Wednesday, April 16, 2014

John and Kaitlyn's Wedding

Kaitlyn was married to John Riding on March 21st in a small ceremony at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in the Wasatch Room on the 10th floor.  It was a wonderful occasion with close friends and family attending.  Kaitlyn chose purple and turquoise as her colors and we added the peacock theme which fit nicely.  Just a few days before the wedding we found out that Kaitlyn's bishop wouldn't be able to perform the ceremony because he was in the hospital so we were able to arrange for our Stake President, Steve Collings, to do it.  We were grateful that he was available and could get the job done:)  It was very nice!  After the ceremony we stepped out into the foyer overlooking the Wasatch Mountains and took turns congratulating the bride and groom.  After about 20 minutes we were allowed back into the room for the banquet.  We were served Cardamom Lime Chicken with Scalloped Potatoes and Vegetables.  The banquet room looked beautiful decorated in the purple and turquoise blue.  For dessert we were served either cheesecake or one of the wedding cakes.  I say one of the wedding cakes because I had accidentally ordered TWO cakes!  That was an expensive mistake on my part and there is a story to that but all's well that ends well:)  After the wedding party made a few comments the cake was cut and then followed the father daughter dance.  They danced to Rascal Flatts "My Wish".  Then the bride and groom danced to Shania Twain's "The One" (I think that's what it's called) and then Kaitlyn threw the bouquet. (Which her mother-in-law caught. Ha Ha!)  It was a nice time to be with loved ones on this special occasion.  Thanks to all those who came to support John and Kaitlyn on their special day!!

  Luckily, it was a beautiful spring day and they were able to get some nice pictures. 
 Hailee Anderson, my niece, took the wedding photos.
Here are a few of them.......

A few details.......

Thanks to:
Hailee Anderson for the Photography
Megan Dunford (Persimmon Flowers) for the flower arrangements
Ambrosia Cakes for the cake we served
Stephanie Orgill for the cake that was cut
and Kathy Baker for being my right hand (man) the day of:)

Welcome to the family John!!


  1. Congrats! Kaitlin looks ecstatic and that is wonderful. You did a wonderful job Janell, as always. Everybody looks so happy.

  2. It truly was a beautiful occasion and Kaitlyn really DID seem happy! I LOVED the color-scheme and everything. You were just AMAZING, Janell, with all the work you went to and all the support you and Rick gave. I just admire you both SO MUCH!! Thank you for letting us come.
    You are so poised and gracious and handle situations with such calmness and ease. I think you are absolutely REMARKABLE!! Lots of Love to you, Karen