Thursday, March 05, 2009

First comes love, then comes marriage....

I was very worried that I was going to miss my sister Jennifer's wedding since they had to change the date to the same weekend that we were going to be leaving for the cruise, but we managed to swing it and I was excited to be a part of her big day. We left Tuesday after school and stayed at my brother's house in Cedar City then Jason drove me up to the Salt Lake airport on Wednesday (he stayed with the kids at his sister's house in Provo). I flew into Chicago where my parents picked me up then we made the 5 hour drive straight down to Nauvoo where she was getting married the next day. We got there around 2 AM but we were all too excited to sleep. Well, only us girls were too excited, everybody else was probably annoyed that we kept them up with our laughing all night :). It was alot of traveling, but so worth it. Jenz is the one who lived with us 2 summers ago and she's sort of my adopted daughter. I must have raised her well because she married an amazing guy and we're so happy for her and Dylan! After the wedding we had a nice dinner then stayed in Nauvoo one more night before making the 5 hour drive back to Indiana where I got to hangout until Saturday. I missed the reception, but it was fun decorating for it. It was even more fun doing a shamrock shake and movie run with my brother and seesters, I sure miss them!

Jenzy's last night as a single lady

Julene the master hair dresser

How many girls does it take to dress a bride??

Every move she made was documented by two professional photographers, one videographer and multiple amature photographers. I think she liked having her own papparazzi.

The final product....about 2 hours later

She sure made one beautiful bride

Final words of advice....

The grand descent....Dylan got tears in his eyes the first time he saw her when she came down the stairs. It was the sweetest thing and made me want to have my wedding day all over again!

What a beautiful place to get married. The Nauvoo temple was gorgeous, everything was in the same style as during the pioneer days.

We had about 5 hours of pictures before the wedding and about 10 hours afterwards, so we were more than excited to take a break and sneak off to the famous fudge factory. It did not disappoint. It's official! My grandpa was able to perform the ceremony and it was beautiful, I don't think there was a dry eye in the room.

The Jolley girls, aren't we jolly?

I'm not ashamed to be a member of the old ladies club, but am glad I don't belong to the pregnant lady club anymore. Janessa and my sister-in-law, Margaret sure look cute though!

I love this girl!

I was so sad Kylie couldn't join her cousins (and aunt) as a flower girl. They all looked so adorable and took their jobs very seriously.

I dare say that my little nephew Parker is about the cutest little thing out there. Believe you me, he's got the personality and charm to go with the looks!

And they lived happily ever after....

12 comments:

Nichols Family said...

Beautiful pictures!

Holy cow, what? 15 destinations? You went to all of those places? I knew you were gone forever to a wedding and a cruise but I had no idea...

glad you had fun!!!!

Janessa said...

I am SO glad you were able to make it for the wedding!!! You got so many great pictures too. Since my camera batteries died before the temple ceremony I am lacking in the temple pictures. If you get a chance to email me a copy of the ones that you posted, I would really appreciate it. I would just copy them right from your blog but they always have a lower resolution that way. Always got to be thinking about the good ol' blog book:)

Chelsea said...

Aw, Jen looks gorgeous. How fun. I love weddings.

Jodee said...

Those are some beautiful pictures! Jennifer looks so happy! Congratualtions to them!

The Morris Fam said...

I am impressed with your camera skills as always. What great pictures. How cool to be married in the Nauvoo temple. Hey- we may be coming to Phoenix next month. I am dying to see you. We'll let you know. Love you!!

Tara

Pays said...

Gorgeous pictures!! How special that you could be there. Jennifer looked gorgeous as always. How special that your Grandpa did the sealing. He did McKay and Alyssa's as well. I got to see that one. He does a wonderful job! Are you going to be at Tysons wedding? We are going to be there. It will be fun to see everyone!

Rory and Andi said...

I assume all your brothers and sisters were there for the wedding? Wow! I would love to get the group picture of our kids right after they performed the play at our house. I started to miss you guys right after you left. I'm glad you had a wonderful time!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful bride! It sounds like a really fun way to start you fun trip! How romantic and exciting! Happy 10 years!

Alisa Larson said...

What a cutie she married and she looked gorgeous!!

Amber! said...

Oh! I wish I could go and see all your fam!!! Catherine was there too. So MUCH fun! I love all the pictures of you ladies!

Michelle Y. said...

I want to get married all over again too! I would love to go to the Nauvoo Temple someday. How awesome that your grandpa did the sealing!

marcee said...

I love it! You say "seesters", too! Where did you guys stay in Nauvoo? We went there with Lance's family a few years ago and stayed at the Nauvoo Inn. It was so cute and so old! And I LOVED the Fudge Factory!