Friday, June 14, 2013

kraci love.

My sister Staci got married!! (I posted about her bridal shower a little while ago.) The wedding was on the first day of June, and maybe I'm biased (our wedding anniversary is next week!) but isn't the month of June just made for weddings (and birthdays ;)? It was such a beautiful summer night, and the reception was too perfect for words. It was on a farm with fences, barns, horses, fields, rolling hills, a big white tent, strings of lights...I could keep going! We all wished the night would never end.

Unfortunately some of the photos I took at the reception were lost due to an SD card gone on the fritz, but my friend came to the rescue by lending me one of her three SD cards she just happened to be carrying around in her tiny little purse. Christmas miracle! And such a lifesaver, for me and my husband...I was throwing quite the fit, thinking my whole life was ruined & absolutely horrified that I wouldn't be able to take any photos of my sister's beautiful wedding. (Honestly, it was a nightmare!) I wish I could say I am being dramatic, but rest assured my husband can most definitely confirm. 

But anyways! Picture time. 
Take 1 & take 2 of my sweetheart & me:  

The summer sun setting over the barn: 
Wooden flower boxes on all the tables: 
The lemonade bar:

My little sister Natalie (aka "Natbug"):
My sisters & me with the groom:
That beautiful white tent: 
My husband is one tall glass of water, and I'm so lucky he is mine all mine!:
First dance money shot maybe?:
The sweetest Father/Daughter dance there ever was:
Those lights!:
The beautiful, beautiful bride:
A darn delicious wedding cake:

Obsessed with that cake stand:
The happy couple!:
Cake cutting/eating:
My nephew enjoying a game of cornhole & kind enough to take a pic for his Aunt Whitney:
6 of my 7 siblings:
(I was behind the camera, and my brother Ethan is currently serving an LDS mission so he's excused :)

Whew! Maybe one day I'll be able to somehow magically recover the photos lost on my other SD card, but I am soo grateful I at least got these. My sister also asked me to design these little "Do You Instagram?" cards to display on all of the tables (see below), which was such a genius idea. I thought they turned out pretty darling, and it was so fun to support the cause (my instagrams from that day/night are here, here, here, here & here).

Hooray for June weddings and congratulations to Kraig & Staci!! <3


  1. Beautiful!
    (loving the cake stand too!)

  2. What a gorgeous wedding! Loved everything about it! :)

    ...and the instagram hashtag card idea? Brilliant.

  3. So gorgeous! Love the instagram cards lol. Makes it easier to get photos from different perspectives other than the photographers.

    Congrats to your sister! :)


  4. These are so wonderful! A big congrats to your sister

  5. what a beautiful wedding! lovely photos everyone looks so happy!
    thanks for sharing!

  6. Gorgeous photos!!! I am in LOVE with that cake stand, too!

  7. what a gorgeous wedding!! and a beautiful bride. that cake stand is pretty perfect. looking forward to going to our first wedding of the summer tomorrow :)

  8. Great pics! I wish I could use my SLR that well!

  9. I can't get over how beautiful that wedding was--and how simple, the cake is perfect, too. I don't like it when cakes are too fussy--but that's a perfectly simple cake. Also--Aaron's tie is awesome there.

  10. Whitney, I had to laugh with recognition about your "photo fit". I had basically the same (maybe unreasonable, maybe not) reaction to one of my old film cameras smacking on the pavement after the strap split on vacation last week. luckily, I think it's okay but I was no fun for a few minutes (and absolutely no help problem solving).

    Good thing your friend had that SD card because they photos are such a treat! there is a lot of magic in them, just how your sister will remember it.

  11. What a gorgeous wedding! They look so happy!

    I'd also freak out if something happened to my sd cards! Sheesh!

  12. Looks wonderful, a beautiful couple!

  13. cards corrupting is the worst! I'm a photographer and I once had an entire card corrupt from a wedding. It was the ceremony portion too. I was TERRIFIED I had lost it all, but I ended up paying about $40 and downloading this program (Card Recovery ) and it saved all but like 3 images I think.
    It's worth a shot!
    In other news, these images are beautiful. You and your husband are such a sweet couple. :)
    and Congrats to your sister!

    p.s. let me know if you have any questions about the program!

  14. What a gorgeous wedding! The lemonade and cake stand are darling!

  15. June weddings and birthdays are the best .. though "I" may be a bit biased as well ;)

    These photos are lovely. I'm glad you were able to find a replacement SD card. I can only imagine the amount of panicking you were doing, ha.

  16. gorg and you should have msg'd me.. i am a photog i have TONS of mem cards laying around and I live 10 min from the temple... pretty pics and congrats to your sissy xx Fletch

  17. That first dance shot is awesome! Absolutely love the decor & styling of the wedding. Your sister (and you!) are beautiful.