Thursday, August 6, 2015

May 28th, 2015

May 28th, 2015 was by far the best day of my life. I got to be sealed in the Salt Lake Temple to the man of my dreams for time and all eternity. How grateful I am to a loving Father in Heaven and His plan for that opportunity. Our sealing was at 11am. We had to be at the temple at 9:30. My best friend since 7th grade, Kumi came over and did my makeup in the morning. A girl from the salon I go to came and did my hair. I wasn't nervous at all. Just so ready. The ceremony was so special. It was so wonderful to have all of our loved ones in one room witnessing this amazing and important event. My favorite part about the whole day was at the ceremony Talmage stared at me the whole time, with a huge smile on his face. He wouldn't take his eyes off of me. It was perfect. I hope I never forget that image. We took pictures outside the temple and then had a luncheon at the Joseph Smith Memorial building in the Wasatch Room. It was beautiful and SO fun! My in-laws did a program where they put the story of Talmage and I into a bunch of songs and my father in law sang/performed them. Talmage sang Can't Take My Eyes Off You (I Love You Baby) to me, with the help of everyone in the room. The whole thing was really interactive, hilarious, and so much fun. Not to mention the food was on point. The reception was at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake at the Brigham Young Farm House. The reception was held in the yard of this gorgeous, large, dreamy, pink farm house. I loved it so much. The decorations and everything turned out exactly how I wanted thanks to my sister in law's mom, Leslie who did all the work. Everything was so dreamy. I had all white decorations. Lace table cloths with as many flowers as possible to decorate the tables, lit with small candles. White antique lounge furniture. White tents streamed with bistro lights and chandeliers. It was simple, and exactly what I wanted. We had the Waffle Love truck there catering. I loved the fun it added to the atmosphere. The Egan's Brother Band played the whole time. Everyone had fun dancing and socializing. The best part of it was that I had everyone I loved in one place celebrating the best day. I'm so grateful to my parents and family who made everything possible and perfect, and I'm so grateful for the amazing family that I married in to. I couldn't ask for better in laws. The night was made even more perfect having all of my best girl-friends from college there (girls came from across the country to be there). My heart was so full that day. It was so special and so perfect. Marriage has filled a whole in me that I didn't know was there. I feel complete.


  1. YAY!!! I'm so glad you're blogging again! Your wedding was breathtaking and I'm so happy to see you so in love! Now you guys need to move to Logan or us to SLC.

    1. I'm so glad you guys could make it. PLEASE MOVE TO SALT LAKE!!! I miss you.

  2. Yay! Congratulations. I saw pictures on Paige's facebook and was so happy for you. He looks wonderful and you both look so happy. *sigh* I love weddings, especially those that exude perfection and love like yours!

  3. Shantel! Thank you so much! That is so nice of you. I hope you and your cute family are doing well!