Sunday, March 10, 2013

The joining of 2 of my best friends in marriage

These 2 fell in love and decided to get married in Eagle, Colorado (where Jay is from) in August 2012. This was a double-exciting wedding for me because they are both such good friends of mine.
I was responsible for getting the cake from Meadow, UT to Eagle, CO which is about 385 miles through lots of winding canyon roads. I was a little stressed to have such a huge responsibility, but was happy to do it for these two. I arrived to a huge rain storm the day before the wedding. The ceremony and reception were held at Jay's dad's property which is about 9 miles up the mountain. Since there is no cell phone service up there, I had to meet Jay in town and follow him to his dad's to deliver the cake. After that was done, I went to my room in town which just so happened to be the Honeymoon Suite at the Eagle Lodge. There are 2 main hotels in town and both offered Jay and Jana the Honeymoon Suite so the one they weren't using, they let me use for the weekend :)

Joe and Mikey arrived in town along with my parents. We formed a caravan up the mountain for the dinner following the rehearsal. It was good food, some beers and lots of time to visit since the next day was going to be a busy one with the wedding.

That night, we went to the Brush Creek Saloon. Tyler and Brad joined Mikey, Joe and myself and along with the barfly, we shut the bar down. I'm not used to staying up until after 2:00 a.m. but this was the Brush Creek so it was a special occasion.

The next day, I had lunch with my parents and then we again made a caravan up the mountain for the wedding. Ashley (Headman) had driven in from Denver that morning so I drove the boys up the mountain. It rained for most of the day and I thought Jana would be upset, but she was very calm and the ceremony went beautifully.

After the ceremony, many many many pictures were taken and dinner was served

Jenn and Jill enjoying a margarita at the dinner
After dinner, Jay and Jana cut the cake and Jennifer (matron of honor) and Beau (best man) gave their speeches. Jenn's made me cry (I did that a lot that day)

Since we've all been friends for a long time, we had to have a picture with all of us together

There was a band so there was hours of dancing after the dinner.

My mom managed to capture me having a good cry while Jana was dancing with her dad.

Jana in her after-party dress

The wedding was a huge success. I love both of them and am happy they found each other. We partied until very late into the night and then drove the 8+ hours back to Salt Lake on Sunday.

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