The perfect wedding day is all about attitude
Tad and Jeanna certainly didn't have to wait long for their marriage to be tested.
The minutes of weather without rain on their wedding day could seemingly be counted on one hand.
However, when the Bloomington, MN couple's outdoor nuptial was about to unfold, they never wavered on whether or not to go ahead as scheduled — because there really wasn't another option.
The bride and groom had chosen a beautifully landscaped residence in Delwood, MN as their ceremony site. Stunning as the venue was, the private home certainly wasn't set up to accommodate dozens of guests for an indoor ceremony.
So, when the clock neared the ceremony start time of 3 p.m., the couple put its best face (and umbrellas) forward and proceeded without hesitation.
Many of the wedding party and guests were without shelter throughout the event, but if Jeanna and Tad are as good as the company they keep, their marriage is certain to be in great shape. Everyone was in high spirits and not a complaint was uttered. Jeanna and Tad were characteristically light in mood and appeared to be entertained by all the commotion in the sky.
In those few moments without precipitation, the newlyweds and I were even able to explore the grounds and create some emotional imagery.
Following the ceremony, everyone was chauffeured via coach bus (nice touch) to Tad and Jeanna's home to celebrate with a low-key reception.
A luau-themed spread was set to coincide with the couple's honeymoon destination: Hawaii. The guys swapped their tuxedos for sophisticated Alohawear (at least one coconut bra was also spotted) and everyone was encouraged to relax in the convivial atmosphere.
Proteas, Birds of Paradise and other exotic flowers were used as centerpieces to play on the tropical them. And a buffet fit for any Big Kahuna was supplied by Angela Johnson and the crew from Town and Country Caterers who grilled up about 600 kababs on site! Did I mention they were also mouth-wateringly delicious? (I'd definitely try to get my hands on a chicken skewer with Caribbean coconut curry sauce — yum!)
Throughout the day and evening Tad and Jeanna were smiling and oblivious to the weather many would find less than desirable — proof that happiness is all about perspective, and that Jeanna and Tad have a long and happy road in their sites.
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