Today is Wholly Catholic's first birthday, and I thought I'd celebrate by actually posting something for a change.
One of the major reasons I've done so little posting in recent months is that Jeanette and I were spending pretty much every waking moment either doing stuff for our wedding or stressing about how much stuff there was to do for our wedding.
Well, the wedding has finally come and gone, and I think it took, so Jeanette and I are now married!
God really came through for us, as we always knew He somehow would. It was a long, tortuous, and sometimes torturous road to the altar, but He carried us through it all, and our wedding day was more beautiful than we could reasonably have hoped for.
We were married on Saturday, August 30 at St. Petronille Catholic Church in my hometown, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and we had our reception at the Brookfield Zoo. Here are a few pictures:
Our traditional rehearsal dinner the night before at a local Italian restaurant, in honor of Jeanette's heritage.
The most important part of the day/my life: our vows.
Our traditional neo-pagan unity candle ceremony.
Our dear friend Tim wrote us a beautiful a cappella quartet based on one of my favorite Bible verses: "This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."
Kissing my beautiful bride.
Having a well-deserved drink in the limo.
It was a beautiful day, so we took pictures at Lake Ellyn. Notice my old high school football team winning in the background.
Cutting the cake neither of us had time to eat.
The traditional part of the reception where the groom embarrasses the bride by singing a Sinatra song.
And, finally, getting down (and getting laughed at) on the dance floor.
So, all in all, easily the most joyful day of my life.