Monday, June 28, 2010

Married Life and the Fair

Last fall Sam decided to go back to school and take 23 credit hours of math in one semester. We knew it would only be four short months of not seeing each other, but it seemed like a long few short months. Except for the weekends, which quite frequently consisted of our dates being located in the University of Utah math lab with Sam sitting at one end of the table doing homework while I researched creative ideas for an event I might be planning in the near future. :) Sam and I decided we would have one real date a month. September came and the Utah State Fair was something I always thought would be so romantic to visit. My talented coworker Casey Hyer came along with us to photograph the evening. I love vintage anything so it seemed almost natural that we dress in something fitting for a Fair. We ended up displaying a few of these photographs in very large frames at our wedding. Thank you again Casey. Your talent shows.

Some of you may know I shoot the occasional wedding from time to time. For each couple which calls me I strongly suggest having a bridal/groomal photoshoot well in advance before the wedding due to the unpredictability of what your actual wedding day may bring. For you it may be over one hundred degrees, you may not have enough time between your ceremony and luncheon...for Sam and I it happened to be a day full of rain and 50 mile an hour wind gusts. I literally felt as though I was going to blow away.

I still haven't gotten the chance to see all of the actual photos which were taken on our wedding day, but I thought I would share the lovely talent of Casey Hyer who did a fabulous job in capturing Sam and I. We shot these photos in early May at an orchard in Santaquin. The weather was perfect, the lighting was amazing, and we were and are so in love.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Jennifer in Weddingland

Saturday afternoon my two cute friends Jessica and Amy threw me a "Jennifer in Weddingland" shower. Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, which happens to be my favorite!

These cute girls didn't overlook a single detail. From the low to the ground table decorated with vintage table cloths, eclectic china, and even handmade pillows to sit on. This was the ultimate tea party! The favors were little bottles filled with jello, which said "drink me." The menu consisted of a variety of salads, chocolate covered strawberries with toffee, to die for melt away cookies, cupcakes, cheeses, and sandwiches. These divine creations were served on platters they had made themselves by taking lovely platters from the D.I and attaching them to ornate candlesticks. I loved every moment!

Thank you to all of my cute friends who came and who helped create this lovely shower for me. I will never forget what a wonderful time everyone had. I am so lucky to have such great people in my life.

Only 9 days left until Sam and I wed! I hope you are all as excited as we are!