Friday, May 27, 2011

Holy Matrimony!

I have a lot of things I want to remember about my trip to Arizona last week, but there's no way I'm writing them all down in one long blog post.  And since I don't know how much I'll really get to, I might as well start with the reason for the trip in the first place.

My brother Jeffery got married.  I knew I would like Olivia and this trip just confirmed it. (Though we had very little time to hang out...it was like she was preoccupied or something.)

We did get to spend a bit of time standing around my mom's kitchen on the night before the wedding preparing things for the next morning's wedding brunch.  Lisa, Mike's fiancee, came down for the weekend, too.  Even though I live too far away to hang out with these girls on a regular basis, I have decided having sister-in-laws is pretty much the best thing ever.  I've never been part of a family where the girls outnumber the boys (and I suppose if you factor in my boys, the girls are still outnumbered, but they were in bed so they didn't count).  I love that our family is expanding and I couldn't be happier to count Lisa and Olivia as sisters. 

Olivia was a stunning bride.  Her dress was to die for.  And to be honest, I thought it would be all about her.  But when the two of them stepped out of the temple after their sealing, I have to say that Jeff held his own next to his beautiful wife.  They were a picture perfect bride and groom. Flawless, really. 

These were taken a few weeks before their wedding so as fantastic as these pictures are, it doesn't quite capture the moment when Jeff and Olivia stepped out of the temple as husband and wife.  Those two just radiated eternal happiness at that moment. But you can still get a clear picture of how stylish, hip and fun they are. 

These two are a perfect match and I'm so happy for them both.

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Those were amazing pictures!! Every single shot I loved! What a great couple!!
I loved visiting with you today- hope you found a way to pass the time!! See you Sunday!!

jeanine said...

I'm so glad that you got to go down for the wedding! She seems to suit Jeff perfectly!
How is Michael doing by the way?

Traci Elizabeth said...

How adorable are they? super super cute.

Jen said...

So happy you have amazing sisters now. I'm sure you had an amazing trip.

Kris said...

What lovely words you had for your brother and his new wife. I was thinking it was about time for their wedding!! Indeed, they look like a super hip and fun couple. She looks teeny tiny too!!! Love Jeff's tie!!! Wow...so fun!

Breezi@ Not Your Average Fairytale said...

They look awesome! What a fun couple. I want them in my family too..... Maybe one of your boys and Mags can hook up later down the line..... humm...

Genn said...

Congratulations to jeff and olivia!
Glad you got to go to their wedding. They do look so happy and very stylish together. Loved what you had to say about them, and about your sister in laws too.

Edling's said...

I love those pictures! They are SO amazing! A great photographer is so important on your wedding day. Jeffrey and Oliva look like such a fun couple. I'm so glad he found someone who fits him so well. I love her flowers, her veil, his tie, his socks, all of it! Family reunions must be a blast!

Autumn said...

The pictures are so great!! They look very happy together. Congrats to them!!! Thanks for sharing.

Sam and Becky said...

super cute. I remember when Jeff was a wee little kid bee bopping around the house when we were busy making all of our fun "videos" for english class.. :D