Well, Gentry was married in May. Then three weeks later and after a trip to NZ McKay went on her mission. It was a very busy time I never posted photos from the reception.
I have not had a chance to scrapbook these yet, but I really am so thankful that we had a great photographer who captured the "day" and "love." Thank you Lyndsey Fagerlund Photography. I highly recommend Lyndsey and felt she really captured their personalities and love.
I love that Gentry planned the wedding and really kept it true to what she really wanted. The day was a little windy, but it was a perfect day for wedding. She wanted to do a lot of DIY projects to save money and really have a specific look.
She was smart and wore her flats. I loved her bouquet too!!!!
She was married for all time and eternity in the Draper Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint Temple. It is a beautiful temple about 20 minutes from our home.
Gentry made this sign so that when you came to the reception you saw this first. Yes, Devan if you ever forget your anniversary you can find it in this photo.
The reception was held here at Wadley Historic Farm in Lindon, Utah. This is a barn, but it's so not like a regular barn. It had chandeliers and was simple with classic beauty. The grounds were filled with greenery and flowers. Guests could walk the gardens and not be inside the entire time.
Yes, everything was handmade. The LOVE letters were paper mache letters purchased from Joann Fabric store and then glittered. The tassles were all handmade by Gentry, Taylor, McKay and I. I loved the simple touches of gold added to the decor. The circle scallops were made with my Fiskars punch and glittered 12x12 paper. Then we assembled them together by stitching with the sewing machine.
We had a beautiful gazebo and we adorned it with hanging poms. I loved the various shades of pink, white and apricot.
This was the poms that hung above the dessert and food table. We altered the sizes for variety. Devan built the wood stand to allow them to hang. He is quite the handy man.
I have to be honest, this was NOT the cake she picked out. When it arrived she was shocked it was not the cake she had anticipated. It had some ruffled satin ribbon along the bottom and I simply asked them to take it off. That helped it to be more in her desire and look. I could tell she was a little disappointed. Then Gentry told me that it was okay and that she was not going to let the cake being different ruin her day and she didn't. I was really proud of her for not making it a big deal. I still think it was a beautiful cake and so did she.
We ordered a lot of "glass jars" in different sizes and shapes for the reception. Along the bottom we added the glitter. These held the straws. It was a beautiful addiction and it was affordable too! We used rose gold glitter and wow did it sparkle.
When it got dark the tealights were turned on. I really loved this part of the wedding decor.
Gentry wanted a simple bouquet that was classic and had the color pink from the wedding. It was so beautiful.
I loved the rings inside the bouquet for a photo.
Gentry had her sisters (mckay, taylor, rachel and kayla) and closest friends as bridesmaids.
(Dani, McKay, Rachel, Taylor, Gentry, Jackie, Kayla, Chandler and Katie) Gentry made each of the bouquets for them all by herself out of dictionary paper. This took weeks to do by hand.
What a blessing to have family and friends to share this day with. She wanted to skirts and tops that they would want to wear again. She found matching necklaces for each of them.
I love that they wanted the reception to really be FUN and a celebration that others would enjoy. Devan is really a funny guy! (seeing these photos of McKay really makes me thankful she was here for the special day)
Devan is one of FIVE boys in his family. He also had two best friends. I love that Devan is "getting used" to our very female craziness. I know he secretly LOVES it! Ann Bartholomew you raised a most wonderful young man and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. He is everything I would ever want and more for a husband for my girl.
I loved Gentry with Zach, Matt and Tyler. (crazy how much Zach and Matt look alike)
I love that these three girls. My girls used to play "wedding" and "dress up." I cherish this photo of them together. McKay and Taylor were so happy that Gentry met Devan. We definitely all loved Devan and loved how he treated her with the upmost love and respect.
Oh and Zach and Ty are so happy to have a new brother.
Yes, these are the times that we are just so thankful for. They are happily in love and starting a beautiful life together. They are working, going to school and watching every dollar they spend. I love that have each other forever to love and count on.
I hope you enjoyed the photos of the reception. She has many more of the photos on her FACEBOOK page. I only shared a few.
This past weekend, we had a wonderful time with Matt's family. They came to visit and having Maxson and Zellie here brings so much laughter and good times. Zach is preparing for going to NC to play baseball and my other son is spending a week in So. California with his best friends family. School starts for us here on Monday.