Friday, November 18, 2011

Lets start at the very beginning

It is my goal to update the blog much more frequently now that Byron and I have settled into our place, but there is so much to update you on that I cannot even for a moment contemplate putting it all into one post. That would take an enormous amount of time and I'm not sure that anyone wants to read a blog post that is a million words long and an equally large amount of photos. It'll take a few batches (and patience, I'm waiting for a card reader to arrive so I can upload the honeymoon photos). To begin with, wedding photos :)

Kelsey Scheickert flew all the way up from California to be our photographer and she did an amazing job. I'm really not sure how I am to choose just a blog post full, when there are over 650 to choose from!

For those of you who weren't there, we were married at Haney Heritage Village in Salmon Arm on September 3rd in an outdoor ceremony. Byron's Dad officiated the wedding, it was so special that he was able to do that for us! For your enjoyment (and mine, its incredibly fun going through the photos and remembering the details of the day), photos!

Benji helping with the last minute decorations before the Ceremony began.

Kelsey got the guys portraits before the girls arrived on site.

 They have so much fun together!

 But are able to be serious :)

My Mom and Oma, love this photo of them!

 Benji (D) did a great job as ringbearer. He was very serious about his job!

 Coming down the aisle to meet Byron!

It was so neat to have Byron's Dad officiate the wedding.

Our parents prayed with us just before we said our vows.

 First kiss!

Right after the ceremony Byron showed my his wedding surprise.
A '75 Triumph Spitfire!

 We had to take it for a quick spin before the official photos :)

His and hers ... parents first!

Everyone! Thats almost 50 people folks ...

My little sisters and I. The girls were flowergirls :)

The little boys weren't so keen on having thier photos taken until they were told it would be in the "cool" car.

My gorgeous bridesmaids.

 As a rule, wedding parties should always have this much fun.

Distracted as he was, they were not able to make off with Byron's car

Benji decided my dress was a perfect pillow after a hard day as a ringerbearer

Elizabeth Rebecca and I :)

 Best man and ...

 maid of honour speeches

you know, "that" shoe game. I think I won :)

 Keegan sang a favourite of ours, "Would you Go with Me", and nailed it!

 Possibly my favourite photo from the wedding. 

the families did an amazing job with the program. We laughed until we cried ... 

and then I cried again when my Dad sang "I loved her first" and made a music video

 cutting the cake

 he started it!

and was worse off for it :)

 first dance

The end!