Part I: The Temple
On Saturday afternoon my assistant (Rachel) and I headed up to the Salt Lake Temple. When we arrived, J and B were in the temple with their family and closest friends. We waited with their cute friends and younger family members in the waiting room. The grounds were surprisingly quiet with just a few other wedding parties. Not the typical 70+ wedding parties. It was hot, but not too hot. Sunny, but shady in all the right places. In other words everything was absolutely perfect. J and B exited the temple cheering. Their huge grins were stuck on their faces the rest of the day. It was so fun to hang out with the Barrowes and Shaw families at the Salt Lake temple last Saturday. After we breezed through all the family and friend photos, we had a few minutes to walk Jaymee and Brad around for some temple shots. In just 10-15 minutes we captured some beautiful moments on the temple grounds of where they were married for all eternity.
After the temple, we headed back to Riverton for a beautiful backyard reception. I’ve already overloaded this blog post, so be sure to check back tomorrow for Part 2.
Part 2: The Backyard Reception
After the family and group shots at the Salt Lake Temple, we headed back to Riverton for a beautiful backyard reception. Jaymee’s grandma’s and uncles’ yards connect for a massive, gorgeous backyard. There was a front entrance and a back entrance and a beautiful sheer curtain wall surrounding the yard, with all my favorite engagement and bridal photos blown up. The decorations were so elegant. I loved the light table clothes, lines with lace and the light toned chairs. There was vintage furniture, an adorable bed to collect gifts and marquee signs all over the yard. I think all the guests would agree that the most special part of the reception was the big portrait of J’s dad. Almost everyone who went to that corner came out of it crying.
The support and love that surrounded J, B and their families was incredible. Like a two hour+ line type of incredible. I have never in my life seen such an outpouring of love at a wedding reception. Also, I loved that J and B were full of gratitude. They didn’t complain once about sore feet, or hunger, or having to skip the planned dancing. They were more than thrilled to personally greet every single guest that came through. It was an honor to be the photographer for such a beautiful, loving couple.
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