Sunday, January 27, 2008

Whitney's Wedding

Well, she did it. My baby sister went and got herself hitched. I am thrilled for her and Shawn, who really scored himself a fabulous wife.


Whitney and Shawn were married in the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There, they promised to be with one another for eternity.


In lieu of sisters or friends, Whitney chose to be attended by her little nieces. (Sadly, two nieces missed the big day; they have a rather sick newborn at their house.) I thought it was really adorable to see her surrounded by these little girls who worship their Aunt Whitney.


Her reception theme was a winter wonderland of white with gold accents. The cultural hall looked fabulous, thanks to the hard work of many, many helpers. Snowflakes were everywhere! In the center of the room was the unbelievable cake my oldest sister, Amy, made for the occasion. Whitney picked a cake out of a book and Amy whipped it right up.


Amy is amazingly talented, I tell you. (She's the one on the left in the above "blood sisters" picture.)


Mackenna couldn't stand being in the same room as a cake and not eating it. She asked me every 30 seconds if she could have a piece. Every time I told her "not yet" she would eat more vegetables and then ask again. It took me a little while to figure out that she thought I was refusing her because she hadn't eaten enough dinner. In her little mind she thought that if she ate more veggies I would give her cake! Don't feel too bad for her, though; before the evening was over she helped herself to three pieces!









Maia, Mason and Teensy spent their time running around with cousins and friends. Teensy made special friends with the photographer and even got to snap a few photos!

It was a very fun night and the perfect celebration of such a wonderful event. This morning, Teensy asked to make sure that Aunt Whitney is married now. When I replied that she is, Teensy replied, "Oh, that means she is going to have a baby now!" I had to laugh as I tried to explain that sometimes that part takes a while. Sage Maia jumped into the conversation at that point and said, "Yeah, Marlee, for example: Mom and Dad got married in 1997 but I wasn't born until 1998." I smiled as I told Maia that she is actually not the best example to use of babies taking a while to come...since she was born nine months and one day after our wedding:)

18 comments:

Rachelle said...

Yeah! for Whitney. Thanks for the blog post. It was fun to see her reception and all the cute nieces.

The Loveridge Family said...

How fun! I have never seen a church gym look sooo beautiful...it looks AWESOME!!! And the cake...wow!!!! I love what Maia said about babies...too funny!

Cami said...

Oh, it looks beautiful and magical. I'm laughing about the 9 months is a "long time" thing. How funny.

Meg said...

Those are some really great pictures. What a beautiful reception! I love the logic of kids. This gal I used to visit teach had one of her nieces come up to her at her wedding reception, put her ear against her tummy and ask, "is there a baby in there now?"

Jenni said...

How wonderful!! The reception looked beautiful and I love that she had all the nieces as her attendants - that's very sweet!!

Tracy said...

The church looks amazing! Your sister looks beautiful! I can't believe Mackenna didn't get her little fingers in that cake before it was time. Amy is sooo talented. And you are sooo lucky Maia wasn't born early.

Christie said...

congratulations to your sister, and your children looked beautiful. How fun

Deb said...

i love the gold "bridesmaids." how fun for the nieces to be a part of it.

amberacottrell said...

Oh the girls looks so pretty! Congrats on your sisters wedding. I can't believe your sister made the cake that was beautiful! What a fun day.

Brenda said...

That church does look sooo good! I wish my reception looked so nice! She is so cute. You have a beautiful family. (:

nicole said...

Hooray! Sorry I missed it-(I'm saying this to Whitney too since I know she reads your blog.) Everything looks so pretty-especially that blushing bride! I love the baby stuff. Funny Funny-I was on bc for three months and then got preggo the week I went off and so had our #1 one week shy of our first anniversary. You on the other hand gave quite the occasion for raised eyebrows I must say.

Kellie said...

I love the picture of McKenna staring adoringly at the cake. I am glad that all went well. It looks beautiful!

Scarlett said...

You sister is very talented, that's a fabulous cake. Love the picture of your sister w/the little ones, that's a sweet picture. Mackenna's picture next to the cake deserves a little sad song....she's so dang cute.

The Tidwell Family said...

I loved seeing these pictures with you on the back of your camera! Good thing I am a photographer and can fix your display problem!!! =)
It was such a lovely wedding!

charlotteannwilliams said...

Love the blog of whit's wedding although im a little hurt... the second most important event of the wedding is that i made the journey to be with my 'blood sisters' and yet nothing of your excitement was expressed... so much for sister bonding.... tear....
love charlotte

Pichiluchis said...

how did you drape the whole gym ?!!! that's beautiful id love to know how you did it .

Mendy said...

Picture a rope suspended around the perimeter of the gym and a hula hoop hanging from the center of the gym. The "drapery" is just that plastic table runner stuff (but you can't tell it's plastic from down on the floor). You start at the center of the gym and tie one end of the table runner onto the hoop (letting the "knot" make a decorative puff ball on the hoop), drape it loosely out to the rope on the outside of the gym where you secure it with tape. You repeat that about 947 times (or so it seems) and voila! The entire gym is transformed.

Jeri10 said...

I have a wedding website and I'd like to post a photo of Whitney's reception and tell readers how to achieve the look. Please email me at: Jerilynn10@yahoo.com

The website is: asimpleldswedding.com
you can check it out, then email me.
Thanks.

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