Thursday, June 21, 2012

First comes love, then comes marriage....

My one and only little sister got married last Saturday!!  We went down for her and her husband's wedding which was in Los Angles, California. It was a crazy, jam packed, fun, and enjoyable three days!! My poor sister still had a lot of things to do last minute when we showed up Friday afternoon (buy and cut food, print pictures, iron table cloths, pick up her wedding dress etc.). And her dress, which had been at the alteration place for months wasn't even done! So they went back to the alterations place three times that day since they just couldn't get it done right (no sleeves is sort of a problem!)! My poor sister was freaking out.

So Saturday, was their sealing date. We were worried about getting to the temple on time- thanks to wonderful traffic- but were nowhere near late considering  Kara had only shown up 4 minutes before we showed up! Mind you, she was supposed to be at the temple over an hour before everyone else got there. Yikes! But that wasn't the worst of it! So, apparently they'd gotten the wrong marriage license from the state, which said that they had been living together. OBVIOUSLY the temple was confused and wasn't going to allow that. So, they had to leave everyone at the temple, and go get the correct marriage license. We were basically at the temple the entire day lol which ended up being alright since we got to chat with family more. The biggest blessing out of all the mess, was that no other couples were scheduled to be sealed that day- so they had all the time in the world to get hitched! What a miracle!
 My wonderful brothers helped watched the kiddos during all this waiting time! Fortunately, the LA temple has an amazing visitor's center!

 Kara's wedding dress was so original and beautiful on her! Garrett looks so nice in his suit too- what an adorable couple!

Just like everything else about this weekend, most of the reception stuff was done last minute and was a big rush and stress until it started. It was super lovely though and everyone's hard work paid off! I think everyone had a great time!
Addie LOVED the dancing at the end of their reception - we couldn't stop laughing! I don't know what got into her, she's usually not so outgoing around strangers- but she was certainly living it up!
 Bummer I didn't get a picture of Jared during the reception. He was the biggest help throughout the whole night! He just kept going and going! Refilling water, food, cleaning, setting up, tearing down- anyone who thinks my husband isn't a hard worker would have shut right up if they saw him that night! Whew! He should have been paid for sure hahaha :)

Before we left on Sunday, we just had to hit up the beach! So we went down to Redondo beach and it was so nice to just have fun! I'd forgotten how relaxing and enjoyable the beach can be. Dallin wasn't too impressed, but Addie just loved everything about it! In fact, we had to keep a close eye on her because she'd be sitting down nicely and then suddenly just run like the devil was chasing her headed for the water! Crazy girl got soaking wet too!

I am so glad we were able to go and support them, it was a fun and adventurous weekend! Love you guys, congrats Karrett!!!!!


Erica said...

I heard about their wedding license fiasco. How funny! Who even knew there was such a license? lol That will be a funny memory for them for sure! I still wish I could have been there! Addie's dancing was awesome. But the ladies behind were busting some sweet moves too. Haha! Sounds like it was a fun weekend. :)

Brad and Danielle said...

Wow! What a weekend! I got a little stressed just reading that! But the important part is that they are married and sealed. In the end that's all that matters. Way to go Jared (and I'm sure you helped a lot too) for helping so much at the reception! I really loved Addie's dancing! She is adorable.

Glad you got to go to the beach for a day too!