Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Wedding Pictures

Okay, I get it. You want pictures. I guess some of you (newly married or with only 1 child left living at home to be specific) have a different idea of what soon means. To me, a mother of three GIRLS, who works full time and who has a spouse who works out of town, soon means sometime this month, or next. I guess I will have to be more specific next time. And some of you will just have to be more patient.

I am not one of those girls that dreamed about and planned every detail of her wedding long before the tiny detail of the groom was figured out. I've never been an overly sentimental, girly type. I don't enjoy most chick flicks, although I will gladly sit through one if it means getting out of the house with just the girls. And by girls, I mean ADULT girls. So when Jared and I were engaged it took me three months before I started planning anything. All credit goes to my parents for making my wedding a success. My dad took care of all of the decorating, including the cake, and my mom took care of all of the food and helped me with other small details. My mom's job was extra hard since we had a lot of friends and family coming in from out of town and I wanted to make sure that there was good food so that they would all stick around and not leave to go find something to eat. The colors of our wedding kept changing. We started with black, white, chrome (yes, Jared requested chrome. I called it silver, but whatever...) and green because I wanted lots of greenery at the outdoor wedding. I couldn't find any dresses for my two little sisters as flower girls so we ended up adding in navy blue, which was really totally random. I've never been a fan of that color. Looking back now, I realize just how young I was when I got married. Now, I would have tried much harder to make things match, and I wouldn't have had green and blue. It would have been purple! Who am I kidding...now I would just elope! The only other input I got from Jared (besides the chrome color) was he wanted it outdoors and he wanted the bikes to be included.

My dad got really creative and decorated each table with "chrome" motorcycle helmets.

Which made for lots of fun later on in the evening...

And I really loved what he did with the cake that I had picked out. I had no idea that he was going to do this and was quite impressed.

Before the ceremony...

Jared and his mom.

My Dad, walking me down the aisle.

This is Tawnie's dad Steve, performing the ceremony. He passed away 7 months later so it was really special that he was able to do this for us.

My hot (young!!) groom...

Our parents.

The guys...Jared's two older brothers Jason and Jeremy, and my brother, Vince. The morning after the wedding we stopped by to say good bye to Vince who was leaving that week for his mission in England.

The girls. My youngest sisters Sasha and Mickala were the flower girls and then the bridesmaids were my sister Kristi, Jared's sister Jennifer, and my other sister Annie.

Jason, Jared, their cousin Mindy, and Jeremy.
This was the aisle that the guests would walk through to get to the ceremony and reception. We had so many friends that rode out to Vernal for the wedding. I was SO jealous that they all had that fun ride out and I was already in Vernal the day before getting ready. The one in the front right hand side was Jared's.
More bikes that didn't fit in the front yard.

Some of our friends.

My wonderful grandparents, who I've never properly paid tribute to on my blog before. They are the best grandparents a kid could ask for. Just ask my many siblings and cousins who also blog. We were all extra lucky to be given such great grandparents.

I'm sure that they didn't mean to, but doesn't it look like they coordinated their outfits?

My youngest cousin, Mikey.
Guests eating at the reception.
My friend Chase's two little kids.

Tom Wilhelm, family friend and neighbor. I have many great memories of him and his family. His daughter Marlie reads this so I know she will enjoy this picture.
Tawnie with her 80's hair.
Here are a couple of pictures of Jared's two younger brothers, Justin and Jacob. Jeremy Jensen is in both of the pictures. Look how much they have grown!

Here's my sister Annie, Jeremy's sister Melanie, and their friend Jillyn.
And here is where the guys start to get restless. After all, they've been at a wedding for several hours now! Jeremy, while still in the line, decided to swallow a goldfish whole. (We had the fish on the tables in the decorations and also in a fountain.) After swallowing the fish, he chased it with the water in the little cup. What he didn't know was that the water had been chemically treated for the fish and it made him throw up. Yes, in our line. At least he went behind the trellis for this little stunt of his.This is Jason wrestling with Jacob. He conveniently split the crotch open on his tux and had to change after this.

Jared didn't want to be left out so here he is leaving our line...
tackling our friend Mikey...
and wrestling with him.
Now his croch is split open too. At the end of the night all but one tuxedoes had been split open. And the tuxedo company still let the South family rent tuxes the following month for Jeremy's wedding.

To the left of this picture you can see Jared's Grandpa Pedersen. He is such a kind and thoughtful man, always remembering to call us on our birthday's, anniversary's etc. When I started my blog he called and left me a message letting me know how much he enjoyed reading about our family.
The couple in the middle is Kim and Kendal. I honestly think that this was the first time that I met them, although they have become great friends of mine since. Jared and Kendal went to high school together.
Cutting the cake.

Riding off into the sunset together. Okay, not really. We went for a ride and then came back to meet up with all of our friends. Like I said, I'm not really into all of that "yucky love stuff". (What movie is that from?)

We had such a fun day, and it wouldn't have been possible without all of the love and support from all of our family and friends. And it wouldn't be possible today because we no longer have his bike...we have kids. Someday....


Brandon and Diana Bronson Family Blog said...

What fun pictures and commentary. I totally remember the fish on the middle of the tables, probably because, when I went to get up one time I bumped the table really hard and one of them flew out and started flopping around on the table. I was so embarrased.

Robert, Melanie and fam said...

Ahhh What fun memmories!! I remember thinking the bikes where such an awesome touch to the wedding and the gold fish being eatin, and the tuxes being slit open are so funny! Your wedding is one of the few I really remember. It was so much fun!!! I can't believe how young eveyone looks. I'm going to have to tell JJ to check your blog out. I think he'll have fun with all the memmories!

kimbob said...

It's fun to see your wedding and how much Jared has changed, you haven't really. Looks like the wedding was enjoyable and that everyone had a good time. that was fun to read abou the crotches being split out :) You looked beautiful!!!

AJ and Cindy said...

I loved the re-cap of your wedding. I totally remember it! And especially the gold fish! everyone looks so young in all those pics!lol

Amanda said...

Looks like a really fun wedding! What year was it? You haven't changed a bit.

You sound a lot like me with the wedding plans, and with cheese, and with chick flicks. Not my thing either.

Hey Tawnie- you should totally wear your hair like that still. Why on earth did you ever give it up? Oh, I know. They hair spray bills got to be too much? : )

Janica said...

How fun...I really think everyone needs to blog about their wedding day with pics. I LOVE this post! I cannot believe how young Jared looks!! And ya, Im glad Tawnie gave up that hair! You really havent changed much at all. Hard to believe with it being so many years and 3 kids later...good job! :)

Tawnie said...

Aspen you WENCH!! You take the best pictures of me I swear..
Okay I am over it!! ( too bad I can't post any bad pictures of you, your too dang beautiful in the ones I have..I will figure something out! )
I enjoyed your wedding. Oh to be young and irresponsible again!!
Oh it's about time you got around to this post.

Kristalyn said...

I'm with you on the definiton of soon and you have more kids than me! It was fun to read this and remember your wedding!`

The ZELAYA'S said...

I remember your wedding day! I thought the Harley's lined up was SO cool I was still so young at the time. And wow my dad what a nerd hahah