Thursday, September 18, 2008

Anna & Derrick

When Anna agreed to accompany her friend on a trip to Six Flags Great America it was with a bit of reluctance. Certainly a day of fun in the sun sounded appealing, but Anna never really understood the draw of rollercoasters. She much preferred to keep her two feet firmly on the ground.

Anna is a woman who knows who she is and where she's heading... and through the years she had learned that the fastest way to ones destination was in a straight line ahead. So when a shy guy with a mop of curly blonde hair made his way to the front of the bus to chat with Anna she kept her focus.... feet firmly planted. As the miles flew by and the conversation with Derrick escalated Anna found her heels drifting upward. She dug her toes in harder, cautiously enjoying the experience but not quite ready to fully commit to the ride she so clearly was on. By the time the bus reached its destination Anna & Derrick were on the ride of their lives. Not only were Anna's feet completely free of the earths gravitational pull, but she found as she smiled over at Derrick that they both had their arms in the air as they laughed with excitement for what they would experience when their coaster reached the top of it's climb.

There is a wedding toast that says......
As you sit side by side through the roller coaster of life, remember to: Scream from the peaks, hold hands through the dips, laugh through the loop-de-loops, and enjoy every twist and turn - - for the ride is better because you share it together. I can't think of anything more appropriate for Anna & Derrick. Thank you again for allowing me to share in your day. You are both so incredibly warm and genuine. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and your friends and families. Much love - Jennifer



We had a little fun with the men before the ceremony..



I've said it before, but I think it needs saying again... I work with the most adorable flowergirls! How sweet is she, checking herself out in the mirror one last time.




Pastor Jeff had one of the most wonderful sermons I've ever heard. If anyone is looking for a new congregation I definitely suggest checking out Messiah Church on Cottage Grove Road... you will love this man just as Karen and I did.


Mr & Mrs!!!!


I told you she was adorable! Hamming it up down the aisle all by herself at age 3.


Love this soft light Karen captured....



Doesn't this look like the perfect way to spend an afternoon?!? Favorite


Anna you are so beautiful!




Derrick is a geologist so in leiu of a traditional guest book Anna & Derrick opted for a bowl of polished stones.... favorite!


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