It was beautiful. Spencer and I keep thinking back on how fun it was, how good it was and to see everyone and mostly how wonderful it was to stand in front of all our friends and family and commit to spending eternity with each other. Once in a lifetime.
I spent the night before my wedding in our new apartment. Spencer popped in early to surprise me. Of course I was awake already. I ran and jumped into his arms. We could hardly believe today was the day we had counted down toward for so long? We were giddy!
Manicures and hair appointments. One day to act like a movie star.
By noon my sisters had called me and wanted me to come get ready at the mansion which was a blur of activities. Last minute preparations on the food along with the set up of tables and chairs seemed to be keeping everyone busy. I think I ate something and put on some make up. Then we rushed to the temple. All along during our engagement Spencer has teased me that I’d be late for my own wedding. I was determined to prove him wrong. This included almost leaving my father at the house.
1:30-2:00 Get me to the Church on time
We walked up to the recommend desk at the
I had always seen the brides around the temple being hurried from one place to the next. It was very exciting to be one of
2:20 For Time and All Eternity
I wasn’t at all afraid or nervous. Finally the moment had come and I couldn’t stop smiling and squeezing Spencer’s hand in anticipation. One of the most special parts was that my Grandfather performed the ceremony. It was very simple yet beautiful. I loved holding Spencer’s hand the whole time. I loved looking around the room and seeing all my family and friends. I love that God provided a way for us to spend our lives together. I am so grateful for the ordinance of marriage.
My grandfather said “Mr. Steinmann you can now help Mrs. Steinmann up.” We hugged everyone at the door and then walked out. One moment you are single the next you are married. We couldn’t stop smiling. We couldn’t stop hugging. It was wonderful.
Thirty minutes and three petticoats later we emerged from the labyrinth beneath the temple to the famous door where all brides emerge. I’ve waited for dozens of brides to come out the door at the temple so I was very aware of the procedure as an observer. It is very different to be the focus of attention and I didn’t really get used to it the whole day.
We had a German photographer. My father in law Heinz a German native had his childhood friend fly in from
5:00 -6:00 Before reception
I stuffed my self and my dress into a car and rode five blocks up the street to the Mansion. I’d been living in the beautiful
6:00 – 8:00 The Reception
Thank you to everyone who came! It was so wonderful to see everyone. Contrary to what I’d previously believed you really do remember who came through your line and supported you at your wedding.
Under penalty of death no one had decorated our car. After a wonderful day with family and friends we managed to make a pretty quiet get away. We fled the heat of the valley and drove up into the mountains to the beautiful Cliff Lodge at Snowbird. Their surrounded by the beautiful mountains was the most wonderful way to end the perfect wedding day.