Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Announcements and Flowers

While I'm sharing information about the great resources we used for our wedding I want to highlight two that were great to work with, which we also received a lot of comments about.

We were so pleased with the way they turned out! The announcements were printed by Triton Ink, a 'mom and pop' letterpress shop here in Las Vegas. Tom did the actual printing on an old letterpress and his wife, Patty, helped me to polish off the design that I'd worked up. They were wonderful to work with.

Triton Ink: 702.642.6001

Our flowers were spectacular! They were done by Wendy at The Flower Affair in Orem. Wendy was so helpful through out the planning process, essentially serving as an additional wedding planner. (If I wasn't the type to do all the planning myself I would have definitely turned it all over to her.) Wendy understood the atmosphere we were trying to create with just a little guidance and did wonderfully executing it.
The Flower Affair: 801.224.1991

Monday, November 26, 2007

The Wedding

Our photographers have sent a few preview pictures from the wedding and the reception. Kelly and I took the pictures of the two of us at the temple before our reception and then a few more with family and friends the next day.
http://rebekahwestover.blogspot.com/ (based in Utah)

http://www.cristidamephotography.com (based near Boise)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Day at the Lake

It's official, Kelly and I were sealed in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple last Saturday. Thank you to all our family and friends who joined us and helped with the reception and other wedding events. We'll post a few pictures from the wedding once we get them, but for now we've just included a few from Lake Tahoe where we've been enjoying gorgeous weather and a nice break!

Tahoe is more developed than we expected. Did you know there are high rise casinos here?! (--And apparently public phones in the woods!)

The water is NOT swimming temperature. A lot of the sites are closed since it's between the summer and winter seasons-- but we've found plenty to see just driving and hiking around.

We've done lots of driving and hiking and found plenty of beautiful little spots to admire. My favorite was a drive around Fallen Leaf Lake, a small secluded lakeside community southwest of Lake Tahoe. Here are a few highlights from the drive.

The views were spectacular. Many of the homes were right along the Fallen Leaf Lake shoreline (pictured above), while others clung to the canyon walls with "backyard" views overlooking this waterfall.

Another spectacular view near the waterfall:

Not a bad place to go to church! Why don't we have any chapels like this?

I became completly enamoured with this house. It's my new dream house. I love the colors and the combination of brick and stonework that they used throughout the property.

Guesthouse in back.

These are "Kara colors". Would it look as cute if the windows weren't boarded up?

The view from the dock (notice the consistent stonework).

So, Kelly. How hard do you think it would be to build a house like this?!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Is This For Real?

This is the DRAFT post that I didn't bother finishing while on my honeymoon. I think it's appropriate that it wasn't finished. . .

Although I was there, and it was amazing, it's still hard to believe I actually got married last week. I'm going to wake up soon right?!
So, this is the great addition to my life. I sure am in love with him!