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Mr. & Mrs. Brent Mathison

Many of you who read my blog were probably at the wedding of Brent and Kristen so I’ll spare most of the details.  Considering the stormy stretch we’ve been having, it turned out to be a great (if you like it hot and sticky) day for an outdoor wedding.  The sun was out, the birds were chirping, the Harley’s were rumbling (through the park) 🙂  The only real scary moment that I remember was when it was 5 minutes until the wedding and the Pastor hadn’t shown up to the park yet.  Luckily, just as we were trying to find his number, he showed up and the ceremony started at about 2:05.

Here are a few candids taken throughout the day, mostly by Maggie since I was off being the Best Man (click thumbnail for larger picture):

Here’s a full album of pics from the wedding

Wedding Weekend

Brent and Kristen

Brent and Kristen

Brent and Kristen are getting married this weekend.  The date has finally come!  It seems like just the other day they were announcing their engagement, hard to believe it’s been a year and a half.  I think they will attest that it’s been a long year and a half though spent planning the big day though.  I’m excited to see all their hard work come together.

In other good news, it looks like their outdoor wedding will be rain free!  Leading up to and after Saturday it looks like chances of showers every day, but luckily Saturday is rain and cloud free on the forecast.  Hopefully the weather man is right!  I’d say they’re pretty lucky if they are able to have an outdoor wedding in one of the rainiest months.

Way to go little bro!

Photo stolen from Kristen’s facebook profile, hope she doesn’t dis-own me!

Brent’s Bachelor Party

Now that I’ve almost fully recovered from Brent’s bachelor party, I think I can safely recount the events of the day.  We started with an afternoon of paintball at Bubba’s Paintball in Elk Mound, WI.  The weather was perfect for paintball, nice but not too warm yet.  The crew consisted of 7 of Brent’s friends, him and I.  We had the course to ourselves for the afternoon, which was nice!  We played capture the flag, defend the tower, and speed ball.  I think speed ball was my favorite game to play since the course was compact and the goal was just to eliminate the other team.

Paintballers

Paintballers

The afternoon of paintball sufficiently wore us all out.  Even 3 days later I’m still feeling the effects in my quads from squatting behind bunkers all afternoon trying not to get shot!  After paintball we headed out Tailgates for some drinks and grub.  We were a little disappointed they had the Brewers game on every TV in the place since they billed themselves as a sports bar, you would think they would be a little more equal opportunity.  It was made worse by the fact the Brewers lost.

Water Street

Water Street

After dinner we headed to O’Leary’s for some live music.  Somehow we managed to run into Kristen’s (Brent’s fiance) bachelorette party there (I think that was Brent’s secret goal).  The bachelorettes didn’t stay long since I think they were trying to set some sort of record for number of bars visited in a night.  After going deaf to the music at O’Leary’s we needed to spice things up a bit so we headed to Water Street to party it up until bar time.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been out until last call!  I know Brent would agree with me that it turned out to be a great bachelor party!