Neal and Shalese | Cardston Temple wedding

Neal and Shalese were married on a beautiful, wintery Friday. They made their traditional exit from the Cardston Alberta Temple to a crowd of their family and friends so excited and happy for them! Their day included beautiful florals from The Secret Garden, and many cups of hot chocolate from Subway! 🙂 Shalese had so many family members helping out with their day, from pictures to hair and makeup to the food (Cafe Rio style!).

Shalese has so many girl cousins and it was so fun to see them together as such good friends. I can just imagine the stories they have of growing up together! There also seemed to be a naming pattern in their family, with so many of their first names starting with S! I come from a family of almost all girls, so of course I loved all of it. In Neal’s family, Neal’s sister had just had a baby girl (she already had two – I feel like we could be friends with just that in common ;)) and she was so tiny and precious. I love seeing moms with new babies. Everyone was so good to listen to where to stand and then to stand there in the cold for pictures without complaining – I really do get the best clients and they always have the most awesome families!


Hair: Andrea Nelson

Makeup: Nelette Gibb

Florals: Colleen’s Secret Garden

Reception: The Silk Purse

Decor: Joanne Koegler

Dress: Petals and Promises, Logan UT

Bridesmaid Dresses: MISH

Catering: Quinton Family



Following their temple ceremony, family and friends gathered outside for their courtyard entrance! It was chilly so they waited in the visitor’s centre. I loved watching Neal’s mom enjoy grandma-hood!


Neal and Shalese made their grand entrance into the courtyard area looking every bit the happy newlywed couple! Neal couldn’t stop grinning!




Congratulations again you two!!


  1. Dinah & Meryl Cook says:

    Absolutely gorgeous pcitures and no one would know it was below freezing! A life time of treasure!!

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