Beth and Derick met at a friend’s wedding almost 3 years ago. They had a little rap battle to a Nicki Minaj song and the rest is history! Beth is a Pediatric nurse and Derick is a welder. They moved to Fargo, ND a year into their relationship. A year ago in October 2013 Derick asked Beth to join him on the dock at the family cabin. To her surprise, he dropped down on one knee and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him! SHE SAID YES!
Beth and Derick arrived early and completed the fun task of decorating in no time. The tables in the Event Center had antique bottles which they later filled with beautiful wild flowers that Beth’s older brother and mom grew just for the occasion at their nearby lake home. The room was white, which made the colors of the wild flowers pop! The arch and vining flowers were also planted and cared for by the two.
The couple held the rehearsal and Groom’s Dinner in the Retreat House and porch on Friday night. The evening was a perfect night to enjoy the outdoors with their closest family and friends. The tables inside and out were decorated with Ball jars decorated for the occasion.
Beth and Derick said their I DO’s with a 6:00 ceremony in Pine Peaks Garden in front of their family and friends. A reception and dinner was held in the Event Center followed by a dance with a special dance by the groom to “Too Sexy for my Shirt” before taking new wife Beth’s garter! The crowd went wild!
The Groom’s brother is a chef in Alaska. The groom asked him how the food was and to the groom’s surprise, he stated “Best wedding food he has ever had!” Great job Chef Brian and Maucieri’s Catering! The lucky guests were served a house salad, asparagus with hollandaise, three cheese Au Gratin, maple leaf chicken and stuffed shells!
This was the 8th wedding this year for Beth and Derick and their friends. All of the other couples were in attendance at this wedding. One of the guys stated “this was the best wedding of the eight because of the location”!
The Newlyweds will be moving to SW Florida in October. The bride started Grad School this summer and plans to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. A busy schedule to start out their lives as husband and wife!
The couple did a number of sentimental and unique things at their wedding. The lace around the ladies bouquets was from Beth’s mom’s wedding dress. Beth wore her Grandma’s wedding ring on her right hand. The box that held their “unity plant” was from the bride’s Great Grandpa’s welding shop and the box the ring bearer walked down the aisle with was Grandpa’s tool box. The table cloth under the cake was made by Beth’s Grandma. She started crocheting it before she had children, and completed it long after the seven children were born. Beth’s mom Lynn is also crafty and sewed a heart from her dad’s dress shirt on to the inside of her wedding dress.
The dessert bar in the Bonus Room was filled with yummy homemade bars with favorite recipes from the family. The couple’s Aunts and Grandmothers made the fabulous treats.
Monday after the nuptials was Labor Day, a bonus day. Family and friends spent the day together and continued the celebration by renting a pontoon and enjoying Cross Lake on the beautiful blue sky day.
We, at Pine Peaks would like to thank Beth and Derick for choosing us to celebrate the start of your new lives together. We wish them a lifetime of luck and love and adventure together.
– Dave and Julie Peterson