Our reception was so much fun! Once the picture frenzy calmed down, we started to relax, unwind, and enjoy the party. Everyone seemed to convene around the ceremony site at first, and I was so happy that this was where we chose to have our wedding. It was perfect. One of my favorite memories of the day was seeing friends and family from all areas of our world all in one place. Without going to the bar all night, I managed to have a glass of champagne in hand at any given moment. (Thanks Cheri and Iris!) It was really was a perfect Sierra Summer afternoon and we could not have asked for better weather. On top of this, we had Mammoth Mix and Sierra Slings being served, Bocce and bean bag toss set up on the lawn, and lots of little kids running around having fun in the great outdoors. The lake was glassed off, and that made for some amazing pictures with the photo booth that Rob and Luke set up  (pictures to come in an other post). It was great to watch everyone pose and take advantage of the view!
We snapped a few ourselves before walking over to the reception area. It took my breath away. My family and all their friends, Cec, Ryan, Darci, Amber, Wade, Cat, Iris, Sabrina, and Stacy did such an amazing job setting it all up. We could not have done it without any of them, and I will forever be grateful! Kit and I danced our first dance to "Angel Dream" by Tom Petty. The Beach Boys danced our father daughter dance to “Surfer Girl”. Kit and Susie's Mother-Son dance was a song written and sung by Mitch Rolling called "Island Girl." Mitch was their family dive master in Grand Turk, so it was really special that we found his music to play for their mother-son dance. Ryan gave the most incredible speech ever and had the whole crowd laughing. My dad made an amazing toast to us as well then came another bonus speech from my mom. Who claimed that she wanted to be "equal.” Ha. Dinner was incredible. Mountain Magic blew my mind with how tasty everything was. After we ate, Jason, the greatest DJ ever, started playing "California Girls" by Katy Perry, and within a few minutes the dance floor was packed, and that is how it stayed for the rest of the night. I "iced" Kit during the garter toss, which was awesome. Sean Dunlap caught the garter, and Kristy Michaels caught the bouquet, although she handed it off to Callie, so Callie and Sean shared a little dance together. Once the dance floor slowed down, everyone convened across the street at the Bridgetender. From there, Kit and I went to the Resort at Squaw Valley. I have never felt more blessed to have been showered in so much love and support from our friends and family.


Wedding Ceremony

The sun was shining and the birds were singing on our wedding day. August 6th, 2011 was perfect in almost every way imaginable. Not only did friend and family come out to support us, I married the man of my dreams. Kit is one of the nicest, most kindhearted, witty, smart and thoughtful men I have ever known. We both feel so lucky to have found each other, and I cannot imagine life without him. I will always look back on this day with love. We also think of our wedding as day as the start of our family. I have enjoyed every day with him since, and am so proud to be his wife! Here is a reading for our wedding:
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature's sources never fail" 
It was a beautiful sentiment to share with our loved ones. As Kit and I grow into ourselves, our careers, our lives together, and eventually into a family, we will always know where our love began, and where our common bond lies. We both wanted this quote read because no matter what is going on in our lives, we have somewhere to go together that brings us happiness. Material things, money, they do not ultimately matter. Our love for each other does. How we treat each other does. When I first met Kit, I was enthralled by his passion for the mountains. To this day I have never met anyone who loves being up there as much as he does, and I will always be grateful that we met that fateful night at Woody's Wharf!