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07.25.15 Katie (Lubenow) & Joshua Bain

I admit it. I hinted about the perfect proposal: hidden photographer, nails and make up en pointe, and a cute outfit. Of course, Josh did the opposite—and I wouldn’t have it any other way! After returning home via a delayed flight from a weekend girls’ trip to Nashville, I felt gross. I was getting a cold, wearing sweats, and I was hungry. I called Josh on my way home but felt like he was distracted. Shortly before midnight, I arrived, dragging in my luggage. After shutting the door, I turned around and found Josh on one knee. There was a beautiful banner, and there were candles and a candlelight dinner. It was perfect, and of course I said, “Yes!”

Our wedding went smoothly. We are from large families, so it was important for us to include close family and friends in our day, which is why we had a large bridal party (nine bridesmaids, eight groomsmen, three usherettes, two personal attendants, a flower girl, and two ring bearers). Although
it can be tricky directing 25 people throughout the day, it made the event memorable. Thank goodness for our talented photographers and videographers!

At the ceremony, I found it difficult to catch my breath as my father looked at me, held out his arm, and asked, “You ready, honey?” Holding back tears, I took his arm, and we proceeded toward my future, adorable husband. Our pastor, had a beautiful sermon from Colossians 3:12-17. After our first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Bain, our recessional song, “Trumpet Voluntary” played. We were finally husband and wife!

The reception location was picture-perfect, with stunning scenery, friendly staff, and a gorgeous hall full of décor in gold and petal pink. When I think back to our wedding day, I can’t help but smile and think of how blessed I am to have an amazing husband, a loving family, and supportive friends. TWM

BUSINESSES: BEAUTY Serenity Couture DANCE LESSONS Fred Astaire Dance Studios DESSERT/FLORAL Hyvee Barlow GOWN/ATTIRE/TUXEDOS Mestads Bridal and Formal Wear MUSIC Wedding Day DJs RENTALS Rentex Rentals VENUE/CATERER Somerby Golf Club and Community VIDEOGRAPHY Ambient House Productions

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