Well we made it to the wedding! My youngest sister Aly made me promise not to have the baby before her big day and I was able to keep the promise. It was an absolutely magical day that I couldn't imagine it being more perfect for her. She was stunning. So beautiful, in fact, that strangers from other wedding parties at the temple that day were taking her picture (much to the chagrin of the brides those people were supposed to be adoring!).
The ceremony was absolutely memorable. They were given some very special advice and one observation struck me as partcularly unique. The officiator mentioned that some couples seek to be married, while others are looking to be sealed as partners for time and all eternity. He felt the spirit of their ceremony indicated that latter. I couldn't have agreed more.
The reception was also breathtaking. Cole's aunt generously opened her stunning home and yard to 200+ guests. It was gorgeous and charming; a perfect setting for the new picture perfect couple.
I am so proud of Aly, the decisions she's made and the happiness that's followed. We are thrilled to officially welcome Cole to the family. My boys absolutely adore him--and I trust their judgement without reservation. His family has brought such joy and comfort to Aly as well. What a gift...a great guy and a great family! Here are some of my favorite pics from the day: