Faith Friday: Anna and Greg’s Wedding Edition

So what could be a better Faith Friday, than the celebrating the sacrament of Holy Matrimony? Answer: nothing, well maybe Jesus. But today we will stick with weddings.  And with that, a few weekends ago I traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota for an amazing weekend.

Let me back up to where I first met Anna, all the way back to third grade. Yes, since the age of 8, I have had the pleasure of being friends and growing up with this goofy, bubbly, full-of-life girl, who can put a smile on anyone’s face.

We rented a car and drove the 6 hours to arrive at the rehearsal dinner that the groom himself catered! He had the grill going and the food was delicious. They even had gluten-free buns, which was such a generous gesture. Anna and Greg are just so kind, love them!

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We went out for drinks with Ben and Linda (who just got married a few months ago, you can read about that here) after the rehearsal dinner and then went to bed. We woke up early in the morning to work out and then I headed to the salon! One of the bridesmaid offered to pick up Starbucks and I was and always will be eternally grateful.

IMG_0048Linda and I painting our toenails and getting ready for the wedding.

Anna had our whole high school group as bridesmaid, which made the weekend a blast. It was fun reconnecting and spending time with all these ladies that have spent so many sleepovers, proms, sports, and talking with.

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After we were all glommed up, Anna slipped into her dress with the help of Alexa, Kelsey, and her mother. Such a precious moment.

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Then while Anna, took some pre-wedding shots. We had the best time, catching up and hanging out waiting for the ceremony to begin!

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Anna gave us beautiful pearl necklaces, that you can see in this shot. Again, so generous.

The ceremony was beautiful, and the vows were so heartfelt. I just love weddings.

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Soon after the couple wed, we hopped on a party bus to take pictures around the area. Then arrived at the reception area for dinner! I ordered the vegan option, because it was gluten-free and I was curious.

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It was roasted vegetables drizzled with a balsamic reduction! Yumm

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And then we got to dance the night away and celebrate great love!

IMG_0066Dancing with Chris is one of my all time favorite things, so I loved breaking it down at the reception. We may not have all the moves, but we do enjoy ourselves.

There were too many great moments to document, but I wish Anna and Greg a lifetime of happiness, and they deserve it! Congrats!

~Alyssa

 

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