my sister’s coral, grey, and yellow wedding

So, my second littlest sister got married a few weeks ago. eeshk! So happy for her and her new hubby.

In unrelated news: I feel old.

It was a family affair, capturing this wedding. My uncle was the main photographer, my dad did the videography, and I wandered around taking pics until they told me to move. Well, ok really I was in charge of the detail shots…which are my favorites anyways, so I was having a blast!

They were married in the Oakland LDS Temple (find out more about our church and temples here if you’re interested), which has amazingly gorgeous grounds-perfect for bridal shots!

These two GLOWED. I can’t think of another word. So photogenic and in love. So sweet.

I made the bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids-I hafta say, flower arranging is fun! Loved it.

Basically my sis showed up with a meeellion flowers, stood back, and let me have at it.

Loved her coral shoes-Sadie has a pair that are almost exactly the same!

The reception was held at our church’s courtyard and was so, so lovely. Lots of hard work went into it, from my mom and sis (and I’ll take a little credit) in the planning stages, and then from the whole family when it became go time!

Thank ya very much, Pinterest, for this cute idea. I convinced her to do the fabric underneath…found locally.

The cake was made by a family friend-wow. My jaw dropped when I saw it all finished. Amaza-zing.

Those flowers are made of gum paste. YIKES. I told her next time she does a wedding cake with flowers I am coming to watch how she does it!

For favors, they had cute little jars of lemonade mix along with wooden spoons and adorable stickers that my sis designed. Fun and summery!

My dad made these awesome Mr. & Mrs. signs for the back of their chairs. Amazingness, right?

And they had some cute doilies and jars and straws all wrapped into some darn cute & adorable little drinks.

Twinkling lights strung up-so magical!

Oh, and also I got to MacGyver together a garter for my sister after she couldn’t find hers! It was awesome-grabbed a couple of chair ties, braided them together, found a random flower from the centerpieces in a bag, tracked down a safety pin-and TADA! insta-garter. ๐Ÿ˜€

So besides that, and the sprinklers coming on near the end of the reception (that will be the family story years down the road…also those are water spots in the picture above, lol!) it went really well and we all had a great time celebrating my sis and her new hubby!


  1. Best photos jess Thanks so much!! -nae

  2. And as if you weren’t talented enough! The flower arrangements are beautiful! The wedding reception looked wonderful!

  3. Awesome makeshift garter! Our wedding colors were grey & yellow but I’ve been obsessed with the coral grey combo lately!

  4. Beautiful wedding! And that temple is my favorite, good choice ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Congratulations to your sister! The wedding & reception look absolutely lovely, as do she & her husband. ๐Ÿ™‚ My husband and I were also married in the Oakland temple, so it holds a very special place in my heart. (He also proposed to me there.) It is so beautiful.

  6. So pretty! And way to go on saving the day with the garter ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Oakland Temple is my favorite. :)_

  8. What a beautiful wedding. She looked radiantly Gorgeous.

  9. Too funny about the sprinklers! Hopefully everyone thought so! An unforgettable reception to be sure! Everything is beautiful as always!

  10. Soooooooooooo beautiful. The couple looks fab. The flowers are gorgeous. That cake is crazy amazing. LOVE the Mr. & Mrs. signs. The lighting, the colors, the centerpieces. It was all beginning to look a little too perfect (not a bad thing, i promise), and then I read about the sprinklers. ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad you all have a fun family story to laugh about forever. Amazing.

  11. Your sister looks a lot like you and Sadie!

  12. So beautiful! I severed my mission in Oakland and was at the temple visitor center so I loved seeing this. Lucky for me I met a boy from the Bay Area after that and 15 years later we get to go back to visit at least once a year. I love it there.

  13. so pretty, they make a handsome couple

  14. What a beautiful wedding! I especially love the shoes and the cake ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Gorgeous! Congrats to your sister and her husband!

  16. Where did she find the jars and spoons for the lemonade mix favors?

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