Sorry for the very delayed post! The site has been giving me some problems lately and I was unable to blog.
You all are the best! Your sweet messages regarding Kade and Taylor’s upcoming marriage brought tears to my eyes! I truly feel blessed–my family has so much amazing support! If you haven’t seen the proposal video yet, go HERE.
The plans are going forward at warp speed. They took their engagement photos two weeks ago and I captured a few shots with my iPhone:
I don’t think they are going to use either of these shots for their invitation but I think they are pretty cute! Our neighbors have a pond in their yard so that’s where the photos were taken.
I have to tell you a really cute story regarding Kade’s marriage. These are two of Sage’s best friends who are both 11 (Krisha on the left and Olivia on the right). Here they are posing for Kade’s proposal video:
They were both over at our house as Kade was leaving to propose to Taylor. Suddenly Olivia burst out bawling and buried her head in my shoulder. I couldn’t console her and kept asking what was wrong. Finally she blurted out: “I don’t want Kade to get engaged–I want to marry him!” I felt so bad and hardly knew what to say. Krisha came over to Olivia and her answer to help her feel better was priceless: “Collin’s cute too!” So watch out, Collin. There are two girls who may be chasing you before too long!
I’ve had a few people ask about the wedding plans and how it’s at all possible to get a wedding together in two months. Here are a few answers:
1. As far as getting a wedding together in two months, it’s fairly easy in our culture–wedding planners and caterers are used to this quick time frame. In our religion, most engagements are relatively short due to a principle we believe in called The Law of Chastity. Also Taylor has family coming in from Saudi Arabia, Hawaii and North Carolina for her cousin’s wedding the day before so they decided since everyone is already in Utah it was a good time.
Lucky for me I’m not the mother of the bride! It’s a lot less hectic for the groom’s family to help in the planning of the wedding.
2. Kade and Taylor will be married in one of our church’s temples. The one they’ve chosen is called the Draper Temple and is located on the mountainside–about 10 minutes from our home:
The ceremony is very simple, sacred and beautiful. There will be around 75 people who will witness their marriage.
3. There will be a fun dinner a few days before with close family and friends–this is like the traditional rehearsal dinner. The night of the wedding, there will be a large reception which will be in our neighbor’s backyard. The landscape boasts two beautiful waterfalls, a gazebo and lovely gardens–a wonderful backdrop for a beautiful couple. Taylor’s mom is a gourmet cook so I’m sure the food will be amazing!
4. Kade and Taylor will go on a fun honeymoon to Hawaii. Her family recently moved there so they will be able to spend time with them too.
Hope your spring is going well. We’ve had guests from London and Germany (Konsti’s family came to visit). We also had Spring Break last week and went to a condo in Midway and then a cabin in Sundance. It was close to home which was nice. We went biking, fishing, swimming, played racquetball, read, shopped, watched movies, played games and of course ate amazing food!
Okay–so true confession time! We were so relaxed I didn’t even get my camera out once! Steve snapped this photo on his iPhone while we were shopping:
I love this photo–Sage’s favorite color is purple and she happened to have it on as we were passing by this store.
Have a great rest of the week!