We met up to attend a wedding.
You see, Max’s last mission companion became such a good friend (he lucked out with such great mission companions!)
We were happy we got to meet him in person when we went back with Max to Taiwan:
Why the big introduction?
Well, these guys were both at college together post-mission and this kid told Max a few times about a crush he had on this great girl in one of his classes. He didn’t know her name, but he talked about her a few times before he actually met her and realized she had the same last name as Max:
Dave’s cousin’s daughter who we adore.
How is that for a small world? Max didn’t even have to do any introducing:) Those two fell in love and decided to get married. We were so excited we got to go help celebrate!
Abby has become great friends with Zoe through the dating phase and it was so fun that she got to be a bridesmaid:
(Yep, Avery has a little longer hair than he had as a missionary…ha!)
Ok, but we skipped to the reception up there… let’s back up to the temple for a minute:
…where Dave and I got to reunite with college friends:
(My cousin Samantha, who is married to Dave’s cousin but I still call her my cousin, is a designer and she has such creative and beautiful ideas. She came to help with our house a little when we were designing it.)
Here’s how the wedding party looked:
I love those neutrals all mixed together, aren’t they beautiful?
Oh and that cute kid at the top of the stairs in that above picture is pretty great too:)
We caught a late lunch with these good friends we love:
Here’s “my cousin” Sam:
…and more beauty:
As long as we’re going into small world, we randomly met these people who happen to be the brother and sister in law of one of my dearest friends here in the desert:
They were one of the reasons we were able to get through that semester abroad…along with Taylor Swift. HA!
There were so many other little random connections too, and the ambiance wasn’t so bad:)
After the sun set there was dancing…
…with some music performed by Kaskade (one of Dave’s college friends as well on the right below):
(And Dave’s cousin Chris finally made a picture up there third from the right…he was busy being the father-of-the-bride in the other pics.)
Anyway, it was a great opportunity to celebrate such a great couple and get to be with such good people all the way around.