Four years ago, John headed off to college and the first week there he met Alex, and the two of them have been inseparable ever since then. We regard Alex as our Oregon son and also have come to know and love his Carlson family. So, when Alex and Marie invited us to their Washington wedding, we knew we would have to go - hence the purpose of the trip to the Pacific Northwest. It was truly a memorable wedding and reception. All the best to these two as they begin their marriage journey.
The guys are ready to go. Tuxedos? Check. Shiny shoes? Check. The ceremony beckons...
A first look at the 'newly pronounced' husband and wife The happy new groom and bride
The reception was held in a barn...not a working barn, mind you.
The Swedish/Norwegian wedding cakes - Uff Da!
It was a blast to dance with John at the wedding...I think I was laughing the whole time we were whirling, twirling, spinning and swaying.
It was also sweet to be able to see John with his best buddies, singing away at the end of the reception the song that they had sung together so many times as Carlson Crazies with the repeating words, "North Park, North Park, North Park, North Park...North Park, North Park!"
They truly are a band of brothers and as of this day, there are now two of them wearing wedding bands! Hmm...wonder who will be next. I hope they'll invite us to their wedding(s).