Saturday 11-2-19 Andrew & Rylee’s Wedding

Overcast cold day in Hastings. Looked out the window and saw what I thought was a white cat, but it was a white squirrel.

The wedding wasn’t until 3:30 PM so there was time to eat and get ready.

Alessandra and Erik came to our room and visited with David

We all left for the rural Welch, MN church for the wedding. The church they selected was Cross of Christ Lutheran about 14 mi south of Hastings on US-61

It is a beautiful church with very easy handicap access. The interior is very nice

David sat in the right hand side

The string quartet was right in front of him

We sat in the pew beside David. The wedding attendents stretched across the church

They were married by their favorite high school English teacher who is a former priest. He shared some of their poems and other stories about them. He quoted Thoreau, which David really liked.

Here is Andrew and Rylee

It was a very enjoyable wedding for everyone and not too long

The wedding party left for the reception in the white limousine

The reception was held at the Hidden Green Event Center, just south of Hastings

It is a beautiful facility

We had a choice of chicken pasta

or beef pasta

catered by their favorite Italian restaurant in St Paul

After talks about the two of them by family members, the Coxmen, a band started up and guests started dancing. Our granddaughter, Alessandra is quite a dancer

We went back to the hotel. I put David on his bed and went to spend some time with family in my son Jay’s room. It is the largest in the hotel.