After a leisurely breakfast at The Willows, we all made our way east to the Ottawa Boat Club, strategically situated in a scenic site at the confluence of the Fox River and the Illinois River. The ceremony was held on the veranda overlooking the Fox River.
The groom and his men anxiously awaiting the appearance of the bride. Actually, in this shot I think they were enjoying the performance of the flower girl. For reference, David, the groom, was marrying Karen's brother's daughter, Kristen.
The bride's family found these blind, homeless, street musicians a block away and they agreed to add music to the ceremony in exchange for reception food.
Okay, they're not really blind, or homeless, or street musicians. They're friends of the family, but I can't resist poking fun at those that embrace grunge.
The groom's brother served as best man and also preached the sermon, which was less than an hour and a half long...
The happy, celebrated, photogenic, and officially-married couple.
The bride and groom's cake decorated with what appear to be chocolate therapods. If you look closely, you'll see one is wearing a bow tie, while the other has long, flowing hair.
Jacob, Uncle Dan, Nathan, and Aunt Debbie demonstrate their adept use of the dinosaur pinching toys found at each place setting while they wait for the bridal party to make their appearance.