed a blessing from Troy and a heartfelt thank you to those in attendance for sharing their special day with them. For dinner the guests were treated to a pasta buffet featuring both red and white sauces, grilled chicken, HUGE meatballs, linguine and cheese ravioli complete with fresh parmesan cheese, garlic bread and salad served family style before dismissal. Needless to say the guests were well fed, and the food was simply great!
Following the meal Andrea, our maid of honor, gave a great speech as well as Craig our best man, followed by the father of the bride Tom who shared a story about our bride being her favorite daughter (his only) and his new favorite son in law! It was clearly apparent to one and all that there was alot of love for our newlyweds and they were excited about the fun and dancing that would happen later.
The tables were cleared swiftly and the first dances were shared between Ashely and Troy, Ashley and her Dad, and Troy and his lovely mother Deb. Following the formal dances we invited one and all to share a slow dance with their significant others and migrated into some great dance music that guests enjoyed until the reception winded down at midnight. Some great moments of the dance were when Troy and our ring bearer Keiton broke out in Will Smiths’ “Hitch” style breakdown of dance moves with our groom being a distant runner up.. Not to be outdone, the best man Craig invited his brother to share a surprise dance to Right Said Fred’s I’m Too Sexy!
This was one amazing celebration and we were very honored to be a part of both the ceremony and the celebration for Troy and Ashley! We wish you the very very best with wherever the road may lead you! We certainly hope to see you in the future at some of your friends weddings next summer!