|They say a picture's worth a thousand words. In that case, this page must be worth about...55,000 words. Plus all the words I'm adding to it ;)|
|Coming out of the Newport Beach Temple after being sealed for time and all eternity|
|Penrod family tradition!|
|The Rackhams with their newest member!|
|Rackham family tradition...?|
|We told Dave to strike a pose...this is what he came up with. Aren't I lucky?|
|As romantic as this looks...we were about ready to dive in to |
cool off in that hot summer heat!
|I sure missed my ring when I was in|
London with a fake one. It's beautiful :)
|After the temple, we had lunch and a break before the reception. Our |
reception was held at this beautiful courtyard that evening.
|Such handsome groomsmen!|
|Our beautiful reception venue--complete with a fountain :)|
***Let the photo dump commence***
|Finding each other around the leg of a cute gazebo at the courtyard.|
|Beautiful fruit display--perfect for the summer!|
|Fresh Caesar Salad.|
|I love lemonade, so we made sure we had that :)|
|Our main course was a pasta bar which was the coolest! Our caterers asked what you wanted in your pasta and then cooked it in their pans and made it right in front of you.|
|The finished product! |
(This is a shrimp, bowtie, fetuccini, with sun-dried tomatoes pasta and it was delicious!)
|At first, the cake was very classic, white, and plain, but after more|
looking for inspiration we decided to be a bit more creative with it.
I loved it!!
|This was taken right at the beginning of the reception, so it|
looks like no one was there, which wasn't true, but I liked the
entire view of the venue here (minus the food).
|Beautiful centerpieces :)|
|My mom always does the desserts for our weddings and she didn't want to do it this time, but I begged her to, so she did her usual, beautiful display and treats.|
|I think I had like 6 of these mini-chocolate |
cupcakes because they were so delicious!
|From left to right we have macaroons, the|
best sugar cookies in the world, banana
cupcakes, cream puffs, and cherry chip
cupcakes. (cherry chip is my favorite
|Mom's classic chocolate-covered|
strawberries--drizzled with white
chocolate, dipped in toffee bits, and
dipped in mini chocolate chips!
|Love the gazebo :)|
|Here you can see that people were actually there, I promise. It was so beautiful at night with all the lights on :)|
|Some of my best friends from high school. I was so touched|
that so many were able to attend!
|I just wanted a picture of my hair because|
I worked hard to figure out how I wanted
it to look, and I loved it!
|Watching the slideshow and video of our day at the temple.|
Our videographer filmed the morning and put together a
video so those who weren't at the temple could see where
we were actually married :).
|Cutting the cake! (We hit the cardboard|
between the layers on accident at first
which was embarrassing...but
not many people saw it I don't think)
|We were nice to each other and not very messy...|
|If we're being honest, this was the part of the day I have been|
looking forward to since I was a little girl. Something about
the father of the bride dance just has always seemed so tender
to me--and it was. :)
|They just look so happy, don't they? |
(p.s. don't mind my giant head, please)
|It was so much fun dancing with everyone at the end of the night. Such|
great groomsmen ;).
|Nailed the bouquet toss!|
|We didn't really ride off in this contraption, but it was a fun picture :)|
|Our venue gave us a limo ride to our hotel! It was|
a great end to a wonderful day :).