Sunday, April 1, 2012

Wedding Day Finally Here!

There is no going back...Benita and Scott Fairbarin are married! YAY!!! Benita made an absolutely beautiful bride!

Jenna Cole Photography took these (above and below) photos and let me steal them a little early.  Jenna was a great photographer and is one of Benita's best friends.  She did a great job despite the downpour of the day!  Finally a picture with all the sisters! (Update: more photos of Benita's whole day are )
Scott and his Mom, Sandy and Jim
Funny story, but not so funny to me:  At the rehearsal dinner, dessert was brought out before a couple of speeches.  Scott's Dad and Step-Dad spoke and Cohen was dying for cake.  So during Jim's speech, up walks Cohen, and hits Jim in the leg while he's talking.  Jim looks down and Cohen asks if he is almost done.  I was completely mortified.  I grabbed him as fast as I could as my face was turning beet-red and my body temp hit an all time high.  Oh man, that little Cohen.
I do have to say that the San Diego temple is absolutely beautiful.  So much more so than you can imagine.  We had a wonderful time attending and feeling the sweet feeling you get from being there. 

At the reception, Benita had a big pin board and a Polaroid camera.  Who knew those things still existed?!  They do.  And each group of guests were asked to sing in using a picture that Benita could make into a book later.  It was a super cute idea and worked well.

Benita's reception table was gorgeous.  My mom spent a great deal of time planting tulips at her house so they could be fresh on the table with little lights highlighting them.  They were so pretty.  Tulips were my flower of choice at my wedding too.  Jolynne made all the table placement names and put them in lemons.  My contribution was the Jelly Belly jars mixed and filled with a label for each guest.  The flavor yellow was lemon and the white was coconut but mixed together made lemon meringue pie.

 Cohen and Grandpa Bates spent time together after each event.  I am sure he was thoroughly entertaining.
Grandpa gave him a dollar if he would behave during the ring ceremony.  I am not sure he earned it, but how do you say no to this face?
Cohen and Scott's nephew, John became fast buddies.  They shared the same love for playing games on phones.  They were cute together.  Cohen is a friendly guy and has no trouble with friends.
The first dance of the night, Benita and Scott danced.
The second dance was Benita and Dad.  They danced to "Butterfly Kisses"
Then Scott and his Mom danced. 
During their dances the kids lined the stage to watch.  Cohen reached over and put his arm around Olivia.  I almost fell out of my chair.  I asked Livvy if  she noticed his arm?  She said yes and she thought it was cute so she didn't want to take it off.  Cohen just said he just felt like doing it.  (They might love each other!)
I didn't do a great job taking pictures.  None of all the cousins together and NONE of my 3 kids in their cute wedding stuff except this one.  I need to do better!

The dance floor was opened up to all.  Livvy took her daddy and they got their groove on.  NO WAY was I going to go out there and dance.  I probably would've had my baby. :)

I was surprised at how many people danced.  Even Tayslee found her groove!
Coy said that Cohen was sad and that's why he hugged him.  My sweet COY!!

Benita and my Mom at the reception.  Benita is just getting ready to take her departure.

Unfortunately Benita's wedding shoes sat on the sidelines for a bit.  But I do have a disclaimer.  I am not that short. Benita towered over everyone in these shoes. :) 
Love you B!  May your life only become better and better after this best day of your life!

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