Randy and I were married by Father Dave Polich on Saturday, August 4, 1990 at 2:00 pm at Christ the King Catholic Church on the south side of Des Moines. It was a beautiful day and we had fun ceremony with many friends and family attending and participating.
We had a fun ceremony!
Our son Nick was 16 months old and accompanied by Michele Ridout so he wouldn’t be interested in making any fuss! My father, Dick, and my sister, Julie did the readings; Tammy Butler Silvey and Stacey Quick Lovell served as my best gals; while Randy’s brother Kyl Botkin and Bryan Anderson his best boys.
Of course, my mother Ann, sister Janice and her daughter Taylor Prochnow, Randy’s parents Marylin and Jim Botkin, Grandpa Chuck Botkin; Randy’s and my co-workers and friends all joined us for the day!
My brother Mike Prochnow served as videographer, while my attendant Joyce Clark and guest book attendant Sharla Hickman helped. Hope I’m not forgetting anyone at this time! We’ll have to get the wedding book out before we go out to eat tonight Randy. Oh, the organist, Alma. Everyone helped us become married!
After the ceremony with Mass of course, our wedding party rode around town in a long black limo. The driver followed our directions to retrace the steps around Court Avenue and the downtown library where we met (on 8/8/99) while walking to the parking lot!
Someone from the party opened a bottle of champagne in the limo and it exploded, staining my wedding dress!
Our reception was held at the apartment complex where I lived. Garcia’s Restaurant (where Randy worked part-time) catered the food. And my brother, Steven Prochnow served as the DJ! We ate, danced and had a great time partying!
We have lots of pictures, and when I look back now, I think, what a waste of film! Many of the pictures were not shot in correct lighting and are blurry. Nowadays, you can do soooo much more with shooting photography and editing pictures…..a favorite hobby!
Afterwards, and into the evening, Randy and I drove North for our honeymoon…with a destination of Duluth Minnesota. Yo, huh!? Actually, to tell the truth, I drove that night because someone was a little tipsy. We had to drive back home first before taking off because someone forgot the luggage, plus the cans needed to be cut off the car!
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Remember the trip Randy! We had a blast, and have been having a wonderful marriage ever since! Kinda. Marriage is not easy, that’s for sure! But I realize I am blessed to be married to my kinda of man. Always a celebration or a fight going on!
Randy, although in the past I’ve told you I hated your guts, have hit & hurt you, flipped you off and done way too many other sins that affect you, I do love you very, very, very, …… very much! REB+AEB 4Ever
As an aside, my writing does contain a lot about Randy….love letters! Read my blog! He is the source of my capacity to be self-employed and work from home. Thank you big guy!
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