We left Friday around 10:30am, drove 12+ hours arriving at a hotel around midnight. We slept til 6am (which was 5am Colorado time), showered, ate breakfast and were back on the road bright and early, arriving in Colorado Springs a little after 11am their time. My parents paid for a wonderful lunch for everyone at Golden Corral. We spent a couple of hours balling melons and cutting fruit for the reception as well as and socializing. Then we headed back to James' house to get dressed for the wedding. The wedding started at 5:30pm.
Below, we are getting everyone's corsages on before the wedding:
|James and my mom|
|What a cute little ring bearer!|
|Eric and I|
|The room before the wedding started|
|This is the Logan Temple: See the closest window on the bottom and look at the pattern.|
|Their colors were purple and silver|
|Our girls with cousin, Kadie|
|My parents just before the wedding|
The next two pictures are Tessa and Kadie. They are the same age and have become such good friends. Unfortunately they are blurry because I just couldn't get the light right. Flash was too bright, no flash was too blurry.
|James and the man who married them waiting for the rest of the wedding party|
|Jarem was the first down the aisle|
|Next was best man: Joel, my brother|
|Bride and groom|
|Jarem providing the rings|
|Eric talking to my dad after the wedding about the ceremony|
More of the bride and groom:
|All of my family that was present: we were missing two of my sisters who went to the Burley open house|
|Bride and groom with my siblings and I|
|Nieces and nephews|
|This is (L to R) Jaycee, Brenda, and Matt|
Before the reception was even over, we changed and headed out for a long drive home. We again were able to stay in a hotel but didn't arrive until 2:30am and slept til around 8:30am. We didn't arrive home until 11pm Sunday night! What a trip! That said though, it was well worth it to spend quality time with my family and be there for this momentous occasion for James.