|One of Rose and Ryan's engagement photos.|
|A temple Sealing room.|
Only people who have been baptized as members of the Church are able to obtain a temple recommend and enter the temple to view a marriage sealing ceremony. This requirement can be hard news for family members and friends who are not Mormons because they are unable to see the marriage ceremony of their loved ones. We never want these family members and friends to feel like they are excluded or not loved just because they cannot enter the temple. Rather, we want them to understand that entering into the temple is sacred to us and is a result of the promises we make as members of the Church. We would never try to make our family and friends feel bad, especially when they have taken the time and expense to come to our weddings to celebrate with us. As a result, despite not being able to enter the temple, there are many wonderful parts of the wedding day that take place AFTER the ceremony which everyone can attend and participate in. Here are some of the highlights from Rose and Ryan's wedding day (Oh, and please accept my apology in advance for the quality of the pictures--that's what you get when you have an amateur photographer using his iPhone to record the events of a wedding day!):
|First newlywed kiss after coming out of the temple! |
"That's what I'm talking about!" - Kipp Dynamite
|"Sisters, sisters. There were never such devoted sisters!" - Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye|
|The kids watched "Attack of the Clones" (also an appropriate title for all the movie sequels that came out this year) while we finished taking wedding pictures.|
|This is the ONLY time you will ever see my brother-in-law Jed caught dancing on camera.|
|Feeding each other some wedding cake (without a single cake-face-smash).|
|Rose dancing with her dad (and one of my best friends).|
|Grabbing the garter. Ryan, you sly dog.|
|Baby cousins rockin' out to some swing music.|
|"All the single ladies!" (Kayne West's favorite music video of all time).|
Last but not least, here is a tribute video to Rose and Ryan from Rose and Diane's brother Ben.
Congratulations on your wonderful wedding, Rose! I sure do love ya. And may the force be with you....always.