No, I'm not planning my bachelor party...not yet anyway...just kidding Kendra! It's time for my first official post!
On Saturday, we went to the wedding of Kendra's cousin Gina and her new husband Brandon, now the O'Connell's. It was almost 3 years ago, in January even, that I first attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church for the wedding of Lynn and Chris Meyer, (Kendra's sister and my friends.) I arrived late and was fortunate to get a seat in the balcony for the standing room only event, (just a tip, arrive early on June 5th). Due to my elevated seat, I was only able to see the bride, the groom and the priest throughout the service. It wasn't until the wedding party was announced later at the Park Ballroom that I first laid eyes on my beautiful future bride Kendra! She was the maid of honor that day and I was just a lowly guest, way too shy to talk to such a pretty lady, and she spent most of the night on the dance floor anyway. I would have to wait another 6 months before I saw her again, this time on our first date.
Showing up at the St. Patrick's church this past weekend brought back some memories. This time I arrived early, thanks to my ride from Lynn, Chris and baby Ben. We got a seat on the main floor and were able to see the bridesmaids enter, the second to the last one in was my favorite...I even got a smile and a wink from her on my way back from communion! This time when I got to the Park Ballroom my future bride was there waiting to talk to me and she even brought me out on the dance floor with her many times.
It was fun to think back to three years ago to how it all began, and how in 5 months, it'll all come full circle as the next wedding we'll be attending at St. Patrick's and the Park Ballroom is our own!