Saturday, January 25, 2014

Wedding Celebrants

11 Jan 2014

And what is a wedding without the wedding party? Here are some formal group photos of those who participated in the wedding, as well as some of the guests who came to celebrate with us.

Best Man Dylan; the Bride's cousin Sam (who walked her down the aisle and gave her away);
Groomsman Jacob; the Groom Ryan; the Bride Shera; Matron of Honor Christine 
(Shera's sister, who came all the way from Missouri with Sam); and Bridesmaid Sarah.

The wedding party looks on, aghast, while the Bride and Groom make sucky-face!

The ladies: Jacob's girlfriend Danielle (who caught the bouquet);
stepmother of the Groom, Mary; Bride Shera;
Matron of Honor Christine; and Bridesmaid Sarah.

The Groom Ryan with the ladies: Christine, Mary, Sarah, and Danielle.

The Bride and Groom with the guys: Dylan, Jacob, Sam, and Sarah's husband Chris.

Our whole family together: Jacob, Danielle, Dylan, Mary, Ryan, Shera,
Chris, and Sarah (that's left to right).

The Bride and Groom with Shera's family: her sister Christine and cousin Sam,
who were able to come to the wedding from Missouri.

Shera and her sister Christine

Shera and her new stepmother-in-law Mary

Mary, Ryan, and Shera with Mary's step-mom Kathy and Mary's dad Myron

The Bride and Groom with their sister missionaries: Sister Wallace (left) and Sister Knight.

Shera and Ryan with Bishop Trace Wengert, who performed the marriage ceremony.

The Bride with Barbara Badger, the talented seamstress (among many other talents)
 who took a $40 thrift shop wedding gown and turned it into something incredible!

Sarah, Chris, Danielle, Jacob, Dylan, Sam, and Christine 
relax after the festivities die down.

I'm sorry that I didn't get pictures of all the guests throughout the reception. As mother-of-the-groom, as well as the one who put on the wedding, I was busy all night and didn't take these shots until the very end of the evening, when most of the guests had left. However, the people in these pictures were our stalwart friends who stayed until the very end, helping us quickly clean up after the departure of the Bride and Groom. Our deepest gratitude to them!

Eugene and Wyndie Prestwich; Bridgette Blake; Robert and Susan Holden and their son Leevi.

My dad Myron Butler and his wife Kathy.

Our missionaries, Sister Wallace and Sister Knight.

Bishop Trace Wengert and his wife Jeanette, with Sharla Gardner.

Sharla and Dirk Gardner (our former bishop).

Jeanette Wengert, Sharla Gardner, and Jaydean Holden.

A special thanks to our friends Eugene and Wyndie, who volunteered to be our photographers throughout the evening. I had planned to do it myself, but I can see now that it just wouldn't have been possible.

Wyndie Prestwich sets up a shot during the dancing at the end.

Without the assistance of so many caring friends, this lovely wedding would have never happened as smoothly and as beautifully as it did. We love you all!

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