Thursday, June 19, 2008
Posted by Natalie and Quin at 11:38 AM
Friday, June 13, 2008
Well, Quin and I were hoping to be able to post pictures of our new house for you today, but unfortunatly we do not yet have a new house. Quin and I have been in the process of purchasing a home here in Bakersfield for the past month and it was supposed to close today. We were married on Friday the 13th so we thought, "Oh good, our lucky day." Unfortunatly there were problems that I am not going to go into and we probably won't close until Tuesday. So until then, here is a shot from google maps.
Posted by Natalie and Quin at 7:09 PM
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
It was a lot of work, but it was so much fun. The room was decorated beautifully. The colors were black and white with touchs of red. We had mini lemon tarts, cucumber sandwiches, and fruit and vegetables. To drink we had water and lemonade. I was put in charge of the food somehow and spent the day of the prom cooking up a storm. It turned out surprisingly well though.
The girls draped fabric and lights all around the room and set up a background to take pictures. One brother really helped us out. He got us black fabric table toppers, two champagne fountains for the drinks, had a huge flower arrangement made for the food table, loaned us and installed the faux ceiling you can see in the pictures, loaned us a fountain to put in the room (a real water fountain, it was so elegant) and got us about 75 carnations so everyone would have a boutonniere or corsage! The Beehives and Mia Maids provided babysitting, and a girl in our ward took all the pictures. We encouraged people to come in formal dress. It was really neat to see how excited some of the people in our ward were. A DJ in our ward donated his services so we could have some good tunes.
We had a few couples tell us some of their romantic stories and people requested and dedicated songs to each other. Quin was on a bike ride with his friends, but he called up the DJ and dedicated a song to me. It was really sweet! We had a treat table set up with candies that were white, black, and red so when people left they could scoop up what they wanted and put it in a bag to take home.
It was sooooo much work and we couldn't have done it with out a lot of help from some awesome people. People kept saying that it was the best night they had ever had at a church activity and that it was nicer than a lot of weddings they had been to. Everyone was talking about it at church on Sunday. I am so glad that it turned out well. We keep getting asked it we are going to do it again next year. Well... we'll see.
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Posted by Natalie and Quin at 7:48 AM
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Monday, June 2, 2008
Posted by Natalie and Quin at 12:40 PM