June 1, 2010

My Sister's Wedding

This is my sister Amy. And me. My sister agreed to let me poke fun of her wedding preparations IF I promised to post photographs of the actual event.

Well, the joke is on me. The wedding ceremony was AMAZING and the party afterward was PERFECT. Whales were present, but in far fewer quantities than I expected.

Here we go:
LDS Washington D.C. Temple
This is where Amy and Warren got married. Gorgeous, huh? You can find out more about Mormon temples HERE.


My sister's dress is actually a vintage flapper dress. It weighed a million pounds.

The morning before my sister's wedding, Camber decided to give herself bangs. I tried to slick them back as best as I could, but was largely unsuccessful. Where she got the candy necklace and why she is wearing it is a mystery to all of us.




Kellen spent the majority of the reception eating cake and drawing pictures of whales on a white board.

This is my brother Brian (age 21) who just finished serving a two-year Mormon mission in Madrid, Spain. He's headed back to Brigham Young University in July and needs a date in the worst way. He's borderline albino like me, but other than that, he's pretty much perfect. If you've got any suggestions, let me hear 'em!



*****

This is the talented photographer who took all of the above photographs (and 2340 more). Megan of Meg Ruth Photography was my sister's roommate at BYU, where she majored in Photography. Now she lives and works in Las Vegas. You can see more of Megan's work HERE and HERE.

If you like what you see, you're in luck! Megan does just about everything (family, newborn, weddings etc...)...and she travels!!!! What's more, she is one of the nicest people on the planet. She made everyone feel amazingly comfortable. Put simply, I adore her.

Amy and Warren: Congratulations! I am so incredibly happy for you.

74 comments

klutzy k said...

WOW. i can't get over her dress! awesome. and the party looks like so much fun!

my sisters are headed up to provo this fall.... ;)

Erin said...

I was a little worried about the whale theme, but that is darling. The pictures look like they should be in Country Living. So cute!

Deanna said...

"Whale", it looks BEAUTIFUL!!! And her vintage dress is stunning!

And I only saw two whales...one on the chalk board and the one your son drew...

So, I have a 20 year old sister at BYU who is gorgeous, fun, and would hate me if I set her up on a date, but would also have a blast. :) So seriously...

We should set them up just for kicks and giggles.

Katie Anne said...

Oh I know some great girls that go to BYU, but they're off track until the fall semester.

Emily Heizer Photography said...

SUPER SUPER cute, chic, well planned and detail-filled wedding! Love it!

When did she get married Jana? You know I live in California? Well I did a wedding at the Washington DC Temple on May 22nd! lol My clients flew me out there for their event, which was the most amazing and generous thing/experience EVER!

I love her dress, it's beautiful.

If I only lived a little closer to Provo I'd be pouncing all over your brother! lol

Emily Heizer Photography said...

Seriously, did she get married the same day as my client?! I am going to be so bummed out if we just missed each other that day! At least so I could point and stare at your family and beg for your autograph! I did bridal/groomals on Friday, and the wedding was at 11am on Saturday, we were doing pictures on the Temple grounds under after 1pm. What a crazy coincidence if my suspicious are right! And I'm going to be so depressed if I flew 5 million miles across the country and missed you by mere moments!

PS: Where are all the whales?!

McKell&Janeene said...

Beautiful wedding! Really random... I am pretty sure I was Amy's Visiting Teacher for a few months at BYU. I have a cute sister-in-law starting BYU. :)

cooperl788 said...

This was a beautiful wedding - thanks for sharing such a special day with us! I love Camber's bangs - they look like Katie Holmes right after Suri was born. Very chic.

Jennifer said...

Those are amazing pictures - you ALL look so fabulous!

The Mommy said...

I thought you were in charge of centerpieces...did I miss those?

You're sister is a doll! I was nervous for you, but it looked perfect! I love when a wedding fits a couple's personality and not the stereotype. Cool. Very.

The Mommy said...

I really hate when people screw up their grammar...that should say "your" and not "you're". Duh.

Valerie said...

YOu know what? Unique families are the best. Unique families have way more fun than other families. You have a unique family. You are entitled to brag about them! (And the candy necklace it great!).

A Beehive said...

Wow gorgeous dress I probably won't where it at mine. But if the dress I want is out of style by the time I get married I am finding me one of those.

- A beehive
www.mutualinsanity.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Love the photos and the wedding/reception. How fun! Your sister is beautiful and I adore her dress!

Jen said...

Beautiful! One of my favorite temples to visit.

Just FYI - if you have any leftover whale cracker bags, they'll make great party favors for open house.

Trisha @ 3 Four and Under said...

Congrats Amy! The wedding looked absolutely beautiful. Megan is an awesome photographer!

Madeline said...

Ooooohhhhh - that dress is lovely!!! You look great, too! Kiddos are adorable

Mrs. Ohtobe said...

Blow me down - everyone looks like they had fun and the Bridge looked so gorgeous and happy!

aubrey said...

I am so in love with that dress! I wish I had been that creative when I got married...

Tiffany said...

Hey! Where was the picture of you in the Shabby Apple dress? That was the big highlight for me!

lisha said...

What a great dress! I love the photos...Meg is super talented. It is nice to see you in a few photos!

Midwestern Gone Idahoan said...

What a great time!! Love the pictures and the whole thing!!!!

Jennifer said...

I love all the vintage wear and the quirky photos. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

I live outside of DC and the Mormon temple is gorgeous. I always remember seeing the lights at dusk off the beltway and wondering what magic was there!

Where was your sister's reception? Just curious since it looks like so much fun! Love her dress (and yours!) by the way!

Amy said...

Cute, cute, cute! What a great day for your family. I love the DC temple. I wish I knew any single ladies at BYU, but I left Happy Valley 6 years ago. Beautiful wedding!

Courtney Alexis said...

What a neat wedding! Your sister looked amazing! I love the whole vintage theme - it's awesome!

Vicky said...

Oh, yes, I did love her dress! Your family pic was adorable...Camber and her candy necklace, he he!!
My husband and I were sealed in the D.C. Temple 29 years ago...I think ALL weddings should be there!!

Crista said...

What a cool wedding! I love the whole vintage thing and Amy's dress was awesome!
More importantly, to me anyways :D, is that I have came up with the bright idea of having family portraits taken this summer, so of course I was put in charge of arranging everything. Hi, I live in Vegas, and ~I hope, I hope~ you just found my photographer for me! Looks like she's got a busy summer, but I'm going to email her right now and see if she can squeeze us in somewhere. Thank you!!
p.s. I love the family picture of you all with Amy and Warren!

Tianna said...

Megan was a good friend of mine at BYU. I met Amy once or twice so I looked at the photos on facebook before I realized that she was your sister. I sat there looking at pictures of you and your family that I recognized from your blog and just sat there as two of my unrelated worlds collided. When my husband asked how they collided I started in a big explanation. He asked for a summary. "Basically, two people that I don't actually know turned out to be sisters." He thinks I'm odd.

Carolyn said...

I love the idea of the photo booth - with backdrop and props! Where was the reception held? I live in the DC area too.

Jeannie said...

A beautiful and FUN looking wedding. Just had to comment and congratulate the happy couple since my son's name is Warren. ;) Hopefully he'll marry someone just as lovely... in 20 years.

P.S. I always look forward to reading your anecdotes. Seriously hilarious.

Anonymous said...

My niece is 18 and going to byu. Here's some of why she's the best and I'm dying to find her a date.

-She's crazy smart. Her vocabulary at 8 was better than my adult vocabulary.

-She's fluent in French from living in Paris for 2 years.

-She just finished sailing from San Diego to Hawaii for a semester at sea.

-She's funny.

-She's not at all boy crazy.

-She has your coloring, if they procreated their kids would glow.

-She's beautiful but either doesn't notice it, or doesn't care.

She's the example my husband and I use to describe how we want our baby to be as a teenager. I want to tell her I'm setting her up with someone I don't know and only saw a picture of online, she would die. Let's do this!

Kate, (kaytiegh@yahoo.com)

Jamie said...

looks like it was a fun wedding!

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

What a great wedding!
Love the pics, looks like a ton of fun!

Anne Marie said...

Beautiful, beautiful! Your sister's dress is gorgeous.

Cathryn said...

You have such a way with the timing of your wit!!

Of COURSE Camber cut her bangs the morning before the wedding...

The cheesecake covered with berries is such a great idea!

Mal said...
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Mal said...

Ugh, the brilliant ideas I get AFTER I'm married. Oh well, all my sisters and daughters will have spectacular weddings thanks to me!

But just let them try and find a husband as great as mine!

Clare-Marie said...

I would totally call dibs on your brother as I'm 21 and live near dc...but I'm a diehard Catholic and feel like that might present a problem...

Michelle said...

her wedding is wayy adorable!

It embodies pretty much everything that I want in my wedding! I need to go see the DC temple, it's so pretty!

On my road trip to BYU Idaho this last weekend we saw like 5 temples or something.

PS. I'll be at BYU for summer term as well! I mean, not implying that I expect a date from your brother, I'm just sayin'.

MiaKatia said...

Your sister is so beautiful and totally rocked that vintage dress. Love it! Looks like a beautiful wonderful wedding. I liked the whales :) Your family picture looks great, love Camber's parasol!

Zach and Bailee said...

loved it! so your brother should meet my cousin Amber. She's at BYU right now and majoring in Elementary Education. She's super cute and classy, not to mention a ton of fun. let's play matchmaker!

Elizabeth said...

I will go out with your brother. I'm 22 and working full time in AF, living in P town.

I'm not married or crazy, don't have any kids or diseases. I cook and give back rubs (bUt NeVeR oN tHe FiRsT dAtE!!11!1)

Has he lived here before or is he totally new to the area?

Oh yeah, and I have LOTS of experience, bahahaha.

Leave me a comment on my blog. hippytothehop.blogspot.com

Maybe to make things easier on your brother he could just go out with all of the volunteered girls at once? Kind of like the ultimate speed date?

Laurel and Jeremy said...

OOooo oooooh! My sister goes to BYU (but is home for the summer currently) and will be there again in the fall. And she is albino too! :)
Thanks for posting about the photographer- I am in Vegas and am heading over to check out her website! Thanks!

Kristi said...

I love the pictures. The wedding looks so sweet & special--and I am sure everyone had a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

Looks like it was a lot of fun. Didn't realize your family was Mormon til reading this post. I am little confused by the pictures though. In the first one of you and your sister, you have on a red dress, but in the family shot you are wearing a lovely green print dress. Did you change outfits or did you shoot on 2 different days? Amazing how much you and your brother look alike, yet Amy has her own unique style and appearance.

MrsDixon said...

Wow! Looks like a beautiful wedding! Straight out of The Knot!

Karen Mortensen said...

Glad all went well. Everything looked great. Congratulations to them.

Anonymous said...

I'm stunned...I love the uniqueness of the wedding...her dress is gorgeous and SHE is a gorgeous bride...they look so in love! I only saw a couple whale hints (slightly disappointing) and the whole soiree looks very classy and fun...Camber's bangs are the best...my daughter did a similar thing last Summer...fun times growing hair out!

Anyhoo, THANKS for the pics...please give her this strangers sincerest Congratuations!!!!! Beautiful day!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

Gorgeous wedding! And so few whales? Congrats to your sister on becoming a Mrs.

April said...

I knew Megan when she lived in NYC, and I have to agree . . . She is amazing! Beautiful pics!

Lisa S said...

Well I have a cute 20 year old daughter ......blonde hair blue eyes and plays the cello.

The wedding was beautiful! Loved the dress. congratulations to your sister.

Angela Noelle of Striking Keys said...

Wowsers, your sister is one of those super-styley designy folk who pulls off really really cool things, like that dress, backdrop and overall theme. SO RAD!

christine said...

A. Love that dress!

B. I didn't see any whales, except for the crackers.

C. I was married in that temple. It's my favorite. Gotta love modern gothic.

Joanna Wilson said...

if your sister ever doubts his lover for her show her that 7th picture-that is a look of pure love!
congrats to all

Stephanie said...

Love, love, love, love, LOVE that vintage dress! She has more taste than you gave her credit for. :D

Tori said...

He's going to BYU...c'mon, seriously he'll be engaged within two weeks.

Jo's girl said...

WOW! gorgeous! every thing looks so fantastic, the photos are spectacular and the dress is fab! my sister in law sported a vintage number also from the 20's. go people with personality. cause breaking the mold for weddings can be kinda hard. but man it paid off in a big way. congrats to your sister.

thetallgrl said...

Does your brother enjoy your sarcasm and wit? Because my sister is full of it. She's also a 6 foot tall redhead. She's at BYU right now, too, so he can't miss her. She speaks Spanish and Russian.

But who are we kidding? This is BYU we are talking about. He'll be married by the end of the summer. ;o)

wiseopt said...

What a neat wedding! Your sister looked amazing! Beautiful, beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Very cute wedding! Your brother is quite the cutie! I know a very very CUTE single & Mormon girl whom I work with! We live in the SLC area too :-)

Lani said...

that really looks like an amazing wedding- such character, and such happiness/ I love it:)

Andrea Naugle said...

My friend and I are volunteering ourselves as your brother's girlfriends. We're in Ogden but we're willing to make the treck. "come come ye saints, no toil or labor fear!"

Seth and Natalie said...

What a gorgeous wedding, and what a gorgeous sister. Your family is so cute, butchered bangs or not. I do have a little sis at BYU-I (rexburg isn't that far) that is in the same desperate need of a date. She could always visit my other sis in Provo and "accidentally" run into your bro!

Silvina B. said...

Congrats to your sister! It looks like such an awesome wedding, and the photographer did a great job!

Renny said...

My sister is still at BYU! She is twenty one, and a hottie, and probably needs a good date.
How can we work this out? She can be kinda stubborn about the being set up with a guy thing...

Christine said...

Beautiful family and beautiful pictures! I got married in the DC temple 26 (ouch!!) years ago.

Sarah said...

My 20 year old sister is at BYU and she's awesome. We should get her together with your brother.

Kirsten said...

Just catching up on your blog now after having a baby... but if your brother is still looking for a date I work at BYU and I know some great single girls.

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