Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wedding Weekend

We had a great trip back to Iowa for Kyle and Amie's wedding. Dylan did great during the 14 hour car ride (other than having to stop to pee ALL THE TIME). We arrived in Council Bluffs on Wednesday afternoon and had some time to relax and stretch out after being in the car for a while. Amie and Granny B came over to Carolyn's for dinner and Dylan had fun seeing everyone.

 Thursday was a busy day! We ran to Target to pick up a few last minute items, to Men's Warehouse to make sure Dave and Dylan's tuxes fit ok and then went to Trader Joes! I am so jealous that Omaha has a Trader Joes. Luckily I was able to stock up on Charles Shaw wine, turkey gravy, tea, chocolate covered peanut butter filled pretzels and more! After our busy morning we headed over to Bruce and Sherrie's for lunch. Josh, Brenda and the kids were there, it took Dylan a few minutes and then he was busy running and playing with his cousins. Kyle and Amie also came over for lunch and opened up a few wedding presents.
The Great Grandchildren: Gabe, Kaelin, Granny B, Madison & Dylan
Dylan's suit!

Kyle loves the new dishes!
Thursday night Carolyn watched Dylan so Dave and I could go out to dinner with friends. We chose a new place, Cantina Laredo, in the midtown area of Omaha the food was really good, however we were not impressed with the margaritas. They had nothing on Chez Guevera's! After a catching up at our friends house after dinner we headed back to Carolyn's. Dylan and I had lunch at Cellar 19 on Friday before I got my shellac manicure (still going strong on day 7!) and Dave and Kyle headed to Quaker Steak and Lube for wings.

Friday evening was the rehearsal, Dylan was a great listener and walked down the isle with the other ring bearers. Other than Dave and I walking down the isle on the wrong sides the rehearsal went great. Dinner was at Riverside Grill. We had an wonderful buffet of chicken, steak and sides. Carolyn made everyone favors for the rehearsal too, the trivets/coasters turned out great! Dave gave a short speech and then Kyle and Amie handed out the wedding party gifts. Dylan loves his trucks and they kept him and Gabe entertained for the remainder of the dinner. Among the items in my bag was a fun bracelet that all the bridesmaids wore at the wedding. Dave got a mug and shot glass for his groomsman gift.
Ready to practice walking down the isle.
Custom favors
The girls were up early on Saturday to get our hair done. Luckily my mom drove over to Council Bluffs on Friday so she could help us with Dylan on Friday and Saturday. I rode out to the church with the other bridesmaids and Amie. Dave and Kyle came out later and Dylan got to catch a ride with Grandma Carolyn. He made it just in time for wedding party photos! He did great getting his picture taken and gave us the cheesy smile too. Kyle and Amie looked wonderful and the ceremony was great.

Kaelin getting her hair done.
Ladies getting their hair done.
Amie with hair and make up done!
Amie's awesome custom bouquet!
Another shot of her bouquet. 

Gabe looking handsome in his suit.
Madison, Kaelin and Jenna
Dave putting on Dylan's boutineer. 
Dylan and Kyle
GQ Dylan
 After the ceremony Kyle and Amie were showered in rose petals, took a few pictures in the beautiful light and then hopped on the party bus with the rest of us to get photos taken at a park in Omaha and to grab a drink.
After the ceremony photos, gorgeous light and couple!
Amie and Ashley

Paul and Dana flew in from Chicago for the big day!
When we arrived at the reception everyone was announced and Kyle and Amie cut the wedding cake. Dinner, speeches and dancing rounded out the night. We had such a great time being part of Kyle and Amie's wedding and were so happy they included Dylan as well!
First dance! Congratulations Kyle and Amie!
Want to see ALL my photos from the wedding weekend? Visit my Flickr page!

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