Monday, July 25, 2011

The third and final installment of our action packed trip to the UT!

The big day arrived on Friday and we were all very excited, especially Fiona. She had been looking forward to the wedding for weeks because she knew that was the day she got to wear her new yellow wedding dress and fancy wedding shoes. We subjected both girls to a shower (which they hate, but you can't be all sticky and grubby on wedding day!) and then put them back into their pyjamas (they still had to eat lunch, and it was pizza...).

We headed over to the wedding location, a very pretty historic farm by the mountains. After lunch we got the girls dressed and had Fiona practice her flower girl duties a few times, then other people began arriving and we were ready to begin! Fiona's cousin Emily accompanied her down the aisle, and many petals were dropped along the way, then in came the bride. I'm going to have to steal some pictures from other people here because Ben was working the video camera and I had my hands full of Adele so we didn't get any pictures of the ceremony. So you'll just have to take my word that it went something like this...


Here are some pilfered pictures too...

Beautiful couple...
(Photo by Mike)

Adele had a good time making faces at people sitting behind us...
(Photo by Mike)

The ceremony was really nice, and the Bishop who performed it gave some good advice to the newlyweds. Luckily it was also pretty short because Fiona really wanted to go and pick up the rose petals she'd scattered on the way in; after all, we had picked them up after our practices! We got her to hold off until the ceremony was done, then she insisted that Andrew should help her pick them all up. It was cute.



After that we got to congratulate the new Mr. and Mrs.




Photographs were taken and we hung out for a while and had Adele take a nap before the reception started. The dinner was delicious and then there was a program with speeches, songs and a funny video. I hear the program was great, but both girls were having a hard time sitting still so we took a break outside and I missed it...

After that it was time for.... cake! Oh, the cake. I have never seen so many delicious cakes. Fiona wanted to try all of them, which was fine with me because I got to finish off all the cake she didn't eat. YUM! Then later there was some dancing, which is always fun. Fiona had so much fun dancing with Emily and Adele endured dancing with me though by then she was very tired.

First dance as husband and wife...

Everyone dancing!
(Photo by Mike)

We saw off the bride and groom and then headed home. Both girls fell fast asleep in the car and went straight to bed. We headed sadly back to Minneapolis early the next morning, waving goodbye to the mountains as we went. The girls did great on the plane there and back though, so who knows, maybe we'll have another exciting vacation sooner rather than later!

Congratulations Laurie and Nate! Looking forward to seeing you both next month!

3 comments:

Mum said...

My Goodness! Didn't you all look fancy! I hope someone took some photos of your family - you all looked great! Bride was pretty too!

Mum said...

My Goodness! Didn't you all look fancy! I hope someone took some photos of your family - you all looked great! Bride was pretty too!

Laurie Hamer said...

I don't know how you got that video of the ceremony...that was perfect :) The girls were amazing. Fiona was the best flower girl ever. I'm sure I have you to thank for that :) Thank you so much for being there. I can't wait to see you soon!! :)