a wedding recap - the ceremony

You'll have to forgive the supreme lack of variety with our pictures thus far.
We haven't received the full proofing gallery yet, so I'm working with the 20 that I've seen thus far.
And, like I said, I'm impatient, 
so I'm sure I'll share more pictures down the road, as well.

The days leading up to our wedding were rife with blizzard conditions and freezing weather,
but our wedding day was sunny (albeit freezing) and absolutely beautiful.
After getting ready at the manor all day and not seeing him, I was more than ready to marry Ryan, 
but there's nothing like that rush of adrenaline when my father and I were walking down the stairs
and the aisle for him to give me away.

My smile was a mile wide the entire time
except when I said my vows because I was this close to absolutely losing it.
Yet, I held it together as best as I could, paused a few times, and I made it through my vows like a champ!
As an aside, Ryan memorized his vows...he wins.

Our minister, Ben, is a family friend, and he perfectly captured the feel of the day in the ceremony.
We wanted a traditional feel with Mormon verses sprinkled throughout, as well,
and I think that Ryan's parents were really touched that we did this for them.

I can't explain how fast the ceremony flew by though.
Ashley and I had been texting the days prior, and she told me to breathe and enjoy the moment
because it would be gone before I knew it, and she was so right.
It felt like it was over in mere moments, though the ceremony was close to a half hour.
Before I knew it though, Ben was announcing us as husband and wife, and his grin definitely mirrored my own.

We decided to brave the arctic temperatures for a few outdoor pictures after the ceremony,
and we've only received two of our portraits thus far, but we're absolutely in love with them.
Ladies, I'm a lucky, lucky woman to have this handsome man as my husband!

I'll have a few pictures of the details tomorrow,
and I'll be sure to post more of our photos once we receive them, 
but I couldn't help but share what we do have in advance because it all just went by so fast.
Ladies, if you're getting married, savor every single moment because it will be gone before you know it!


  1. You look absolutely stunning! Congratulations girl, can't wait to see more pictures!

    1. Thank you! It was most definitely the best day of my life :)

  2. You are an absolute vision!!!!! Bless!!!! xx

  3. How beautiful!!!! I can't wait to see more pictures

  4. awe!! cant get enough of the photos my dear

  5. I received the EXACT same advice before my wedding! "Enjoy this day Livia because it will be gone before you know it..." I am so glad that I was relaxed on my wedding day because it made that much more fun! Congrats girl! Your pictures are gorgeous!

  6. OHHH, those last two photos. You both look so happy and content and I LOVE it! I'm so glad you were able to get through your vows and GO RYAN for memorizing his! haha

  7. LOVE the bottom black and white one... get that baby on a CANVAS!!!!!!!!

  8. the more photos i see of your wedding, the more i want a small winter wedding some day too :)

  9. Love the photos! So pretty. I still cannot believe how fast my wedding flew by and that it's already over - and that was three months ago! So glad your wedding was all you dreamed off! I am loving the posts!

  10. You looked absolutely stunning! Love the pic of him kissing your forehead! So sweet.

  11. Stunning and classic are the two words that come to mind when I see these pics!! Love the ones of you two together, at the end, so beautiful!!

  12. You are so pretty! These pics are awesome!

  13. These photos are beautiful; congratulations on your wedding!!

  14. Aw, I'm just so excited for you. I can't even imagine all the emotions you were feeling.

  15. I am always impressed with winter weddings. They are all so classically beautiful with the brightness and crispness that winter allows. And yours are nothing short of amazing! Congrats on everything!

  16. I got married in winter, but I didn't have anything like that gorgeous warm shawl of yours! I'm glad you braved the freezing weather though I wasn't brave enough to. The photos are gorgeous!

  17. Oh my goodness. That last black and white portrait... Stunning!