Monday, August 11, 2008

Beauty-full

In a 5 am haze I was unloading kids and car seats at the airport when I realized my bag with the beloved camera (and games and snacks for the flight to Denver) was sitting all neatly packed...by my front door. I cried. (that is, after the rush of profanity flew from my mouth) But nothing could really put a damper on an amazing weekend. THIS is a beautiful couple. THEY have started something really, really good. (**and luckily, mom lent her camera)


The roomies. This group of guys are amazing. love em.
Uh oh. Here is big brother and little brother. But big brother has to tippy-toe in pictures because sometimes it makes him sad that little brother is now a bigger little brother!
Stunningly smart and gorgeous and talented girl that Ashley is. Kev's the lucky one (actually, we all are)...she's so cool.
The next few photos are a glimpse into what my kids were doing...you could call them "pictures the photographer WOULDN'T take" or maybe, "sometimes naughty, but always adorable kids"





Then, the reception. Incredible location on an island, food and friends. There was a minor unplanned detail, big thunderstorms (ok, it might have lasted a while). You know, you can order a lot of unique and creative things for your wedding reception, but a rainbow is one of those "gifts" from above. Besides, it was totally fun sloshing around with these people!
My mom stood behind the photographers (hehe) to get this jumping shot...can't wait to see how it turns out, they look so fun!



Sloans know how to have a good time!

Kevin and Ashley are gentle souls. They are good together. Their ceremony was beautiful and touching. It's weird to grow up, and see your siblings get married and start families of their own. Yet, at the same time, it is refreshing. By the end of the weekend I felt like, "I've known Ashley and her family forever." They are those kind of people. Generous and kind (um, and they throw great bonfires). Can't wait to see them all again at the open house in KC (1 week away). I will be there. WITH my camera.

14 comments:

Sarah Ricker said...

Congratulations to the beautiful couple and their wonderful families. Looks like a wonderful beginning to their happy-ever-after.

Frau Bailey said...

What a great couple. Thanks for taking those pictures. I was eager to see the wedding. I am looking forward to the reception here in KC. (and for you to visit of course!!!!!)

the boyd family said...

i love the pictures of your kids playing... love love love lily hanging from the rail! all in all i think your photos turned out really good, so forgetting the camera didn't damper things too badly. i always do that, forget some major, especially after trying so hard (putting it by the door) to not forget! :) looks like everything was tons of fun though!!!!

Court & Britt Jones Family said...

What a BEAUTIFUL wedding!! I love the colors and those pictures turned out awesome. You have one good lookin' family!! I would love to get together when you are in KC if you have time. It would be fun to get some girls together and go out for a girls night out!! Let me know if you can, and I'll take care of the rest:)

Whit said...

TARA! Remember me?!! I just had to comment and say that your blog is SO stinkin cute! I LOVE it! You really have a knack for this sorta thing. Oh, and your brother's wedding was smokin hot! I've got to remember those colors!! Hope you're doing fabulous!

Zach 'n' Jack said...

WOW. WOW. I'm sad you forgot your camera, but it didn't seem to cause you too many problems - those pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!! What a gorgeous couple, and as always you and your kiddos fit right in with that statement too!! Miss you guys!

Christy said...

we missed you on sunday but it looks like you had tons of fun on your trip! i love the picture of your kids in the fountain. priceless!

~The Stevens Family~ said...

How fun!!! Her dress is gorgeous. You all look so good!! Love the pics of the kids, they made me laugh as usual! And thanks for the birthday wishes too!

Lisa said...

Loved seeing the wedding pictures! I was hoping you would post some! I can't believe you left your bag at home- not so much for your camera but for the kids' entertainment. I so feel for you and I'm sure it made for some long flights. Glad the wedding went so well- looks beautiful. Can't wait for the KC reception- and yes, we will get together!

Matt, Rachel, and Madden said...

What a beautiful bride! I love the color combo! Your kids look adorable too.

meg said...

What great pictures! And Lilly's dress - adorable! Maybe you need to come over WITH your camera - I love your perspective.

Isaura said...

great pictures,
one question.
did you cry because you forgot your snacks or your camera??
i think just forgetting my snacks would make me so sad.
but i'm kinda chubby like that ;)

Amy said...

I'm so glad you posted these!!! They make a beautiful couple. She is gorgeous!!! Sorry to hear about the bag. That totally stinks :( You found a dress I see!! Totally cute!! :)

Go-Church's.blogspot.com said...

Wow!! Kevin got married! I can't believe how old we are getting! :) What a beautiful wedding and again you took such great shots. I loved the ones of your kids. Call me when you're in Kansas City!!