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Of course, the planning calendar held dates where Becca would try on wedding gowns. This turned into a recurring event for awhile as Becca recalls, “I tried on 100 dresses...there was always something I liked on each dress, but had the hardest time finding one that had it all.” At one appointment at Special Event Boutique and Bridal in Alexandria, MN, Becca found it, the dress that had it all. She chose an Essence of Australia elegant off-the-shoulder lace wedding gown with a plunging V-neckline. Ornate lace detailing extended the length of the illusion-tulle sleeves. A deep V highlighted the back of the dress with lace detailing and trim and fabric-covered buttons. It was perfect. As she stood on the pedestal looking at her reflection, Becca imagined the full look complete with her bouquet of lush greenery with pink and burgundy floral, her bridesmaids in moody burgundy colored floor- length gowns and the groomsmen in their blue suits.
Soon Becca’s dreams would turn to reality on a chilly, 50-degree, early September day. The weatherman threatened rain, but none was to be found. The bridal party and guests gathered on the North Beach at Cragun’s Resort on Gull Lake. Under a canopy of fabric and lush greenery with pink and burgundy floral, Becca and Jordan committed their lives to one another before 375 guests. During the ceremony,
Becca and Jordan released butterflies in memory of each of their grandparents who had passed away and couldn’t be present on their day. After the official announcement declaring Becca and Jordan man and wife, the couple greeted their guests in a receiving line. “We were debating if we wanted to do one or not, but I am so glad we did. It made me emotional seeing old neighbors from growing up. Then it hit me, all these people care so much about us. They believe in us and our love.”
Lakeview Dining Room at Cragun’s Resort hosted the party and catered the meal of Irma’s post roast and chicken cordon blue. Dessert consisted of a variety of flavors of cupcakes created by Sweet Treats by Jeff. During the dance, the father-of-the groom, Greg Lillemon, surprised his son and new daughter-in-law with a full-on, lip sync rendition (complete with costumes) of “Thundertstruck” by ACDC, a tribute to Becca and Jordan meeting at NDSU. The song is played during NDSU Bison athletics. “I wish I could go back and be a guest at my own wedding and take every little thing in.”
Becca and Jordan make their home in Battle Lake, MN. Becca works as a marketing communication specialist. She is the daughter of Mark & Corina Miller of Prior Lake, MN. Jordan’s occupation is a civil engineer. His parents are Greg & Gwen Lillemon of Ashby, MN.

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