Weddings

November 15, 2021 08:31 AM MST
Temples are some of the most beautiful places on earth, but the work that takes place inside of them is what makes them sacred.
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December 28, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This past year has been full of the unexpected. Between the coronavirus, natural disasters, and societal issues, 2020 may not have been what we all expected when it brought in the new decade. But there have been beautiful moments too. Despite feelings of division, many people have come together to express gratitude for the blessings God has given them. Others have come to the rescue for those in need, whether physically or spiritually. And society as a whole has adjusted to new circumstances and situations despite moments of fear and uncertainty.
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By  LDS Living
June 15, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
These 15 gift ideas from Deseret Book are sure to delight newlyweds this summer. Whether you have a specific wedding in mind or you just want to stock up on wedding gifts for the season, there’s a perfect wedding gift for every couple and every budget.
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By  LDS Living
December 26, 2019 09:24 AM MST
This article originally ran on LDS Living in June 2014 and has been updated to reflect the current First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
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December 02, 2019 04:19 PM MST
The first date 23-year-old Laura Faganello remembers having with her husband, Brayden Faganello, 25, was a round of mini-golf. They started the date with some nervous small talk and she made sure to throw in a few jokes “to make him think (she) was funny.” By the third hole, however, they were flirting, laughing, and having a lot of fun.
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By  LDS Living
June 20, 2019 12:17 PM MDT
June—the month where Facebook seems to nearly burst with engagement announcements, first-look videos, and calls for mailing addresses.
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March 23, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
"Is she wearing her garments in that wedding dress photo?"
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By  LDS Living
December 14, 2018 01:00 PM MST
Shortly after releasing videos explaining the temple endowment and garments, the Church released more videos explaining aspects of the temple, including baptisms for the dead, temple weddings, and why those from other religions cannot enter dedicated temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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June 22, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
I’ll be the first person to admit: I got married young. I was engaged at 18, early in my second semester of my freshman year at college, and married by 19. I was also the first of my siblings to be married and the first of my friends. In fact, the first wedding I ever attended as an adult was my own.
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May 12, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
What with our skills in the art of Pinterest and our love of baking sweets, Mormons know how to throw some pretty epic weddings. But we also have a unique flare and distinctive style all our own. How many of you can relate to these Mormon wedding moments, as told through GIFs?
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April 26, 2018 10:00 PM MDT
Wedding season is in full swing! And for LDS couples, one great way to keep wedding costs down is by having a reception in the church's cultural hall. Skeptical? Check out these amazing transformations we found on Pinterest!
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By  LDS Living
February 14, 2018 11:00 AM MST
Tis the season of celebrating true love—and the moments we cherished most with those we love. And to celebrate, we compiled a few photos of Church leaders at one of their most cherished occasions, their weddings. Take a look at these timeless, beautiful pictures of the prophet and the apostles on the happiest day of their lives.
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By  LDS Living
December 07, 2017 01:08 PM MST
World Wide Wed, a series that explores the customs of weddings around the world, featured an LDS couple, Melissa and Sergio, as they prepared to marry in the temple. The video focuses on the couple navigating difficult decisions, like how to include family members who are not part of the LDS faith, as well as their beliefs in everything relating to the temple—from garments to sealings to eternal marriage. As World Wide Wed says on Facebook, "witness what it takes to build a family that lasts beyond death."
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September 18, 2017 10:44 PM MDT
What a powerful message: At the core of it all is the fact that it’s not how happy we can be during the good times that makes a successful marriage. It’s how we treat each other during the bad times that characterizes true love.
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September 01, 2017 01:17 PM MDT
“For me, photography always has and always will be giving people moments and memories that they can look back on forever,” Jenna Sawyer said. “Rachael and Andrew's wedding was the perfect embodiment of that passion.”
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August 28, 2017 03:51 PM MDT
Recently, the national wedding website TheKnot featured Bryce Harper and Kayla Varner's elegant wedding, complete with a reception held in a barn they constructed on a polo field just for the event.
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June 09, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
There are many scenarios that would render inactive, newly baptized, or non-LDS families or friends unable to participate in a temple marriage ceremony. If your upcoming wedding plans include one of these scenarios, the decisions you make about ways to include those family and friends who will be unable to join you in the temple ceremony will affect not only the planning stage and the wedding day, but will probably have a lasting effect for many years to come. If your attitude is one of patience and inclusion, hearts can be softened and future relationships strengthened.
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May 15, 2017 12:41 PM MDT
A YSA bishop's post about wedding dresses, temple garments, and quick or unkind judgments is making waves throughout Facebook. With more than 2,600 shares and 600 comments, it's safe to say the topic has struck a chord with LDS members.
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By  LDS Living
May 13, 2017 03:08 PM MDT
It seems that at every LDS wedding, something goes amiss—lost temple recommends, missing bridesmaid dresses, toppled cakes—we've seen it all. We asked our Facebookreaders to share some of their own wedding fiascoes, and their answers were just too great not to share!
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By  LDS Living
May 08, 2017 08:01 PM MDT
To honor their 39th wedding anniversary, Donny Osmond shared the sweetest post about his wife, Debbie, on Twitter.
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May 08, 2017 07:10 PM MDT
Legacy Weddings & Events is a growing company based in Salt Lake, Utah. We service the whole Wasatch Front and surrounding areas. We have been in business since 2007 and have decorated many wedding receptions and events!
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March 19, 2017 10:43 PM MDT
When an LDS bride had the choice of pulling off her wedding in a week or waiting a year to get married, she stayed calm and masterfully pulled off a beautiful wedding with just five days' notice.
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February 17, 2017 09:12 PM MST
I don't know if it's a widespread thing, but when I was a Mia Maid, I made a wedding time capsule.
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February 13, 2017 03:20 PM MST
"This is how I am currently feeling about wedding and engagement season coming up," Janessa James wrote as a caption on the February 3 post. "Yes, this is an actual photo of me (extremely single) helping my best friend with her bridals. The photographer asked me to throw her train up and then dive out of the shot, and so I did. Very theatrically."
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By  LDS Living
February 12, 2017 10:06 PM MST
Try not to take yourself too seriously this Valentine's season with these 15 hilarious Mormon Valentine's Day memes on love, dating, and relationships.
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January 17, 2017 02:01 PM MST
In December, MLB superstar Bryce Harper and BYU soccer player Kayla Varner got married in the San Diego California Temple. Just last week, Harper posted a video to Instagram showing his adorable reaction to seeing his bride for the first time that day.
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December 19, 2016 02:37 PM MST
MLB superstar Bryce Harper and BYU soccer player Kayla Varner got married in the San Diego Temple this weekend. Check out these beautiful photos from their engagement and wedding:
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November 21, 2016 10:00 PM MST
Everyone loves a good wedding photo, especially when it's backdropped by a beautiful temple. Check out these 10 wedding photos from famous Mormons:
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October 30, 2016 10:44 PM MDT
The daddy-daughter dance—it's one of the culminations of the wedding day, something girls dream about for years. And it's something this daddy-daughter duo have been practicing for weeks.
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By  LDS Living
July 19, 2016 02:35 PM MDT
President Uchtdorf is well-known for his ability to warm the hearts of Latter-day Saints worldwide with his touching displays of humanity and compassion. At the most recent general conference of the Church, he was moved to tears by Elder Kearon's talk on refugees, having been a refugee himself in the war-torn Europe of the mid-20th century.
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June 21, 2016 05:00 PM MDT
All across the nation, over 1,500 people created wedding dresses from nothing but toilet paper, glue, tape, and thread. And a Latter-day Saint was among them.
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June 13, 2016 07:00 PM MDT
To look at them, you wouldn't believe Judy Henry's stunning creations were made of four cheap and disposable ingredients: toilet paper, glue, tape, and thread.
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By  LDS Living
June 13, 2016 03:01 PM MDT
To some, a wedding dress is almost as big a deal as the wedding ceremony.
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June 07, 2016 12:33 PM MDT
If you had told me when my children were small that they would all pick the same year to get married, I would have told you that you were crazy.
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By  LDS Living
May 28, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
With wedding season upon us, we're all looking for the perfect gift for all the happy couples we know. And from beautiful to meaningful, Deseret Book has you covered.
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March 03, 2016 10:00 PM MST
With wedding season right around the corner, we know that brides and grooms are busy getting ready for the big day! To help, we have compiled a list of our favorite wedding trends for 2016 that will also fit perfectly with any LDS wedding.
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February 01, 2016 06:35 PM MST
Ricardo is a Mormon entertainer who spends his work days entertaining guests at a hotel in Chile. Recently, he married the love of his life for time and all eternity, a moment captured in this touching video. But, there's far more to Ricardo than meets the eye. Few who know the young, energetic husband know about his parents and life back home.
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January 27, 2016 05:59 PM MST
It's a nightmare all brides fear. But this is something that happened to Jenna and Nate McMaster in real-life, two days before they planned to be married for eternity. But somehow, the couple managed to find the good in the situation.
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January 22, 2016 05:24 PM MST
On January 15, 2016, Benjamin Armstrong and Aaliyah Hall began their eternal journey together as they were sealed for time and all eternity in the Hamilton New Zealand Temple. But the new bride and groom were shocked and honored to learn that, because of a post on Facebook, people all over the world are celebrating their big day.
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January 12, 2016 02:21 PM MST
A few beautiful thoughts about love and eternal marriage from this post: "Don’t fear if you feel fear—it might not be you . . . And a simple way to tell if it is you…pray to fall in love and see if you mean it."
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December 03, 2015 12:29 PM MST
Ever since it was announced in the October 2011 general conference, members of the Church (and not just those in Utah) have been looking forward to the dedication of the Provo City Center Temple with anxious anticipation.
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September 21, 2015 05:56 PM MDT
Looking to plan your own wedding soon? Then you won't want to miss our ultimate Mormon wedding checklist.
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April 28, 2015 06:06 PM MDT
I’d been through breakups before, and they were all hard in their own ways, but none could have prepared me for having my wedding called off just days before. I knew it was the right thing because I wouldn’t have wanted to start my marriage off with doubt or fear, but everyone telling me it was “for the best” drove me crazy. They said, “Better now than in a few years down the road”, and, “You dodged a bullet.” When I disagreed with them they all gave me the most concerned, sad, and all-knowing look that seemed to say that I was naïve, needed time, and would look back in a few years having moved on and laugh. They all couldn’t wait to share their “similar” experiences. I know all of this was said and done out of love and with the best intentions, but all I felt was numb.
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April 16, 2015 09:59 AM MDT
Trying to plan for your dream wedding? All the details can be overbearing and stressful, so here's an LDS wedding checklist to start off. Get help for planning your wedding no matter what stage you're at. Follow these links for various tips for different moments leading up to your wedding, or scroll through the pages for the different phases of wedding planning.
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January 01, 2015 07:14 PM MST
In scouring the Internet for a wedding videographer for my recent nuptials, amidst a sea of (somewhat overwhelming) but very beautiful footage from various filmmakers, something caught my eye. I came upon a website where I saw scrawled in big letters right under the name of the videographer: “remember the temple.”
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August 13, 2014 02:48 PM MDT
The wedding season is a busy time, especially in communities where many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints live. Weddings are exciting, joyful and can be — for Church members who attend several celebrations every summer — expensive.
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July 23, 2014 04:00 AM MDT
1. The Sparkler Send-Off
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July 16, 2014 08:34 AM MDT
Wedding buzz is certainly in the air (actually, mostly in my Facebook feed and on my refrigerator). But it got me thinking. What does the average Mormon spend on a wedding? Legend has it that Mormon weddings are a lot cheaper than the average spent on other weddings. Let’s be honest. We Mormons pride ourselves on our frugality. And what’s wrong with that? Our wedding days are often much cheaper for many LDS reasons: the temple is free, church buildings charge next to nothing for their cleaning fee, friends decorate the cultural hall free of charge—the list goes on.
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May 27, 2014 08:38 AM MDT
"There is no shame in a couple having to scrimp and save. It is generally during these challenging times that you will grow closer together as you learn to sacrifice and to make difficult decisions."
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May 21, 2014 03:01 PM MDT
I suppose it didn’t start with Pinterest, but the website has been part of the reason the “perfect wedding” has become both more desired and more dangerous for the average bride. Idea after idea is presented there, and those amazing ideas proliferate until brides have a wedding wish list that extends into eternity.
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By  LDS Living
February 01, 2014 05:38 AM MST
“My husband and I were visiting Put-In-Bay in Ohio and decided to go sit by the water before the sunset. While skipping rocks, he asked me how much I loved him, and I responded with, ‘Enough to marry you.’ Right then, he pulled out the ring and asked me to marry him. I couldn't have imagined it happening any other way.”
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July 14, 2011 04:05 AM MDT
Thank you to everyone who sent in their wedding photos. Happy wedding season!
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By  LDS Living
April 19, 2011 04:07 AM MDT
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April 15, 2011 05:12 PM MDT
In the third grade, Jill Fernald shocked her family when she arrived home with blisters covering her hands. She had failed a swinging exercise on the monkey bars in gym class, then practiced for hours on the bars after school until she earned the teacher’s certificate of achievement.
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By  LDS Living
February 11, 2011 05:03 PM MST
Not that basketball hoops, brown carpeted walls, and accordion dividers aren’t fabulous décor for a wedding, but a bride usually wants a little more glamour when it comes to this special day. So how can you transform a church cultural hall into a beautiful reception? Easy!
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