The weather had been beautiful for a week prior to Kade and Taylor’s wedding. Two of our neighbors were graciously providing their yards for the wedding reception. Hundreds of hours had been put into making their landscapes a masterpiece. One yard boasts two waterfalls and a beautiful pond.
One thing in life that is for certain is the weather will usually be ugly when you need it to be good! We woke up Saturday morning to rain, wind and cold temperatures. While the weather was uncomfortable, the rain held off during the time Kade and Taylor entered and exited the temple.
Taylor looked radiant in her dress–a beautiful bride:
The happy couple are so cute together and so in love:
So because of the cold, windy, rainy weather, the wedding reception on Saturday night was moved from our neighbors backyards to our neighborhood church. Inside is a huge cultural hall and the bride’s family did an amazing job transforming it into a beautiful, elegant reception. Everyone forgot they were in a gymnasium–it was the most spectacular reception I’ve ever attended!
Of course at the heart of the reception was this lovely couple:
Every detail was executed with exactness (my pal, Pam Taylor, captured the evening with these photos):
A birdcage housed the cards:
While guests were in line, displays showcased the newlyweds love story:
These fresh flowers were hanging along the path:
In the middle of the room was a huge tent, with this ice sculpture and a salad and fresh fruit buffet:
There was another station that served delicious savory crepes:
There was a “cookie ladder” where the guest could choose from a wide array of cookies (including balls of cookie dough):
The cake was white on white flowers (the inside boasted peanut butter chocolate cake–Kade’s favorite):
Haagen-Dazs ice cream bars were served on big trays to guests. My friend’s son loved these:
There was a water and lemonade station with different types of lemonade such as mint, mango and raspberry:
The guests could help themselves using the little bottles with the blue striped straws.They also had a milk station to go with the cookies.
Perhaps the biggest hit was the HUGE wall that featured generations of wedding couples on both sides of the family.
There were three empty frames on the wall where guests could go behind the wall and pose for the picture. Here’s Collin goofing off with a funny hat. (He was the best man.)
Guests could pick up their polaroid photos from this display:
This frame was on the wall. Do you recognize the couple in the center?
That was almost 23 years ago. And here we are today at the reception:
These favors were given out along with a cute note from Kade and Taylor:
During the formal line part of the reception, a quartet of strings played to set the perfect mood.
After the formal line, there was a DJ who played more contemporary music to set a more jovial mood.
Here is the couple with their first dance:
We also watched “their” movie on a huge screen behind them.
This final sign says it all:
May 26th, 2012 was one of the most magical days I’ve ever had. I’m so happy to have a new daughter and that the day was so perfect.
Here’s to a happy life and forever, Kade and Tay!
Take a moment and leave the happy couple a note. It’ll made their day!
Thanks for sharing in my excitement!