Meet the new Mr & Mrs Rose! These two lovely people were high school sweethearts and now they are husband and wife! They were sealed for Time and All Eternity in the St George Utah Temple, followed by a ring ceremony and reception in their home town church hall. They both have a super fun family, and the day was filled with lots of jokes and laughs. Kierra looked stunning in her Grandmother’s vintage wedding dress. It’s now been worn by three generations, her grandmother, her mother, and her, and it was so special to see her grandma beaming when she saw her in it. And when Garrett saw her for the first time, he couldn’t stop smiling too! After their “first look”, they exchanged love letters before going inside the Temple for their sealing ceremony.
A few hours later, we met back up for their ring ceremony that was performed by Garrett’s Uncle Nathan, and both their families formed a choir to sing a beautiful rendition of “The Rose”. During the reception their parents told stories of their childhood and reminisced of special moments. Kierra’s mom told a really special story about how the whole time she was pregnant with Kierra, she was supposed to be named “Kierra Rose”. But when she was born, her husband had talked her into “Kierra Danielle”. Many family and friends had made and bought rose themed baby items, and so her mom nick-named her KD Rose. The nickname eventually wore off, but after all these years it would seem she was always really meant to be Kierra Rose! Such a cool story right?!
After their guests dined on some delicious Mexican cuisine, they cut cake and danced the night away. They were sent off with a rose petal farewell, but not before their sneaky brothers and sisters decorated the heck out of their car! They drove off in true newly-wed fashion, with tin cans clanging behind them. Of all the fun moments throughout the day, nothing quite tops the simplicity of the two of them just looking at each other and soaking each other in. Those are the moments you really know what the day is all about.
Kierra & Garrett, I can’t wait to photograph your Bridal Session next! Thank you so much for letting me a part of your wedding day!