Imagine the year is 2014 and your best friend gets invited to go to a Prom with a boy from the neighboring state. Then fast forward roughly six years and she's getting ENGAGED to the same boy! I'm not going to say I called it, but I called it! No matter the time and distance between Abby and Mitch through the years, the way she would talk about him to me, I knew she was smitten.

Because of the craziness of this year, Abby and Mitch got married July 3rd in the presence of their immediate family in Idaho. But that didn't stop them from wanting to have a reception with friends and family in both Pendleton, OR and Walla Walla, WA. So fast forward to September 4th, and you could find Abby and Mitchell under a canopy in two driveways greeting their loved ones in vehicles in their wedding attire. You can't get more "Covid" than that!

The next day, I had the pleasure of attending their temple sealing at the Columbia River Temple in Tri-Cities, WA. The beautiful couple got sealed for all time and eternity on September 5th, their original wedding date! After they emerged out from the beautiful temple doors, Mitchell's mom granted Abby's wedding wish of having a pizza party afterwards and came bearing boxes of delicious pizza!

Abby and Mitchell's "wedding" day / reception was probably not at all what they were envisioning when they first got engaged, but they did it beautifully. They were surrounded by loved ones and I know they are going to do amazing things together as a married couple! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Wilwand!