Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Melanie & Steve’s Wedding

Hold on…this is a long one!! It’s worth it tho, I promise!! :)

Kyle and I drove out to Chicago on Wednesday the week of Melanie’s wedding. His brother Travis and a friend rode with us. We got in late Wednesday  night and met up with Mom and Dad B and Laura (Kyle’s sister) at the hotel.

Thursday we headed over to Steve’s house to meet up with everyone else. I went with Mel and the rest of the girls to get pampered. And the guys stayed back and did “man” stuff!! Dad B and Travis’ friend re-screened a few doors, Kyle replaced some lawn mower tires, and fixed their garage door opener.

The girls included Laura, Mom B, Melanie, Shelly (Melanie’s Matron of Honor and college friend), Laura W (a bridesmaid and Chicago friend of Mel’s), and Erica and Trinity (Mel has lived with Erica and her family for a few years now and Erica is a bridesmaid and Trinity is the flower girl).


This was a “first” for Mom B and I think she really enjoyed it! I told her she needs to join me more often for mani’s and pedi’s!! :)


The glowing bride-to-be!!DSC00018   

 Cute Shelly!!DSC00015

Laura W and Erica enjoying the “pampered-ness”!! 

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Mel and her new pretty nails!   DSC00051

Trinity patiently waiting for her nails to dry!DSC00044

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After our busy day everyone got cleaned up and headed to the church for a “run through”! It went pretty smoothly and I think everyone got the idea of what they were supposed to be doing! Here are a few pictures of “practice”!! :)

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Trinity practicing dropping the petals!DSC00070      

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Rehearsal Dinner

After the rehearsal everyone headed to Steve’s house for a grill out. And a lot more family showed up too! Kyle’s sister and BIL from CO and their daughter and quite a few other Aunts & Uncles along with Grandpa and Grandma DeWall. This was the first time we got to meet our neice, Arianna. She is 14 months and just too cute!

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Mom B picked up these brownies at Sam’s Club and they were A-M-A-Z-ING!!!! They were called “two bite brownies”, but Kyle says they were only 1!!! :)DSC03084  


Getting Ready

Melanie and all the girls got their hair done at the church. And thank goodness they did…it rained and rained and rained!!! It rained so much that streets were SUPER flooded and it took Kyle and Dad B over an hour to go 4 miles from the hotel to the church!

Ok back to hair!! Melanie’s hair person was so kind to come out all the way from Pocahontas, IA and do Mel’s hair for her. She has done Mel’s hair for years and years! And we even heard some fun stories about my funny little hubby when he was little!! She did such a great job working with all of Mel’s curls!! Turned out awesome!!

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 Great job Lisa…Melanie looked stunning!!DSC03120

Bridesmaids’ Hair

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DSC03125In the words of Mom B, “Lisa is going to floof my hair”!! :) Turned out very nice!! DSC03121


Adding a touch of glow to the already glowing bride!DSC03129    

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So pretty!!! :)

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Don’t forget the garter!!DSC03142 DSC03143


The Mom’s all pretty and ready for the big day!!DSC03144   DSC03132 

“Melanie!!! You’re getting married!!!!” - Shelly




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The entire family on Mom B’s side!! DSC03345


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my cutie pa-tootie hubby!!DSC03337 

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Tim wanted to be picked up after Kyle picked me up….!!! No Comment! ;)DSC03541 

And of course us girls have to get in on it too!DSC03543 

Kyle and Caleb blowing bubbles!DSC03548


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They went to get slurpee’s from 7-11!!DSC03552

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Congrats Melanie and Steve!!


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