The Reception and Dance ~ 2007

It's a done deal.  Mr. and Mrs. Nick Orsen.  At the head table at the Northern Inn & Suites in Bemidji.

At the head table on the bride's side.  Hi, Heidi, Kari, Jenny, Julie, and Carisia.

At the head table on the groom's side:  Hi, Eric, Dave, John, Rob, and Matt.  Hey, Matt, quit the clownin' and tend to business.

These three grew up together in the Parkside/Schutz Lake neighborhood of Victoria and they still hang out together.  (Rob Raiche, Matt Shaw, Nick Orsen)

Matt the Best Man told stories and entertained the crowd.  Thank you, Matt.

Heidi the Maid of Honor also told stories and entertained the crowd.  Thank you, Heidi.

Heidi should be in show business.

Chris' mom Linda lives in Bemidji.  It was good to see you, Linda.

The first dance of the evening.

Nick and Jen only had eyes for each other.

The room could have been empty ...

but it was full of people and presents

and families

and dancers ...

and more dancers.

The bride and Gunnar.

The bride and her father.

The groom gets a mother in law.

The bride and groomsman Rob.

Follow the leader.

Heidi was the leader.

The music played on and on.

Hi, Rosalie and Lloyd Pauly of Chanhassen.

Hi, sister Nancy and Steve Boerboom of Ghent. 

Hi, sister Barb and Doug Leibfried of Prior Lake.

Hi, Marilyn and Dick Sobiech of Brainerd.

Hi, Addie and newfound friend.

Hi, Jan and John Flora of Fridley.

Hi, Linda and Don Johaneson of Delano.

Hi, Christine and Robert Meller of Golden Valley.

Chris and Bob have danced together before.

Hi, Aunt Sharlene Drown of Minneota and Uncle Mike Opdahl of Spicer.

Hi, Mom and Dad.

Hi, Christopher and Jennifer Lee.

Hi, Mary Moore and Julianne Wartman of Victoria.

Roll out the barrel

Hey, Steve Erickson, what are you doing with my camera!

Those funny boys.

Those tired kids.

The next morning everybody was awake.

Grandma likes close-ups.

There was a Continental Breakfast at the hotel, but food at Mom and Dad's poolside room was better.  Thank you, Mom, for the homemade caramel rolls and sausage.  Hi, Julianne and Mary.

Hi little brothers Matt, Paul, and Louie.  Where's Bernie?

Matt Shaw and his family stopped by to say hi as Nick and Jen were opening presents.

In addition to other good things, Jen's mom gave them a dozen jars of her homemade strawberry jam.

The next morning, the newlyweds hopped on a plane for a Honeymoon in Hawaii.  They now make their home in Maple Grove.  Congratulations and best wishes, Nick and Jen.  Love to both of you.