Sunday, October 23, 2011

Part 3: The Ceremony

We wanted our day to be a celebration with friends and family. We wanted to have a ring ceremony so that everyone could be a part of the actual wedding process. We had most of our family and close friends came and spent the entire day with us. We are so thankful and happy that they were there to support us. Our day wouldn't have been the same without them. We love you all very much! 
Before it began... That's Megan, my cousin Adam's really sweet girlfriend. It was so sweet of her take work off to come.

In true fashion, we were running a little late. The wedding planner had some last minute details.

Aunt Trudi... always with her camera. ALWAYS!! HAHA

My aunt Tina and her newest grandson Crew.

Paisley is such a doll. Her sister's were the bridesmaids. Kresha has the CUTEST kids!!

My uncle Shawn and his two youngest
Now during all of this I was trapped upstairs in the Bride's room, while everyone was down stairs lining up. First of all, Jeff was running around and even though he had seen my dress I didn't want him to see me before the ceremony on the wedding day. Plus all the guests that hadn't come upstairs. So here's some of the pictures taken.
Jeff, Stephen, and David hanging out

He loved that there was a "U" on the pillow. Jeff and the Foster's have trained him well!!

Jeff and his mom before the ceremony. Sharing some last minute thoughts probably.

Braeden started off as an usher, but was promoted to camera guy. Thanks Braeden!!

Sharing some last minute details. Doesn't Jeff look handsome in a tux? :) 

 And the ceremony began by playing the piano version of You Raise Me Up. 
 I wish I could have seen this part, but again I was still up in the Bride's room. Fortunately, we do have it on tape.

My mom and Chris went first

Jeff's parents: Marc and Linda

David (Jeff's baby brother & Best Man) and Makaela (one of my best friends and stand in Maid of Honor)
Love this picture

Stephen (Jeff's best friend) and Ashley

Awe don't think look nice? These pictures make me love my color scheme even more!

Beautiful Lindsey with Jason & Bobby. Love Bobby's smile haha

Gotta Love this picture!

Awe Jamone! He did an amazing job!!

He is just so dang cute!! I would so adopt him!

The adorable flower girls Addie and Brightyn

This is such a cool picture with the reflection.
 Once everyone in the bridal party got down and lined up. The music transitioned into Pachelbel's Canon In D Major.{I like the traditional type music}

Me and my dad... he hates attention lol
My goal was not look at anyone in my family so I wouldn't cry. {I avoided looking at Trudi, Dano, and my mom I love them but one look and I would have cried. Happy tears, but tears. I'm emotional I know}
I love the look on Jeffrey's face.
The Girls
The Boys
Everyone & the camera haha

Jeff saying his part and Jamone was ready for his
Cool picture huh. The big version shows the date and time. Cool wedding shot. We have a couple different versions.

Its hard for a 4 year old boy to stand still for very long. We have a lot of frigidity pictures
 We had Kelly Foster read this wedding poem as part of the ceremony. It fit for us and is a good reminder of what marriage includes and is about. We are so happy to be married and are loving every minute of it. We take on every challenge and trial and enjoy every happy moment. 
Thank you Kelly! We love you!

The Art of Marriage by Wilfred Arlan Peterson

Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created.
In the Art of Marriage, the little things are the big things:
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I Love You” at least once every day.
It is never going to sleep angry.
It is at no time taking the other for granted; the courtship should not end with this day, it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation, and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways. 
It is not looking for perfection in each other. 
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding, and a sense of humor. 
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. 
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
 It is a common search for the good and the beautiful. 
It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual, and the obligation is reciprocal. 
It is not only marrying the right partner, it is being the right partner.

My Moosman grandma's
Beautiful bridesmaids

Jeff was so sweet and moving. It instantly made me start crying. I think they should let the bride go first, it's only fair.

Not sure what this face was for
Holding hands

Jeff's grandma Judy and his aunt and uncle

Jeff's parents

We love our families
My parents. I think this is the only picture of them all together.

Another fidgety picture of Jamone

My part. I could barely make it through.

Exchanging of the rings

You may now kiss the bride. Awe...
Then the exits. Which was to the piano version of God Bless the Broken Road

Apparently, as soon as we started the "exit" he took a big deep breath/sigh 

Then for the "congratulations" haha.  There's just some really sweet pictures.

Jeff and my dad

Jeff and my mom... note she was crying...

Me and my dad

This is a really good picture of my dad.
Remember how she was crying and I was going to avoid her... this is why... she made me start crying again

My grandma and grandpa

I can't remember exactly what he said. But again... I was crying. (This was just after my mom too)

How cute is this? Grandpa and his great grandaughters

yeah yeah... I'm emotional. It was the perfect day though.

A much better picture.
Jeff's family

Jeff and his uncle. So sweet.

Me and my grandpa

Trudi and her camera.. again. Its okay she'll have pictures of every moment

Nanny. Sweetest grandma ever!

Cousins... well technically second cousins? Who knows in the Moosman family. lol

Uncle Steve and his son Adam (the one with the cute girlfriend)

Jamone and his big brother Colin. {P.S. Colin loves Utah ;) }

Love Always, 


  1. Katie your dress is sooo pretty! Was the ring ceremony at Canterbury Hall? When I was in junior high, I took ballet at Bountiful School of Ballet which was downstairs in the reception hall! I don't know if they're still there though. Anyway, this is all so beautiful and I'm so happy for you guys for having this moment. Did your mom tell you that she came to our ceremony in California? I thought that was really nice of her!

  2. Awe thank you! It was at Canterbury. The ballet studio isn't there anymore, now its a preschool. The ballet studio itself however does still exist. I had some friends that danced there, its in a bigger studio now I think its by Joy Luck. She did tell me that she went there and she has talked about it ever since. She kept trying to convince me to do a destination wedding and ceremony on the beach ever since. I saw the pictures too. You looked so happy and I wish I could have been there too.

  3. Awww, thanks! It was the best day of my life, seriously. It was actually nice because EVERYONE could be there. We had to wait to do our sealing because we had both been married before and were waiting for our paperwork to go through so it was a great way to have everyone there together. I really like the way you guys did a ring ceremony. It's super important to include your family as much as you can. I'm sure all involved really appreciated that!

  4. Thanks I loved that we did a ring ceremony. It just made everything feel right. Weddings are about bringing 2 families together and it wouldn't have felt the same with my family not being able to be in the temple; though I wish they could have been. It really was the greatest day. I love the pictures I've seen of your wedding. You look stunning and just so happy!


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