Friday, November 14, 2008

Announcing Mr. & Mrs. Carpenter

Our day finally arrived!

On November 8, 2008, I married my best friend and the love of my life, Billy Carpenter.

I just want to share with you a few photos and also tell you about the wedding. I don't have all the photos back yet from my Aunt who took all the photographs, but Shellise did take these for us and so I will post these now and the others later.

The day was perfect. The wedding was held at my sister, Alicia's, home. It was very nice of her to let us use her beautiful home for this occasion and I thank her so much for suggesting it and allowing us to invade on her. It was the perfect place for the number of people that attended.

In front of immediate family and close friends we exchanged our vows and rings. My Aunt Yvonne then sang "Grow Old Along With Me" by Mary Chapin Carpenter, while we danced. She has a beautiful voice and the words of the song combined brought tears to many eyes. This song is listed on my playlist below if you are not familiar with it and would like to hear it. Thank you Yvonne for singing this song for us.

Us and the kids, Shellise & Jessie.

With my parents, Dwight & Claire Alldredge.

After the ceremony was over, the reception/open house began. We served a light meal of sandwiches, jello salad, relish stick (olive+pickle+cheese on a stick), sherbet & gingerale for the drink, and cake.

We were happy to see so many friends there supporting us. It was nice to see and visit with those that we haven't seen in a very long time. However, we were really missing Bill's parents and his son, Kyle, who could not come due to health related issues as well as the travel distance. We hope we get the chance to see them soon though.

Later in the evening we cut the wedding cake.....

More photos from our day.......

My bridal bouquet. Unfortunately none of these
pictures have me actually holding the bouquet.

Me and my beautiful kids

Shellise & Jessie

Me with my two favorite men, my Dad & my Sweetheart

Me with my parents

The sign my niece made for the front door.
Isn't it just darling? I love it! Thanks Megan.

It was a Wonderful Day! It was exactly what we wanted it to be. It was small and simple but very nice at the same time. The best part is we didn't go into any kind of debt to pay for it. Everything was paid for in cash including our rings. It's a good feeling knowing that as we start our married lives together, that we are debt free.

We stayed at home the night of our wedding, and on Sunday morning we traveled to Providence, Utah (near Logan) and stayed at the Providence Inn Bed & Breakfast in the Bridal Suite. I recommend this place to anyone! It is an Old Rock Church built by pioneers that has been converted into a very large Bed & Breakfast, Wedding & Reception Hall combined. This place has a lot of history behind it and is very interesting. We learned that many Church General Authorities stay there frequently.

Sunday afternoon we went on a Heritage Driving Tour, north on Hwy 91 towards Preston, Idaho. We stopped in all the small towns along the way and learned the history of each town. In Preston, we bought a lottery ticket (yes we were bad - and on a Sunday too - no wonder we didn't win) and then we headed back to Providence and the Bed & Breakfast. Where we spent a fantastic, relaxing evening together. Here are some photos of the room....

Thank you to all of my friends and family who helped us out. Who have supported us and love us unconditionally. You made our day very memorable.

And now I get to begin a new chapter in my life. I am so happy and very blessed to have found the kind of guy I have. He truly loves me. He shows me every single day in the things he does and in the way he looks at me. I am so happy to be able to walk through the rest of our lives together hand in hand.

And so... from this day forward I will be forever known as Mrs. Sherrie Marie Carpenter.


Kate said...

Wow, I am crying because I am so happy for you. I have been looking every day for this post, because I wanted to see how everything went. I WISH I could have been there, I was there in spirit. I hope you know that. I hope you are very happy, you deserve it. I hope he spoils you. I will give you a call and hopefully we can do lunch or something during Thanksgiving or Christmas break, when I am up there. Miss ya

Lara said...

Congratulations, Mrs. Carpenter! It looks like you had the perfect day. You were a beautiful bride, with a handsome groom and you look so very happy!

Shellise is looking so grown up, too! She's just beautiful...and I love the dress she's wearing.

Valerie said...

Contrats! Thanks for sharing the pictures. Wish I could have been there. I'm very glad that you are so happy. Jessie is looking very grown up. Love ya lots!

Jenn said...

Thanks for sharing your special day. I enjoyed the pics. You look beautiful and those kids are so grown up! Congratulations!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

How awesome! Congrats! Thanks for sharing :) ♥ Hugs!

Fam in Real Life said...

I'm sooo happy for you! Thanks for sharing. I sure love you!! Lori

kim graham said...

You had a really nice wedding and I am so happy for you. I hope you are forever happy together. Thanks for inviting us and letting us be a part of your special day.

Lori said...

Congratulations look so happy. I wish we could've been there but I ended up very sick and the finances just weren't there. Congrats again....

Anonymous said...

Well the wedding is over. You're finally married. Haaaaay! I'm glad the house worked out for you guys. I'm glad I was able to do that for you. I'm really glad you're happy and you found someone who truly loves you. Here's to the future. Love, Alicia

Andrea said...

Congratulations! How exciting. Matt and I stayed there for our one year anniversary. It was a very nice place.