Sydney and Mitch are officially newlyweds. They are so cute and we couldn't be happier for them. I guess the wedding festivities kicked off with the meeting of the two families. A few day before the wedding we were able to get together with the Sherwoods for lunch one day. Aside from our seriously out of control toddlers, it was great to meet them and get to know them a bit. They are a really great family. The sealing was held in the Salt Lake Temple at 11 am on Tuesday, July 20th. It was such a wonderful sealing and so awesome to have our whole family in the temple together. After quite a few pictures in the sweltering heat the Sherwoods hosted a beautiful little luncheon for immediate family. It was held in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in the Roof restaurant. I had never been up there and it was so amazing! We did a traditional program of roasting and toasting the bride and groom and as always it was a perfect way to really get to know the other families. Thankfully, our good friends the Phelps took Jake and Sawyer during the luncheon so we were actually able to relax and enjoy ourselves! I still can't thank them enough for that! And apparently the boys did great (or at least that's what they told us!). Whew! The reception started at 6:30 pm. We held it at Le Jardin in Sandy. It's a greenhouse that's already beautifully set up so we didn't have to do a whole lot to it...but we still arrived an hour early to put our own finishing touches on everything. Table runners, vases, pictures...it all turned out beautifully and we had such a great time. Syd and Mitch took off a little after 9 and went to Mexico for a relaxing week at the beach. I can't believe the last wedding in our family is over! In both our families, actually! No more weddings for me or Nathan...at least not immediate family. It feels good to be done but it's a little sad at the same time...I do love a good wedding. Here are all of the pictures that I had from the big day. I'm sure we'll collect more over time so maybe I'll have to post some later on.
This first picture is a little preview to the professional pics Syd's friend, Caitlin Sheffer, took that day. She did a beautiful job.
Another of Caitlin's photos, above.
This is the 'generations' table...pictures of both sets of parents and grandparents on their wedding days.
I'm proud to say that I put the accents on that cake! (with some help from my aunt Marianne and cousin Janea! Thanks guys!) It came frosted and we added the details and flowers.
My Omi in Germany made hankerchiefs for everyone in the Temple. It was her way of being there when she couldn't...it brought tears several eyes :)
Mitch and his mom, LaReesa.
Daddy, Daughter Dance.
Of course my husband took on his usual role as MC at the reception. He did a great job, as always!
This is the only picture we have we Jerai! (and I took it from her blog!). We love you Jerai and it was so good to see you!
It was also so wonderful to finally see our good friends, the Stotts. Nathan hadn't seen Kaitlin since her baby blessing and we both think she is just the cutest thing ever! We're hoping to arrange a little marriage in the future. ;)
Sawyer trying to be helpful as we're getting ready for the reception.
It was sooooo hot while taking pictures...just trying to do a little 'sweat damage' control ;)