I believe I said before how awesome Mike and Shanda are. They are such a fun couple and so laid back that the wedding day was gorgeous and full of fun.
They were married at the Salt Lake Temple, and Spring’s beautiful blossoms were all around. It wasn’t too cold or too hot, it was juuuuust right. Those two were beaming with joy and happiness, and even their friends were excited for pictures. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever had groomsmen and bridesmaids so excited for photos, ever! It was awesome, it was contagious.
The reception was held in a cottage at This is the Place Heritage Park, which is one of the most amazing places to be in the Salt Lake Valley. On one side are the gorgeous Wasatch mountains, on the other is the sprawling view of the valley and the Great Salt Lake itself. Not to mention all the amazing little details on the inside, such as a gorgeous mirror and the most fantastic clawfoot tub ever! Which Shanda and Mike happily got into for me (thanks guys!).
Shanda’s younger sister is a talented artist and even provided a lovely painting of the couple which was hung up over the fireplace next to the reception line. Shanda and her mother sang a gorgeous duet together, and I’m pretty sure there wasn’t a dry eye in the room. And if there was, the first dance between Mike and Shanda made sure that those dry eyes didn’t stay dry for long.
Also, take a close look at the cake cutting/eating images. I included a lot more of these than I usually do. You can totally see Mike shoving the cake up poor Shanda’s nose, and then cake was everywhere! It was all very adorable and Shanda took it quite well
Congratulations again, Mike and Shanda. You’re a truly amazing couple, inside and out!