Saturday, July 07, 2007

Michelle's Bridal Shower, Wedding Day, and Reception

Beware-Long post and LOTS of pictures!!!(and bragging)


So, As you've noticed I haven't been doing my daily updates as regularly as I used to. Why you ask? Because I've been planning a shower, AND an entire reception! I'll start at the beginning with a photo diary of the past two weeks.

Michell'es bridal shower. Lots of ward members, fun gifts, hawaiian haystacks. Typical bridal shower but it turned out great!!!





The food table. yummm. As you can tell our theme was polka dots. EVERYTHING down to the invites and tableclothes and napkins were polka dot


The bubble gum game. Ask a question about the bride to a guest. If they answer right, she does nothing. Wrong, and she eats a peice of gum. As you can tell by the size of her stuffed cheek our ward members didn't know much about Michelle's personal life





Wedding day 6-20-07 Salt Lake Temple

It was so awesome to be able to go to Michelle and Lema's sealing. quite the experience and i can't wait to be able to get the same blessings of a temple marriage. It was beautiful, Michelle and lema in the traditional Samoan wedding clothes.


everyone who came to the temple in this pic

Rachel looked so gorgeous that day I had to get a glamour shot! (I was hiding,. I had just gotten a sweep that was WAY too short and my hair was up. BAD hair day. I looked like a man!!!)


The same tree where my parents sat 25 years ago


All the hodgson girls together


At the luncheon Rachel and I slipped out to decorate their car. Lets just say we should have worn raggy clothes. We were covered in grease and car chalk. But hey, the car looked cool with stramers, balloons and oreo's!!


This was the microwave that I gave them for a gift. cool bow, tookme forever to do.


Reception Day 7-6-07 Washington Road building. Pretty much my mom and I planned everything for this reception and spent over $1,000 for everything. We had no idea it came to that much, but when we totalled it up it was tht much!!! Rachel, Mom, Dad and I were the one's who set up everything. We were exhausted after 12 hours of setup, but next was the primping for the guests and 3 hours of greeting and entertainment, and then cleanup. If their was a store within walking distance, I would have bought a knife and killed myself.



Rachel and me setting up the cake table before the cake lady came. the second we finished, she showed up. LUCK!!

Rtying on MIchell'e garter for kicks


The picture table. looked so cool with the ferns and the mirror underneath

The bridal portrait stand. Decorated by yours truly. we hadn't deceloped the brisdal yet, so imagine a really cute pic of Michelle in her wedding dress.

Michelle's train. this pic was taken at 7:10, when the bride and groom came in 10 minutes late while half our ward waited as they all decided to be on time to a reception for once.



the Bridesmaids


siblings from both sides


all the brothers and Lema

Randy- always the center of attention

Mom, Dad and Michelle



This was the money collected after the wedding dance done by cousins of lema. Totalling about $200

Randy, Michelle, Michael

Michelle's Hair. So pretty


The food that the somoans brought. their was SO much food. Good stuff to.


The sisters. For some reason i look like I'm about to cry.


The quilt my Grandma made for MIchelle and Lema. Puff quilt. I want one!!


Rachel's close-up


The cake as the cake lady delivered it (before)

The cake after I got through with it. (after) yes, I was the florist, & decorator for this event. I should be paid.


And, the final product with the sand of their initials(my idea)


the Corsages on the top row and boutineers on the bottom also made by me. turned out quite good if I di say so myself.


Michelle's bouquet (Made by me with some help from Rachel)



With all the stress, it still turned out good enough in the end for me to look like this. Notice the pearl earrings? B-day gift from Michelle Buckner-homemade too.

the garter toss (Randy caught it)

after the bouquet toss(Randy's girlfriend Charity caught it!!)

Randy & Charity
Cutting of the cake


the disaster afterwards


the top of the cake they will freeze for a year.



Michael and Michelle eating the last of the cake after eveything was cleaned up. It was GOOD cake with rasberry filling


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