Last weekend, we attended my friend’s wedding reception in El Dorado Hills, a suburb of Sacramento. I have to say, if I had to do my wedding all over again, I’d take a page from their book. The time between their engagement and their wedding was short which left zero time to fret the details and sweat. Engagements are typically a year, six months? So much time spent choosing a location, picking a venue, and staring at StyleMePretty.com.
The wedding took place in a Mormon temple nearby reserved for close family and friends. The reception was at the bride’s family’s home. We were greeted at the door starting with the bride’s parents, then the bride and groom, then the groom’s parents. So each guest felt welcome and got personalized attention. How many times do you go to a wedding and say, “Oh I never got to meet the father-in-law,” or something like that, where everyone is typically lost in the shuffle.
The food was great. They had a multitude of different types of wedding cakes. And they had Pinkberry! The actual frozen yogurt with your choice of flavors. Who doesn’t LOVE froyo?! There was cake cutting, music, dancing, laughing, lots of merriment.
I took some time to read the website they recommended on understanding their religion http://mormon.org/faq and found it fascinating. Their beliefs are rooted in Christianity, the Bible, and Jesus which is what the Catholic faith is based on. They differentiate themselves in believing that after Jesus died, the Church lost sight of the truth. They believe in the prophet Joseph Smith who was enlightened by God and translated his communications into the Book of Mormon. I have a lot of respect for their faith. Mormons are devout, close-knit, and extremely family-oriented.
We were seated at a table with a young attractive couple with three beautiful daughters. After chatting with them, Dean said, “You’re both so young and already have a big family.”
She laughed, “Well we are Mormon!”
A couple pics from the beautiful wedding.
Speaking of weddings, I know 4 couples who got engaged over a 10 day period recently. Unbelievable.