A Stitch in Time*

Monday, December 3, 2007

A White Wedding

We just returned from a short trip back to the midwest. As a matter of fact, I wish we'd have stayed longer as the trip was simply too short for the amount of travel time required.

The first part of our jaunt is about a fifty mile ride to the largest airport in the area, and that trip amounts to a few hours due to traffic. After that our flight is about three hours. From there it's a short ride to the car rental place, and onto our destination another 165 miles from the city to which we fly. All told, it's about 12 hours from our doorstep to our destination back in the small town we visit.

We were there only three nights, so that gave us two full days at our destination. It truly wasn't enough time, but our main goal was to attend a wedding and we got to do that so it was all well worth it.

We live where the temperature is about 60-70 degrees during the day, even in the winter months. When we arrived at our destination, the temperature was six degrees. Brrr... It's the first time I've been back in the midwest without snow in the winter. It was odd to see it bright outside without snow when the temperature was so low.

The oddity ended on our second day there when we awakened to this:

Rental Car and Snow

Naturally that was the day of the wedding we were there to attend. Our sweet niece got to wed on a snowy day wearing a strapless dress and strappy shoes. Her attendants also wore strapless gowns!

Here's another picture of the weather the day of the wedding. I think it's so lovely, even if it is cold.

First Big Snow of Winter in Minnesota

Here are the attendants with our niece in the middle:

The Bride and Attendants

Here's a photo of the fathers of the bride and groom. They're attempting to light the gorgeous snow sculptures that will lead guests to the church ceremony. The constant snowfall prevented the lighting from happening at all.

Father of the Bride and Groom

It was a beautiful wedding, and we had a complete blast experiencing our first small town wedding. There were 350 people at the reception! We ate a wonderful meal and danced the night away. I even got to polka for the first time since my ballet days, and unfortunately I was a bit too exuberant for my partner. My partner fell on the floor, in fact. No one was injured, and the fun continued.

I loved the snow, but it's great to be back here where the temperature outside is over 70 degrees today.

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  • At December 3, 2007 at 7:26 PM , Blogger Sampler Stitcher said...

    Although it's been twenty years since I lived in the midwest, I don't miss the cold. I do get really sick of the heat by Aug., but we never have to shovel the sunshine here in AZ. It sure sounds like a fun trip.

  • At December 5, 2007 at 3:53 PM , Blogger Susan said...

    What was she thinking, getting married in a strapless dress in the midwest in December?

    I'm glad you had a good time. You should come back to the midwest next summer, and visit me in Chicago! I promise there will be no snow!

  • At December 7, 2007 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Garden Girl said...

    Weather like that is exactly why my born-and-bred-Chicago-native husband says he no longer lives there. LOL! I think that all that snow makes everything look magical! And did those bridesmaids have tans????


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