Mr. + Mrs. Bender: October 16, 2010 {Pictures}

by Jenn (eating bender) on October 21, 2010

Wow, everyone! I’m blown away by your kind words and thoughts on our wedding ceremony. I am so glad you liked the video and our picture slideshow! Your comments made me laugh, cry and smile as I read them over and over again.

Hopefully I can bring life to the second part of our special day in this post…because once the ceremony was over, it was time for picture taking!

Once Bobby and I had signed the marriage license, the wedding party got some fun shots around the gorgeous Our Lady of Joy church. The weather was phenomenal – 80 degrees and dry, with crystal clear blue skies and sunshine that warmed us to the core.

One of my very favorite shots. :) I fell in love with these archways when I first laid eyes on this church and our photographer, Shelly Ivy, did a perfect job of capturing their beauty.

Serious pose (clearly, I have trouble looking serious):

Not so serious:

When we finished up at the church, we all got back in the limo and popped more champagne!

We headed back to my house to grab a quick snack of pinwheel sandwiches, veggies and fruit tarts before heading back up to the Cochise-Geronimo Clubhouse for some fun pictures on the golf course!

The group packed into golf carts and explored greens, pathways and clubhouses. The highlight was when we saw a bobcat walking across the course, only yards away from where we were standing!

My uncle pointed out that it was meant to be since Bobby and I are Northwestern Wildcats. 😉

You can click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos! They are from our wedding slideshow. We get the rest of our pictures back next week and I can’t WAIT to see them!

The last two of Bobby and me were taken during the perfect Arizona sunset. I love them!

While we were out taking pictures, our guests were slowly arriving at the reception area for the cocktail hour. You can read all about it in Melissa’s post. Thanks for an awesome recap, lovely!

And yet, there was still so much fun to be had…

…and tears to be shed. The toasts at our wedding were my #2 favorite (with #1 being getting married!) part of the day. Bobby’s brother and best man Jim, my bestie and maid of honor Sam, Papa Bender and my absolutely INCREDIBLE baby brother Eric stole the spotlight, all in unique and beautiful ways.

My hubby also prepared an amazingly sweet toast for me. :) Once again, I don’t think I can do them and the rest of our reception justice without another post. I sincerely hope that you are enjoying these recaps as much as I enjoy writing them! Part three to come soon!

Food and cake pictures will also be included!!


1 spabettie October 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm

I love hearing all about details, so I look forward to more!

You look lovely… and so incredibly happy! I love the “not so serious” of both of you!! Perfect!


2 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Thanks, lovely! As always… 😉

3 Hangry Pants October 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm

I love the pictures. They actually made me tear up a bit.

4 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Thank you, Heather! :)

5 Melissa @ TryingToHeal October 21, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Ahhhh…I am loving these recaps! Even though I was there!!! 😀

6 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Haha, you make me smile. :) Glad you’re loving them!

7 Beth @ Will Run for Books October 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm

more more more!

8 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Your wish is my command! 😉

9 Rachael October 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm

I love hearing about other people’s weddings, and seeing the photos. It’s amazing and heartening to see joy captured on film, when sometimes it’s so hard to remember to see it in real life!
You looked beautiful, by the way :)

10 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I feel the exact same way about film! We kind of wish now that we had a videographer, but the videos that my family and friends got are wonderful, too. Thank you very much, Rachael!

11 Rachel October 21, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Okay, so I’ve got to ask: where did you find that stunning dress?!?! I’m getting married this summer, and I’m looking for something not-too-poufy. :) Your bouquet was gorgeous, by the way.

12 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Hi Rachel! I actually found it at David’s Bridal – and it was very reasonable! Here’s the link: I’m really glad you liked it!! Let me know if you have any other questions – good luck with your planning and congratulations!

13 Rachel October 26, 2010 at 12:59 am

Thanks! :)

14 Erica October 21, 2010 at 8:33 pm

The location…just gorgeous :) You know I love AZ so much! Again- y’all just look so happy. I can’t wait to hear about his speech for you!!

15 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Thanks, lady!! Someday I hope we will be in AZ for a visit at the same time!!

16 Jessica @ How Sweet October 21, 2010 at 9:39 pm

So Gorgeous!!!

17 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Thank you!! <3

18 Mama Pea October 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

So fun! The laughter, the memories, the silliness. That’s what marriage is all about.

19 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 10:59 pm

The laughter, memories and silliness are my favorites, too! :) Thanks, Mama Pea!

20 annie October 21, 2010 at 11:29 pm

sooo beautiful! made my heart melt! congratulations!

21 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Aw, thank you, Annie!!

22 VeggieGirl October 22, 2010 at 6:51 am


23 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Love YOU! :)

24 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday October 22, 2010 at 7:42 am

What great pictures!! You had some really good backdrops. The archways and the desert with the cacti are my two favourites.

I <3 looking at wedding pictures.

25 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Thanks, Samantha! The backdrops are just a few reasons why I love Arizona so much! The architecture and the nature there are just amazing. Glad you liked the pictures! :)

26 leashieloo October 22, 2010 at 8:06 am

Congrats! Your wedding photos are beautemous!!! And I had to smile at the random bobcat in the background :)

27 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Thanks, lovely lady! The random bobcat was definitely a highlight of the day. :)

28 Megan (Braise The Roof) October 22, 2010 at 9:08 am

Gorgeous- I just checked out Melissa’s recap and am in love with your centerpieces!

29 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Thank you, Megan!! The florist really went above and beyond anything we were expecting. It was a wonderful surprise! :)

30 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) October 22, 2010 at 10:57 am

What a great wedding! I’m just catching up and you really do have the most extraordinary photos – kudos to your photog. Everything looks amaaaaazing and you can take that seriously because I love stalking wedding pics on Facebook and your wedding looks way better than most that I’ve “seen” this year. :) Stunning dress, Mrs. Krennder. (Are you going to change the blog name? Hehe)

31 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm

I can’t recommend my photographer enough! Thank you so much for the sweet words, Diana – they mean a lot! I love stalking weddings on Facebook, too. 😉 No plans to change the blog name yet, but that’s definitely an idea!

32 Jess October 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Your photographer was amazing. You got some great pictures that I’m sure will look even more gorgeous when you frame them!

33 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Thank you, Jess! Now the question is – which ones do we frame?! I’m very indecisive. 😉

34 Kristie October 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm

The pictures are all absolutely incredible. You look so so stunning. What a wonderful wedding Mrs Jenn Krenn. I just LOVE that your name rhymes :)
And that bobcat, TOO funny. How fitting!

35 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Thanks, Kristie!! That means a lot. :)

36 BroccoliHut October 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

I had so much fun flipping through the slideshow you posted the other day–your photographer did an amazing job of capturing “your essence.”

37 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:07 pm

Thank you, Caroline! You are very sweet!

38 Marianne October 24, 2010 at 1:01 am

I secretly love all the fun professional wedding photos people have done. I think that would be one of the main things I would splurge on if someday I ever get married – a kick ass photographer. And of course the food 😉

39 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:08 pm

I could not agree with you more on both accounts!! Absolutely worth it!!

40 What Kate Ate October 24, 2010 at 2:21 pm

So gorgeous! I am loving all the recaps! Congrats, congrats, congrats!

41 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

42 The Healthy Hostess October 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

You look so beautiful! Congrats! So happy for you!

43 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:08 pm

Thank you!! :)

44 Erin October 24, 2010 at 8:58 pm


45 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Do mine eyes deceive me?! My girl Erin with a new bloggy! I must check this out now!!!!! Love you – thank you!

46 spoonandcherry October 25, 2010 at 10:18 am

Congratulations! I just got engaged myself so I’m especially addicted to your wedding recap. Beautiful wedding!

47 Jenn (eating bender) October 25, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Congrats to you!! Look forward to hearing more about your plans!!

48 CaSaundra October 27, 2010 at 7:25 am

The pictures turned out amazing like everything else!! You guys clearly had one of the best days ever. I am dying to see cake and food pics too! :-) :-)

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