I was very fortunate to be able to attend my close friend and cousin Jake's wedding. I was fortunate because it was all the way in Orlando, FL and it's not a quick, inexpensive flight. It was on April 9, 2014 in the Orlando temple. I flew down a few days before to enjoy Florida with the fam and be apart of the rehearsal dinner and Bachelorette party. My cousin sure did get lucky with Chelsea because she is amazing. I have come to know her really well and am so stoked she is part of the family.
If you know Florida you know that it is extremely humid especially in August. It was definitely a climate shock. Luckily the temple wasn't too crazy on that Saturday.
I helped my aunt (Jake's mom) with the wedding luncheon after the temple. I called and scheduled a caterer, helped order the food, find a venue, decorations etc.
I also helped Chelsea find bridesmaids dresses along with a photographer in the Orlando area and find pots for the succulents (wedding favors).
Chelsea and Jake's colors were gold and white and it would be considered trendy and formal. It was at the Winter Park Racquet Club in Winter Park, Florida. There was a buffet-style dinner along with many wedding festivities including the groom singing and playing a song for the bride! It was very special.
After the reception the guests headed outside for an extravagant sparkler send off. Then the bride and groom got a special ride on the back of a boat for their grand exit.
On December 22, 2014 my beautiful cousin Baily was married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Draper temple to the love of her life Austin Brasher. Even though it was freezing and one of the busiest days ever at the temple it was definitely memorable.
They had their reception later that evening at Stones Gates Center For The Arts in Pleasant Grove, UT. I had a blast planning her wedding as I was able to be apart of it all from start to finish. We had a lot email exchanges, texts, Baily isn't much of a phone talker but we made it work. We even met a few months before in Washington for an in-person planning session/check-in with my aunt Jane.
Baily and Jane were a little worried with how everything was going to turn it out but it was truly amazing. Austin's uncle catered the food. The cake was beautiful and delicious along with all the other treats. My favorite was the hot chocolate bar. Her colors were a deep red and gold. Perfect for a seasonal/winter wedding. Her photographer was a friend of a family's and she did a great job as you can see.
Photographer: Chaos and Bliss Photography