Temple Wedding Pictures

I know, I know. It’s been five months and I’m barely posting our wedding pictures. Better late than never, right?

So here is the Doug and Cari Thompson wedding at the Salt Lake City LDS temple on January 2, 2012.


The Proposal


Every year at Halloween my sister’s friends puts together a big themed road rally. It’s essentially an “Amazing Race” type scavenger hunt that goes all over Provo and Orem. This year we were invited to be on a team with my sister Jenn and her husband Josh, my brother Eddie and his wife Lindsey and another couple from their ward.

This year’s theme: Clue.


Doug called the girl in charge of planning the road rally and asked if they could add a special clue just for our team. The clue would send us to Pizzeria 712, the restaurant where we had our first date and the famous “second first date” for Valentine’s Day.

The Big Question

For the record, our team was killing it. We were all in the zone and ready to win, except for Doug, who was sweating bullets. We got our clue, different from all the other teams: a pizza with “712” written in pepperonis. So we went speeding to the pizzeria, excited to see we were the only car in our path speeding dangerously. This should have been a clue to me, but I just thought it indicative of first place.

We pulled up to the pizzeria. Doug and I jumped out. We ran up to one of the waiters and asked for the clue. He sent us to a table, interestingly the table we sat at on our first date, a detail I did not have time to pay attention to.

I went to grab the clue and run back to the car – what we had done with every other clue – but Doug made me sit down. Frantically, I started trying the figure out where the clue was sending us… I’m so dumb. The first clue was a piece of paper with a picture of a blind guy with 9/30/2010 written (our blind date). The second, a picture of cupid with 2/14/2011 written (our Valentine’s date). The last clue was a big question mark with 10/28/2011 written.

Doug watched me trying to figure out the clue, perturbed that I hadn’t figured out what was really going on. In my defense, I was super into the road rally. ☺

Then I looked up to see one of the waiters holding up a “Cari, will you marry me?” sign. Before I had time to process what was happening, Doug got down on one knee and proposed.

It was totally cute and totally perfect. And I can’t believe how sneaky Doug was. Oh, and I said YES!