Monday, January 21, 2013

A Cozy Little Chapel


Whew, the perfect wedding dress had been found!  

Next up was finding the perfect spot to host the ceremony.




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It would be a close group of family and friends, so the chapel needed to be, 
                       small enough to be cozy
                                          and big enough to be comfy.  

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It was a bit heartbreaking when the bride and groom learned that their favorite chapel was going to be under construction during the wedding.  But they quickly found this sweet little church, The White Memorial Chapel,  just across the street from Utah's capitol building.  

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It was adorable both inside and out.

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It just needed a few of the bride's personal touches.


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The wedding party had so much fun putting together these pew bows the night before the wedding.  

They were made with a cream and white tulle cut to different lengths and wired together.  

Then a "not too Christmasy" ornament was added.  



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Some bare branches were spray painted white and held in place with plaster of paris.





 It made a perfect spot for our little white guests to perch.



The doves had the best seat in the house.







A touch of lighted garland on either side of the podium gave the room a
                   warm glow on a
                                   cold winter morning.

...and there they are, more of our dove friends nesting in the garland.

(Okay, nobody except me actually noticed the birds in the garland but it made me happy to know they were there.)

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The musicians took their place in the balcony and filled the chapel with the most beautiful classical music.

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The guests arrived and place began to buzz. 

                                      All we needed was a bride!


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A little help from her sister and one more hook to do up......

                                              and she was ready to make her way down the spiral staircase.

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After the ceremony we had lots of volunteers to ring the bell in the steeple.

I even took a turn myself.


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Just moments after changing their lives forever, it appears the new couple is getting along just fine!


True love for always,


16 comments:

  1. Lynn, What a beautiful wedding. And just the right size. I have a g.daughter who will be marrying some time in the next year..not sure of the date. I am hoping she makes a sweet, just right wedding , and uses any money for their future. Blessings to the new couple.xoxo,Susie

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  2. How sweet and beautiful. The church is so pretty. Love the picture of the bride and groom at the end. :)

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  3. so beautiful! love how the white branches !lead the way"

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  4. Oh- How very, very beautiful, Lynn. She is gorgeous and I love the pew bows...along with everything else-xo Diana

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous. I feel like I was there from your photos and description!

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  6. What a gorgeous place to get married!! Still in love with her dress - I want that kind when I get married one day!

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  7. They found the perfect chapel to exchange their vows. The stained glass and lights are amazing and the doves and pew bows were the perfect finishing touches. Just beautiful.

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  8. I love this! How beautiful & what a sweet chapel!

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  9. This post warmed my heart ...

    Congratulations to the happy new couple -- and to you too for the latest addition to your family!

    :) Linda

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  10. love that chapel! What a great day Lynn. I love that last picture.

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  11. Beautiful chapel and beautful bride. Congrats to all.

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  12. Hi Lynn,

    Thanks for stopping by! These are lovely photos.. such a gorgeous wedding. How romantic to be married in a such a quaint chapel. Congratulations to all!

    Leslie

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  13. I love winter weddngs - I was married in December - and the simple touches added to the simple church. Perfect! I'm sure you will love having this post to look back at to remember the day....

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  14. So pretty! Love the fluffy adornments on the aisle and I like the doves too. Aren't weddings fun?

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  15. Oh lovely! I guess I missed all this during my brother's illness. Catching up now and loving it all. How happy!

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