Image Copyright: Ben Garvin, Pioneer Press/AP
By Bob Shaw
Copyright: St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press
COTTAGE GROVE, Minn. — The bride wore white, with a veil and a flowing gown.
She also wore a nervous grin, the expression of someone who can't believe what is happening.
That's because the bride, Paige Collins, had just been given a $35,000 wedding.
In an historical farm recently, she married Army Sgt. Cody Bauman in a ceremony complete with flowers, drinks, horse-drawn carriage, DJ for the reception dance and food for 130 guests.
"This is really amazing," said the bride, gazing around the party at the Hope Glen Farm in Cottage Grove.