Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Wedding Bliss

We just got back last night from a trip to Alberta. We drove the long, 12 hour trip to celebrate Alli & Stephen's wedding day and although the drive felt long, it was well worth it.
Alli was my roommate at Bethany and holds a very special place in my heart. I have such fond memories of our late night talks, Monday night date nights (including over- ripe mango feasts), volleyball road trips together, and walking into our room with Alli either reading her Bible or knitting a scarf :) Yes...my good ol' "Granny Alli" as I called her :) Love you Alli...thanks for being such a wonderful roomie!!

Of course, we couldn't drive to Calgary without stopping at Peters' Drive-In. Delicious!!
The wedding ceremony was held at Alli's family farm, on Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful place for a wedding with all the flowers blooming and a prairie field in the background.

Alli was truly a vision of beauty! She looked IN-credible, as we knew she would :)
Her dress was gorgeous... the lace-up back and long train were stunning...

The picture below is my favorite, even though its a bit blurry. I never seem to be able to get a good picture of the couple as they're walking out, so I was very pleased with this one. Especially with the way the sun is shining on them... what a good looking pair!
You'll always be "roomie" to me Alli! Love you.

The reception was held at the Heritage Inn & Suites in Brooks (which was very convenient for us because we stayed there with Craig & Jen for the weekend). They served us a full out turkey dinner and topped it off with a large variety of cheesecakes, squares and pies. It was very fulfilling after a long day in the heat!

Here's my wonderful brother and sister-in-law, Craig & Jen. We had so much fun hanging out with them this weekend.

And last but not least, the cutting of the cake...
As you can see, the cake was gorgeous! And yes, those are REAL flowers...
So that was our weekend in a nutshell. Now I need to go do some serious packing! We have to be out of our loft and into our townhouse by the end of the month and there is still a lot of work to be done. I'll post pictures of our new place sometime this week, that way you can get the "before & after" effect. Have a great day everyone!!


Erica said...

Ohhhhh Bonnie....

I wish I could've been at that wedding for OHHHH so many reasons... silly money and work!! ARG. To have seen a) Steve & Alli get married - hotnesssss... b) You and Jon! ARGGG...

Alas, this is my fate. Those pics are GORGEOUS, and you & Jon - stunning as always!

"Have fun" moving (is it ever fun?) and I look forward to reading all about the new transition!



Cyndy said...

Looks like beautiful wedding, Bonnie! I love weddings...most girls do. But it's such a significant day in a couple's life. I love being able to share that experience with friends and family.

And you look BEAUTIFUL! Wow. Hot dress. I love it - mind if I ask where you got it from? I'm looking for one (in earthtone colours) for my brother's wedding (that's right, Jonny B!) on September 1. Just curious.

Hope you have a great day! Enjoy the sunshine.


Kaz said...

Hi! I came across your blog through Leanne's who came across mine through Rosanna's... don't you love how we are all connected?! I just thought that I would say hi and "sign your guestbook". LOVE the pics of the wedding you were at! Especially the cake!!! No shortage of the chocolate and it makes me crave some of that goodness!!! You and your hubby are so adorable!! Bless you!!!

Jen said...

Hi Bonnie and Jon

Thanks for posting these pictures - it's always nice to catch a glimpse of such a special day. It looks like it was a beautiful day! Hi to all your family from me!



Leanne said...

Wow, that cake is absolutely spectacular. I want to go back and have my wedding over again...with THAT CAKE!!
I'm glad that you had a safe trip and a good time. Hope to talk soon!