Just a quick heads-up – this post is long and personal. But I couldn’t resist sharing.
My firstborn daughter, Haven Kinard just got married to her sweetheart, Ammon Simmons.
Two great names!
We love him!
You can tell that she does too.
Don’t you love their matching Converse tennis shoes?
She spent two weeks back home with me and we made her dress together.
She designed and constructed it. I did most of the patterning and fitting.
We both sewed things inside out and upside down and it still turned out beautifully!
They live in and were married in Utah… which is why we were on the road.
She was the most easy going bride I’ve ever seen. The weather was beautiful which was a blessing.
The reception was held outdoors at a park near Sundace, up in the Rocky mountains.
We strung paper cranes all over the picnic shelter and they fluttered in the breeze.
This is my dad, telling stories. It looks like perhaps Haven and Ammon have heard this story before.
For food they had WAFFLES from a fantastic food truck named “Waffle Love.“
We did. Love the waffles. And the nutella and strawberries and whipped cream!
Look at my gorgeous girls…..
And see their silly faces! There were a LOT of silly face pictures. That’s how she/we roll!
These two have been living far away from home for several years now.
How on earth did I get old enough to have two grown daughters?
And how on earth did they manage to grow up so well!?
Haven is low-key enough to say, “Hey friends, buy a dress you love in green!”
No ugly bridesmaid dresses to hide in the back of the closet.
They are definitely a silly and fun loving couple!
Don’t you LOVE her cake? My favorite part about it is that she just gave the recipe to us and six of her extended family members took part in making it. She stacked it – which is a good thing.
None of us are quite that skilled.
Her maternal grandmother and an aunt made the cake, her paternal grandmother and sister made the frosting, and her sister and I decorated it, and everyone fought over the leftover frosting. It was a lemon buttercream to die for! This picture was run through an App called Waterlogue – more posts soon about that!
And there they go… off on the next and greatest adventure.
Yup – that’s me over here wiping a happy tear from the corner of my eye.