wedding recap in pictures

I missed my blog over these past 5 days or so, but it was a wonderful weekend as we got our boy #1 hitched to his beautiful bride.  Great fun, great visits, great food, great spirit.  I loved every second of it.

The photos following the ceremony are still being processed, but there were some terrific ones taken of the bride and groom before the big day, and also at the reception the night before the wedding (can I just add here how wonderful it was to have the big shindig the day before???).

So, for your viewing pleasure, here are the visual representations of the happiness we enjoyed over the last few days...

Our missionary was moved around as the evening progressed.  The cardboard cut out was life-sized, so it was even funnier!
Perry's band members each did an acoustic tribute to the happy couple.  It was really personal and nice.
In order left to right: My sister Jen, #4, Perry, Mindy, back of my niece's head, me, #3, and Geo.  Tearing up the dance floor.  :)
The photographer.  My BFF, Luann Hawker.  She is a magician behind the camera.

28 comments

April | September 21, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Great pics, great experience. Love it!

togetherforgood | September 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM

It looks like a wonderful time. Your family has grown-- and your new daughter-in-love is beautiful. Wishing them every happiness. :)

Miss Brandy | September 21, 2010 at 9:06 PM

Beautiful! Love seeing the pictures! I have to agree, they did it all in the right order! What a cool couple!!!

Connie | September 21, 2010 at 9:07 PM

It was lots of fun! LuAnn does a fantastic job with her photos! They're all beautiful!

Kristina P. | September 21, 2010 at 9:26 PM

What a beautiful couple! It looks like an amazing time.

Terresa | September 21, 2010 at 9:27 PM

Now that's a wedding & reception I would've loved to sneak into!

We've attended 3 family weddings this year, each one unique and beautiful in it's own way. Each time, we soaked in (and brought home) some of the rediscovered joy of new love.

Congrats, Kazzy.

Candy Eash | September 21, 2010 at 9:30 PM

It was a very sweet experience. Congrats! And thanks for the invite. :)

Lara | September 21, 2010 at 10:01 PM

How cute are they?

So happy for you!

Heather | September 21, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Wonderful!

Kimberly | September 21, 2010 at 10:24 PM

The happiness is just radiating off the screen - love it! Love the looks on their faces, and the dress and the food table, and oh my, that cake, and your outfit (what I can see of it), but mostly the happy-happy. Congratulations, hun.

misssrobin | September 21, 2010 at 11:17 PM

So beautiful. I love the shots on the temple grounds. They just look like they adore each other so much.

It's like a storybook.

I'm glad you have a daughter now. :)

L.T. Elliot | September 21, 2010 at 11:32 PM

What awesome pics! And I love the missionary life-sized cutout. What a brilliant idea!

LisAway | September 22, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Okay. That is so very lovely. The pictures are gorgeous. Everything is kind of understated but very classy and elegant. And the idea of having the reception the night before? That is seriously brilliant. And practical. And I'm all about practical. I just love this. (and of course, looooove how the missionary was in attendance!)

Beautiful!!

Valerie | September 22, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!
Congratulations to the happy couple.

Ca88andra | September 22, 2010 at 4:27 AM

What fabulous photos! They make a very handsome couple and the wedding looks like great fun.

The Crash Test Dummy | September 22, 2010 at 6:11 AM

What an exciting event. Such a cute son. And talented photographer. Congrats.

Luann | September 22, 2010 at 7:17 AM

I don't think I've ever seen the your clan look happier. That goes double for Perry and Mindy.

I love you guys and it was truly an honor for me to get to be there and photograph it all.

Barbaloot | September 22, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Looks wonderful! I love her dress---especially the sleeve length. That's the same place my brother and sister-in-law did their reception. Great place.

Bossy Betty | September 22, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Incredible pictures! Thanks for taking us along!

TechnoBabe | September 22, 2010 at 9:04 AM

That looks like a wonderful warm and fun wedding and reception. It must have been because you say you had so much fun. Lovely. Congratulations to the bride and groom.

gigi | September 22, 2010 at 9:18 AM

Oh, how much do I love family weddings??? Your pictures are so beautiful and I do hope you show us more of them in the future. How cute to have your missionary there too. Yall are just to much fun! Party on Wayne!

Becca | September 22, 2010 at 9:54 AM

I keep telling my kids to remind me, when the time comes, that we want them to do the reception before the wedding - then the Moment is the Moment, not the pre-party-moment. Know what I mean?

The Way I See It | September 22, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Ahhh, I'm SO glad you posted these. I was waiting. We thought of you several times and wished we could've been there. Everyone looks so happy. I remember our 3 kids' weddings with much emotion and happiness. I wouldn't have changed a thing on any of them. They were all perfect days, and I'm glad yours was too. (I vote for the reception the night before too.)

Melanie Jacobson | September 22, 2010 at 10:51 AM

Oh, it all looks so amazing. Too bad my kids will never grow up enough to get married. Never, never, never! I won't let them!

Of course, I DO like the idea of grandbabies . . .

Jenny | September 22, 2010 at 3:34 PM

Such a wonderful looking wedding! The photos are amazing. Such a cute looking couple.

Charlotte | September 22, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Wonderful! I'm glad everything went well. Although it makes me freak out a little to think how soon this could be happening to me (especially if my oldest gets married as young as I did).

Midge | September 23, 2010 at 7:52 AM

What a fun night! The reception was so fun and the dancing?? Well, anyway.....

Congrats again to the happy couple.

hsmaggie | October 4, 2010 at 2:35 PM

Thank you for your note that the recption is so wonderful the night before a wedding! My daughter is planning a wedding in June, & we are looking at the probablility of recption first and wedding the next day. Anyway, thank you again! Good wishes for the bride and groom - and for the parents who get to finally have that spare room!