July 28, 2010

m + a get married: the best parts

Everything about the wedding was nearly perfect (except when the boutonnieres that I ordered from darling Etsy shop, Peppermint Cloud, didn't arrive - no fault of hers though - and don't forget the unfortunate cake experience of 2010) but overall, it was a lovely day.

Here are some of the highlights, if you ask me (or my blog).
the married couple exits the temple.
Marcus's face during the ceremony brought me to tears. Ashley's mother passed around tissues before the ceremony started and I thought, "What do I need this for? I didn't even cry at my own wedding!" Well, by golly, I did cry as soon as Marcus looked at Ashley with what Stephanie acronymed as IHEL. I've never seen my little brother look so intense, so encompassed and so passionate. He really loves his Ashley.

I loved how they did a sweet, simple ring ceremony before dinner began. Marcus read something he wrote on his iPod (classic) and it was so perfect. Then Ashley read an emotional and creative bit and had many of us in tears again. I love the way they looked shyly at each other through the whole thing.

And I love how Ashley kept stealing kiss after kiss - like she could never let him go. It reminded me of how I felt the day I married David.
our table. mismatched china, embroidered napkins, gold flatware and vintage goblets.
I loved the personal details of the reception decor. Ashley's vision really came to life and I think it was so charming and a perfect reflection of their tastes. I was happy to see that she had assigned seating and that she had strategically placed us interspersed with her family members (very classy). I loved that she included a bit about each of our names.
david's plate.
Because of the whole "moon" story (which my dad even mentioned in his toast) I love this photo.
thankful for the moon. it was extra bright that night.
My brother took all the rest of these amazing pictures. He is the bomb.

I especially love this one.


  1. This wedding is so simple and classy and I love it! I love your sister-in-law's hair-do! And I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the personalized place setting! That must've taken so much time but it makes the personalization so special (unless she had them done, either way I still LOVE it! =) And your family picture is also gorgeous! I love William's bowtie! Adorable!

  2. I love everything about this wedding, it sounds like the new sis-n-law is already a great addition to your lovely family!
    Love the family photo of the 3 of you too!

  3. Thanks for sharing the photos, it looks like it was a wonderful, intimate, personal wedding and all the little touches made it so special. Love the photos. All the best to Marcus and Ashley, I hope they'll be very happy together. And the photo of the three of you is gorgeous!

  4. You look amazing in these photos!!! What have you been doing to look so great?!?!?

  5. Hi, I love to read your blog, was lead to it by Stephanie's blog where she mentioned you at one point. :)

    I also love your outfit, very colorful, classy and beautiful! Want to tell where it is from?

    Your little son is the cutest :)

    Remember the post you had about chocolate chip cookies? You also mentioned brownies there and I made them the other day. To die for! Thanks for the recipe!


  6. Beautiful wedding.

    Ashley was in my ward when I was in Mesa, and always had the greatest outfits on!

  7. What a beautifully yet simply done wedding!!! So happy for the two of them! They are so perfect for each other!

  8. Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful wedding. I love the personalized place settings and the dresses of the bride. Ashley seems AWESOME!

    By the way, I made your chewy and gooey chocolate chip cookies (they have recently become a favorite of mine) for my in-laws the other day and they loved them. My MIL said she is converted so good on ya and thanks for the recipe!

  9. You can feel the love they have for each other just by looking at the beautiful pics! I love your family picture it turned out beautiful!!

  10. Beautiful! It makes me want to get married again. (I'm always telling my husband that we should get married again.)

    You look great, by the way. I love your blouse.

  11. You look SUPER hot babe! Our boy looks cute as always! But who’s that sexy piece of meat to your left, man is he hansom.

  12. What an amazing and gorgeous wedding!!!

    I'm your newest follower!

  13. this is such a beautiful and happy wedding! That sounds weird- I just mean your gorgeous sister in law looks like she might actually burst with happiness in those photos!!

    Love thos place sttings with all my heart! So cool for a wedding as well.

    I clicked a link on Young House Love to find you by the way... Nice bedhead.

    Anna x

  14. I am a ong time follower, seldom comment! But I just couldn't resist! This wedding was delightfully unique in so many ways I love how the bride's taste and personality shined through in every detail.
    Do you know where those darling plates with the bird silhouette came from? I would love to know!!

  15. bird plates were from crate and barrel, so cute right?

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