Monday, October 25, 2010

Yay for Scotty!

Last Friday my high-school buddy Scott got married in the Salt Lake City temple.[1]

His new wife, Andrea, is an amazing girl. She's a great match for Scott and we're so excited for them. Leann really liked Andrea's dress and bouquet.

While the professional photographer was taking pictures of the happy couple around the temple, I spotted this cool-looking tree at the southwest corner of the building. If you look closely you'll see that the tree is so old that it has to be held up with iron posts to keep the long, gnarly branches from breaking off.[2]

The luncheon was at the Maddox Lodge in Perry, Utah. Leann fell in love with the hot rolls and raspberry butter. Much to her disappointment, though, I managed to spill red punch all over the tablecloth (but at least I didn't get any on my white shirt).

The reception was held in Providence, Utah. Alas, I didn't take any pictures of the reception. Sorry. I didn't get any pictures of Scott singing a special song for Andrea, either. Ben, Destin, and I were engaged in other things...

We had to decorate the get-away car, of course! Honk! Honk!


[1] For those who are unsure why Latter-day Saints (Mormons) get married in temples, I recommend you visit here and here, where you can learn more about LDS beliefs concerning marriage. (Note that sometimes we call marriage in the temple "getting sealed".) If you have more questions, ask and maybe I'll do a full post on the topic.

[2] UPDATE: After consulting the BYU 100 Hour Board (ask them a question and they'll have an answer for you in 100 hours), this isn't a tree—it's a honeysuckle that has been pruned into tree form. And it's nearly 100 years old.


  1. Ah, memories of car "decorating".

    At my aunt's wedding the guests had snuck out and trashed their get-away car. But as the happy couple left the chapel, everyone was shocked to see them cross the lawn and enter a brand new car. They'd bought a new car and not told anyone, using the old car as bait for the decorators!

  2. Yeah, I've seen a few of those bait-and-switch maneuvers in my day. Leann and I avoided it by borrowing a car. Since it wasn't ours, no one felt comfortable vandalizing it.

  3. Since we have two cars, we took one to the reception, then drove it to Mom's house and took our other car on the honeymoon!

  4. All of it is cheating!!! That's the funnest part for the rest of us! ;)