Our Wedding

Here is a short slideshow of pictures capturing our happy day. R and I couldn’t be more happy with how our day was or how our marriage has been since. 🙂 We loved every moment of it and I hope you enjoy this little glimpse. 🙂 Pictures were taken by the lovely Lauren Chase. Thanks so much for capturing our special day Lauren! 🙂 We loved having you be there. Enjoy!

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Charity Danielle

So I would like to just put up a quick post bragging on my sweet little niece. On May 6th my family was richly blessed with the precious gift of a new addition. She is healthy and happy and her mom is doing well. Her baby brother loves her so much and is careful to be sweet and gentle. Her father (my brother) is already wrapped around her little finger. Welcome to the world baby girl!!

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So Close!!

Can you believe that we are just 17 days away from the wedding?!?! How on earth did this come up so quickly!! I can hardly believe that in less than 3 weeks it’ll be here. So exciting though!

Plans are coming along great though and thankfully everything is actually going quite smoothly. We really haven’t had too many major hang ups. The main thing now is just not losing steam and still working on everything. Food has been ordered or already purchased. Decorations are almost done. Pretty much all of the supplies have come in. Now it’s just assembling everything! 🙂 Not to mention waiting for the last minute rsvps to be sent in. Its all just been such an exciting time and I can’t wait to put up more pictures and posts as the day gets closer!! 🙂

Photographers, Kazoos, and All The Little Pieces

Well friends I have some very exciting news! This last week Ric and I were able to find a photographer for our wedding! I’ll be honest, finding a photographer has probably been one of the most stressful parts of planning that I’ve had to deal with. It was worth the wait though, because the lovely and talented Lauren Chase has agreed to help us capture all those special moments of our wedding day. Ric and I are both SO unbelievably excited to have her be a part of our day. She has a great eye and is really willing to work with us. She mentioned over and over that she wants the photos to be a reflection of our day, our unique tastes, and our personalities. In the few hours we spent with her walking around the ranch and the ceremony sites, she already had at least a dozen ideas that we both loved! I am so excited to have her working with us! Thank you so much Lauren!

And in other exciting developments, we have our kazoos! I know this seems like kind of a random thing to be excited about, but let me explain. We aren’t going to have glass drinking glasses at our wedding, so rather that have people use their cutlery with plastic drinkware to try and let Ric and I know we should kiss, we decided to do something different. So we have ordered Kazoos! If you are planning on coming to the wedding, a few things to remember.. hum! Don’t blow! They aren’t a flute, they are (honestly now) a rather annoying children’s toy. 🙂 So have fun with them and hum away!

It is really exciting to see all the little pieces coming together now. My bridesmaids all have their dresses! We are finding all of the little parts and pieces to help our decorating ideas come together. We more or less have an order of ceremony, songs are pretty much picked out. It is certainly exciting times in our part of the world! I’ll keep you posted on updates! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to be a part of our lives! 🙂

Our Group

Hey there everyone! So I figured it is time that you found out about the rest of Ric and I’s wedding party. I know that with that phrase, people most traditionally think of bridesmaids and groomsmen only. Ric and I aren’t that traditional though, and so our wedding party contains a lot more people than that. Each of these people mean a lot to Ric and I both and we really couldn’t picture our day without them. So since you’ve already met my bridesmaids, I think its time you meet the rest of our crew.

The Groomsmen

  • Ric completely threw me off with this one. In a rather unexpected twist (at least it was in my eyes) Ric asked my two brothers, Jacob and Josiah, and my brother-in-law Kyle to be his groomsmen! I was totally surprised but very excited to have them be involved in my wedding in this way. My brothers and I have always been close and since Kyle has been a part of my sister’s life since I was 9 years old, he is most definitely a brother to me.These guys really do mean the world tome and I know that they wouldn’t have agreed to stand up with Ric unless it meant that they not only thought he was a great guy,but fully supported the idea of us getting married. It really means a lot for this little sister to get the stamp ofapproval from her older brothers.

The Men of Ushing

  • Sadly, in today’s culture, many people do not realize the importance of proper ushing etiquette. It really is a lost art that requires some of the finest talents and most refined manners. Which is why Ric has chosen two of his best friends, Jeremy and Andy to be our Men of Ushing. This last summer, when I went out to Wisconsin for the first time to visit Ric, I was able to attend Jeremy’s wedding! Ric was one of his groomsmen, so he took the week off from working at camp and I got the chance to meet some of Ric’s family & friends. It was really specialfor me to get to see Ric hang out with Jeremy and Andy just because they know him so well, and have been friends with him for such a long time. It was really fun for me to see Ric be in a more familiar environment than Colorado. I can easily understand why these two guys are such great friends of Ric’s and I am so happy that they can come and share in our special day.

The Real Talent

  • Ric and I decided that if the whole wedding thing flops, we should at least hold a concert for everyone. 🙂 No really though, I am so happy to have these people take part in Ric and I’s special day, and not just because of their vocal talents. 🙂 My sweet friend Adreanne, who has been one of my closest friends for as long as I can remember and is honestly my oldest friend, has agreed to sing at our wedding. I am very happy because Adreanne and I have always been close and I really couldn’t picture this day without her. I also remember thinking even when we were little girls, “I want her to sing at my wedding” so it is very special to me that this little childhood wish is coming true. 🙂 Ric’s kid sister Alyssa and her husband Nef have also agreed to sing at our wedding which really means a lot to both of us. They are both really great people and I know they mean the world to Ric, and I am grateful that I will be able to call them family in just a few short months!

Well! That’s all I have for now. I’m sorry that you have to click on the links to see pictures of all these wonderful people. I had a fancy shmancy layout all put together and then my computer decided to hate me. 😦 Please be sure to keep checking in for wedding updates and other ramblings. Thanks so much for stopping by!