We Love Weddings

My Generation

We traveled south this weekend for my brother’s first-day-of-spring wedding.

Published on: March 23, 2010

The Spangler and Hinderliter families had a big weekend, as my brother, Doug, celebrated his wedding. It was highly anticipated by my kids, as Jenna was the flower girl and Nathan the ringbearer...or as Jenna said, the “ring boy.”

Jenna began angling for a flower girl job about three years ago, after seeing her cousin in a wedding. She started asking when she could be a flower girl, and my husband told her Uncle Doug was her best chance, but even that wasn’t looking so good. That was about three months before he met Katie. And boy was Jenna relieved that it worked out!

Doug married Katie Webb, whose family farms in the northern part of the county, and they were married on the first day of spring, on a beautiful 70-degree day in southern Illinois. It was so nice to be outside, breathe a little fresh air, take a few outdoor photos.

And what’s a wedding without a little farmer ingenuity? Doug helped hang a couple wreathes in the church, only to find that the florist forgot to put a wire hanger on one of them. Good thing for baling wire out in the pickup; problem solved. Even in a wedding, there’s not much that a little baling wire or duct tape won’t fix.