Jake and Katie's Wedding

Congratulations to the family cause another Mouser just got hitched! Jacob, Mark and Vickie’s oldest, just married his true love, Katie Sacht, and the wedding couldn’t have been more beautiful. They married at Sawtooth Winery in Nampa, and while it was a long drive getting there, it was a drive that was definitely worth it in the end. Wide open spaces were filled with quaint tables, mason jars of pretty yellow flowers, hay bales covered with quilts, a big-top canopy hosting a fabulous ice-cream bar and cotton candy stand, a photo area, and a fun guest table with stamps, colored pens, and pretty paper for writing the bride and groom that special wedding wish. All this and more made everything so personal and welcoming for the guests. Kudos to Katie and the Sacht family for such a well-organized event … although they are probably pretty practiced by now given the fact that Kenny and DA have married off four of their five children in just 18 short months. Wow, can you even imagine!

The wedding colors were blue and yellow and I loved that the Bridesmaids got to pick their own styles of dresses — they were awesome. The professional photographer was taking some photos when we arrived for our family shots so I decided to sneak a few from a distance to show you how great everyone looked. In the photo below are Katie’s three sisters, her youngest (and single) being Maid of Honor. I thought the Groomsmen looking pretty handsome in their blue striped ties with the yellow bouquets too, don’t you? Little brother, Josh, got the big honors of being Best Man and was all smiles.

Once the wedding party hid themselves away, guests were arriving and visiting with one another or getting in their place for the ceremony. It was a happy day …  just ask my granddaughter because that’s her newest words … “Hap-py Day.” Below her momma just told her Jacob was about to get married!!! “Reeeally?!” Sydney knows all about weddings because she is wearing the dress one of the twins wore at her momma’s wedding. Let’s not mention that the twins were three years old at the time and Sydney is a year-and-a-half! Yes, my granddaughter is going to be a tall little thing — just like her mom and dad.

The Programs were made to use as fans (so smart Katie) and the Chap Stick on the tables were Wedding Favors. Just so you know, they’ve been “field tested” and they really do make soft kissable lips!

Gramps and Grandma Mouser were a huge part of Jake’s life and they are still missed in the family so a table was set up in their honor. They were so proud of all their grandchildren, and are no doubt still talking about the wedding. (And Vickie, you looked so pretty in that cute, cute dress.)

Let the ceremony begin — in this case without the use of my beloved wide-angle lens that I dropped on concrete while in Seattle a few days before this wedding. Apparently, that’s a bad bad thing to do to lenses! Okay, I’m spillin’ the beans … I’m not used to using a zoom lens so close to the action from a seat where I can’t move about and I didn’t get some of the wedding party coming in — who am I kidding — I think you’ll notice the lack of Katie and her dad in particular. I know! Just shoot me! This is one of those times in life when you want to scream “overs!” Wow, was I glad there was a professional photographer catching everything … phew, talk about stress! Ok, I feel better now so let’s move right along shall we. 🙂

Jacob was speechless … and a bit nervous … at the sight of his Bride-to-be.

There was an “oops” moment at the beginning of the wedding when the Minister interjected Josh’s name for Jake’s. Since he was one of the kid’s teachers at Cole Valley Christian, he followed it up with “I used to do that in class too.” Doesn’t look like Jake was laughing tho — I think the only thing he was thinking about was getting to the finish line for the kiss!

With this ring I thee wed.

Yes Jacob, now you can kiss her!



Toppings at the Ice Cream Buffett

A Happy Guest - Mr. Bailey

And now (drum roll please), introducing Jacob and Katie Mouser!

Grandpa Wayne and Grampa Don.

And now as the night comes to a close and the Big Top thins of guests …

… there are gifts to be packed up and sparklers to light as an exit. Dang, and we missed it!

CONGRATULATIONS! We think you two are perfect together and we are so excited for the life you two have ahead. During those times when you are poor married college students, come on over and we’ll feed you a meal or two. 🙂 We had a wonderful time! Love, Uncle Mike and Aunt Mary

[ Note: If you have a Facebook account (because I don’t) and wish to download any of the images you’ve seen here, you have my permission, but I would appreciate you linking them back to my blogsite with the following permalink. Any comments left along the way would be icing on the cake — or in this case, toppings on the ice cream!  🙂  Have a wonderful day and don’t forget to SMILE! Love, Mary]


Kathy Grover - August 3, 2011 - 11:46 PM

Looking at those pictures just made my day (or night as the case may be.) There was a lot of joy, family togetherness, happiness in the presence of dear friends, communion with the saints that have gone on before and hope for the future in the faces of those darling kids. Your feel for composition helps; I’m a big fan of technical skills and boy are your skills developed. But the joy in the pictures comes through so strong that I couldn’t help from feeling joy myself.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 4, 2011 - 3:07 AM

Well thank you Kathy! Love to hear that emotion is coming through … there was alot of it! 🙂

Cathie Alonzo - August 4, 2011 - 7:55 AM

I always love your commentaries, Mary. Great photos, too. What a great looking bunch of folks!

vickie mouser - August 4, 2011 - 7:59 AM

(We couldn’t agree with you more Kathy) Mary you have once again told a beatiful story in your pictures. Thank you for sharing your talent with those around you. We are so thankful for you. You capture such precious momements through your camera lens. We love you and always look forward to seeing what you have captured in the pictures you take. Keep up the great work. Thank you for all the time you put in. Last but not least, are those just the cutest grandbabies you have ever seen. How can you not be filled with joy looking at those precious ones. You are blessed.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 4, 2011 - 1:10 PM

Cathie, as always, thanks for the encouragement.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 4, 2011 - 1:12 PM

Very appreciative of your comments Vickie. I’m so glad you loved them altho how can you not look at ANY kind of picture of your baby on his wedding day and not think they are wonderful! He was, they are, and can you even believe you have a married son. Geez, when did we get this old?

Your Man - August 6, 2011 - 8:06 AM

Wow, you always seem to capture a moment or special pic . Only wish you were in more of the pic. Will have to work on that! Love you always.

DA Sacht - August 6, 2011 - 10:02 AM

Thank you, Mary, for capturing the sweet and fun spirit of Kate and Jake’s wedding through your pictures. The pictures are beautiful, and your way with words helps to relive the special evening. I appreciate your time in helping to preserve the memories made on their wedding day. Kate picked a wonderful family to marry into when she picked Jacob!

Mary Bailey - August 8, 2011 - 6:06 PM

Mary, The pictures are awesome! We loved every minute of it. . .the grands, all Mousers, all of it! ‘Twas a special evening for all.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 8, 2011 - 8:19 PM

Thank you Mary for checking out my blog! It was great seeing your family again and your beautiful girls. LOTS of grandbaby pics coming up next so I hope you’ll check back.

rebecca - August 10, 2011 - 3:03 PM

beautiful photos. the light looks really cool as well.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 10, 2011 - 3:15 PM

Thank you Rebecca. The wedding was at 7:30 pm so light was at it’s best. I wish I could have stolen Jake and Katie away into the grape fields for some shots in the late evening light … but they had a party to attend!

Tara - August 10, 2011 - 7:39 PM

These are gorgeous! She made a beautiful bride! The wedding looks absolutely gorgeous too!

Jacob, Katie, and Maple » FairlyCandid.com - November 15, 2012 - 9:54 PM

[…] for a year-and-a-half now. (You can see their engagement pictures here and some wedding pictures here.) They’re both pretty easy on the eyes, and you can imagine what a beautiful smile their kids […]

Your email is never published or shared. Required fields are marked *