For those of you following this blog, you know that back in June I traveled to sunny California to witness the beautiful nuptials of my little brother and his love, Amanda. While the wedding itself was small and intimate, and the wedding dinner was amazing, they wanted to be able to celebrate with the rest of their friends and family back home in Minnesota, so they threw one heck of a party at the Metropolitan Club at Target Field in September.
One of the highlights of the reception was seeing a video of Jeff & Amanda’s wedding on the Jumbotron at Target Field. Jeff had rented a high-tech professional video camera while we were in California and had a few other cameras set up as well. He worked his videography magic and put together an amazing video of the event. Read this post on his blog for more info! PS, if you don’t follow Jeff’s blog, you really should! He has been blogging for 11+ years. He also has a new travel blog, Jeffsetter.com
Here is the short version of the video but you should also watch the longer version if you have the time!
Long version, It is almost like being there ;)
I could go on and on about the awesomeness of Jeffanda’s reception; the food and desserts were amazing, some of the best wedding food you could have. And they had an OPEN BAR (anything goes!) the ENTIRE NIGHT (6pm-12am). This mama-to-be didn’t touch a drop of alcohol, of course ;)
The best part of the reception was the fact that tons of my family members on both my mom and dad’s sides were able to make it!! I LOVE my family and feel so blessed that it is so big. My dad is from a family of seven siblings and my mom a family of eight siblings. Not everyone was able to make it but there was still a great turnout, especially the Sauer side.
I will start with photos from my dad’s side of the family since I hadn’t seen them since Heidi & Anthony’s wedding back in June.
The Magnificent Seven…. my Dad and all his siblings! (Not arranged by age)
Newlyweds Heidi and Anthony
Cindy and Steve (my Godfather)
Gene and Susan
My cousin Katie and her bf Mike
Joe and Mary
Nick, Jake, Natalie and Angela (Joe and Mary’s kids)
My other cousin Katie and her husband EZ (yes, two Katies on one side of the family, both blood cousins ;)
Joan and John
Janice and Bill
Some of the Sauer cousins
Some of the Sauer men and their infamous Martini Toast
Kim, Dave and Brian
My Mom and Dad
Okay, now on to my mom’s side of the family (many of my cousins live in other states and weren’t able to come, unfortunately)
Newlyweds Carol and Chris
Bob, Cassie and Chris
Newly engaged Casey and Nadia
Zach, Kristin and Gracie
Paul and his gf Patti
Daniel Boone (who flew in from AZ!) and me
Payton and Kristin
Gram and Gramp
Okay, I know this post is crazy long and photo-filled but the show must go on….
on to the dancing that is!!
Me with my sisters Michelle, Amanda and LaShara, Amanda’s BFF
A few more miscellaneous….
Tom and LaShara
Toya and Hucky
Mandy and Brandon
Me and Jeffrey
Christina and Matt (Amanda’s brother and SIL)
Alright, I better wrap this up!! Hope you enjoyed the wedding video and the recap ;)
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