Silver Lining: Wedding Diaries: More Than a Venue

January 8, 2012

Wedding Diaries: More Than a Venue

There has been a slew of people getting engaged lately (which I am a huge fan of, by the way. Yay love, yay marriage, yay more married friends for us). It's made me remember my wedding. Then I realized I kind of skipped straight from wedding planning to the honeymoon on my blog. And since this is my on-line journal, I want to make sure I remember the best day of my life. It's not that I want to talk up my wedding or get compliments from my blog readers. It's just that this was the best day of my life, and I want to remember it. It was simple and sweet and it was perfect, and that's why I'm blogging about it. It was a beautiful day and I don't want to forget anything.

So, a new series: 

Wedding Diaries.














Post #1: More than just a venue

Sam and I are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe that families can be together forever. And that's exactly what we wanted. Forever. So we chose to be sealed for time and all eternity in the Mt. Timpanogos temple. I need Sam for all eternity, and we both knew that "'till death do you part" wasn't going to be enough for us. The temple is more than just a venue. It's a promise, it's a covenant, it's eternity. It was the most important and best part of our day.

The temple grounds are gorgeous too. Check out these pillars



and the architecture


and these birdcages.




When I was 13, my best friend and I visited this temple. I know it was silly, but we made pinky promises to each other that we would both get married in this temple. I didn't even live in the same state as this temple, but I made the promise just the same. And I've wanted to ever since. (Talisha, if you're reading this, it's your turn :)


I especially love this picture. Our actual wedding day was perfect weather, but on the day we took our bridals/groomals, a summer storm was rolling in behind the temple. Can you find the rainbow?





21 comments:

  1. absolutely beautiful and I love your dress!

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  2. What a stunning location. I love the birdcages:)I cannot wait to hear more about your wedding!

    aspiretoinspire

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  3. We got married at the Mesa temple ;) But my cousin got married to his sweetheart in the same temple as you! ;)

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  4. That is a gorgeous temple. My husband and I got to do sealings there once. Your wedding pictures are beautiful. I love the promises made in the temple!

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  5. Gorgeous pictures! That dark sky against it is so amazing. Love the dress also. (:

    southernpinky.blogspot.com

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  6. Such pretty pictures. I've been married for 10 years. I will never ever get tired of looking at my wedding pictures or other people's wedding pictures. Although I would have to admit they do some prettier stuff now with photography and everything wedding related.

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  7. gorgeous gorgeous pictures- and i love that you posted them to share with all of us! blogging is such a personal thing, so of course you should post things like this you are proud of!

    i'm a makeup artist, and my fave jobs are working w brides and their bridal parties, bc it's such a fun and exhilarating day!! glad i found your blog!! check mine out if you get a spare moment, i'm a mommy with a makeup problem...http://www.jennysuemakeup.com

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  8. I love this and your new series :)

    Beautiful pictures!

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  9. Such a beautiful temple and I love this new series!! I LOVE that you focused so much on the Temple and set your sights there. I feel like when I talk to some of my engaged friends, they are worrying about everything else and the Temple isn't as big of a deal to them. That may not be the case, but to me, it's all about "the right place at the right time" and nothing else matters! Love your blog!! :)

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  10. Looks like a beautiful day. :) I love the pictures, especially the last.

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  11. Oh my! These photos are to DIE for! What a beautiful bride you were...and that last photo looks straight out of a movie! ;) So so gorgeous.

    I love to look back on my wedding photos...such a treasure!

    Hope you had a very happy weekend!!

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  12. um wowzers.
    that last picture is STUNNING.

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  13. I love this new series! Weddings are so amazing and there is nothing better then speaking of and sharing your memories!

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  14. You had a kick butt photographer! Very beautiful indeed.

    www.themrslovesclothes.blogspot.com

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  15. Too funny! I just wrote about my wedding, too, before I had even read this post. And those pictures are GORGEOUS! I always think that storms make for the best pictures.

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  16. I think that's such an awesome idea that you want to record those memories so that you have them forever!

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  17. wooho for temple marrige! congrats! and cute series!

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  18. Ah, the memories. What a great day(s). And that is one gorgeous bouquet!

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  19. Beautiful venue! And beautiful bride! How stunning!

    Following you too!!!

    Way glad you love the RG too!!

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    Tab

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  20. Gorgeous pictures!! I want to get married in Salt Lake! I wanted this since I was a little girl.

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