Needless to say, it was beautiful. Although I had worked on the programs and thought I knew what was going on, there were a few surprises. I did not know that the bride and bridesmaids would be singing a song to Nick as they came down the aisle. I don't think Nick did either. And I don't think Brooke expected her parents to high-five each other as they handed her off to Nick.
But the rest of the evening was a success. The pizza and taco bar seemed to be a hit with the guests. The speeches and toasts were fun and tear-jerking. Jessi was a dancing fool. Jack took a little coaxing but showed his stuff on the dance floor. Elliot said, "I thought this was going to be a party." Sophie danced quite a bit once she warmed up and even Steven got out there for the dollar dance with the bride. Great niece Katie Olsen scammed the people in Nick's line for the dollar dance out of their money and gave it to Brooke.
I don't think any of the guests strayed into the Waukee prom or the rodeo but I could be wrong about that. Of course you never get to talk to all of the people you would like to. But I can say definitely that we couldn't be prouder of these two young people and wish them all the luck in the world.