S: Our Wedding
BC: Just Married...
FC: Our Wedding | Nick and Jessica June 20, 2010
1: Our Wedding Day Hillside Gardens Colorado Springs June 20th, 2010
2: Today I marry my friend...
3: ...the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, and love.
4: Preparing for the big day
5: The Bride and Bridesmaids
6: The Groom awaiting his bride
8: The Bride's Family
9: The Groom's Family
12: Bride Jessica Leah Whorley Maid of Honor Kathryn Brickley Bridesmaids Fayelle Ewuakye Megan Loggins Victoria Short
17: Groom Nicholas Andrew Johnson Best Man Travis Holt Groomsmen Tyler Morton David Benjamin Kyler Swanson Ushers Nick Whorley Andrew Whorley
20: Here comes the Bride...
24: The Flower Ceremony
25: The wedding ceremony was performed by Rev. Dean Tollefson. The couple first exchanged white roses with their parents and grandparents as a sign of gratitude for all of their love and support.
26: Centuries ago, in old Nuernberg, the noble mistress Kunigunde fell in love with a young and ambitious goldsmith. Although Kunigunde's wealthy father (a powerful nobleman) did not approve of this pair, it was clear that she only wanted the goldsmith to be her husband as she refused many titled and rich suitors who asked for her hand in marriage. Her father became so enraged that he had the young goldsmith thrown into the darkest dungeon. Not even his daughter's bitter tears would change her father's mind. To her father's dismay, imprisoning the young man did not end his daughter's love for the goldsmith. Instead, he could only watch as his daughter grew paler and paler as a result of the separation from her true love. The wealthy nobleman reluctantly made the following proposal: He told his daughter, "If your goldsmith can make a chalice from which two people can drink at the same time without spilling one single drop, I will free him and you shall become his bride".
27: Of course he was certain nobody could perform such a task... Inspired by love and with skillful hands, the young goldsmith created a masterpiece. He sculpted a girl with a smile as beautiful as his own true love's. Her skirt was hollowed to serve as a cup. Her raised arms held a bucket that swivels so that it could be filled and then swung towards a second drinker.The challenge was met. The goldsmith and the nobleman's daughter joined hands in marriage and with the bridal cup set forth a romantic and memorable tradition as charming today as it was originally hundreds of years ago. To this day and to many couples the chalice remains a symbol. Love, faithfulness and good luck await the couple who drink from this cup.
28: Today I marry my friend...
32: Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Johnson
38: Families joining together...
40: Our Bridal Party
42: The reception
43: Following the ceremony, the newlyweds celebrated their union with family and friends in the Pavilion at Hillside Gardens. Guest enjoyed a summertime barbecue and enjoyed the beautiful summer evening in the garden.
46: During the reception, the Maid of Honor gave a toast to the bride and groom. The bride was moved to tears during the toast. It was wonderful to be able to share a friendship spanning more than ten years with all the guests.
47: The Best Man also also gave a very moving toast! Tyler Morton was one of two Best Men, for the groom. | The other Best Man was Travis Holt, who was unable to attend the wedding. Tyler graciously stepped up to deliver the Best Man's toast.
49: The three tiered cake was created by Boonzaaijer's Bakery. Each tier was a different flavor: The bottom was chocolate cake with a cherry filling, the middle was chocolate cake with a mocha filling, and the top tier was almond poppy cake with a raspberry filling. It was delicious! The couple shared the first piece and then invited their guests to join!
50: A toast between friends
52: The Johnson Family