Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Goin' to the temple...Part II

Moving right along to our 2nd couple of the wedding season, Mack and Cheyenne!  Mack is my youngest brother and is the sweetest thing ever, so we were all thrilled when a girl who was equally sweet, Miss Chey!  She fits into our family smashingly and we already love her to pieces.  We couldn't be more pleased when they were sealed together on July 28th in the Oklahoma City Temple.  It was well over 110*, so if we all look a little pink-cheeked and glisteny, now you know why.  Without furthur ado...

[warning: there are a million pictures here.  sorry for that, but it's just so darn hard not to over-load with pictures when you have as talented photographer as my sister, Stephanie, behind the lenses.  There's a few pictures here I stole off of facebook, from another sweet, uber-talented Stephanie, the couple's photographer (she also did my other little brother, Jesse, and his wife, Hannah's wedding last September).  I'll make note of which ones are hers are by putting a credit line under the photo]

Mackenzie and Cheyenne

Such a cute, gloriously in love freshly-married couple!  I just adore these two!

 So, so in love.

And now for the familial photo overload...

Oakie boy


One of Scarli's many silly poses

The ever-adorable Emmeline

Mr. Ez

The cute Humphrey boys, Cooper and (the ever-devilish) Greyson

 Miss S

 Miss G

Ahh, man, how I love this crazy face.

Me and the babe
(whose not such a baby anymore!)

How cute is she?  I mean really.

The Happy Couple

 Can't say I blame him.

Oak and Daddy

What can ya do?

via Stephanie
the necessary kissy picture

33 years and still going!
Love you, Mom and Dad!

Like I mentioned before, I love a bride whose not afraid to cuddle in a very white, very expensive dress.  Not to mention a bride who shares her flower with the same little one!

via Stephanie
This is definitely one of my favorites :)

The naughty girls picking verboten flowers

Daddy and Daughter
Ella and Phillip

My gorgeous Stephanie with Emme Girl

Cute Miss Hannah and Miss Ella

(plus one new one!)

The Boys

a quick squeeze in the midst of chaos

 One of my favorite reds, Josiah

Love these two!
Kit and Liberty

One of my other favorite reds, Gavin

The original sisters

via Stephanie
Such a good-looking couple!

Their reception that evening was so fun and casual.  It was like one big picnic with lemonade and BBQ to boot!  It fit Mack and Cheyenne perfectly! Not to mention, It was such a relief to beat the heat that night at the reception.  It was still plenty warm with so many people there, but at least it wasn't 110*+!

These two are as fun and laid-back as their reception was!

They finally got ahold of some flowers of their very own

In the words of Cheyenne's dad (he hit the nail on the head!)
My happy soul

Ezra fully enjoyed the mason jar lemonade
(even after he dropped and shattered one :P)

This one danced with all the girls.  He even dipped and twirled!  Such a ladies man!

Me and Miss S

Granddad is always good for some forbidden fruits

Does this girl not look 14 here?

What can I say? he's a fan of the sugar.
(love how he labeled it just in case)

Mack is such a great uncle.  The kiddos just adore him.

The Original Aunties
My cute Auntie Tracy (right) and Auntie Stacy (left) drove hundreds of miles to be there for this.  I can't even express how much I adore them.  They're the level of Awesome Auntie that I aspire to.

First Dance

 Phil and The Boys

 I couldn't NOT put a picture of Gavin doing the robot to Mr. Roboto.
Best. Thing. Ever.

All because two people fell in love...

    Heading off to the honeymoon
How happy and in love do they look?

Anyway, that's a wrap.  So glad you made it through.  It was worth it, right?  I just love both cute newlywed couples and am so, so happy that I got two new members of my eternal family, Cheyenne and Ben.  Love all y'all!

The End.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Goin' to the temple... Part I

...and we're gonaa get married
Goin' to the temple of love!

Please sing that to the tune of The Chapel of Love by The Dixie Cups.

I'll wait.

Actually, I can't resist...

Ok, now that that's out of the way...

(did you see those flash-frame back-up dancers?  yowza.)

We had 2 different lovely weddings to attend this summer.  First off, can I tell you how excited I was?!  So. darn. excited.  Other than pregnancy and baby names, wedding talk is my very favorite discussion in the whole wide world.  This spring and summer provided me gobs of flowers, lace, and invite discussion.  I loved every single minute of it.

Anyway, the first couple of the season was Spencer's little sister, Kim, and her oh-so-handsome brand-spankin' new husband, Ben.  They got married June 8th in the Provo Temple.  We'll start with them first for this post.

Kim & Ben

(Unfortunately my camera died right before the wedding, so a HUGE thanks to Kim, whose facebook page I shamelessly stole most of these photos off.  They were taken by Bridgett, her uber-talented and adorable cousin.  If it's not from Kim and Bridgett, I'll give credit under the actual picture.)

How adorable are they?

Freakishly adorable.  That's how much.
Please just ignore my daughter's random head in the last shot and instead focus on the freshly-sealed and intoxicatingly happy bride and groom.

The happy couple with the folks that started it all.
I have to brag a bit about my mom-in-law, Carole's, outfit.  Kim and I pieced it together for her and insisted she try it all on, even though she normally wouldn't have tried a pencil skirt in a million, billion years (a white one, no less!).  To top it all off...we got the lady in heels.  She looked absolutely smashing.

The Girls

The chillun
This isn't the "official" kids shot, but it's still my favorite anyway.  You just can't beat a shot of Scarlett flirting up a storm, Ezra showing his typical silliness, and Georgia exerting control over her minion.

The whole crazy fam
(minus my crazy mowglis)

These three girls absolutely adore each other.  It's the sweetest thing ever.
Kim was so darn cute and even sent them their very own thank you card and wedding pictures to put up in their room.  How sweet is that?!


 This picture just melts my heart.  It really is worth a thousand words.

I love a bride whose not afraid to cuddle with a baby while in a very white, very expensive dress.

Love these handsome boys!
(I better think they're handsome since, heaven knows, my boys are going to grow up to look just like 'em!)
via Sarah
My girls were obsessed with the bridesmaid bouquets

via Sarah
Little fingers just can't seem to resist fountains...

via Sarah

 Spencer's sweet Aunt Merry Lynn couldn't resist taking a picture of us with our naughty posterity.

sisters are the best.

Uncle Kyle Georgia

Eventually, that evening, after much hard work and a little bit of stress we got to let loose at the reception.
It. was. gorgeous.

It was so much fun seeing the whole thing come together so smashingly.  It really did turn out just so lovely.

(thanks again to Bridgett and Kim for the following photos too!)

 The lower right was the lovely old house whose backyard the reception was in.  It was idyllic and the food (which the home owner catered) was  I have to take credit for the cake.  When it was delivered it was a hot mess so I threw some leftover flowers on it and made it at least presentable.

How charming was this reception?  seriously.

Isaac's little man, Mr. Taiven

I do so love when there's dancing at receptions :)

The First Dance
This is one of my most favorite pictures from the whole event.  I just love it to pieces.

Dancing with the niecey

  How cute are they? Spencer's Aunt Shirley and Uncle David are still livin' it up after all these years.

Heaven knows I love a good daddy-daughter dance

 Heading off for the honeymoon

Well, folks, I'm going to call it a day.  Promise I'll post Mack's wedding either this afternoon or tomorrow.  I've got to share all the wedding goodness that I can :)

The End.