Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Last minute preparations kept us busy busy busy!
The morning was gray and blustery.
BUT by the time the couple came out of the Rexburg Temple... was bright and sunshiney!
Perfect day!

The ceremony wasn't until 2:00 in the afternoon, so there was very little time for a ton of pictures before the reception started at 6:30.

We did have fun with some outside photos.

As soon as we arrived home we were then busy setting up tables and chairs in the backyard, setting pots on them, last minute preparations for the food and then getting dressed.

We had a photobooth wall that everyone had to walk past and get a picture taken on their way to the guest book.

On the wall were old frames with wedding pictures of her parents and siblings that were married and us and our married children.
The big picture frames were empty of course, to be filled with candid and random shots.

Her parents...

My lover and best friend.

My 5 children NOT being normal.

The day began with Guen's feet looking like this:

And ENDED in pink fuzzy slippers.


She made tissue paper flowers for her bouquet.
They were so soft and airy looking.
Couldn't imagine it when she was describing it, but it turned out so pretty.

Of course, no day is complete without a few candids... Lexie getting into makeup.
"SMARKLEY!"(translated SPARKLY)

"Matt, I've seen that face....and it's up to NO GOOD!"


Not sure what Sara was doing when this was photo was snapped, but I'm sure it was innocent.
Or not.

"Nice touch Cam. Is that a new addition to the the uniform?"

Krew running 90 MPH!
He seems to be saying "MORE PICTURES TO COME!"

(I print my blog into a book each July so it's going to be picture heavy.
More photos to come after more edits.)


Barbaloot said...

Love that he wore his uniform! I think that's the best. Looks like a fun time. The picture idea is great---I just think that maybe the bride should have tried to be as "smarkly" as the cute little girl:)

Furry Bottoms said...

OKay, you've got me. HOW did you get it to pop out like that in the picture of you and your husband?!

Teresa said...

Looks absolutely amazing! So sorry I was out of town. What a great time!

Connie said...

Great photo's for a start, now I can't wait to see the rest.

Love the shot with the picture frame being held in the field with the bride and groom in the corner and the temple in the back ground.
Very creative.

Anonymous said...

Such pretty wedding photos! That is such a lovely wedding gown and the flowers/paper are extraordinary! They make a handsome couple and I wish them much joy!!!

Valerie said...

Congrats to the bride and groom!
And congrats to you for pulling off a stellar event!
Love, love, love the clever photo ideas!

~Wyatt~Brittney~Brecken~Oliver~ said...

How fun! and what a fun idea on the wall!

Kristina P. said...

That photobooth wall is one of the most creative things I have seen!

Julie Harward said...

Very cool...I love her idea for her flowers, smart! Love all the pics too, the one where an arm is hanging out of the frame..very cool! :D

Valerie said...

That looked like a FUN party! Congratulations to you and your family. And WHEW to cooperating weather!

And I LOVE the photo wall! What a clever, fun idea!

Kirsten said...

We were gone that night! We're so sad we missed it!! :( I LOVE LOVE LOVE the photo wall idea!! It's a little Harry Potterish with the subjects moving! Might have to copy that one....

Kirsten said...

I just have to say. The pic of you and Howard with his arm out, is my FAVORITE picture of you 2 to date!! You're the CUTEST couple! (Ok, the bride and groom aren't so bad either! :) )

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow! I'm so impressed with everything so far! You are just a Goddess of creativity!!!!! WAY TO GO, MAMA!!!! Love the portrait wall - incredible idea!!


LKP said...

i'm in agreement with everyone else regarding your arm photo. fabulouso!!!! and i'm a big fat sucker for anything involving that field across from the temple. serio, one of my favorite sights ever. makes me feel very at home. :) plus, the added frame has got my wheels turning and i think i'm headed out on a big frame hunt later today! love you oodles. sad we couldn't make it to your shindig. it was beautiful. they are such a lovely match. guen is so creative, i just totally dig her! and that's about how my feet started & ended as well, only my sky-high platform stilettos were white. my big fuzzy slippers were white with black paw prints all over. great minds think alike! high-5 my fuzzy slipper sister for me please. and make sure she hugs you for me, m'kay? ::hugs::

Farmer Gal said...

It all looks so fun! My favorite pic... The 'smarkles'! I can't let my little girl see that one, or she'll start getting ideas!

just call me jo said...

You have such a fun family. Everything was beautiful. Love the pictures. They are so spontaneous and "normal." Not stuffy and weddingy.Can't wait for more. You look mahvalous, dear friend.

Connie said...

OK, do I love that picture wall? YES I do! Give me the details. Is it OK if I steal all your fun ideas?

Looks like a wonderful day! Her bouquet is very pretty! Your kids are so much like know what I mean. (Crazy and fun!)

Awesome pictures. Your book will be wonderful to look at.

I bet it's nice to finally breathe...for a few minutes anyway!

lifeinredshoes said...

I love love love a pesonalized wedding! All the sweet touches just make it all the more special.
And honey, normal children are terribly overrated ;)

blueviolet said...

This really made me smile. I can sense such happiness throughout the photos!

TisforTonya said...

Yay... I love the photo walls, I've been seeing those on Pinterest and think yours is the best yet!!!

do you get to take deep breaths yet?

g.suzie said...

Oh, I love weddings, especially
someone elses. . .
Very clever ideas, post pictures
of the fun pots, cuuuuttte!
Now you can chillax!

Sherrie said...

LOVE the photo wall! What a really neat idea. All the pictures are great and I cant wait to see the rest. I'm glad the whole wedding went well. Oh and you look absolutely fabulous!!!! :)

Vern said...

Yay for the happy couple!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love love how your wedding pictures turned out.
I thought of you so much that day wondering how it was going and you were holding up. From the looks of you and your sweetheart you did fine and honey you are beautiful.
I too love he married in his uniform. What a handsome man and beautiful bride.
They compliment each other like you and your hubby.
Hope to get them something in the mail soon.
So glad you shared these with us.
Love ya

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a darling couple...they look so happy along with everyone else. I'm crazy for your picture frame idea and pinned it under "bright ideas."

Love the sparkling little grand too. She needed her moment in the spotlight too!

Glad it was such a smashing success.

DCHY said...

I love the wall photo idea! Wow! Glad the day was beautiful.

Cherie said...

The wall ROCKS!!! That is the coolest idea I have seen in a long time. It speaks to me. LOVE!

I am so happy for all of you and the newlyweds - it looked like a "picture perfect" day. The newlyweds look happy and beautiful/handsome. Her shoes are perfect and the bouquet is a really neat idea. Your son in uniform is so regal.

Weddings are joyous! Congrats - Now you can totally relax!

Kimmie said...

Such a sweet photo of your family in front of the Temple.

I'm SO glad I could come and see things in real life. LOVED her pretty.

Your son looked so GREAT in his uniform.

Love your daughter-in-laws cute, short, spunky hair! (makes me want to cut mine short like that).

KRUE was adorable watching him run all around (although, I think Howard was a little stressed at times as they ran up and down the rock wall, behind trees, etc..)

THE PHOTO BOOTH WAS AWESOME and such a great thing to have a photo of everyone that came. I LOVE that Idea. I wished they would have had something like that when I got married to "freeze" people in time to reflect back and see people when you look back in future years to your wedding day.

OH and you are truly AMAZING that you made your skirt the night INSPIRE me more than you'll ever know!

Hope you're feeling more relaxed after your hectic weekend and I am SO EXCITED for Howard to be back home in your arms...LOVE all of the photos of you and Howard that you posted...You are truly a handsome couple and are perfect for each other!!

Enjoy the sunshine!!

gigi said...

I'm so sorry that I didn't hop in the car and just drive those 2249 miles and show up on your lawn for this beautiful reception! You know I prayed hard for that perfect sunny day to show up and make you all happy! Yall deserved it!

Just need to know one thing. How was the wedding cake?? Was it just delicious?? Did it melt in your mouth? You know how I love cake. That is usually the real reason I go to wedding receptions, for the cake :))

From the first picture until the last, I have loved them all! Beautiful bride! Handsome Military Groom! Awesome family Temple front photo! Creative Temple and couple in the frame shot! The tissue paper bouquet, so Martha Stewart crafty! Sara's cute hair! Smarkley, Lexie Cutie Patootie! Purple heels just rock! Matt's cute face! Krew's run by shot! Your kids true personalities shining thru! You and your precious Howard, priceless! And Howie's Photo wall is just the most perfect thing ever! He really out did himself, with your help I'm sure :) Just an awesome reception! Again, I just hate that I missed actually being there.

Okay, more pictures PLEASE???

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous bride and handsome groom. Her gown is lovely and he looks great in his uniform. Looks like everyone had a great time. Love all the pictures. Hugs

wendy said...

YAY..what fun photos those were. I am glad everything turned out well.
What a great idea for the photo booth!!!
You and your hubby look stunning. Very very cute picture I think.
You two rock.
I love a man in a uniform, how cool is that.

tammy said...

Congratulations to the happy couple! I, too, love that photo wall. So unique. I'm glad all went well.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Absolutely beautiful wedding. I love the photo idea at the start and the wedding photos on the wall.
Cute ideas. I also like the frame photo with the temple in the background. I have to remember that and find a nice big frame to do that with.

Camille said...

So THAT'S what is loaded in the back of Jason's truck! :) I had a hard time picturing what my mom was describing. What a creative idea! Looks like everyone had a great time! I need to stop by and say hi next time I'm in the area! (didn't realize how close you live)

Only Girl said...

looks like all went great. my mom was glad to see you! and i miss you everytime i read your blog!!! and everytime i go to write a post my gosh u have a ton!!! just crazy. but u are a great person and everyone luvs u!!!

Yvonne said...

Congratulations--I'm so glad everything turned out so beautiful. Love, love, love the pic of you and your husband. You are so beautiful.

Love the idea of the photo wall--very clever.

Can't wait to see more pictures.

ain't for city gals said...

I am so glad every thing turned out perfect...even the weather turned out for love. And that's what I want to know how you did that pic of you and hubs...

M-Cat said...

I have been waiting for this post. I saw it teasing me in my reader, but I've been waiting until I had time to properly savor it all.

Love every bit of it!! He is DASHING in his uniform and her fuzzy pink slippers are the bomb!

Beautiful kids and it looks like everything turned out loverly!!

Now time for a deep sigh and put your feet up!