Today on the blog, I am sharing Rebekah and Sam’s tender and heartfelt wedding in Lindon, Utah. What a special, unforgettable day it was!
Rebekah and Sam approached me after learning I was one of the preferred vendors on their venue’s list. I did not meet them in person until their wedding, which worked out great because of how easy-going they were! These two melted into one another so effortlessly. Their chemistry was seriously on fire and Rebekah made such a beautiful bride! Both of their families were also so friendly and warm, and I honestly felt like I was one of their guests.
Sadly, Rebekah lost her sister, Brooke, just a few months before the wedding. Rebekah and Sam’s wedding was the first family function to occur since their devastating loss, so it was a very emotional day for everyone involved. Lots of tears were shed in honor of missing such a special part of their family on such a special day. To keep her memory alive, Rebekah and Sam held on to a beautiful picture of Brooke all throughout the day. Brooke’s fiance was there and is the one holding her picture in the family photos.
The Andersen’s wedding experience was tender and heartfelt in every way, and it reaffirmed the love I have for my job. We are not promised tomorrow and pictures are really one of the only things that stand the test of time. If something happens to a loved one, the pictures we have of/with them are some of the only things we have left to help keep their memory alive and in our hearts. I’m so grateful I had the opportunity to capture the memories made on Rebekah and Sam’s special day.
After their temple wedding, Rebekah and Sam had a ring ceremony for the family members who were not of the LDS faith. Wadley Farms, AKA the space they hosted the ring ceremony and reception in, is true a jaw-dropper. I cannot wait for you to see the pics I have shared below!!
If you enjoyed reading and catching a glimpse into the memories made throughout Rebekah and Sam’s special day, be sure to check out Kennedy’s bridal session!
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Today on the blog, I’m sharing 5 tips for LDS couples to keep in mind as they plan their wedding. I hope you find them helpful!
Fact: Preparing for your wedding should be one of the most exciting seasons of your life! With that in mind…a wedding in an LDS temple looks a little different than a “traditional” wedding so to speak. That’s why I’m sharing all kinds of tips for you to keep in mind as you plan yours! I hope you find these helpful!
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Madison and Jonah were married on a gorgeous and sunny (yet CRAZY WINDY) day in LA! I am always so excited when I get couples who want me to travel and even MORE excited when that travel takes me back home! No matter where life takes me, So. Cal will ALWAYS be home!!
This wedding was such a special one to be part of for so many reasons, but one thing I will never forget is the way their families made me feel. They treated me like one of their own. You can tell how close these families are (I mean, Madison and Jonah have been best friends since High School….we even recreated their PROM pose!!), but to pull in a stranger who has been hired and treat them like FAMILY and someone who you love and care for makes them oh so special! I truly felt so honored to be celebrating these two right along with their closest friends and family.
One thing I believe Madison and Jonah’s wedding photos convey is just how much family means, and just how much they love one another. You can literally feel their love through these images. Let’s all take a moment to stop for a hot second and GUSH over Madison’s little nephew BEAU…what a little dreamboat! He ALMOST stole the show that day….keyword ALMOST. He was such a little ham that day and let’s be real…I couldn’t keep my camera off his cute little face! Ok…but really…I gave him his own folder when I delivered Madison her wedding images…but can you blame me???
So, here we are…it’s windy, but the show must go on. We have made our way through all the family photos and now we are just frolicking on the LA temple grounds, just the newlyweds and I. We basically have the grounds to ourselves and I intend on using every angle of this gorgeous temple!
As we are walking…and if you haven’t worked with me…as we walk…I use those walking moments to capture candids…and then the wind strikes…..AND THERE GOES HER VEIL AND IMMEDIATELY TAKES FLIGHT AND HONESTLY LANDS WHO KNOWS WHERE BUT MY GUESS IS THE 405 FREEWAY!!! It happened so dang fast and I mean that sucker TOOK OFF! All three of us just sat there, mouths wide open…like did THAT just happen?? Luckily, Madison is super easy going and just shrugged it off to something she will laugh about later (Madison, I hope you are laughing all over again!).
After the temple, we went to Madison’s home and was it a PARTY!! When the HABIT Burger truck pulled up, I think we all did a “Happy Dance”. I mean..HELLO delicious food! Burgers and fries? YES PLEASE!
The night was filled with family, friends, lots of hugs, and a ton of dancing! This wedding celebration was exactly what a couple’s wedding celebration should be! Lots of memories were made and I was grateful to not only be the one who captured them, but to also be a part of them as well. It was truly a night to remember.
CONGRATS, Madison and Jonah!