1.24.2011

Life in Technicolor.

We finally got to the condo, I ran in already half-way undressed,  curled a few strands of my hair and wadded it up in a side bubble thing while my mom stitched on the final piece of my 2nd dress. Someone told me they had found my vows, everyone who was already at the condo helped with the flowers and the place cards, and all was well--although I think my mom was, um, shall we say, tense?
Made by my overly talented chef of a SIL, Elizabeth!
We forwent to ring exchange within the temple, so that my best friends and a few of the family members who weren’t in the ceremony could feel more apart of the celebration. So we had a little vows/ring ceremony before the dinner started. I was really nervous about this, but I’m so glad we did it. 
It was really sweet.
I’m sure the dinner was delicious, but for once in my life, I couldn’t get myself to eat a thing. I was a little nervous about the, um, nighttime events…
I did however eat the cake, and man was it delicious!
We danced, cut the cake, took pictures, and threw the bouquet (which was caught by my maid of honor, who is dating the bestman), and around 9:30 or 10:00 it was time to go. 
So happy that the moon made his appearance :)
Pa Nielson pulled me aside and told me that Ma Nielson had planned just about every detail of the secret honeymoon, except for one, and that part we could figure out on our own…ha! It was hilarious! 
And we did figure it out, thank you very much.

And that was all she wrote…

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30 comments

Jenni Austria Germany said...

i LOVE the outfits for the reception. so much. i can't decide if i like his or yours more (i just love your belt)....also, the "nighttime events" reference made me laugh out loud. the reception looked perfect!! love the photos.

Sobre Lu, el Socialismos y otros temas said...

How lovely and funny recap of the ceremony!!!!!

kristine said...

Ahh! I wish I had a smaller wedding like you. Those table settings are divine.

Kristine. Or Polly.

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

Your reception was so beautiful! The cake looks really yummy!

Johanna said...

I love the decorations! Colorful and happy, just perfect.

jaimie said...

Darin was in my family ward in Phoenix, great family!! And i love the picture of you two with the moon in the background. Beautiful.

sisters4saymoreismore said...

seriously girl! you are so totally chic! people would totally pay you big bucks to design their wedding like that... its perfection, PERFECTION!

~selina

anna p of just me. said...

your wedding dinner was so beautiful! i love everything from the dresses you and your bm wore to all the mis-matched plates and everything. love. love. love it!

Kacie said...

what a beautiful story!!!

Sydney said...

You are my new favorite blogger. Love your hippie dress. Aren't you going to tell us about your secret honeymoon? Not THOSE details of course, just where you went and stuff?

Becky said...

Oh man, what a great party you throw! Loved every second of it, and dear, might I say that you missed out on some AWESOME food. Love the story, and so glad you are documenting all the details (the safe to tell details! :) )

Sarah said...

Gosh I have seriously loved reading all of your wedding story. I NEED TO NEED TO write mine down before my goldfish memory forgets everything. I absolutely love your style and the small quaint reception. Ahh girl if I could do it over again I would do it just like that. SEriously.Perfect.

Wearing It On My Sleeves

communikate. said...

Your wedding rocks my socks off. I remember reading some of the highlights on Reachel's blog, and remember thinking what a cool gal you must be!

Emily said...

That post was beautiful. I get emotional about weddings and babies and this was no exception. It looked and sounded lovely! I feel like I must congratulate you guys on your nuptials. If I haven't said so before, you guys seem absolutely perfect for each other. (aww, sigh)

Brianna said...

awww you are seriously one of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen, and I love the story of how it all went. :)

Becca said...

haha i laugh at not wanting to eat...i was the SAME way...too nervous for after the reception, then i was starving later.

Irene said...

perfect. surely you enjoyed that day and won't forget it EVER!!! best of luck for both ^^

Tessa said...

I am absolutely in love with your table settings! so unique. You two are so adorable together!

-Tessa
www.totallytessa.com

Sara K.S. Hanks said...

The more I read and see of your wedding, the more I fall in love with every detail. And - I confess - the more jealous I become! =) Beautiful, just beautiful, all around.

Autumn said...

I would have died if my father-in-law had said anything like that- but it's really too funny!

Jennie said...

Thank you for posting about your wedding!! You are so creative and fantastic at writing. I really looked forward to reading each update!!!

ashley in wonderland said...

you guys are all making my blush! thanks for your kind words, i'm glad you're enjoying the little series...
jenni--glad you caught that awkward reference...
sydney--i'll work on the appropriate honeymoon post :)

Morgan@Meet Virginia said...

Your wedding was so amazing! I loved every picture and every detail so great!!

~Morgan

MEET VIRGINIA DESIGN

Miss Priss Morgan said...

OK, so if this is what you look like when you "run upstairs", "curl a few pieces of hair," and then "throw up the rest" then I hate you.... Not really, you're quite adorable, but you get what I mean.

Margarita said...

OMG, I seriously think that you had like my dream wedding!! Elegant yet simple and homey. Man am I jealous!! You did a wonderful job of planning a beautiful wedding! Congrats to you both!

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Victoria said...

What an adorable wedding! I love the belt on your dress and the bridesmaid dresses! I love the delicious looking cake! Untraditional but amazing! I wish I could get married all over again with a bit more creativity. I loved my wedding, but I didn't put a ton of untraditional things in it unfortunately.

sisters4saymoreismore said...

seriously girl! you are so totally chic! people would totally pay you big bucks to design their wedding like that... its perfection, PERFECTION!

~selina

Irene said...

perfect. surely you enjoyed that day and won't forget it EVER!!! best of luck for both ^^

kristine said...

Ahh! I wish I had a smaller wedding like you. Those table settings are divine.

Kristine. Or Polly.