On Saturday, our family had the wonderful opportunity to be part of the ceremony that joined Uncle Stephen to an amazing woman who we are thrilled to have as part of the Swanson Family. Thank you so much, Steve and Melissa, for having us be part of your big day! Derek was so happy to be Steve's best-man, and I was honored to be one of Melissa's bridesmaid. The boys both had important roles too, and they both performed them perfectly. Owen was the ring-barer, and Oliver walked down the isle right before Melissa holding a sign reading "Here Comes the Bride" with a huge grin on his face. It was such a beautiful ceremony, and I can't imagine that the reception could have been any more fun!
The wedding was held at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo here in Colorado Springs. It was the best wedding location I have ever seen. I was a little skeptical at first, but it was beyond beautiful! The ceremony was held at the new Africa exhibit, overlooking all of Colorado Springs. After the ceremony, guests were invited to feed the giraffes an endless supply of lettuce. Owen and Oliver had the time of their lives!!! The reception was in the pavilion up by the carrousel which remained open all evening. The evening was incredible! I can't wait to see the photographer's pictures!!!
Congratulations, Steve and Melissa! We love you guys!