Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Wedding


Thanks to all of our family, friends, and all those that helped with the wedding. It was such a beautiful day and the weather turned out perfect. The weather had been stormy with rain, hail, and thunder. I think we were all praying for clear skies. When we woke up the day of the wedding, it was SNOWING!!! We couldn't believe it but, everyone was in a happy mood and we just knew that it would be a beautiful day. When we came out of the Temple around 12Noon prayers were answered. The sun was shining. The skies were bright and clear. You could just feel the freshness in the air. It was a Beautiful Spring Day with blossoms on every tree and flowers everywhere. Definitely a DAY to Remember!!!


I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post but, I still feel like I'm recovering. I need a nap. lol. I do have to tell you that on Tuesday (two days before the wedding) I developed the worst cold sore in my entire life. I've only had three (thus far) but this one made up for the other two. I was sad and grumpy about it but, tried to hide it. I guess with my dental surgery and the stress of having things ready for Liahona's family I couldn't help but have this little adversity too. I managed pretty well with the help of pain medication, my dear husband, and the support of My Family and Liahona's Family. Thanks Everyone!!! I appreciate your love and support. It was a beautiful day!!!


I have to tell you that the pictures I've posted were mostly taken by friends and family and the rest I took from my Flip Video. The Official Wedding Pictures won't be ready to see for another few weeks. At the reception I was so busy that I didn't have a chance to take even one picture. I took my camera with me in the morning to take pictures outside of the Temple after the sealing ceremony but found that I forgot to put the battery back in the camera. I had even made sure that it had a full charge. I could've kicked myself. Oh well, Thanks to everyone who took pictures for me.

This is going to be one of my favorite family pictures as I can tell by this snapshot taken by Liahona's Friend Heather. Thanks Heather for catching the moment for me so I don't have to wait to see the photographers picture.

Our Growing Family...


The Beautiful Cake...


My favorite Son...


My dearest children...


The Street Sign...


The Gorgeous Floral Decorations & Centerpieces (thanks Linda)...


The Magical Garden Reception Center...


The beautiful tables...


I just loved the flowers on the tables...


She even used mini pineapples in the arrangements...


Kenna enjoyed the dancing...


The Couple send off...


Yes...

Those are sparklers you see... It was so much fun...

What a perfect way to end the day...

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.

45 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said...

It looks like a beautiful wedding! Congratulations to the newlyweds! I had two receptions so I understand about having to take a nap lol

Crystal Hendrix said...

Looks like a BEAUTIFUL wedding! What temple was it? I thought I reconized the doors but I don't think so! :D

Hope the happy newly weds are doing wonderful!

Pat said...

What wonderful photos! I loved the green color that was used for the wedding. I'm glad it all went so well.

creativedawn said...

HI Kim!
WOW! Your son and his bride are a stunning pair! The wedding colors are really lovely! It is really beautiful...love that shade of green. You look beautiful...congratulations! to you and family...best wishes!
hugz
Pam

Nedra said...

What a beautiful wedding! It looks like every detail was taken care of. I love the colors they chose. Everything looks perfect.

Susan said...

Beautiful...just beautiful! I wish the newlyweds many happy years together!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Kim,
Everything looks wonderful and fresh. I'm glad that all went well for the wedding.
lori

Needled Mom said...

It looks like it was a beautiful wedding. I love the green!!!

Miriam said...

Beautiful wedding photographs!
Thank you for sharing.

Melody said...

What a lovely family you have. Wishing the groom and bride a lifetime of blessings. How did they manage to choose a perfect green that looked good on everyone? I hope you get a little vacation now.

CJ said...

Beautiful family! Beautiful couple! Beautiful wedding - love the color scheme!

Thimbleanna said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Kim!!! Everyone looks just gorgeous -- I love the green -- it's so very cool. Love your wonderful family picture too. I'm so happy for you that everything went so well!!!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful wedding. I LOVE the family portrait. Such a lovely setting and the green is delightful. Best wishes to the newlyweds.

Mary said...

What a beautiful couple and such a special day, the family portait is wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kaye said...

Kim, thanks for sharing your familys special day with us. The pictures are beautiuful and I Love the Green that was worn by all of you. The Family picture is just perfect, I bet the photographer didn't do any better on that one. Congrats to your Handsome Son and his beautiful Wife. May they have a lifetime of Love, Health and happiness

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful wedding. So pretty and everyone looks so happy! The best of days!

Kryx said...

Congratulations for your son and the new wife. :) All the best for the future!:)

Material Mary said...

What a wonderful wedding day. Everyone looks radiant and happy.
Mary

Snickerdoodle said...

What a beautiful wedding!! And great pictures!! Where was the reception held? Love the decorations! My best wishes to the happy couple! Glad to have you back to blogland. Missed you.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Congratulations!! Your son and his new bride make a wonderful couple. Loved sharing in your big day. The pictures were great. Love & blessings from NC!

Jackie said...

Beautiful wedding. My DD was married last fall and used the same color green

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Looks like a fabulous day - congratulations to all!
Hugs,
Kerry

Rafael's Mum said...

What an absolutely beautiful wedding! Many congratulations to bride and groom. All the details are perfect! That must have taken some planning I am sure, but it all paid of, so lovely!!

Fiesta said...

lovely wedding Kim. Thank you for sharing such a lovely time with your cyber friends

Barb said...

What a lovely family and beautiful wedding. Her dress is very lovely!!

Jackie said...

Kim, congratulations to the whole family! What a lovely couple and a fantastic day. Sounds like everyone had a terrific time! Just beautiful!

Cassie@You Go Girl said...

SIgh...lovely, lovely, lovely...

Sinta Renee said...

What great photos of such a perfect day! It all looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

onlymehere said...

I absolutely adore the sparkler idea! These are some awesome pictures. My first son got married last year (daughter a few years before) and it's definitely different than marrying off a daughter, but the emotions are the same. I noticed that you had your hand on your son's arm in the family photo. I did that without thinking in our picture too. I wonder if subconsciously we just want to hang on a teeny bit longer to them! They're a very handsome/good looking couple and the reception looks like it turned out wonderful. So glad the weather cooperated too! I hope you feel better soon and can get some rest now!
Cindy

Patty said...

Beautiful pic, beautiful couple, handsome family. I'm glad all turned out well on you special day.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh Kim, thank you for sharing your day with us! It looks perfect. I love the color of the dresses and your son's tie!! The bride looks so sweet, and your family photo is one to treasure! Relax for the next few days. My daughter is getting married in July. The hustle and bustle is just starting for me!!!

Jan said...

Awwwwww, what a beautiful wedding and what a gorgeous family :) Thrilled to hear that it all came together so well and my best to the happy couple :)

Annie of Blue Gables said...

What a beautiful family you have!
Liahona sounds like she must be Hawaiian. Although I know the origin. ::wink::
Congratulations on a wonderful wedding and reception.
It's posts like this that remind me how very happy I am that all 6 of mine are married. ::grin::
hugs
~a

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your photos are fabulous. I love them. I looked at them backwards and forwards. That green and white is stunning! You look really good. I notice a white jacket and green jacket. They are both really nice. The important thing is that the MOM looks good. The bride always does so that is a given. Her dress is really nice by the way. I can see how she modested it up (I made a new phrase here). I have a few tears for you my dear. I know how hard the last month has been on you. I feel for you. I am excited for good things to come for both of us. This looks like all your efforts were worth it. Beautiful job!

ivoryspring said...

Hello,
I just stumbled across your blog. What a lovely blog you have. And the wedding pictures are lovely. Your DIL is beautiful in her gown.

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Susan In Texas said...

What a lovely wedding! Your son and daughter-in-law make such a beautiful couple. 8) I love the way you coordinated all the green without having anything matchy matchy; that takes talent! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pictures (BTW YOU looked terrific!)

Take care,
Susan

jaybird said...

congrats!!! thanks for sharing the photos... they look great!

Rae Ann said...

Beautiful wedding and so happy that I got to be with you all... especially to see them married. It turly was a wonderful ceremony!

They really are a gorgeous couple and they are so deserving of each other. I couldn't be happier for them.

The reception couldn't have been any nicer and everything turned out so perfect. You did great Kim!

Congratulations Mark and Liahona!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What a beautiful wedding. Everything is adorable. I love the colors, the cake, the dress, and the sparklers. Just wonderful. Dont ya love weddings?

Little Green Doll said...

Congratulations!! It really looks a beautiful wedding!!

Joanna said...

Kim, the wedding looks spectacular!! I am completely in love with the green color scheme! Everyone looks wonderful. What a great day:)

Rebecca said...

Congrats! You make a lovely bride! I adore your vintage inspired dress and all the green accents. The day we showed up for my rehearsal was the day after an ice storm that knocked out all the power at the reception site for 3 days! Thank goodness it came on while we were there or I may have had a heart attack (though I would have loved to have seen the thousands of candles and my bridesmaids singing that was promised if there was no power!) Congratulations again, gorgeous pictures, gorgeous day, gorgeous couple!

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Muna said...

beautiful wedding!
what a lovely color theme:)