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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Devin and Caitlin's Utah Wedding Reception at Le Jardin in Sandy

Well, almost a full month after getting married in the beautiful St. Louis Temple, Devin and Caitlin had their  reception in Utah. It turned out to be a nice day. Everybody had a fun and relaxing time.  We didn't have a D.J. after going back and forth trying to decide on dancing or not, but I guess we aren't really "dancin peeps" so we just had lots of yummy food and good company.

The wedding reception hostess from Le Jardin told us at the end of the night it was one of the nicest receptions she'd ever hostessed. I asked her why she thought so, thinking "oh yeah I bet you say that to all the moms of the groom" and she said it was because everybody actually stayed the whole night and visited.

Well, I had my friend Candice Bithell, who lives on my street take the loveliest of pictures! Check out Candice Renee Photography LINK HERE I told her since I never got any pics of all the food I did at my only daughter's wedding, I wanted to get some this time around.  So she took lots of darling pics of my catering.  I'm so glad. I LOVE seeing them because all my love and heart went into it. You gals who cook know what I'm a talkin about--- so bear with me on those shots. :-D

Caitlin and Devin's reception August 24th 2010

We had the reception in Sandy at LE JARDIN and it was very beautiful. They set up all these white orchids and heart ivy topiaries all around the giant  greenouse filled with wrought iron and stone and flowers.  We added our little touches of black and white and creme, Cait's colors.  It turned out really lovely and the weather cooperated too. It wasn't too hot for an August evening in Utah!


We hung little crystal hearts all around.... everywhere we could think of.... so cute....

The Beautiful Bride and her darling little flower girl. Caitlin and Marisa. The belles of the ball...

Devin doing his GQ pose.... so handsome! And Megan the little dancing queen... She threw her petals all over the floor and then just decided to have a party all by herself stepping on them all. She is so fun to just sit back and watch. I LOVE her!

 The linens Cait chose to match the black and white color scheme turned out so pretty.  The black, ceramic pots have white orchids and we wrapped each one in a black and white ribbon with little crystals thrown around for a little glitter. Lucky for us Mrs. McCain had loaned us all the pictures of Dev and Cait growing up from the St. Louis reception in these sweet little frames. They added a lot to the decor.....I really loved the black voile bows on the white chairs...


THE LOVERLY BRIDE AND GROOM


I love this one the best.....
Devin LOVES Caitlin.....

There are statuary waterfalls all over the insides of the greenhouse.  It is actually a flower shop during the day and at night it opens for private parties. I love hanging out there in the summer. It is a stone's throw from our house. We could have walked there, but it would have been hard to carry the lemonade dispenser...:-D And all the cakes....


Pretty Caitlin...
The entrance to the "garden" outside the venue is really pretty too. Lots of green arbors, little white lights in all the trees. It was prettier the more the night wore on....a very unexpected pleasure for me....I loved sitting below this umbrella full of crystal chandeliers and lights. It was like Christmas in August!


Pretty couple..... them ...  us...not so much....


Beautiful things everywhere....


Like....My beautiful new grandbaby Josie. She was a good girl and slept through most of the night.

Isn't she just the sweetest thing...you should see her when she smiles!

My daughter Tiffany, her husband Gary and their 2 cutie pie girls, Megan and Marisa...



I made all the flowers and corsages and stuff.... They turned out nice...

The Newleyweds were so handsome and pretty....Caitlin is Marisa's BFF, but Megan is allowed to share her sometimes....

Now these cute little jars  are simple cookie jars from Walmart, but I used black and white scrapbooking paper inside in different designs and different ribbons on the jars. Then I found some cute wedding stickers in black and white to add to the outsides. We filled them with 3 different kinds of homemade cookies. I did the same thing  for Wendy's baby shower using the jars with pink and green ribbons and scrapbooking paper. They turned out sooooo cute both times!



We did every kind of fruit in season on platters. I'm so glad we have Costco in our lives.... So glad....

There were these giant pink, white and blue hydrangeas all over the place.... they looked so gorgeous!  Boy do I wish I could grow these in my yard. I have tried before and with my black thumb they just die within a year. I wonder what the secret is....

Marisa's little flower girl purse. Caitlin found them in St. Louis....


This is before anybody arrived but we had a steady stream of people from Devin and Caitlin's BYU friends and Devin's missionary companions to our friends and neighbors and of course all the Moss relatives....they took up I think 3 tables. My siblings live now in Washington and California and weren't able to make it.  We are lucky to have John's family so close. The cousins have grown up together and love each other. There are actually  about 5 cousins going to BYU right now. Devin and Caitlin's BYU bishopric even came. They told us all about watching this thing blossom from start to finish.  Cait was the R.S. Pres in the ward and Dev was the ward clerk. The bishop said I did a good job with Devin.  That made me feel good. I smiled all night.....

We ate... and drank lemonade....and visited with so many wonderful friends
....I made chicken salad with grapes and slivered almonds on rolls, fruits, veggies and dip, cakes, pies and cookies, and of course chocolates.  Yummy!



I asked 2 little girls from my ward to help serve and I made them matching aprons like this tablecloth under the fruit and added different striped fabric on the pockets and black ribbons on top. We forgot to take a picture of them but they dressed in black and white and looked so cute acting all official bussing tables.
Thanks Abbie Hill and Tienna Rainey. I'll help cater YOUR weddings if you want! :)


We did have one mishap. I dropped my beverage server and it cracked and started leaking. So LUCKILY my SMART daughter was prepared. She had hers in the car....just in case...! Can you believe that? I don't know where she gets it but I'm sure glad she's got it!  Thanks Tiff! It looked pretty with  ribbons everywhere. Who knew Costco would be so kind as to actually have some black and white Christmas ribbon out in the aisles just in time! Christmas stuff in August, who knew?

We had iced lemon water and iced lemonade for the drink dispensers.

Grandpa Don Moss and Grandma Merlene Moss, both of them in their eighties and going strong!  Aren't they so cute?


Well nobody is cuter than Marisa Belle....Flower girl extraordinaire!


She really loved getting her picture taken lucky for us. We got lots of cute shots!

Oops! Gimme a kiss!

Veggie platter, so colorful!

Megan Tremayne,  littler flower girl...

Josie Moss, grandbaby #3 was an honorary flower girl.... She just layed around looking cute....


My son Jeffrey and his cute wife Wendy and their firstborn daughter, Miss Josie....Cute family pic! Thanks Candice! I will be putting these into frames for my family picture wall in the den....

 Tiffany made all the girls hair bows...too cute...Cait found these little pearl bracelets for them both. They were little dolls in their lace dresses with black sashes and black Mary Jane shoes...


Family pictures, I think I liked this one best...well except for grandpa's kind of surprised  look ...
Do you think he just doesn't like gettin his picture taken? He was such a trooper lugging all the food and decor back and forth...Thanks Johnnie for all your help.  We love you too! 

 I loved this gazebo in the middle of the room. It was so pretty...


MOSS FAMILY 2010 CUTE SHOT!!!


I love this statue so I bought it and the vase for my house. The caption says "Plant the Seeds of Love and watch them grow.... and you know what?  I think it's really true!   

We had chocolate, white and carrot cakes, chocolate turtle pie and coconut cream pie (John's favorite)


This is a few of the presents they had at the beginning of the night. Beside it is a birdhouse where guests dropped cards.  But the cutest thing happened by the end of the night. They had this boatload of stuff and the hostess brought out this darling 5 foot long, wooden wagon and they filled it all up with the gifts and THEY took them out to the newleywed's car and packed them all inside. The Le Jardin hostesses were awesome at service. Who would have even thought of that? It was a wonderful thing cuz you are really TIRED by the end of the night!  I wish somebody would have taken a picture of that wagon full of fun.  It was such a cute sight!

My handsome husband. But why didn't anybody tell me my hair was doin a left turn? 


We had some cute pictures everywhere in silver or black frames....

Dev and Cait doin the Robot...I've got dozens of pics of them doin the Robot!
Those Crazy kids!






The book where you sign your name and take a "kiss" I love groupings of white flowers.. Purely pretty...


Cute Marisa....."Take my picture again guys!"

Somebody made hearts out of the crystals....so cute!

Peek a boo!  Hi Caity!


I'll give you a petal if you give me one of yours!

Here's Grandpa Moss giving the newlyweds lots of advice...




"Well Dad, yeah I've got enough for the honeymoon but if you're handing out money...well... let me just get my wallet.. you know you can always use more cash in the Cayman Islands! "

"Hey Grandma! Can we do this again tomorrow? It's been fun! "

You said it Marisa! It WAS fun! 
Family is the most important thing in this world.
So these kinds of gatherings are wonderful traditions
 to be treasured....  And we will! 

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