Thursday, September 10, 2009

Alana's San Diego Wedding 9-3-09

The Wedding Bowl, La Jolla
Flower Girls

I don't even know where to begin. There is so much that could be said about this last week. The family was all together for Alana's wedding to Brain on September 3. It was a beautiful day (slightly hot for San Diego) and everything went smoothly. We spent the night before putting together the bouquets for the chairs and the flowers looked gorgeous. Alana ordered specific ones that she liked as well as had some meaning; like one called kangaroo paw which represented how they live in Australia. It has been over 2 1/2 years since I have seen my little sister and it was sooooo great to be together again and see how glowing and happy she is. My older brother, Nathan, walked her down the isle since Dad wasn't able to leave the mission. All the little girls were in matching dresses and looked so pretty. I spent weeks getting ideas for doing their hair and mine. I had intended on wearing my hair down since it is so long now, but it was too hot for that so everyone got an updo in our house. The boys all wore matching ties in either red or yellow and looked so handsome. Everything went off without a hitch. Alana asked me to do a reading for the ceremony and I was a little stressed about finding just the right one, but did eventually settle on Blessing For A Marriage by James Dillet Freeman and it was perfect. I even got a little teary as I read it. Alana looked stunning in her gown and everyone was just grinning. Paisley didn't cooperate with picture taking, but I should have expected that to happen. I was so glad to be able to spend a few days getting to know Brian before the wedding. He is a perfect match for Alana. So kind and sweet to her and easy to get along with. He will fit in with our family great and we didn't scare him off with our craziness :) !!! I can see why Alana fell for him even with coming from different backgrounds. He is so respectful and supportive of Alana and her beliefs. It was fun to be around love birds for a few days too. Made me think back to my newlywed days and how new and fun being engaged was. I have soo many pictures and so there will be a lot of them :) Scott did a great job getting lots of great pictures. Unfortunately it ran out of battery so we didn't get any at the reception or of lots of extended family that was there.
Alana's side of the family

All 5 siblings
GrannyLuke did this hand pose a lot :)

12 comments:

Shipley Family said...

Wow, the pictures are fantastic. I absolutely LOVE the flower girls dresses. Your kids are beautiful and handsome. It looks like a wonderful time was had by all. I'm amazed at how much Alana looks like your mom. She (naturally) is gorgeous.

-Melissa- said...

Beautiful pictures! Glad you were able to spend some time with family.

csperriton said...

I love all the pictures. Alana looks so beautiful! Thank you for describing everything and for posting pictures. It felt like we were there! :)

We will be sure to get in touch before our next trip to Texas. My parents will be there for a long time, so there will be more opportunities. Hopefully sooner than later!

Phil and Tiff said...

What a great day! You do all look so beautiful. We're so happy for Alana and your family!

Tonya said...

Family times are so fun! What beautiful pictures and setting for a wedding! Your Photos are fantastic!

the 4 of us said...

Oh wow!! Congrats Alana!!!
What a beautiful day for a beautiful occasion! You all look very happy to be together as a family. We wish we could have been there. Alana looked amazing in her dress...we wish her and Brian the very best.

XXX

Reisdorfer Ramblings said...

Gave me goosebumps! What a beautiful bride and groom, wedding and wedding party! How fun!

Mommymita said...

I'm so happy for Alana!

I love the pretty dresses and flowers too. I especially like the last one where you are holding Paisley in the really puffy dress - that is a lot to hold.

Amanda said...

I love the wedding colors. Really pretty. Glad you had fun!!!

Marcie said...

OHHH my gosh!!! So beautiful. We are so happy for Alana. You looked great. We can't wait to meet him. She speaks so highly. What a PERFECT match!

The Little's said...

Such beautiful photos! Congratulations to everyone! What a wonderful day!

hydee ann said...

everyone looks really fabulous! maybe paisley didn't cooperate for pictures, but she looks darling with that pout on her face. and i love the one of luke where you can see he isn't wearing shoes! that's totally what my kids would do, too.