Sunday, October 14, 2007

Carlson wedding.

My Uncle Gene was married this past Saturday in Crandon, WI. Given the tragic mass shooting which took place there the previous weekend, it was nice for the residents to have something to celebrate. My uncle has lived in Crandon for almost 30 years and his fiancée and her eleven siblings grew up there. Needless to say, both Gene and Sue are very well known in the town of just under 2,000 residents.

The small, brief ceremony (attended by immediate family members only) took place on the south shore of Lake Metonga. The couple was blessed with a beautiful, sunny afternoon.

The happy couple! The portly, bald guy to the groom's right is his older brother (my Dad). Yep, both guys are over six feet tall and bald. I'm glad I can uphold the Carlson family tradition!

The reception took place right at the lake shore tavern with hundreds of people stopping in throughout the evening to congratulate the happy couple.

We all concurred this was a day that was a long time in coming. Shortly after Gene’s bitter (and expensive) divorce from his first wife, he met Sue and they began dating. As the relationship grew more serious, Gene was hesitant to talk marriage given his first go-round. Despite everyone in our family feeling that Sue was a perfect match for Gene, he still dug in his heels.

So when the big day finally arrived, Sue found the perfect cake top:

Congrats, Gene and Sue!!


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