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.