Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Shannon's Big Day!!!

Life has been very crazy and wonderful for the Kline family over the past two years. First, Jeremiah and I tied the knot, then came Ethan (not even a year later :), Haley married her hunny, Andy in March (who are going to be parents in January!!) and now it was Shannon's turn to say "I Do" to her sweetheart Jesse! I'm reminded that God is so good and gracious. No matter how long you've known someone, if you are joined together by the Lord, it's never too fast! It has also been proven that the Carlson/Klines are very fertile! So, we tend to get pregnant rather quickly!

On to the details~ we had a fabulous time with family this weekend. Shannon and Jesse were married on his/their front lawn, rolling hills, beautiful willow trees and a 1800 yearold home in the distance~ which will be there home. It was Jesse's grandfather's home...it's amazing! I totally felt like I was in a movie, and could totally be seen necking with my beau, like in an old southern movie. The colors streamed of pinks, greens, golds and browns, mason jars holding candles were hidden in the trees, each area was covered with a detail that you knew Shannon was a part of :) 

The ceremony was so special, like all wedding ceremonies are special. Gene Purcell (the same pastor who married Jeremiah and I) officiated. It was so wonderful to see him (we bonded over my wedding-he lost his wife to cancer and of course I lost my Charlie too, it was sweet that we could talk about those things) and his WIFE! How wonderful! Finding love again is a true treasure and it was such a gift to talk Gene about it! 

Shannon looked just radiant and you could totally tell by Jesse's expression that he was just taken away by her. It was so sweet. What was even cooler was that they had never shared a kiss together. Their first kiss would be as husband and wife :) How neat is that?!  Ethan did great as one of the ringbearers. He, Paxton and Mara were pulled down the aisle by none other than a Radio Flyer wagon. They totally stole the show! Of course all Ethan wanted to do was bite on the side of the wagon-poor guy, he was teething pretty badly!

The whole weekend was a fairytale! Shannon and Jesse did a fabulous job planning and creating their dream wedding! We love you two so much! Now, on to pictures! Enjoy!

Here comes Ethan! He loved crawling in the grass!


 Our Family!
Ethan and Aunt Shannon, before the ceremony!

Doesn't this totally look like a Pottery Barn Kids or Gap ad?!

 Ethan had his own cupcake!
 Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Labenz!!
Before the Big Kiss~ he's giving her the look of love :P
The Carlson baby cousins! (and 3 are on the way!)
The Kline Family at the Rehearsal! (in front of Jesse's home!)


  1. Such a beautiful family! I love the picture of the 3 boys sitting in the grass - definitely looks like a magazine ad.

  2. I love your post and, of course, Ethan is just adorable! You and Jeremiah look great in the photo in the swing! Love you, Mom