Congratulations. This is exciting! May you find great happiness together.
I am surprised at how fast they appear to have got government permission to
marry considering the husband is not a US citizen. It took my wife and I six
months to get the appropriate documentation and paperwork done, and I expect up
to another decade to complete the legal immigration process.Good
luck and best wishes for Elizabeth and her husband.
Congratulations and best wishes to Matthew and Elizabeth on their marriage! The
Laie Temple is so beautiful and peaceful, a wonderful place to be married with
their families present. I wish and pray for them a long and happy life together,
with love forever.
Congratulations to Elizabeth and Matthew as they begin their new lives
Together!!!God Bless you both....
Please, leave this poor woman alone. There's no need for this story or any
future stories unless she seeks it. Enough...Best wishes to you,
This is news and on your Web site, how? It wasn't news when she was engaged. It
wasn't news when she finished her church mission. It's not going to be news when
she's pregnant. It's not going to be news when she and her husband buy their
first home. It was news when she testified in her case. And when she speaks out
about kidnappings and keeping children safe. But now the DNews thinks every move
she makes is, at least on the Web, front page. It's really not. Congrats to them
as a couple, but please...this is not news.
Good on ya Elizabeth! Best wishes and much love for the Ohana.
Congratulations to a happy couple, and may they find well deserved joy and peace
together.Now, please, Deseret News, leave this fine youg woman and
her husband alone. Let the papperazi and the tabloids harry them, but as a
class act and nomional LDS Church news outlet, set the example and just let them
get along with life without further media scrutiny.
Congratulations to the young couple!
They essentially eloped to Hawaii? I love it!
congratulations Mr and Mrs Gilmour. May our Heavenly Father bless you and grant
you happiness and much love in your life together.
Shame on you DN. No bride needs that detail about her life in the paper on her
wedding day. A simple report, " Elizabeth Smart was married today, the DN
wishes her well.". Is all that was needed.
This is gr8 news, so happy for them, that they were able to start their new
lives in some privacy.
Thanks DN for bringing the joyous news!
God bless them abundantly. Elizabeth has shown the power of God's guidance to
forgive those who have harmed us and our enemies. She is honored, not for the
attacks, but forher peace through the whole ordeal. God's wisdom is powerful
and Elizabet is a good reminder.
Congratulations Elizabeth. The Laie Temple is beautiful.Steven S
Jarvis: She has known him since her mission. That has been a couple of years
now. I'm sure they had the appropriate documentation.
Congratulations Elizabeth! May you & your husband have a wonderful life
Smart is what they are! Good move, to marry far away from here.
i sponsored my wife in 1999 from Mexico, and then it took 6 months to do the
fiancee visa and about 2 years to get permanent residency-and she was eligible
for US citizen at 3 years after marriage (as my spouse) if I remember correctly.
I appreciate the brief updates on this remarkable woman, and I wish the couple
all the best life has to offer.I also see the wisdom in using these
press releases and updates as a preemptive strike against the paparazzi and
those who would sensationalize this story, rather than report it with grace.
I say good luck to the young couple in their marriage and future.
Here's hoping their married life together is happy, peaceful and private.
Wonderful news for Elizabeth and as for IV_XX: Fox News and CNN have this on
their webpage, too. Go Deseret News!
I hope that they go to The Maldives for their Honeymoon.The Maldives
have some wounderful underwater hotel rooms, its like being in a fish tank. It
would be both fun and private.There could have No Better Place to
have the wedding then in the Laie Temple. It is very out of the way, yet has
everything you need. It is right next to BYUH and PCC. The town is Mormon
Controled and Laie is both Dry and Closed on Sunday. Yet it has a shoping center
and everything else. A Hospital close by about 5 miles away. It could not have
been a better pick. There is a Large Stake Center right next to the Temple. The
Temple was recently redone and I went to the open house and it is truely lovely
both inside and out. I also did a few sessions there when I first came to Hawaii
before my TR ran out. I am so happy for this Couple and wish them
the best that can be. I am super glad that they did not wait. Laie is a busy
Temple with a lot of Weddings so on guick notice some strings got pulled
somewhere but why not. I am sure no couple got cut out or left out just an extra
wedding was done. This is just such good news and I am so happy, that they did
not wait and that they picked Hawaii. Remember it is Their Wedding and not just
her wedding. He is the Priesthood Holder, TR Holding, RM. Show some respect in
that regard.Also she is a Grad of BYU. If she attends its for her
I believe this is News. Thank You DNS. Of course everyone is going to know, but
here it is at least clean and in good order. This is a nice young women of good
class. She is the former Victim of a Kidnapping and Rape. She did not stay in
Victim Mode, She went to School, Went on and completed a Mission, She has both
the knowledge and the Education to talk about her situation and her former
victimhood. She has a Degree and from BYU one of the Best Schools in
the Nation. Plus a Neat Job with a Network. Plus I bet People Mag has the
Wedding pictures.She made the right choice sooner is much better
then later, I am sure some people will have their stop watches out and their
Calanders Marked but now its their business.She is news because she,
was news for 9 solid months. She was rescued on a bad bust in Sandy Utah but I
am so glad the Cops did that. Of course we wish them the best of luck.
sigh'Hey way to Go Best wishes to youboth love &
trust,faith,good health,inspirationand more///All
wrapped in ones joyful heartCongratulationsMatthew&Elizabeth :-)
Thank you DN for mentioning her abuse one more time especially on her wedding
day. Nice article she can put in her scrapbook. Whatever happened to a simple:
"Elizabeth Smart was married today and we wish her well"
...only thing bad about his news, IM NOT IN HAWAII!Kudos for
outsmarting the media...Congratulations! from another Hawaii Temple
Considering today's media, broadcast, print, and online, I think this was an
exceptionally wise decision. Rather she likes it or not and rather all the
people in Utah who complain about her media appeal like it or not she is a
public figure who will be watched closely by the media for years to come.I am so happy that this couple were able to have a quiet wedding with
just their families and close friends.Trust me, as I am writing
this, media types all over are being challenged by their superiors to find out
where their undisclosed honeymooon location is. There are many who want that
"scoop". Too bad they can't be left alone.
Some of you who are saying the press should leave them alone really need to
think. The Smart family has been providing the press releases and contacting the
media through family spokespersons. If the family had wanted to be left alone,
don't you think they would have done things more discreetly? They obviously want
the publicity. I agree with IV_XX.
Brilliant! What a Smart move! Congratulations to you both. I certainly hope for
for you peace and well-being in the years to come.
One of the happiest moments of my life was when I heard Miss Smart was found
alive. Go Gilmours!
Did anyone read the article? The family made announcement that a
long time ago she was married in the HI Temple. The paper is just publishing the
statement come straight from the family. No one stalked her. No one dug up
details other than what the family shared.
flatlander,Shame on the Deseret News? "Shaming" is a
pretty serious accusation of judgement, no? At least to me, it is. The one thing
that really gets me about when people use it is that most 'judgements' against
someone/something are made without all considerations possible.Consider- Elisabeth Smart: a young woman who's been through quite the media
circus and will likely continue having the spotlight on her. I'm sure she's used
to it to some degree. Her desire to maintain that spotlight in order to
accomplish some of her goals is worth noting. Why? Cause again, she is probably
aware of the attention.So, can we safely assume she knows that the
news mentions her from time to time? Yeah, I think we can assume this. With that
being said, do you think someone with her level of national attention, with her
history, and with her ability to make herself heard... do you think that she
would be able to prevent these reports? Do you think the D.N. would not report
about her wedding if she asked them not to? Do you think the D.N., a paper with
support for beliefs such as respect, tolerance, and fostering peaceable
discourse and reporting... do you think that they would likely accept such a
request from her? I think so.Think I'm wrong? Fine. I get that. Is
it possible I'm right? Yup. And if that's the case, all it really proves is that
we both don't know all the facts. So is 'shaming' anyone really necessary, even
warranted or appropriate here?Nope.
Great Mormon Moment. Do you realize people have been watching her
for years, in most cases cheering her on. Yes she is a professional Victim but
on the good side. She has the education and knowledge to go along with it. If you want an out of the place still in the United States then Laie is
the place. The family did press releases in order to give things
control and order. Lots of people give Press Releases most are ignored. She has
done more then one People Mag Cover and she is legit News. I have always
consider the people at DNS to be a News Link for the extended Mormon Family
World Wide. It is a soft board and as shuch has it uses for what is clean and in
good order.Other Boards I am sure will spin this differently. If you complain about who she is and what she has become then you are
wrong. As I remember things she was just a 14 year old Teenager trying to get a
good nights sleep. I know she makes a lot of people with jobs in
Victim angry because if All Victims where evan remotely like her the people with
jobs and degrees in Victim would be Unemployed and the World might be a slightly
Congratulations. So glad you could have a beautiful, peaceful day.
You think she is getting tired of all the attentions? Leave her alone, she is
not Princess Diana. Wish you both well and a peaceful and quiet time
together forever and don't allow those medias in your life!
To those readers condemning DN for imposing upon Elizabeth Smart ... take a
reality check. You can be certain that DN does not send its own reporters to
Hawaii to harass, photograph and report on the "details" of her life!
If you'll notice, the photos used in the article are from Facebook, the
information in the article is from "a statement released by Smart family
spokesman Chris Thomas". Any other details likely come from publicly
available press releases.That is hardly intrusive.I also
don't understand why some people feel that this article and others like it, are
not news. Why not? Is it because it is good news, and not bad? Believe it or
not, the world is excited about what she has done with her life, and frankly, I
for one appreciate knowing about the good things that have happened to her. She
has inspired and will continue to inspire thousands of people who are attempting
recovery from horrific events of their early lives. She, and her family have set
up a foundation to aid others with such recovery... I don't think she is trying
to hide from, or ignore the ordeals that she has gone through. Thank you
Elizabeth, and DN for giving hope to so many.I wish her and new
husband all the happiness in the world. Truly a fairy tale ending to this
fascinating and inspiring story. I look forward to the next chapter.
@Steven S. JarvisYou've got to be kidding me. 10 years? You live in
Orem, Utah... BYU at your back, and you haven't noticed the hundreds of student
marriages taking place between Canadian, European, Latino, Asian and American
students? Both my kids (Canadian) married US citizens, and it certainly didn't
take 10 years for them to get the necessary documentation, and I have dozens of
friends who have done exactly the same thing with little or no hassle.If the husband is in the US on a student visa, they can pretty much get
married anytime they want.Maybe I misunderstood your comment, but
you do not need to be a US immigrant in order to marry a US citizen. Both my
kids are now US Citizens and though it took awhile and a few thousand dollars,
it certainly didn't take 10 years. You may want to look into finding a different
Agree with comments that praise DN for a short article, for making it clear that
the family released this info, for continuing (as Mrs. Gilmour wants) to keep
her ordeal and CAUSE in the news, and for their discretion. Would have liked to
have seen, and hope to see, a single photo of bride and groom outside the
temple.Hope Jimmer's wedding this summer gets some press as well.
Young people, setting the EXAMPLE of starting lives together by getting MARRIED,
and of those weddings being in the TEMPLE... and when the time comes, with
discretion, but also joy, adding to their FAMILY. Appreciate the fun and
reasonably discrete ways in which Brooke White has shared her pregnancy. Am
certain, when the time comes, we'll hear where David Archuleta serves his
mission, that he has returned, that he gets married (follow this SMART example)
in the temple, of his growing family...Good news to read. We need
more good things to read about.
Congratulations to Elizabeth and Matthew! They look so happy together. What a
cute couple!It's wonderful to announce her wedding, so we can all
rejoice for her happiness, but I can only imagine the humiliation and
re-traumatization of the media rehashing the events that put her in the
spotlight in the first place! It's long past time to stop rehashing everything
that put her in the spotlight!
God Bless Elizabeth Smart and her new husband. May they both seek the wonderful
comfort the temple has to offer and that they will always cherish each other
dearly. God Bless the entire Smart family for everything they have had to go
thru and the guidance they have given not only Elizabeth but all of their
children. They most definitely made it a matter of prayer. I never gave up hope
on her being found and working in the criminal justice system, that is a rarity.
But first and foremost may they make each other #1 in their lives and by doing
so, they will make God #1 in their lives. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU - BOTH SETS OF
FAMILY. Marriage is not easy, seek the comfort of the temple. Much love.
In HI you don't need to be a resident of the state or a US citizen to get a
Who is to say they won't make Europe their home and it's her that needs
citizenship elsewhere when studies are complete? I would consider it if I were