When Randy came to visit Ashley after they first met each other, they went to many touristy places around Reno… They also went to a place not many people think of as a vacation attraction: the temple.
The temple is a sacred place. In it, ordinances that endure for time and eternity are performed. Baptism is an example of an ordinance performed there. Another example, are sealing ceremonies.
Sealing ceremonies are legally binding weddings, but they’re also much more than that. They are a covenant between God and husband and wife that the marriage will not only extend “’till death do you part,” but will also last into the eternities. Forever is a word many couples in love say to each other, but through temples, forever isn’t a sound represented by some letters: it is a promise.
Because of their love of the temple, and God’s plan for families to exist here on earth as well as in heaven, Ashley and Randy will be wed in the Reno temple in a small, simple ceremony. They’ve picked January 11, 2011 as their special day. Not all of Ashley and Randy’s friends and families will be able to attend their sealing ceremony so additional times of joy are planned.
A Moment of Happiness is scheduled on January 11, 2011, the time isn’t certain yet but will be announced soon. At this time, friends and family of Ashley and Randy are invited to pause for a moment and send positive energy, dreams and wishes for the future and prayers their way. In this way, out of town, but still dearly loved, everyone can participate in the wedding. Additionally, for those blessed enough to be nearby or available to travel, a ring ceremony and wedding reception will be held on Saturday, January 15th, 2011 in Reno’s Golconda Chapel. All are invited to attend these two celebrations.