Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bachelorette Party

As Maid of Honor to my best friend Megan, I was in charge of putting together a Bachelorette party. Well being the wonderful respected LDS girls that we are, I couldn't really come up with anything to do. So finally I thought of doing a photoshoot! Megan loved the idea so I made all the arangements. The girls were Chelsey, Katelynn, Megan, and myself. Another girl was invited but was unable to attend because she had to work. 1297.photography did our pictures and she did a wonderful job! She had so many fun ideas and she was a pleasure to work with. She also brought along with her her friend from Speak Now Photography and she took pictures as well. She did a great job too. All of us girls had fun and I'm really glad we were able to capture moments in time of Megan and her friends to remember before she got married.


me and the Best Men

The beautiful elegant cake (all real flowers)

Bride Maid, Bride, Maid of Honor

Hannah and I

The place of the breakfast and the reception

Last Saturday (May 14th) my best friend Megan was married in the St. George Temple for time and all eternity to Kenny. There was a breakfast in the morning that I was invited to (because I was the Maid of Honor) and my parents were invited as well. It was a lovely morning. It was cloudy so we didn't have the heat of the sun. After we were done eating the parents and grandparents of the bride and groom stood and said lovely things about the couple. Then the slightly dreaded moment arrived! It was the Maid of Honor and the Best Mens turn (Kenny had two best men). I half expected to get up and say something but I was so nervous because I had no idea what to say! I just got up there and opened my mouth and tried to sound like I knew what I was doing. I was happy with what I said, plus Dad said I did a good job :)

It was then time for the actual wedding. Me being the Maid of Honor, was able to attend the sealing in the temple. I was super excited and honored to be able to witness her wedding because all my life I've only imaged how the ceremony works while waiting patiently outside for the bride and groom to come out. It was the most amazing thing ever! Before I left Mom told me to take tissues because I was going to cry. I didn't believe her. I didn't cry when I went through the temple for the first time so I figured I wouldn't cry now. Well while waiting in the chapel for everyone to arrive my heart was pounding I was sooo excited! at 2:20 we finally went up into the sealing room. I was all smiles and didn't stop smiling through the whole thing. My cheeks were hurting so bad! Anyway, while the Sealer was giving his little speech my eyes kept watering. No tears fell but I was definately filled with the spirit and I couldn't keep it back. Afterwords while walking out of the sealing room and giving the bride and groom hugs, it was my turn to hug my best friend. As I was walking up to her I felt all my emotions build up inside me and I just knew I was going to lose it. Sure enough, as I wrapped my arms around Megan and clung on tight, I lost everything. They weren't loud sobs but they weren't quiet either. I even made her cry :') I was just so happy for her and didn't want to let her go.

I then changed and went outside with everyone else to wait for the beautiful bride to walk out with her handsome groom. BTW Megans dress was absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Very elegant. We then took family pictures at the temple with the wonderful couple and I, being the awesome Maid of Honor that I am, stayed behind and held Megans bouquet and fixed her dress and what not while her and Kenny took more pictures and videos outside the temple. That was really fun watch. Hopefully I'll get to see the video when it's done.

It was then time for the beautiful reception. It was outside and the set-up was so nice, it almost didn't feel like you were outside. Her colors were Plum, Lavender, and Turquoise. Very elegant. Her bouquet and flower arrangements were elegant as well. I hung out with Hannah (Bride Maid, Kenny's little sister) because she is the coolest girl ever! We had fun dancing and walking around. The couple then did the traditional cutting of the cake, first dance, mother-son & father-daughter dance, bouquet toss (which I caught. BOO YA!), and the garder (spelling) toss. Their cake was very simple yet so beautiful! All frosting, no fondant. loved it! especially the bottom layer cause it was chocolate cake with chocolate moose. Afterwords her mom gave me a good portion of it to take home :D The rest of the night was spent dancing like there was no tomorrow! It was soo much fun! I got major blisters on my feet. I didn't have good dancing shoes so I kicked them off and danced on the outside cobblestone. It was worth it though. It was then time for the bride and groom to leave the reception in style. We lined up against a long walk way and lit giant sparklers and made an archway for them to run under. It was sweet! And now my Megan is off on her honeymoon with her hubby. I'm so happy for her. She deserves someone great and she found him. I LOVE YOU MEGAN!!!

The Temple

First I must apologize for being such a slacker. Lots has happened since I last posted and I'm not doing a good job of informing you all of it.

May 5th, 2011 I went through the St. George temple and was endowed. It was such an amazing experience! I mean walking past the front desk to go back and change was just so exciting! It definately wasn't something that I had expected. It's the best thing I've done and ever will do. The initiatories (spelling) was simply amazing! Such wonderful things were said that made me so happy that I have been worthy to enter the Lords house and receive such wonderful blessings. The second half, I have to admit, was definately un-expected. But it was still fun and cool. So my first time through was awesome!!!! I then was able to go through again on May 7th while my best friend Megan went through for her first time. She was married on the 14th so she got to have her fiance there. It made me so happy to see her go through and receive the same ordinances I did. I then was able to go AGAIN to the temple when Megan was married for time and all eternity to her husband Kenny Shaw. That amazing experience will be discussed in another post. so stay tuned!!!