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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Sweetest Thing For a Big Lemon

I was nervous that my wedding day might be bitter-sweet. Afterall, I'm the big lemon and I've certainly taken the road less traveled...2 children, no father for me, should I even have worn white, etc...??

All these thoughts going through my mind - and I'm sure there are those who don't understand - heck, some days I don't understand...

But - August 11th 2012 I found myself surrounded by those I love - ready to walk down the isle to become Mrs. Otto - it was my day to marry my best friend.

I am incredibly blessed and my uncle is a photographer - so he took the following shots to capture my day forever - I'm not sure anyone can enjoy them as much as I will...but here you go - if you were there, they'll bring back some fond memories (I hope) - and if you weren't here - you can imagine what a fun and wonderful day it was for us!

Thank you Lord for bringing Mark into my life and for the fabulous weather and friends on our special day!

May you paths be abundantly filled with lemons, sugar, sunshine, and moments you'll cherish forever.
~Crystal

the 'spread' - since we were getting ready at my house - I had a little something for everyone

Carmen - with her princess hair - thanks to Becky Zahn of the Hair Studio Salon in Manitowoc:   http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hair-Studio-Salon/175998330349


My mom getting her hair done by Peggy from the Hair Studio Salon 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hair-Studio-Salon/175998330349

Mark's sister - Karen Simon - getting her hair done by Becky Zahn of the Hair Studio Salon   http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Hair-Studio-Salon/175998330349

Mark's brother in law - Joe Simon - getting his corsage with Mark's Aunt Judy Otto

Andre with Aunt Judy - for his corsage/buttoniere? 

he looks thrilled - he took it off before pictures...lol (boys)

Andrea Arlington (organist) at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
http://goodshepherdlcms.com/  

Mark and I

I can't believe that's me? The girl in the white dress is ME?

He's way too good for me - I hope he doesn't figure it out...lol

All these pretty girls - Amanda Linsmeier who introduced us, (Mark and I of course) Mark's sister Karen Simon & Mark's other sister Lisa Otto

All these pretty girls - Amanda Linsmeier who introduced us, (Mark and I of course) Mark's sister Karen Simon & Mark's other sister Lisa Otto

All these pretty girls - Amanda Linsmeier who introduced us, (Mark of course) Mark's sister Karen Simon & Mark's other sister Lisa Otto

All these pretty girls - Amanda Linsmeier who introduced us, (Mark of course) Mark's sister Karen Simon & Mark's other sister Lisa Otto

All these pretty girls - Amanda Linsmeier who introduced us, (Mark of course) Mark's sister Karen Simon & Mark's other sister Lisa Otto

Me and my little man Andre Casavant

Andre helping his mommy!

All these amazing men! Scott Linsmeier (who introduced us), Joe Simon (Mark's bro in law) - Me and Mark of course, and then Steve Krupp (who is Mark's best friend and someone I am really glad to have in our lives - he's amazing)

All these amazing men! Scott Linsmeier (who introduced us), Joe Simon (Mark's bro in law) - Me and Mark of course, and then Steve Krupp (who is Mark's best friend and someone I am really glad to have in our lives - he's amazing)

Karen Simon, Mark & I, and Steve Krupp

The whole Crew!
Amanda Linsmeier, Lisa Otto, Karen Simon, Mark & I, Steve Krupp, Scott Linsmeier, Joe Simon

The whole Crew!
Amanda Linsmeier, Lisa Otto, Karen Simon, Mark & I, Steve Krupp, Scott Linsmeier, Joe Simon

The whole Crew!
Amanda Linsmeier, Lisa Otto, Karen Simon, Mark & I, Steve Krupp, Scott Linsmeier, Joe Simon


Amanda Linsmeier, Lisa Otto, Karen Simon w/Anna Simon, Mark & I, Steve Krupp, 

The whole Crew!
Amanda Linsmeier, Lisa Otto, Karen Simon w/Anna Simon, Mark & I w/Carmen Casavant, Steve Krupp, Scott Linsmeier w/Andre Casavant, Joe Simon

The whole Crew!
Amanda Linsmeier, Lisa Otto, Karen Simon w/Anna Simon, Mark & I w/Carmen Casavant, Steve Krupp, Scott Linsmeier w/Andre Casavant, Joe Simon

The whole Crew!
Amanda Linsmeier, Lisa Otto, Karen Simon w/Anna Simon, Mark & I w/Carmen Casavant, Steve Krupp, Scott Linsmeier w/Andre Casavant, Joe Simon

Our Family - Andre Casavant, Crystal Otto, Mark Otto, and Carmen Casavant

The Loves of my life: Andre, Mark & Carmen

Mark & his parents - Wayne  & Liz Otto

Liz Otto, Wayne Otto, Mark & I - and Patty Casavant-Ertman

The moms - Liz Otto, Mark & I, Patty Casavant-Ertman

Wayne Otto (the most amazing father in law a girl could ask for) with Mark & I



Jim Vanlanen - violin player extraordinaire!!! 

Lee and Mark Ertman

Kris Ertman with her girls & Cheri Ertman w/Dave Zahorik




he didn't have to DRAG me into church - but he wanted to go in a different direction than we had planned - he was saying "mommy mommy - Jim is playing violin - come see"

Lovely sanctuary and amazing Pastor Kilps at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
http://goodshepherdlcms.com/  














































4 comments:

  1. Happiness looks good on all of you. Beautiful in fact!

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  2. Happiness looks good on all of you! Beautiful in fact.

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