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  • Writer's pictureShelbi Bailey

Mari et Femme: an American (somewhat) French love story

Is there a more beautiful language than French? My husband LOVES Rudy Gobert (a French NBA player for the Utah Jazz), I just love the hilarious world championship commercial about him. His twitter is also hilarious, but I digress. 12.21.2019 Corden and Devyn were married and it was so intimate and sweet. I looked down the gorgeous lace walkway, French streamed through the room as the belle mariée walked down the aisle to her chérie. Corden wiped a tear and Devyn beamed. She was radiant! Her dad handed her off and so began a beautiful, and somewhat French love story. Devyn served an 18 month church mission to France for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When Corden met her following her mission he immediately knew that she was a catch. So, only a few short months later he got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. Oh yea, and I should probably mention that he did so on a gorgeous mountain overlooking a valley. He might not be French, but he sure is a romantic. His love for Devyn shows in every interaction I had with them. She is his light and his stars. Seriously, it was the kind of stuff that the Grinch would barf over. But... I'm not the Grinch so I only teared up a little watching her glide down the aisle toward her Mari.

...But before we get to their incredible wedding, I'd be remiss if I didn't share their EPIC first looks! We set up a first look photo shoot a few weeks ahead of the wedding to make sure that the weather would be good enough to get the pictures we wanted for them. Let me tell you, it was wild! Funny enough, the day that we had picked out was a blizzard! The adventurous spirits that we are, we decided to brave the weather the very next day, and it was worth it. We met at Curt Gowdy State Park where the lake had frozen over. The ice fisherman were a little concerned when they saw Devyn in her dress and no coats. I'm not sure how they did, but Corden definitely got the catch of the day. (OK, I'm cheesy, but it's that time of year!)

Can you tell it's a frozen lake that she is standing on??? I guess it looks like snow, but it was wild! I was so grateful to Devyn and Corden for going along with my crazy idea. Cheyenne might not have the Rockies, but Curt Gowdy is another kind of beautiful and it complemented our couple perfectly! Devyn is gorgeous inside and out! The Coxes are an amazing couple and I am so glad I was able to be a part of their special day!

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