Saturday, September 6, 2008

5 September 2008 Neil and Echo's Wedding

Neil and Echo had a very short marriage ceremony at the Polk County Courthouse in Dallas, OR. While they were filling out paperwork we got some really fun family shots...
My sister Becky and me.
L-R Marie (our mom), Aiden (Echo's daughter), Christopher (our boy) and Nathaniel (our nephew)
Grandpa Rogers with Michael and Mercedes. Donovan walking by.
My dad...A.K.A. Grandpa Dysart.
Mercedes looking up into the very tall tree.
Becky made Neil and Echo's wedding cake. She finished decorating it at their house.
There is actually a funny story that goes with this cake. Neil and Echo insisted on a rice krispie cake. They didn't want anything traditional. Dad really wanted for them to have a traditional cake. So....Becky made the top layer only of cake so Dad could have some cake and the bottom two layers are rice krispie treats. The rest of the story is down several pictures. It's a great joke on Neil and Echo....
Walking with the judge to the spot where the ceremony will take place.
Echo and Neil with the judge.
Echo's mom was a witness for her. Then we have Echo, Neil and our dad was a witness for him.
Echo and Neil.
Echo's mom and Echo.
Neil and Dad.
Grandpa Rogers with Nephi. Michael and Mercedes.
Exchanging of the rings.
Echo, Neil and the judge.
Neil getting a hug from Mom.
Echo and Mom.
Echo and Neil.

Echo, Neil and Nathaniael.
The reception was held at their house. Neil is running the BBQ. He wouldn't let anyone help.
So....Russell and Dad got to visit.
Echo in their kitchen. She wouldn't let anyone help her either.
The cake.

The rest of the cake story. Neil and Echo insisted on Dad cutting the cake. Becky and I had a hard time convincing Neil that Dad should start at the top "because of the way the cake was sitting." So finally - Dad starts cutting. Neil and Echo do not know the top is cake. They are thinking the whole cake is rice krispies. Dad starts commenting on how easy the cake is to cut.
Neil then realizes the joke is on him and Echo. I love their facial expressions....
He did think it was a good joke on them. Becky said it was for all 28 years of putting up with his practical jokes on her.
Mom and Dennis.
Neil and Echo cutting the rest of the rice krispies cake.
Echo and her niece Destiny.
Becky, Mom and me.
Me, Dad and Becky.
Grandpa and Grandma Rogers with grandkids. L-R Nephi, Michael, Becky hold Benjamin, Christopher, Donovan. Grandpa, Mercedes and Grandma Rogers.
Neil, Echo and Dad.
Mom, Neil, Echo and Dennis.


Meg said...

That's awesome Candace! You got some great pictures and the weather was perfect! Congrats Neil!

Millie said...

Congrats to Neil and Echo!!! Wow, Neil is tall, isn't he?

Will you email me all their info for genealogy? Thanks :)

Natalie said...

Also, tell Becky she looks great and so does the cake! :)

Eileen said...

fabulous wedding. fabulous cake (how fun). fabulous pictures. way fabulous haircut. beautiful couple. all in all i'd say it was a perfect day. good for you! hugs...ellie

Michelle said...

I got chills and started to cry when I saw Neil and his lovely bride - I remember when he was a little boy! Now he's married! Congratulations!

This is my first time seeing Becky in a while too. She looks great, and I love your new haircut too!

I just love this picture! The's the place to be!

I just love this picture!  The's the place to be!
I think this was in 2004. It was Nephi's first trip to the beach. The boys were all so little! My have they grown.

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace

Meet the Parents...Russell and Candace
It all started for us when Russell left for Cape Town South Africa on a mission. Candace felt inspired to write him - so she did! We wrote for 3 1/2 years. Candace came home from her mission to the Texas Houston East Mission and we dated for 5 months. We married in July 1994 and have been happy ever after!

Son 1...Donovan

Son 1...Donovan
Our 14 year old boy scouter, 50 miler bike rider, cartoon drawer, computer gamer, book reader, clarinet player, babysitter, 8th grader boy!

Son 2...Christopher

Son 2...Christopher
Our 13 year old, boy scouter, harry potter computer gamer, lego creator, imaginator, book reader, 6th grader boy!

Son 3...Michael

Son 3...Michael
Our 9 1/2 year old drama king, perfectionist (I wonder if he gets that from mom? lol), drawer of many things, 3rd grader boy!

Son 4...Nephi

Son 4...Nephi
Our8 year old keeper of surprises, leg breaker, book listener, lego creator, music enjoyer, 1st grader boy!