Monday, September 29, 2014

Evan and Jessica {Part I}

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On August 2, 2014 Jessica and Evan were married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming... to be married in JH has been a dream of Jessica's since she was 8 years old.

The beautiful bride herself...

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... and her handsome groom Evan. My new brother!! And we just love him.

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The weather was rainy that afternoon and on our way to the church. However, as soon as the ceremony began, the sun came out and the clouds disappeared. It was a beautiful scene to witness.

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The ceremony was held at The Chapel of Transfiguration at 6 o'clock in the evening. 

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We had a small reception/celebratory dinner at the cabin {my parents rented} with approximately 40 of the bride and groom's closest family and friends. 

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Shall I give you an overview of the day? After a fabulous bridesmaids brunch at Cafe Genevieve downtown, Jean, a fellow bridesmaid, got us all dolled up with her hairdo skills.

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We got dressed in the little "bride's dressing room cabin" on the chapel grounds.

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Her Jenny Packham gown was a beauty on her with all of those dainty little details.

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The bride and groom chose not to see each other before she walked down the aisle so the girls stayed in the cabin and peeked out the windows while the guys and the rest of the guests mingled outside.

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The happy parents of the bride...My mother planned and orchestrated the entire weekend and you would never know it by how giddy, excited and calm she was that day.

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The ceremony decor was kept simple because who would want to be distracted from that perfectly framed view of the Tetons?

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We loved our dresses and boots. We felt cute AND comfortable... and the dresses had pockets... Score!

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It was an emotional moment for all of us when Dad got to see Jessica for the first time. He's so proud of his girls.

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All of the grandparents were lined up ready to walk down the aisle... and Mrs. Vickie {Aaron's mom} was there to direct traffic...

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Our cousins, Emily and Andrew, played and sang "Captivate Us" by Watermark. The windows of the chapel were open and we could hear the music while waiting... the combination of the words of the song, Em's angelic voice and the sentiment of the day caused me to almost lose it. Their song was a beautiful way to set the tone for the ceremony.

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While Jessica walked towards Evan, their excited and emotional little stares were the sweetest thing you ever did see.

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While standing up there as her proud big sister a bridesmaid, the matron of honor actually, I was having the hardest time keeping my emotions under control. Every time I would get the urge to boo hoo I would look away towards the mountains... Well, if you know me well, you know that the Tetons have a very special, sentimental place in my heart so then I would get even more overwhelmed with emotion so I just gave up and cried.

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Dr. Stan {Aaron's dad} preached a special message and blessing during the ceremony.

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They said their vows before God and their closest family and friends, exchanged rings and sealed it with a kiss... then they became Mr. and Mrs. Evan Grovenstein!!!

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... and we were all almost as excited as they were!

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The mother of bride... I can't tell if this is a face of excitement, relief, delirium or maybe a little of each? I think a little of each...

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Gosh I love these two lovebirds... and I am so excited for them. We literally could not have hand-picked a better boy for Jessica to spend the rest of her life with.

Part II coming soon!

Photos taken by: Jamye Chrisman Photography and some by my Uncle John Holland


  1. Stunning. Just absolutely beautiful. And so Jess. Love it!!

  2. Hello. I came for something else but I had to visit a little your blog ... I wanted to tell you that this wedding was just sooooo nice ! I wish I had one like this .. nature, simplicity, family ... the pictures are just beautiful !! ... Please tell the new couple I wish them all the best , hapiness and joy in the world !!!



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