Shara Debenham & Stephen Blunck were married 4/30/2010 in the Draper Temple. They are such a great couple & we wanted to share their story with you.
How they met: Shara & Stephen were in the same ward at BYU in the fall of 2007. However, Stephen had seen a picture of Shara before they ever met. Shara went on study abroad with Stephen’s brother-in-law’s sister to Romania. While they were on study abroad the sister in-law sent a picture of the two of them to Stephen’s family. When Stephen returned home from his mission he found the photo on the fridge and thought to himself that he would really like to date a girl like that. It just so happened that they ended up in the same ward. Stephen was interested in Shara right away, Shara fell for him when he came by unexpectedly to bring her soup, tissues and cough drops when she had caught a cold. What a sweetheart. They dated for 2 years before they got engaged.
Engagement: “ One day in early October of 2009, I walked out the front door of my apartment to find a rose on my doorstep. Throughout the day, I found roses for me everywhere I went (on my car, on my desk at school, etc., etc.). Later that night while I was waiting to meet up with Stephen on BYU campus, I was suddenly approached by three guys in dark suits and sunglasses (Stephen’s roommates). They blindfolded me, grabbed my backpack, and escorted me along for about 10-15 minutes. They wouldn’t say anything to me while we walked! Eventually they told me to sit down and I realized I was at a place on campus that was a special place for Stephen and me. It was a lovely fountain on campus and Stephen and I had walked there many times during our courtship. Stephen’s roommates ran off and I heard music turn on. When Stephen took off the blindfold, I found that he had placed candles all along the front of the fountain and in a big semi-circle around us. Stephen asked me to dance and after we danced he had hot chocolate for me because it was chilly outside. Stephen then proceeded to tell me a story he had made up (he tells great stories) and as he told the story, he handed me a rose at different parts of the story. Finally when he had run out of roses, he got down on his knee and proposed! I could hardly see because I was crying I was so happy!”
What are your wedding colors: Dark pink and baby blue.
Cake: Heritage Gardens
Rings: Wilson Diamonds in Provo (Shara received 40% discount on Stephen’s ring since Stephen purchased her ring there.)
Jewelery: Shara purchased her necklace and earrings at The Bridal Shop, located in Provo.
Tux: Black Tie Tuxedos
Advice from Shara: “Lots of people will try to tell you what they think you should do with your wedding. Be considerate and open to ideas, but remember that your wedding should reflect the style and personality of you and your fiancé, not the style and personality of everyone else! Many of the decisions I made regarding my wedding were originally opposed by others because they were not traditional, but I am really happy with how everything turned out!”
We want to wish the happy couple, Stephen & Shara all the love & happiness in their future together. Thanks for letting Swensen Photography share your special day.
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