Alright all! Those of you who have been reading all the other parts have now made it to the main point I wanted to get to in the beginning! Thanks for following me through the journey and I hope you like this next part.
A few things I want to point out are:
- Our apartments complex (cinnamon tree)'s contract ran out on the 13th of August
- We didn't get married till the 17th.
- We couldn't get into our new apartment till the 24th
Second I would like to thank my fiance (now my wonderful Husband) for having such set boundaries while we stayed at my parents. I know that if we hadn't had those boundaries, those couple of days before the wedding would have been very hard.
While we stayed at my families there was so much happening. My dad was rigging the cultural hall in our church building to look like it was really outside (because Kenny and I wanted our reception outside but since it would be August my parents knew it would be hot and they convinced us to do it inside on the condition that my dad try to make it look like outside. I think he did a great job!
|He strung wires, dark fabric, and lights so that they would look like stars and added candles that would light up in water for the center pieces|
|He borrowed a lighted gazebo that we put the cake in and then we had these lights that lined the whole walkway into the the cultural hall.|
|Design to reality! Thanks to Sarah who did the design and to Debbi who make the design come to life!|
|This is me in my "get-away-dress" and my Maid of honor... she is so ready to get married ;P|
|We tried a veil that the dress maker gave me but we ended up ditching it. (but I think after looking at the pictures it didn't look too bad :P)|
|My sister is a really good photographer.... :)|
|We did it kind of late at night so it was starting to get dark but it actually added a cool glow to the pictures|
I can't say much about the actual wedding because it is sacred to me and I the only place I would be willing to discuss it would be in the temple so I am going to skip ahead to right before we were going to come out of the temple to all our adoring fans.
This was the time I got to change into my wedding dress. The fun thing about the wedding dress was that I kept it a secret from Kenny. He wasn't at my fittings, or my bridals, and he didn't even get to see the sketch; so when I came out all dressed, it was a total surprise to him. I don't know what his side of what he was feeling when I came out, but I know I saw a smile and almost a look of confirmation on his face like: "Yes this is happening" and "I hope I picked the right girl!" :P jk. My mom, who came out with me, told us to wait back a little and to let her get out so she could prep everyone. As we waited, I glanced over to the side and noticed a mirror next to us. Everyone did a good job of getting me ready and I found that with me standing next to Kenny, it felt right, like we fit. It was then time to go out of the temple and meet everyone. Here are some pictures of our coming out:
After all the pictures of us coming out, we got lots of hugs of congratulations and then it was time to take all the family photos. Here are some of my favorites:
|Everybody from both extended families(aren't they silly :P)|
|Kenny;s extended family is on the left and mine is on the right. (we now have a huge family!)|
|Kenny's immediate family is on the left and mine is on the right.|
|Look at Kenny's siblings(left) compared to mine(right)! My family can never have a serious picture...|
|Me and my bridesmaids.... they are already trying to get on Kenny's good side (kissing up to Kenny)|
|Man ... he is.... sooo.... heavy!!!!|
|Bridesmaids and Groomsmen|
|Aren't my brother/brother-in-laws/husband funny?? (if you can't tell... my nephew is upside-down!?)|
After all those pictures we then sent them to the luncheon and went off with our photographer, Lani (my cousin), and took some wedding pictures of our own. Again, some of my favorites:
|Showing off the rings|
|Contemplating the day...|
|In front of the temple!|
This post is now getting really long but I do want to thank my mother in law and her sister for a great luncheon!
I would also like to thank my Daddy and siblings for helping to create the magic of the Reception. It was beautiful!
Here are some extra fun pictures I wanted to add from the luncheon, the reception, and at the temple, but after that, that is all for this part. I will then put up a couple of pictures from the honeymoon and tell where we went. Enjoy!
|Garter and bouquet|
At the temple:
|Fun with a bench|
Stay tuned for the next part! CYA