February 22, 2009

Betsy & Owen's Wedding Day

Betsy (Krista's sister) and Owen were married Friday, February 6th. After a lovely ceremony in the Salt Lake temple, we all waited outside for Betsy and Owen to emerge. Ava got tired of standing and decided to take a little rest on the temple steps.

Betsy and Owen finally came out (just minutes after some temporary rain had died down). As you can see, they looked stunning together.

After pictures at the temple, we all dispersed to grab lunch and change into our outfits for the reception. The reception was held in the Empire Room at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. Prior to the festivities, we gathered in the mezzanine for family pictures. Here's Ava's cousin Zach with his mother Erika (Krista's sister).

With six siblings on Betsy's side of the family and ten on Owen's, there were a lot of people to be posed by the photographer taking the pictures. Ava passed the time running around with her cousins. Here flower girls Annissa and Ava are sharing a darling embrace...

...which then turned into an unintentional headlock! Cute!

With the pictures completed, the party began. Betsy hired an excellent jazz band that (with the help of the younger children) eventually got the wedding guests out on the dance floor. Ava had a blast on the dance floor dancing the night away, but was kind enough to take a brief rest and give her daddy a slow number.

For not having had a nap all day, Ava was in surprisingly good spirits by the end of night as you can see in this picture of her with mommy.

Betsy and Owen looked like they could be on the front of a fashion magazine and everyone wanted a chance to visit with them and share their congratulations.

They finally broke away from the line to cut the cake, toss the bouquet, and share a dance. After which, they headed off to their honeymoon via a horse-drawn carriage.

It was truly a fairy tale wedding. And judging by the quality of the bride and groom, we're all very certain that Betsy and Owen will live happily ever after.


Anonymous said...

I love you guys for taking such fun pictures. Fred and I have enjoyed looking at them and remembering the very fabulous event! We feel so blessed to have such great kids and in-laws.--Granny O

The Jones :) said...

What a fun night!! Ava is pretty cute with her little dresses and BIG flowers!! I love them!! Congrats to them...and hope they do live happily ever after!! How fun for you guys!!