There are moments in your life that are unforgettable. Days when your life & your heart are both forever changed. Maybe it’s the birth of a new baby…perhaps it’s finally graduating from school…maybe it’s the day that you bump into someone who will become your future spouse. Our lives are made up of those moments when all is right in the world & we experience the greatest happiness. I truly believe that some of the happiest times in my life have been the days when the people I love do something wonderful. For me, my sister’s wedding was one of those moments…one of those days that I will always remember with fondness- a day that I will look back on as one of the best days in my life. My heart is happiest when I see my family happy. And to see my little sister marry the man of her dreams was nothing but a total perfect moment for me & for every member of my family.
My family traveled to the Bay Area for Janessa & Jeffrey’s wedding in the Oakland Temple. The weather was beyond gorgeous-the golden fall sun shined through the palm trees & the leaves were just beginning to change to a golden orange. As Janessa & Jeffrey exited the temple as husband & wife, their smiles were as big as could be & their joy was palpable. They had a reception the next night at my parent’s home & then a reception a few weeks later in Louisiana. Both events were incredible & had fabulous food, great music & were just a blast. Their receptions were amazing celebrations of this new love that Jeffrey & Janessa have found in each other.
It honestly feels like it was just yesterday that my sister’s & I all lived at home & would spend our time stealing clothes from each other, picking up the phone to listen in when one of our sisters was talking to a boy & having loud, random conversations at the dinner table. I have an amazing family & I am beyond blessed to call my sisters my best friends in the entire world. I don’t know what I would do without my beautiful, amazing sisters. Janessa-you have been my example & my comedic relief throughout my life. I don’t know if I can adequately express how happy I am for you & Jeffrey. You have found your perfect match in each other. You have a beautiful, fabulous life ahead of you & I am so anxious to see the exciting paths that you both will embark on. I love you both with all my heart & am so blessed to have been able to document the first of many perfect moments in your lives together. With so much love & gratitude…xoxo, marielle.
I loooooove Janessa’s expression in the photograph on the left-she is beyond happy!
Their reception in Louisiana was right on the river-incredible….
This turned out to be my favorite photo of Jeffrey & his groomsmen-I love everything about this photo.
Shreveport was full of locations that I just looooooved…