The morning started with making sure the boys made it to the wedding on time. They spent the night in an amazing suite at the Silver Reef Casino doing whatever it is that boys do at Bachelor parties. I won't go into details but they had a good time. I had warned Joel how much trouble he would be in if Thayer didn't get to the wedding in time, but just to be safe I sent a couple text messages to make sure they were awake and aware of the time. Thayer came home and went straight to bed while us girls finished getting ready. Mallory can do amazing things with a curling iron and a make-up brush. She whipped Amy into a beautiful bride-to-be like a professional. Amy received the good news that her mom, very ill with cancer, was going to be able to leave the hospital and make the journey up to the wedding. It was the start of a perfect day.
|Making sure everything is just right!|
|Amy getting ready to head down the isle.|
|Amy promised to do her mom's makeup when she arrived.|
We got Thayer up and into the shower just as the rest of the boys starting arriving from the hotel. You could tell by their faces and slow movements, they had quite the night. Thayer had a surprise for them, tuxedo shirts for everyone. This was going to be a classy wedding and Thayer was making sure everyone was dressed the part.
|Looking Sharp: Mark Bailey, Mark Thayer, Justin Schrieder, and Joel Odell|
|Adding a last minute candle lighting to the ceremony.|
|So happy to be a part of this day!|
|Amy and her dad, walking her down the isle.|
|The wedding ceremony.|
|Making it offical!|
|These boys are ready to party!|
Thayer cooked up some delicicous hamburgers and brauts on the grill. We muched on salads, chips, and appetizers brought by the many family and friends in attadence. We toasted the new couple and ate some cake, all while sitting around in the afternoon sun catching up with long time friends. Amy and Thayer ended the night by lighting off Thai lanterns. I had never done this before and was excited to give it a try. We all stood around the yard, taking turns lighting a lantern and watching it float away into the night sky. It was a magical end to a beautiful day.
|Releasing my first Thai lantern.|
|Watching them float away...|
|Congratulations to Mark & Amy Thayer!|