Thursday, November 5, 2015

August 15th, 2015, aka the Start of Our Forever, part 3

Our luncheon was just at our church building, and we had Chick-fil-a catering platters of the chicken strips, nuggets, chicken salad sandwiches, fruit, and cookies! It was delish! Cam's mom and sister-in-law had set up the gym the day before with a bunch of tables with beautiful flower centerpieces. Unfortunately I didn't have my photographers come to the luncheon and I don't think anyone took pictures of it. It was fun having both of our families there to eat and celebrate with us!

Cam and I stayed to help clean up the luncheon and then we headed first to my house for me to change out of my church dress and into some basketball shorts, then went to his/his sister's house. Once we got there, I zonked out on Cam's bed. I was exhausted! Cam snuggled with me for a bit, but then he hung out with his family for a few hours before the reception.

Cam woke me up at 4:30 and informed me that my hair had totally come out, so I texted my sister to have her come early to the reception so that she could fix my hair. *HUGE Shout Out to her for being willing to do my hair for me multiple times that day!* I then headed back to my house to start to get ready for the reception. I got home and the backyard looked AWESOME!! Mom had done an amazing job with all of the decorations!

Then I went into the kitchen and saw our doughnut cake! Holy Moly it was amazing!! I don't like cake, so we had a Dunford Chocolate Doughnut pyramid cake! Our cake topper is a rockin' out Minnie and Mickey, cause Disney. We loved it!

A lady in our home ward, Melanie Ward, did all of our flowers, including the ones on the doughnut pyramid. They all turned out gorgeous!

Emily came over and fixed my hair, then it was time to get back into my dress. At 6pm, the wedding party started to arrive to take pictures before the reception. I may be biased, but I'd have to say that our wedding party was the best! With it being a mixture of family members and best friends, we all had a great time!

After we took pictures, it was about that time for the reception to start! Leatherby's had arrived and set up. Then, the first guests began to arrive!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

August 15th, 2015, aka the Start of Our Forever, part 2

Our sealing ceremony was beautiful! Ah I still think about it, with our family all around us, seeing Cam and I being sealed for time and all eternity! *To learn about LDS Temples and more about what a "sealing" is, go here*

After the ceremony, Cam and I went back to our dressing rooms to get into his suit and my dress. My mom and sister came with me to help me into my wedding dress and to touch up my hair. They then went outside to wait for the big reveal! Cam was then waiting outside my dressing room to see me.

Cam and I decided that we weren't going to have him see my dress at all before that moment, so I was pretty excited to see his reaction. It was pretty awesome! Man, I love that boy!

My grandpa opened the big gold doors. We walked out in the sunlight to cheers! It was just like I had imagined. Our family and friends were all there to celebrate our marriage and I couldn't have been happier and more grateful for all of the love and support!

We walked out and didn't really know what to then our photographers and videographers told us to kiss, which we were plenty happy to do! Cam went in for the kiss, and may have gotten a little carried away with it, if ya know what I mean ;) But hey, I wasn't complaining!

We took pictures at the back of the temple, then headed around to the front steps to take our group pictures. It was really hot that day, which was kinda rough, but hey, at least it wasn't raining!

After the group pictures, Cam and I went around with our photo/videographers to take more pictures together. It was hot and long, but it was awesome. Here is one of my favorites, just because it was so random and unique!

We were laughing pretty much the entire time. We would try to take a serious picture and I couldn't keep a straight face! I couldn't stop smiling and giggling and looking at Cam!

After what felt like a lifetime in the beating sun, we were done taking pictures. We started heading back to the doors at the temple and my mom was there waiting for us to make sure that I could get changed out of my dress ok! Ah she is the best!

We got all changed into our "street clothes" and headed to the luncheon, where the rest of our family had already gone to while we were taking pictures. I was starving and so ready to chow down on some Chick-fil-a! And it was delicious for sure! Cam and I are all about their chicken strips and nuggets, so what else would Cam and I choose for our luncheon??

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Monday, November 2, 2015

August 15th, 2015, aka the Start of Our Forever

I decided to take a short break from my Utah Girl/Cali Boy series to let you all know about our wedding day!

The week leading up to the 15th, I worked an 8 hour shift on Monday, had a 3 hour class on Tuesday, then worked 12 hour day shifts on both Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday my manager came up to me and said, "Aren't you getting married in like 2 days? Why are you here??" At times I wondered the same thing, but I am glad that I did work, because it made the days go by faster and I was making money, which is always a plus!

Friday, the day before the wedding went by fairly quickly actually. My mom and I finished up a few reception preparations throughout the day, cleaned the house, etc. Cam's parents and grandma had gotten into town the day before, so I spent some time at Cam's house with them.

That night, my mom and sister went out to dinner for my "bachelorette party" at Applebee's. We had virgin Strawberry Daiquiri's! It was delish! After dinner, I realized that I hadn't gotten any shoes to wear the next day, so we went to Payless and got me some. Then my sister had to go home to put her daughter to bed, so mom and I headed home as well. I didn't want my party to end just yet though, so my brother, parents and I played Mario Kart on the Wii for a few hours. It was a blast! Then, I headed to bed, hoping that I would be able to sleep throughout the night.

*Side note: Apparently August 15th was a super popular day to get married, because even calling a few months in advance the earliest time we could get at the temple was 11am. My mom was worried that it was gonna end up being super late in coordination with a luncheon, but it actually worked out pretty well.*

I got up around 8am, showered, ate a bit of breakfast, and then my sister came over to do my hair. We had to be at the Oquirrh Mountain temple at 10am, which worked out great so that I didn't feel rushed, and I was able to sleep in to a reasonable hour. Mom and I headed out the door around 9:45 and met Cam in the front of the temple right before 10. We then headed into the temple, about to start our forever.

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