Because of the wedding we were all together for the first time in years!! Marc was ever so sweet and scouted out a good place to take our pictures in Forest Grove. We left the decorating with family and hurried over and got our pictures taken :) I seriously love this!! Love my family!!
Friday, January 13, 2017
So as soon as Emma knew she was getting married we started planning. On pinterest of course ;) Pinterest has added a lot of fun to my life, I really love that app. Anywho we knew we would be using the LDS church because that is just what we do as Mormons but also because it is free :) Free is good. Only downfall to the free is that I truly hate that it is in a gym with the ugly basketball hoops and all. So we decided we really wanted to cover it all up and make it look like it is not a gym. There is a little problem though and that is money, always the money issue ugh!! Well Isaac's Mom told us about a wedding she went to that the family had used Painters plastic instead of expensive material!! So we ran with it. I spent months gathering light's and decorations and all the things I figured we would need. I was very worried that this whole thing would look like a Pinterest fail!! I had nightmares and stewed and fretted for months and when it came down to the actual decoration day I just prayed it wouldn't look like we had decorated with plastic and sticks lol!! Because we live in the gorgeous NW I have awesome friends that have all kinds of cool foliage in their yards and they let me come and cut curly willow branches off of the trees. I also gathered many pinecones and cooked the bugs out of them. I really wanted the gym to look like a winter wonderland! So here are the pictures of the process, or as much of it as we captured on our phone's, thank heavens Tyler was on the ball and took them from the very beginning ;) Marc also came and took pictures for us! He is very talented and very kind to come and do this for us! Many many thanks to all the family that traveled up to help me with this crazy idea and for the hours and hours of labor they put into it, it turned out beautifully and I am so happy and I know the bride was happy also :)
|tubs of lights and one of the boxes of painters plastic|
|so many lights|
and walls :)
|Pizza break :)|
|Plastic and branches!!!|
|Noreen and Judy and Jackie working back drop|
|Dallin loved decorating haha|
I never blogged about Emma getting engaged!! Well she is engaged and the wedding will be December 17th 2016 in the Portland Temple :)
A wedding in December in the Northwest can be either the most beautiful sunny wonderful day or snowy or super rainy. We wanted to make sure we got some good pictures so we did her bridals in November. I was wondering if we would be able to get the bridals without rain and yay for us it wasn't rainy. It was cool and kind of misty but not bad.
|Isaac Darrah and Emma Young|
Look at Emma's eyes, you can tell a lot from one look :) She is in love :)
Another reason we wanted the photo shoot in November is the reflection pool by the temple is the shot everyone wants and in December there is a nativity in the pool.
It was such a fun day and they are such a cute couple, I hope they have a wonder fabulous life together :)