Jon and Erin

Wedding Events

The wedding is at 6:30 pm at Farmington Lutheran Church. It will be beautiful! I can't believe how time is just flying!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Jon's Bachelor Party!!

Duluth, MN

Oh boy, oh boy! I really wish I could watch this extravaganza! Sounds like it is going to be a BLAST! The guys will be leaving on the 5th -- in the morning to hunt and then head to the casino for a few and then up to Duluth for the rest of the weekend! I just want to be a fly on the wall -- not b/c I can't stand to be without him but b/c I know they are going to have SUCH a good time! The guys that are able to go are hilarious and it wouldn't matter if you didn't know more than one person, you'd have a good time!! They are going to have SO MUCH fun!! I actually feel sorry for the guys that can't make it b/c they are going to miss out on a good time. Anyway, be thinking of them that weekend! :)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bridal Shower

Kendra Berkeland's house

Farmington, MN 55024

Jon's girl friends have been a huge part of his life for many, many years. These wonderful ladies and their mothers are throwing me a shower! So sweet as well! I'm just again so honored to know these women. They have always been so sweet, welcoming, fun and I have a blast with them each time I see them. It's a good thing we are all able to get together too, many of them live out of state and it's nice that many will be home for Thanksgiving to see their families. They are so thoughtful! I can't wait to see them all again!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bridal Shower

Becky Anderson's House

This shower is being given to me by Ruth's side of the family! How sweet! :) I'm just so honored to be a part of this family, they are all wonderful, caring and welcoming people!

Friday, October 17, 2008 | TBD

The Bachelorette Party!


I'm so totally excited! Neda Johnson (my cousin) is planning my bachelorette party in Vegas! It'll be over our MEA break so it works well for teachers! :) My cousin Katie lives out there and she has offered to help us out with her in-laws condo that is minutes from the strip! I can't WAIT! More details to come!

Saturday, September 06, 2008 | 4 pm

Bridal Shower

Mary Albrecht's house!

Belle Plaine, MN

So the Carney's are throwing me a shower on Saturday, September 6th. For those of you that don't know who the Carney's are, they are my mom's side of the family. In fact, my name is Erin CARNEY Gartner, so that is where the "C" comes from! Megan is even able to make it home and I'm so excited!!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 | 5:00 pm

The Wedding Rehearsal

Farmington Lutheran Church

Farmington Lutheran Church

651 463 4100

20600 Akin Rd

Farmington, MN 55024

The rehearsal for the wedding is at 5:30 pm on December 30th, 2008. The wedding party will need to attend as well as parents of the couple for sure -- stay tuned in case we need more people there! :)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 | 7:00 pm

The Rehearsal Dinner

Tavern on Main

Tavern on Main

(651) 437-1417‎

108 2nd St E

Hastings, MN 55033

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For the wedding party and family members that will be invited, the grooms dinner will take place after the rehearsal at the church. These times are not set as of yet but they will take place on December 30, 2008. The rehearsal is at Farmington Lutheran Church and then we'll head to Hastings, MN for the dinner. The Tavern on Main is a very cool bar/restaurant. We ate there on Terry's big 60th and it was delicious! The room they have for events like this is totally cool! Fireplaces, sweet light fixtures, ceilings and walls add to the ambience!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 | 6:30 pm


Farmington Lutheran Church

651 463 4100

20600 Akin Road

Farmington, Mn 55024

Jon and I will have the ceremony at Farmington Lutheran Church. We are so excited to have the wedding there as Jon's roots are quite strong in Farmington. I perform a few times a year for services there as well. Be prepared for some wonderful music!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 | 8:00 pm


Northfield Ballroom

507 645 6110

1055 Highway 3 North

Northfield, MN 55057

The reception will be held at the Northfield Ballroom. (American Legion off of Highway 3). We will be serving Hors D'oeuvres and having a dance. Southern Minnesota's REAL Big Band will be playing as well as the current hits and some oldies but goodies! It will be a blast!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Southern Minnesota's REAL Big Band

Southern Minnesota's REAL Big Band will be playing at the wedding dance! We are so excited to be able to have a live band as well as dance hits for us all to have fun! They'll be playing big band dance music as well as a variety of fun stuff! Who knows, maybe I'll bring a horn and sit in with the band! ;)

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The DRESS!!!

So here is my dress! I just love it! I couldn't believe that I found a dress on the 1st day I went shopping. In my head this seemed like a process that was going to take a while with many trips around the cities. My mom, Jon's mom, Erika (Jon's sister in law) and Tricia (friend/cousin) and I went shopping on a Sunday afternoon in March. I had no expectations to even find one, let alone know what I wanted to try on! The consultant asked me and I said let's try on many styles and go from there -- I have no idea what is going to look good or what I want. I tried on a million dresses (so it seemed!) and while they were pretty and I felt good in them, I just didn't feel that WOW factor. Once I put this dress on, I KNEW it was the one. It had that "OMG" moment and I just loved it! I even tried on another one just to make sure and yep, I was done. With a cathedral style veil, it is just gorgeous! Now time to shop for my favorite -- SHOES! :) We are certainly getting closer!