After more than eighteen months, my son Kaiden was able to marry Lily, the woman he fell in love with in Mozambique. Here are some pictures from their December 14th wedding and reception. If you missed how we put up the false ceiling in the church gym, you can see that here. The day was beautiful and went off with only a few minor hitches.
As at most weddings, the dress was super important. Lily looked wonderful in it.
I bought fifty roses from Costco online and bought baby’s breath and other greenery from Trader Joe’s. My sister and I created this cascading bouquet for Lily. She loved it! We saved the rest of the roses for my friend to use on the cake.
We hired my very talented friend Sarah Alton to make the cake. And it tasted wonderful!
I bought a bunch of second-hand decorative bird cages and we decorated them with inexpensive flowers and ribbon.
The sign-in table
We had a Costco photo book for people to sign. They didn’t have time to do a bridal photo shoot, as she dress arrived the week before the wedding and the veil two days before, but we enlarged a cute photo of them to put by the table.
The wedding ceremony
Exchanging the rings
They did a lot of gazing at each other
The parents and grandparents
Kaiden’s favorite aunt and cousins (Liechtys)
We were excited to have the very great support of my sister and her family.
Two of Lily’s friends, who had first come to Utah from Mozambique to study also came to the wedding.
Too much kissing?
Kaiden and Lily were kissing so much, we couldn’t help but make fun of them!
The groom’s brothers playing around
Untying the sashes
My cute granddaughter having fun!
Lisbon (groom’s sister, flower girl, and ring bearer)
The food tables
Cutting the cake
Lily pretends to threaten her new husband with the knife.
Besides an issue with the cameras not taking great pictures because of the low light, the pink lemonade dispensers being left on by a child and leaking all over the floor, and the blisters on my feet by the end of the day, everything was perfect. We are so excited to welcome Lily into our family.
27 Responses to “The Wedding and Reception”
Teyla Rachel Branton
Thank you so much, everyone. I appreciate you sharing my joy!
Aww, you have a beautiful family! I can see their playful side and their love for family. It looks like a perfect wedding day! I’m happy for them!
Beautiful wedding. I’m sitting here smiling and I don’t even know y’all lol
The wedding was simply beautiful. Seems weddings almost always turn out ok even with the stress before. Everything was just perfect. Congratulations on a lovely day. Many happy memories made this day.
K.C. in Oz
¡Hermosa familia tienes! ¡Felicidades, que Dios bendiga siempre a tu hijo y su bella esposa!
Gorgeous bride and handsome groom. Thanks for sharing such amazing photos
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
You have a very beautiful family, thank you for sharing. Congratulations to the newlyweds and may they have a blessed life together.
What beautiful, happy photos. Wishing them a long and blessed life. Thank you for sharing the happy day.
Is so refreshing to see the couple and their guests having so much fun at a wedding. Its all so beautiful,the wedding dress , the bouquet, cake, the ingenuity of the center pieces and the color theme.God bless the new home with lots of joy and peace.Thanks for sharing.
Wow! Thank you for sharing the joy of your son’s special day with us. Lovely wedding. Wishing the young couple a happy and blissful married life filled with love and laughter. Hope your blisters are gone now. Cheers
Beautiful wedding ! I love her dress and of course the bride makes it even more beautiful. The color theme was refreshing. Congrats to all!
This was a beautiful wedding. The dress is beautiful and so is the bride. Weddings should be fun and it looks like this one was. The cake was gorgeous. All of the flowers were beautiful story of as well. Congratulations to all.
Beautiful. They look really happy. Congratulations to all.
Such a beautiful couple! She’s gorgeous & they look so happy.
Everyone looks happy for them. Thank you for sharing a portion of your lives!
It was a labor of love cutting through all of that red tape to finally arrive at your wonderful wedding, but it was SO WORTH IT!!! You both look so beautiful, happy, and deeply in love! My wish for you both, is that throughout all the years that follow, that all of your hopes, desires, and wishes come true, and that you both remain happy, healthy, and that good fortune follows you for all of your lives! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Loved seeing everything come together for the happy couple. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful wedding! Congratulations to the bride and groom!
what a lovely couple and a wonderful wedding! God bless you all! thank you for sharing
What a beautiful wedding and a beautiful addition to your family! Congratulations!
Wish I could have been there. Looks like lots of fun. They look perfect together. Congratulations to your son and his bride.
Beautiful pictures!! Thank you for sharing with your readers. I’m sure it was a day to remember – blisters and all! 🙂
Congratulations to the beautiful bride and handsome groom! Looks like everybody was having fun. Thank you for sharing the wedding photos.
Lovely pictures. Best wishes to the happy newlyweds.
Mercedes & Ray Herndon
Thanks for sharing. What great photos. So happy everything turned out so well. Wishing all the very best.
Love to all
Beautiful wedding pictures! Congratulations to your son and new daughter!
What a beautiful wedding! Love the goofing around as what is a wedding without it! Your son looks a little like David Tennant in a few of the photos! Congrats on the addition to your family!