S: Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true...
FC: To Jenna and Michael Henrichs
1: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true" | With Love, From your Family and Friends | "Soon I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love."
2: Jenna's Friend Shower
6: The Henrichs Family Shower
8: The Rickstrew Family Shower
10: The Diller Shower
12: Girls Night
13: the | Bachelorette
14: Words of Love and Encouragement for the bride and groom...
15: "Man & wife, being two, are one in love." -William Shakespeare
16: Our Dearest Jenna, From the time you were born you have shown us that you have a mind and determination that is all your own. From the age of 4 when you started gymnastics to making it into PT school a year early, you know what you want and you go for it. You were always our little perfectionist and that has not changed. At times that trait has caused frustration for both you and others, but you have shown us all how much it has paid off. We are so very proud of you!! Now that you are entering the next phase of your life, marriage, we are confident that your new life with Michael will be perfect! OK, well maybe not perfect because nothing is ever perfect, but close to it. You and Michael bring out the very best in each other, and the laughter that always seems to surround you two is simply awesome. We love you dearly, Jenna, and want you to know that we will continue to always be here for you. All a parent wishes for is that their child will grow up to be a responsible and respected adult, that they find success, and are happy. You, dear Jenna, have made our wishes for you come true. We love you sweetheart!! Dad and Mom
17: Dear Michael, Where to start...we’ve come a long way from meeting that guy who wore his hat backwards (OK, so you were a catcher we’ll give you that) to realizing that this is the man who has stolen our daughter’s heart and will be the son we never had. You are an amazing young man, and we love you dearly. Through all of Jenna’s schooling and extra activities, you have always been there to support her and encourage her. You have endured her late night frantic phone calls and still hung in there. You have shown time and again how much you love and care for her. We want to say ‘THANK YOU’!! Thank you for loving our daughter and making her so very happy, and thank you for being ‘our’ son. We love you, Michael! ~Ron and Shana
18: My Dear Michael, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be!" I cannot believe how fast the years have gone by. It seems like only yesterday, your dad and I were on our way to the hospital to have you, not knowing yet if we were having a little girl or little boy. Oh the adventures we've had as a family. Baseball, Basketball, Football, Track, Soccer, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, and so much more. I cherish the times we all had together, just the 4 of us. Those are memories that will last forever. I also cherish the times that you and I shared alone together. Times talking in your room, walking, jogging, driving or sitting on the front porch when everyone else was asleep late into the night. I miss those times but as with everything else, life changes and I'm just thankful to have had those moments to carry in my memory. I miss the days when you were little, going for bike rides, playing at the pool or at the park. When I read you bedtime stories, tucked you in and kissed you goodnight. As much as I miss those days, I am so very very proud of you and all you have accomplished in your short life already. You did it Bud! You made it through college, you are a teacher, coach and now a husband. You are living your dream. This is such a special time in your life and it is so fun to see it all happening for you. I know you would like nothing more than for your dad to be here as you reach yet another chapter in your life. You are not alone in this feeling sweetie. Just always remember that your dad lives on in all of us because of the years we all had together and the memories we have shared. You are never alone. Your dad and I talked much about this day and he will be with you in spirit today and always, proud as ever. Please remember no matter how old you are or how many years pass by, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be!" All My Love To You Always Sweetie! God Bless You & Jenna, Mom
19: Dear Jenna, Way back when I first met you, I had the feeling that YOU were the one for Michael. I want to thank you for loving Michael and supporting him over the years when either I couldn't be there or you were the only one he really needed. It is the most wonderful feeling to know that my son is truly loved and happy. As a parent this means everything. Even Carey left us knowing that Michael had made it and was going to be fine in his life. Education, Career and Relationship, it amazes me how we talked about all of this in the last days. I'd like to say I'm excited to have you as a member of our family but you have been for so long already. I am happy for you and Michael that you will finally be able to have more time together. You've both amazed me over the years how you've held together so well with the miles that have always been between you. This will be a whole new way of life for you both and it will be so great! I look so forward to the future that you and Michael will have together and that we will have as a family. You have what it takes to stand the test of time. That doesn't mean things will always be easy, just that through your love and your faith you will continue to grow as a couple and family. May God bless you always, as much as our family has been blessed by you! Love to you dear Jenna! Cheryl
20: Sister Forever I’ve been there with you since the beginning I helped mom take care of you when you were sick I watched you grow along beside me everyday I know you are younger and don’t always understand I try to do everything I can but it is never enough You’re my sister and best friend and I will be your Sister Forever ~Lindsey Lee Rickstrew
22: To Michael and Jenna from your Brother/Brother-in-law. There has been many ups and downs leading up to the day that you two will be joined for life. Not many people have experienced the things that each of you have and neither situation was more shocking or tragic than the other. But You two have stuck side by side in your most vulnerable times and supported one another when one needed the other. That is what makes a relationship work, and you two have the right tools to build it bigger and stronger. Never think or be satisfied with where you are, always think of ways to make it better. Which just knowing both of you for the amount of time I have known you, it is the mindset that each of you have had throughout your lives. I Love You both very much and Wish nothing but the best as you become a family together. -Matthew Henrichs
24: Jenna, I have always looked up to you! It amazes me how you can take on so much and still manage to have time for your family and friends! You are such a remarkable and beautiful person! You care for everyone and always try your hardest at everything you do. Everyone around you is truly blessed to have you in their life! I couldn’t have asked for a better sister or a better friend! I love you so much and wish you the best with your marriage and throughout your life. ~Chan
25: Michael, Ever since I was little, I wanted a brother I know Lindsey did too. And we couldn’t have asked for anyone better! You are such a wonderful person who truly cares about all of us! We have had so many great times together, and I know there are many more to look forward to! I love you big brother!!!
26: Mike- Michael Jean Henrichs! Dude, it seems like just yesterday when we became best friends in Brad's shed. There isn't really much I need to say to you because there really is SO much, and we will be living next to each other the rest of our lives, running our car wash. Whether it be all the memories from baseball or after the games, golfing, bowling, cruising Beatrice, or hanging out, doin' what we do, we will always have amazing memories and we will experience many more. Let's make it a memorable night, outside the wedding part.... and oh yeah, your welcome for turning 16. -Dexter Spitsnogle-
27: Jenna- I just wanna say WOW... We've had a lot of good memories, unfortunately no new pictures and I wasn't home to find a good one. It was always a pleasure being the third wheel back in the day, or taking almost every class with you before we got to hard college. I will always be there for you, in person or on the phone, and I hope you have a good life (living next to me on a golf course). Let's have a great wedding! I mean you and Mike have a great wedding and I'll hold back the tears when Ron gives you away. -Dexter Spitsnogle
28: Michael, Where should I begin? For starters, I think you're going to make an amazing cousin-in-law: You're caring, especially when you pick on me and call me names like "butt-head"; You're protective, like that one time you tried to push me out in front of a moving bus... okay so that didn't really happen but I wouldn't put it past you :); You're trustworthy, except for the fact that you would tattle on me to your "third mom" in a heart beat; You're honest, you always inform me when I smell; You're not annoyed easily, since you let Jenna play with your "dent" without complaint; And you're memorable, with every bruise you leave; But most of all you're like a brother to me and I wouldn't trade that for anything. And even though you've been in my Family for years, I can't wait to finally make it official! Love you! Your favorite cousin, (jk, sort of) Cristin xoxo
29: Family ties us Together... Being like Sisters, Keeps us from falling apart | Jenna, Just recently I found a letter that you had written to me our freshman year of high school. In it you mentioned a boy that you thought was really "hott", with two t's by the way :). I couldn't help but laugh while reading it because I never thought there were "men" in your life before Michael. You two are perfect for each other, and I can't wait to be a part of your big day! Thank you for being a strong force in my life, even though we only get to see each other a few times a year, you're like a sister, a best friend. I miss you everyday. Love always, Cristin xoxo
31: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Henrichs, I don’t really know where to start this off at. I suppose first off I better extend my best wishes to you, as a couple. You are both tremendous people, and there is no doubt, you two were MEANT for each other. Jenna: I know you will be a tremendous wife, to Mike. You are a loving, gorgeous, brilliant, caring and strong person to say the least. You always put others first and your love for Mike is always evident. Mike: Oh goodness, what do I even say here?! I feel like more can be said with three words than if I typed out an entire book about you. I love you. With that said, I am still going to type something out! =) You are everything a man and now a husband should be. If success is due on anybody in this world, it’s you. Not because I think so or I want it that way, but because I know so. You work harder at everything you do, than anyone I’ve ever met. You truly care about people and you truly care about Jenna. You two will make the most amazing couple two people ever could. I feel like I should offer you some advice. Not because I am a professional advice giver, or because I know what I’m talking about. Just because that’s what guys like to do, pretend like we are smart. So here is some advice; The greatest thing parents can do for their children, is love each other. When two parents show their love for each other, it gives their children that sense of security and with that sense of security comes true happiness for the family. Also since that one might not apply for a few years, you can take this advice to heart, “The best way to show someone you love them is by helping them get to Heaven.” Congratulations to two amazing people, who I know will have a long loving future together. As Michael Scott once said, “Let 'em ring. Let the bells of Dunder Mifflin chime out your love. Because this is really good. This is really good. My heart soars, with the eagle's nest.” - Cody Wallinger
32: Mike and Jenna- You both have amazing character that makes your personalities shine. I am very happy for my friend, Mike. Mike you have found a great girl and made a smart decision to make her your wife and best friend for life. I think together you will form a great union that I can look up to and hope to someday replicate myself. Best wishes for the Henrichs' in their future which I hope to be a part of. -Darren Hain-
33: Mike & Jenna, I'm so happy for you guys! You guys are great together and truly happy. I'm very glad I've gotten to know you guys. You are two of the nicest people I've ever met. I wish you guys many, many years of happiness together! Thanks for allowing me to be part of your big day. Congrats!!! Sincerely, Ben Adams
34: Michael and Jenna, It is hard to put into words what you guys mean to me. All I know for sure is that I am so lucky and thankful for you both to be apart of my life. I am most thankful for last summer. I believe it brought us closer together and we have so many great memories. Michael, I miss staying up with you watching our Saw movies while Jenna was passed out before we even pushed play. Jenna, I miss the face you make when you squeeze Micheal's cheeks or play with his eyelashes. The little things go along way. An amazing summer together and the memories we have made, I'll always be grateful. You both are one of a kind. You guys are fun-loving, sweet, goofy, strong, and perfect for each other. Congratulations and good luck in your future together. I will always love you both! <3 Taylor xoxo
35: LIVE LAUGH LOVE
36: Mike & Jenna, I'm so happy for you guys! You guys are great together and truly happy. I'm very glad I've gotten to know you guys. You are two of the nicest people I've ever met. I wish you guys many, many years of happiness together! Thanks for allowing me to be part of your big day. Congrats!!! -Grady Hardin-
37: -Ian Cassidy- | Mike and I lived together for a little over a year and had plenty of time to grow my mustache. | Mike winning me $200 at the casino. | Spending time with Mike and Jenna in our footy pajamas. | Creating a great Christmas card. | Making me a duct tape super hero.
39: Dear Jenna and Michael, First of all, Jenna, I have to say (and I’m sure I’ve told you this before) that I knew you’d be my Big from the moment I met you at my first Monday Night Dinner. I don’t know what I would have done without you to get me through that scary transition to college—the school work, | being away from home, and even Chi O! You have been such a sweet, gentle friend to me and a huge influence on my life. I really admire how hard you have worked to get where you are today, all the while never forgetting to love your friends, family, and of course, Michael. I will always cherish the nights we stayed up late just to talk, laughing about your 21st birthday, and getting to know your family. I look up to you two as a couple and am so honored to be a part of your wedding. I wish you the best and all of God’s blessings for two people who are so deserving. I love you! -Jennifer Dannehl
41: -Jenna and Mike- I am so happy to share this wedding day and season with you. The memories we have made are unforgettable. Your love and support is contagious and inspiring. Thank you for being the best friends we could ask for. I can't wait to see what God has in store for your future, as well as, our friendship. I can't wait to travel many more times together, frequent the lake, have our kids become best friends, and share our anniversary month together forever! Your love is a beautiful example for those around you. Wishing you a wonderful beginning and love to last a lifetime. Love you so much! -Miranda White-
43: -Mike and Jenna- Marriage is one of the greatest commitments a soul can make. It’s impossible to know with assurance or accuracy what tomorrow brings, but remember that your life is forevermore bound in the goodness of Love. I look forward to sharing this “leap of faith” with you! -Love Brock Smith-
44: To Mike and Jenna, I wish you two nothing but the best as you two begin your lives together as husband and wife. Wedding's are a testament to a love that couple's have for each other, and just from seeing the pictures of you two I think it's safe to say it will be a truly happy, and exciting marriage. Always be sure to maintain communication, tell each other you love each other every day, and be the best wife and best husband you can be. Mike we have so many memories together from dawning the KISS Army to watching every single episode of Chappelle's Show in one day. Jenna, not nearly knowing you quite as well except you and Mike as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell at Halloween, I certainly look forward to getting to know you better as yours and Mike's marriage flourishes through the years. Again best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Mike and Jenna Henrichs! -Zak Greunke-
45: Mike and Jenna, Well first off I just want to congratulate you on finally getting married! You guys are perfect for each other! Mike we have known each other since your mom used to babysit us and lets be honest we had some really good times. All the home movies we used to make, oh my god where did we come up with all that, Bob Nelson and Halle Berry! The forts we built in your neighbors yard, and staying in the camper when it was parked in your driveway. We had some great times, you have always been there for me through thick and thin. I feel really honored to be apart of your guys' special day! You guys are truly the perfect couple (The high school quarterback and the cheerleader). Have a happy life together and don't drive Jenna nuts! Your Friend, Trevor Murphy
47: Even though marriage can be tough at times, always remember to look ahead - your future will remain bright if you stick by one another. ~We Love you!