S: Jessi and Brad - October 1, 2011
BC: October 1, 2011
FC: Jessi and Brad October 1, 2011 Evergreen Park
1: About 370 attended the outdoor ceremony and tent reception at Evergreen Park. It had rained all day Friday; we had the rehearsal in the tent! But Saturday was crisp and clear...but a bit windy.
2: All this preparation... | Jen and Jessi gather wild grapes; an unexpected treat! I made grape juice from them and used it at communion. | Dad built the barnwood wall with old doors from the Lorencz farmstead the Saturday before the wedding...it was a beautiful day!
3: ...became all this ceremony!
4: The Outdoor Sanctuary at Evergreen Park along the Cass River. | Brady waits for guests, then for his turn to walk down the aisle.
5: The girls got ready at Aunt Beth's... ...and then hid in the fifth-wheel we borrowed from Dale Yoder.
6: Andrew Martin escorts the mother of the bride to her seat and the ceremony begins!
7: Madison Krohn, Tessa Severance, the flower girl, and Jelena Prescott. | Justin with Jelena and Madison, the two junior bridesmaids.
8: The Wedding Party | Bouquets were made of baby's breath and yellow mums. | Two new brothers...worked to create the sanctuary!
9: Ben and Whitney, Preston and Becky, Dustin and Rochelle, Jarod and Emily, Kyle and Megan... | Jessi made the boutonnières.
10: Sean and Katie
11: After Katie and Sean, Brad and then Tessa, we all waited as the old doors were closed and the bell rang 6 times. In days long gone, the 6 tolls proclaimed the death of a woman...at this point Jessi Essian is left behind and a new woman enters the opened doors...soon to be Jessi Lynn Severance!
12: The old doors open after the bell tolls revealing Dad and daughter ready to walk the aisle to a new future.
14: Pastor John presided wonderfully over the ceremony, sharing mightily the message of Jesus! The newly wed couple shared communion as happy onlookers listened to Emily and Katie belt out a touching rendition of "The Revelation Song" Randy Brown provided musical accompaniment, while Ryan Badgerow supervised the sound. | OK, it was a bit chilly and windy...we huddled during the ceremony.
15: Jessi's dress belonged to Deb Severance, who allowed her to alter it from the original design
16: They sang so beautifully.
17: Like the sign says, this is the Ceremony
20: Above right, Randy and Deb Severance with Sean and the newlyweds. Right, Art and Janet Severance, the grandparents with the new Mr. and Mrs. Brad Severance.
21: The Essians and the Severances.
30: All this preparation...
31: ...became all this celebration!
32: Mr. and Mrs. Brad Severance's first dance. | Daddy daughter dance.
33: Our dear friends, Rod and Lydia Kosovich. | THE COUSINS (in order)...Jennifer, Justin, Jessi, Katie and Angela.
34: Our darling dear Dusko with Danijela and Marija. Katie brings the house down with her toast. Auntie Donna, the Bride and Katie. Kyle Reif toasts the groom.
35: Pastor John ensures the marriage license is properly signed.
36: Pat, Justin and Aaron
37: The dessert table laden with Brad's Great Gramma's Carrot Cake, Jessi's Great Gramma's Chocolate Pistachio Cake, Cotton Candy, Caramel Apples, and other homemade goodies. | Mother of the Bride and MargaretGunden.. | Grampa Takacs and Justin
38: The next to be wed... Angela and Jeffrey. | Jennifer, Donna and Garry. Below is our Jen Essian holding Lana Nicole. Johnny and Livia near the page bottom.
39: The Beginning