Mariah and Dallin's pink and mint-green wedding cake.
As usual, the day of wedding festivities culminated in the fun of a large, well-attended reception. It was great to visit with family and friends there, the food was amazing, the decor was beautiful, and it's always entertaining to watch the Bride and Groom do all the traditional and fun activities we've come to expect. Here are a few photographic highlights from the reception. Remember, you can click on any picture to enlarge it.
The Bride and Groom cut their cake...
...and then they delicately feed each other a slice. They were too nice!
First dance of the newlyweds.
Lots of single girls of all ages hoping to catch the bouquet.
One of Mariah's good friends took the honor.
Dallin goes in for the garter. He seemed very eager!
Guess who caught the garter? It was Mariah's 6-year-old nephew Jaren!
(And Lila photo-bombs another shot!)
The Bride's siblings Jeremy and Gabrielle prepare the getaway car!
(And they had help, of course!)
The Bride and Groom leave the church amidst cheers, sparklers, and "snow."
And then the dismal reality of taking it all down and hauling it away.
The reception was officially over at 9:00, although it was quite some time after that when the newlyweds left the building and the festivities came to an end. Then everyone rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to dismantle and put away all the furniture, food, and decorations. We stayed until 10:30 before heading back to our resort. I heard Karla's crew spent two more hours at the church, getting everything ready to travel and cleaning up. What a big job, but so nicely done!
Thanks for joining us for Dallin and Mariah's big day!