Meg and Alex are way cool. No really, they are. They ski, snow-shoe, hike, camp, mountain climb, bike, run marathons, fish, and do all sorts of other awesome things together. I think their personalities complement each other well and know that they have a great foundation of good communication, mutual respect, and determination that will be a huge asset in their marriage.
We were so lucky to be able to fly home for their wedding. It was such a fantastic event. I feel bad that I didn't take any pictures of the wedding dinner they had the night before. It was at this great little restaurant in Holiday, Utah called the Flora Restaurant. Our party were the only ones there and it was the perfect, cozy venue, complete with fireplace (which actually made it a little too cozy so we had to kill the fire) and classy vintage-style decor. The food was so awesome... I'm literally salivating right now thinking of my steak. (Maybe because it's 7pm right now and I haven't made dinner yet! Bret is sick and asleep so I have no motivation to cook anything... but steak sure sounds lovely.) Both of the fathers gave very sweet speeches and then we watched a slideshow with pictures from Meg and Alex's lives. It was just perfect.
Their wedding was held on the most beautiful spring day in Utah - warm and sunny (unlike our overcast and somewhat rainy wedding day). The ceremony in the Salt Lake Temple was performed by my grandpa, Charles Elliott Richards. He was also our sealer, so it was special to hear a message very similar to the one he shared with us and to be reminded of the wonderful eternal ordinance that a temple sealing is. (On a side note, Megan held it together perfectly and didn't cry at all. I probably had leaky eyes through our entire sealing - a trait I believe I inherited from my mom.)
After the temple, Meg and Alex stayed to take pictures while the wedding party went over to the "Blue Lemon" restaurant at City Creek mall. Then we got to go home and relax (and chop incredible amounts of lettuce) until going to the reception for pictures and set-up.