My second cousin Chad married his college sweetheart Friday afternoon. It was BEAUTIFUL!
Their words describe it best
"We plan to get married amongst wildflowers, rolling hills and fields of corn in the state of Iowa at Willow Creek Wedding Chapel.
Although it is a drive away into the country, we are sure you will fall in love with the picturesque beauty this country escape has to offer. We hope you make the trip." ~ Chad & Hailey
And make the drive we did. Lisa, my mom & dad loaded the kids up in the Cooke family truckster and enjoyed a peaceful hour & a half drive down I-80.
About an hour into the trip the kids got restless and were picking on each other, so we broke out the secret weapons...iPhone & iPods. :-) Seemed to do the trick...
winding gravel road leading down to the wedding site located on the backside of a really cool farm place :)
It was a hot and REALLY windy day!
Grandpa and his favorite girl check out the garden art before heading into the chapel.
Brook, Lisa, Ally, Kenzie, me and Macy attempt a quick shot on the pretty bridge.
Here's the quaint glass chapel where the wedding took place. Very Pretty!
Presenting "Mr. & Mrs. Chad Stahlecker" :-)
Hailey looked gorgeous and my "kid" cousin chad was as handsome as ever. :-)
Check out these ADORABLE flower girl dresses!! Their the cutest I have EVER seen and classy too...I had to sneak a quick pic of them :-)
I am sure this wedding location is a dream for any photographer...there were TONS of photo-op areas throughout :-) I made Macy do just one quick pose for me. I couldn't resist.
The reception was at the historic livestock exchange building in downtown Omaha.
Grandma & Grandpa Lee say "cheese" for the camera
Since it's not every day we get all dolled-up...we tried to snap a quick family pic.
oops...Macy wasn't looking :-(
This time McKenzie looked away...
almost...Macy look forward!!
welp, this just might be the best we're gonna get. :-)
one more try...aw man! MACY :-( look at the camera. hehe
we'll have to try again next week at Terry & Ally's wedding. Ha!
Daddy and his sweeties.
Sure the Cooke's get a good family pic on the first try!
make a FUNNY face :-)
Fun FUN wedding! We danced the night away and posed for some really fun "photobooth" style pics. Can't wait to see how those turned out. cool idea.
CONGRATULATIONS HAILEY & CHAD!
WISHING YOU BOTH A YELLOW-BRICK ROAD FULL OF BLESSINGS :-)