S: Magda & Frédéric Boulay ~ Le 4 Septembre 2010
FC: Magda & Frédéric Boulay Le 4 Septembre 2010
1: Magda & Frédéric Boulay Le 4 Septembre 2010 ~~~ Our day begins! | Magda's Dad performed our ceremony
2: Preparations begin!
3: We will be married at our happy home!
4: It was a backyard wedding at our home in Park City, Utah. Our family and friends helped us in preparing. Our day would not have been the same without all of their help! | Adam smuggled our wine stash & hauled heavy equipment into Utah, Then he set up lights, sound, & more!
5: The handsome groom-to-be Frédéric & his"partner-in-crime" Jeremy solving a spot problem on the tablecloth creatively ... | Big sister Lynne was critical! She arranged all the flowers so beautifully for the bouquets & on our lovely arbor! | The Bride-to-be Magda & her girl Anne, who came all the way from Sacramento, CA!
6: Magda & Anne before the wedding. Anne & Anna gave her the best massage beforehand! | More helpers! Isaac & Psalm helped arrange tables & chairs, or did whatever was needed. Lynne is pictured arranging the flowers on the arbor.
7: Another view from our backyard | Lynne & Ewa with the flowers. ~~~ Josh, Christy, & Michaela in the tutu that Frédéric bought her | Preparations continue
8: Frédéric meets with guests before the wedding | Frédéric looks like he is dealing with the paparazzi (a.k.a. Scott & Kyle) in the photo to the right!
9: Scott Ebersole & Kyle Wolf took all of the photographs of our day; Kreg Van Stralen catered the entire party! We were so lucky to have their help! | Our Paparazzi & Chef
10: Frédéric sneaking a peek at Magda.... | Magda, mommie/bride-to-be in her slip; Frédéric's "boudoir" photo is below~ he's getting naked! | To the right, Mom & Lynne help Magda & her belly into her dress!
11: Getting Dressed! | Our wedding day has finally come...
12: Magda, the lovely bride!
13: Frédéric, the handsome groom!
14: Still getting ready..... Making sure to look pretty for my husband-to-be! | No hiding the baby-bump....
15: The many faces of my one and only Frédéric!
16: Waiting for the ceremony
17: Watching the clock... | At left: Dad speaking to the guests beforehand; Magda waiting while Frédéric also waits for her with Josh, who was holding the rings. At right: Magda & Dad watching the time to start according to the music, (Yann Tiersen's "La Valse d'Amélie, Orchestra version")
18: Magda waiting for the music, then starting out; Frédéric seeing her for the first time
19: Frédéric helping Magda negotiate the steps
20: The happy bride Magda watching & listening to Frédéric, her groom & the love of her life | Frédéric always knows how to make his girl smile!
21: Frédéric is so debonair; he is the MAN of Magda's dreams
22: Frédéric explains to those who don't "know" that Magda is, in fact, 8 1/2 months pregnant!
23: Scenes from our day
24: "Magda, I love you and when I say I love you this is what I mean: You are my lover, my best friend, my companion, my confidant, my dream comes true, my wife and soon to be the most amazing mother Beautiful, intelligent, witty, funny, loving, adventurous, and compassionate are just a few of the words I could use to describe the most amazing woman. Magda, I can't imagine my life without you. Together we love, we dance, we create, we laugh, we work, we play, we cook, we imagine, we explore, and we dream, and I promise to always be there for you, Étienne Louis, and our growing family as a man, a husband, and a father. Magda, I adore you, I desire you, I treasure you, and I am in love with you now and forever." | Our Vows
25: "Frédéric, when I look in your blue eyes I could get lost, but luckily your heart is there and it protects me. I had been waiting for you for a long time, but everything until you has been well worth it. You are everything that I could ever ask for and more, and I am ecstatic to become your wife forever. You are so kind and generous, hardworking, intelligent, and intuitive. I want you to know that I will work to be these things too, and I hope that our little one is just like you. I promise to hold you, protect you, and love you and our family with the deepest core of my being. Tu es envoyé du ciel et je t'aime avec tout mon coeur toujours."
26: After Frédéric's vows, we can't help but hug one another & have a kiss early
27: We can't resist a second kiss after Magda's vows
29: Our rings are blessed & exchanged
30: We kiss for a third time after exchanging our rings
31: We like to kiss! Another kiss at the beginning of the reception in our backyard
33: Signing the marriage license. Jeremy & Kimberly were the witnesses.
34: We are now married!
35: Frédéric Olivier Boulay and his new wife Magda Anne Boulay | Our First Kiss as husband & wife
36: Just Married | We're in the bubbles!
37: Frédéric is holding his pregnant wife's belly! Magda's hands were swollen and they barely got her rings on, but she was determined to help Frédéric make them fit!
38: To the right: Magda & Frédéric with Magda's immediate family. Dad & Mom, Lynne, Christy, Michaela, Joshua, Isaac, & Psalm. | On this page: Magda & Frédéric with Magda's Mom & Dad. We wished Frédéric's side of the family in France could be with us, but they were there in our hearts.
39: Our family is growing!
40: The girls at our wedding | Magda & her girlfriends who all traveled very far to come! Kimberly, Anne, Anna, & Cathy were there!
41: We didn't have attendants in our small backyard wedding, but we had our witnesses sign our marriage license with us as part of our ceremony as in the French tradition | Kimberly Arnold & Jeremy Graafstra were our two witnesses. Kimberly's son Jesse is also pictured with us. | Our Witnesses
42: Our dreams have come true!
44: Our Reception
45: We wanted our party to be informal & fun for everyone. We set up lights, tables & chairs on the deck & in the backyard. We had great food, music, & wine to celebrate our day!
46: We designed our asymmetrical wedding cake together. The stork & baby theme was added to the top of the cake since we were expecting little Étienne Louis soon.
47: Our Wedding Cake | The M&M's were personalized with our names, the date, an "I love you," & a 3-D picture of Étienne Louis in the womb
48: Cutting our wedding cake at the reception. The cake was tasty! There were three flavors: red velvet, spice, & of course, chocolate! | YUM YUM!!!
49: Feeding Each Other Cake!
50: It meant a lot to us that so many friends came to celebrate our day! The toasts made us both laugh & cry!
51: Our Friends' Toasts
53: Here are more pictures of friends who attended & helped in our celebration! We wish we had photos of everyone. Our friends & family made it more special most of all with their presence. We love them all!
55: Au Revoir!