Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our beginnings

We were introduced by our respective roommates (who happened to be dating at the time) in February 1999. After the usual ups and downs of a college romance in the midst of studying, we were engaged in February 2001.

This is graduation day, May 2001:

We were married on August 10, 2001 at 7pm. The ceremony was at my home church, Faith Chapel, in Billings, MT. Pastor Rob Griggs officiated.

We had our reception in my parents' backyard just a mile or so from the church. The yard was amazingly decorated; it was truly magical.

Our cake was huge! We had a working fountain in the center and real roses were abundant on the main and "satellite" cakes.

This is my favorite picture of the whole day. It speaks volumes about how a dad must feel.

John refused to say where we were going on our honeymoon, except that it was tropical. It wasn't until we were at the gate in Minneapolis that I knew we were going to Kaua'i! We had a great time, even though we lost most of our pictures.

Thank you so many times over to all the friends and family who made that day very special to us both.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to blog world, Bender's! Beautiful pictures too! And yes, we ended up buying the Bundt recipe got us hooked:)

    Andrea and Josh