I recently returned from a visit to my family for a wedding. My niece, Jenny got married and I have to tell you - if you want to fun at your wedding she is the wedding planner you want! She got married at the family cottage on the beach in Door County. The wedding day was beautiful - blue skies, warm temps(a little humid for this desert rat), and no wind. The ceremony was perfect. The reception was held at a hotel in Green Bay and it was very fun. If you didn't enjoy yourself at this reception, then it was no one's fault but your own!
On the way from the cottage to the reception we stopped at the "Frosty Tip" for ice cream with my brother Mark's family. It was a tradition to stop there when we were kids to break up the "hour long" trip to the cottage! At the reception, which Jenny completely planned, there was a "Candy Bar", a photo booth (with all sorts of props that people could use to dress up), a great DJ, lots of dancing and just plain fun. When the groom (he's a mechanic), went to take off the garter, he used a "creeper" to roll under her dress (this was NOT Jenny's idea!). The DJ, even helped out and slipped some car parts for him to take out before the garter. It was a big hit. Probably the biggest surprise of all was the father/daughter dance. It started out as the traditional dance and they broke into a dance routine that had the whole crowd cheering and laughing. Very few people knew ahead of time that this was going to happen and it was the highlight of the evening. Jenny even choreographed that with her father via many phone calls, texts and e-mails since right now her father is working in California. They did an amazing job. Here are some photos from the wedding.