S: Our Wedding August 12, 2006
FC: Our journey begins...
1: August 12, 2006 Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church Ashland, Wisconsin
4: The morning of the wedding, Theresa, Karri, Kristin, and Addie joined Amanda at the Upper Cut Salon in Ashland to have their hair done before the wedding. In addition, Amanda's mom Diane, Grandma Hazel, and Grandma Sophie also had their hair done. Mandi, Melanie, Jenny, and Joesph's mom Denise all had their hair done at First Impressions in Mellen. | Addie, Kristin, Karri, Theresa, and Amanda
5: The night before, Theresa and Addie stayed at Amanda's house with her. Before heading to the salon they made a quick stop at the reception hall to set up the flower arrangements on each table and make sure everything was ready! Karri and Kristin met them there and then they all headed to the salon. | The girls brought a table to the salon and set up champane and cheese trays with crackers so they had something to drink and eat while relzxing and having their hair done before the ceremony. | Amanda's mom Diane | The Salon
6: Getting Ready...
8: On either side of the unity candle stood two individual candles that were each lit by the bride and grooms mothers. Diane made the arrangement of cala lilies, hygrandias, and cedar and pine accents secretly cut from Ted's tree's in the yard. The choir was a group of 8th grade students led by Cheryl Heino the choir teacher. These were students of Amanda's. | The Unity Candle
9: The Choir | Cheryl Heino (choir teacher),
24: Kennedy Schutte and Richard Schutte, Joseph's niece and nephew, were the flower girl and ring bearer. Kennedy was five years old and Richard was four. Richard wore a tux to the wedding that resembled the groom and Kennedy wore a dress that resembled the brides. Amanda made Kennedy's dress out of an old wedding dress that included the same applicae, style, and had a long train just like the bride. | Flower Girl | Ring Bearer
26: Groomsman Bridesmaids Ty Evensen Karri Witt Steve Popovich Theresa Matusiewicz Jim Warren Adrienne Hansen Carl Hawkinson Kristin Burho Chris Tobisch Melanie Nortunen Darrin Mika Jennifer Nortunen Gary Zakovec Mandi Schutte Ushers Patrick Mika Philip Mika
27: The Wedding Party
28: The Ladies
30: The Gentlemen
32: Our Family | Ted, Diane, Amanda, Joseph, Patrick, Darrin, and Phillip | Grandma Hazel Mattson Grandma Sophie Mika | Janey Weber and Jenny Kman
33: Jim, Denise, Joseph, Mandi, Richard, and Kennedy
35: The reception was held at the Ashland County Fair Grounds in Marengo, Wisconsin. The room was covered with white paper and netting, baskets with green ivy and white petunias hung from the ceiling, and arrangements of hydrangea, gladiola, and mums around a glass globe with a candle center lined the tables covered in white. Outside the reception hall was a pavilion with picnic tables decorated with flowed baskets and white lights for people to sit at. | Our Reception Hall
36: From Left to Right Girls: Mandi Popovich, Jenny Nortunen, Melanie Nortunen, Kristin Burho, Addie Hanson, Theresa Matusiewicz, and Karri Witt From Right to Left Boys: Phil Mika, Pat Mika, Gary Zakovec, Darrin Mika, Chris Tobisch, Carl Hawkinson, Jim Warren, Steve Popovich, and Ty Evensen
40: The Wedding Cake
41: The wedding cake was made by Lois Thewis of Mellen and the flowers were arranged by Amanda's mom. It was a white cake with a cream cheese filling, three tiers, six small rounds, covered with white flowers and greens, and displayed on top of a satin table cloth laced with beaded applique made by Amanda's mom. The cake was delicious!
42: Amanda presented Joseph with a wedding gift during the reception, a black lab puppy he named Synder. Synder was born May 30th and stayed with her mom until the week before the wedding. Then she spent the week of the wedding at Amanda's and was brought to the reception by her cousin Andy and then brought back to Amanda's mom and dad's afterwards. Amanda's mom and dad then brought Synder to her new home the next day.
48: The Garter and Bouquet Toss
49: The garter was caught by Steve Popovich and the bouquet by Lacy Engen.
50: Amanda and Theresa Matusiewicz | Amanda and Scott Mika | Joseph and Diane Mika | Joseph and Debbie Zakovec | Joseph and Jenny Mattson
51: Joseph and Carl Hawkinson | Joseph and Jenny Nortunen | Amanda and Brett Heglund | Amanda and Jenny Mattson | Amanda and Melanie Nortunen | Joseph and Allie Warren
52: Amanda and Addie Hanson