Whitney's wedding was on December 27, and I threw a bridal shower for her two weeks before. December was actually a stressful month for me, and I was happy to have it over with. I was in the first trimester of my pregnancy and feeling awful. I was exhausted and had no energy to do anything, and the thought of food made me sick, but I was having to plan lots of parties involving food. All I wanted to do was sit on the couch, which isn't like me. The Tuesday before the shower I was in charge of our Relief Society activity which was a progressive dinner that started at my house and I was in charge of the appetizers. Our ward threw Brendan in charge of the ward Christmas party only a couple weeks before hand. I told him he couldn't do it the day of the shower, but of course that was the only day available to do it, because our ward waited until the last minute. We decided to do a breakfast for the ward party, because it would be easier than a dinner. So the ward party was at 9 am and Whit's bridal shower was at my house at 12 and I was doing all of the food too. Oh and I forgot to mention Hazel woke up that morning throwing up, and luckily my mother-in-law was able to come over and watch her. On Christmas day we threw the family dinner party at our house because it was the best location for everyone. Then I had to make two cheesecakes for Brendan's birthday that evening, and family was coming into town for the wedding and staying at my house. It wouldn't have been that bad, but being pregnant with all of this going on was too much for me. I told everyone I 'm never throwing a party again.
Back to Whit's shower, I volunteered to do it and wanted to and I thought it turned out really nice. It was a brunch so I made quiche, yogurt berry parfaits, blueberry raspberry muffins, a salad, and I bought some gourmet donuts. I did a gold, black and white theme. We ate, played some games, and opened presents. It was a nice afternoon together, and we got to meet some of Spencer's family too.
Whitney and Spencer's Wedding was in the Draper Temple. This was our first winter wedding in the family, and it was freezing! Pictures outside as a group were torture. We actually had to cut it short and finish the group pictures inside the reception venue, because it was so cold. The wind was blowing right through us, and I had bad earaches, not to mention the shivering children. Whitney looked beautiful, and I loved everything about her wedding. We had the reception/luncheon at the Grand America in Salt Lake, and it was very elegant. Her colors were navy and gold. Spencer has a nice family, and we were glad to welcome him into ours.
I loved her dress. It is from JCrew.
All of my kids chowing down.
Hazel loved how this salad looked. She kept talking about it after the wedding.
The favor table.
The rest of the photos below are from the professional photographer, Alyssia B Photography. She did a great job.
Just our side of the family.
All of the siblings.