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An Eclectic Fall Wedding by Rebekah Westover Photography {Part One}
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

A wedding of two creative types always yields some serious inspiration, and Becca and Jason’s wedding was no exception.  The two met way back in the first grade and went all the way up thru high school together.  But it wasn’t until years later, when Becca was living in San Francisco and Jason in Idaho, that the two fell in love over long distance.  Becca is a contemporary ballet dancer, while Jason is an entrepreneur and graphic designer; together they designed a day that focused on their connection with close friends and family. They made use of November’s eclectic fall palette and created loads of charming décor for their Salt Lake City celebration.  These photos evoke such joy- a big thanks to Rebekah Westover for sharing them with us!

Head over to part two…

Photos by Rebekah Westover • Custom Bridal Gown by Penelope’s • Bridal Shoes by Miz Moos by Nordstrom • Ceremony Venue: The Salt Lake Temple • Florals by Roots

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Handcrafted Fall Fest Reception by Meg Ruth Photo
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

This week’s real wedding has all the elements of a quintessential fall day.  The amber, peach, coral and gold palette, topped with a heartfelt family feel made this just the story to share days before the holiday.  The newlyweds- Juliet and Stuart- share a love of indie music and being outdoors, so they hoped for a rustic style barn wedding.  Hosting their big day in a barn didn’t turn out, but with the help of friends and family, they spruced up the Cultural Hall of Rosecrest Ward to look like a rustic, eclectic little venue with vintage whimsy and fall charm.  Meg Ruth captured their sweet connection and creative style in rich, beautiful photographs.  Enjoy every last kiss and bit of autumn color!

The couple has been together for years, with Stu waiting for Juliet while she was a missionary in Argentina. They both now work full time and attend school —  and did so all while planning the wedding!  After a private ceremony at the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City, the couple was greeted by a crowd of loved ones to wish them well.  Juliet has been a Martha Stewart and Anthropologie fan for years, so for her, it was all about the handmade, eclectic vibe.  The bride and her cousin, Kim from Designs by KF, rolled up their sleeves to incorporate DIY elements like blue mason jar centerpieces, paper goods, and reception backdrops-  the result was full-on charm!

From the exquisite florals to the vintage rentals, the fabulous DIY- décor factor to the darling cake, every ounce was meaningful, personal, and utterly heartfelt.

{Read the full story in our Real Wedding Gallery} 

   Happy wishes to Juliet + Stuart

Photography by Meg Ruth Photo

Florals by Designs by KF

Brides Hair by Signature Brides

Bridal Gown by Allure from The Perfect Dress

Mens Attire by Mens Wearhouse

Ceremony Venue: Salt Lake City LDS Temple

Reception Venue: Rosecrest Ward

Catering by Bryce

Rentals by Odds & Ends

Cake by Cakealicious


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Patterned Pretty: A Real Wedding by Gideon Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Courtney and Rudy are a fun-loving, bright couple, and their wedding couldn’t have been more of a reflection.  I’m all over their modern style (wait til you see all the fabulous patterning) and these extra-stunning photos by Gideon Photography!  A full day of festivities (morning ceremony, afternoon luncheon, and evening party), tons of support from family and friends, and the bold yellow and black design elements made it unforgettable.

These two sweethearts met in high school, and have been inseparable ever since.  After four years together, they decided it was time to tie the knot, so they planned a May wedding that was filled-to-the-brim with activity and joy.  Bloomers brought Courtney’s love of yellow hues, ranunculus and roses together in a glowing bouquet.  The bride and groom were dressed to the nines, Courtney in Mori Lee and Rudy in a sharp black tuxedo by Adrian’s. These two are adorably smitten… of course there’s nothing more inspiring than that.

The early ceremony at the temple progressed to a luncheon with family and close friends. The couple then kicked it up for a blast of a reception at the gorgeous Ledges, in their hometown of St. George, Utah.  The design elements were over the top… they found the just-right blend of chevron, polka-dots, and modern geometry patterns to end their celebration with a bang.  Lemon-filled floral arrangements,  a ceiling sprinkled with lanterns and a fetching candy bar are just a few of the inspiration ideas I absolutely love.

There were a a few surprises in store for the reception- the groom and his groomsmen sat Courtney down and serenaded her with a rendition of a Backstreet Boys song. Courtney laughed so hard she cried.  This couple shares a commitment, amongst others of course, to never take themselves or life too seriously. Not even when it came to the pristinely designed, four tiered modern beauty by For Goodness Cakes. As they cut the cake, Rudy beat Courtney to the punch and playfully smothered it all over her face!  Courtney redeemed herself, but admits that he ‘won.’ Love that zest…

Photos by Gideon Photography

Bridal Gown by Mori Lee from The Perfect Dress

Bridal Shoes by Enzo Angiolini

Bridesmaids Dresses by The Dessy Group from The Perfect Dress

Menswear by Adrian’s

Bride’s Hair & Makeup by Maci Dockstader

Invitations by Kortney Eggertz

Florals by Bloomers

Reception Venue: Ledges; Catering by Valdera at the Ledges

DJ: Festival of Sounds

Cake by For Goodness Cakes


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A Relaxed Colorado Wedding by Kristopher Orr
Posted by Kate. Filed under Photography, Real Weddings

I’m a long time admirer of Kristopher Orr’s gorgeous film photographs… They just have that special something…  you know.  He photographed Kristen and Collin’s very relaxed and terribly sweet Colorado wedding this past summer.  I’m just loving the groom’s gingham shirt and the bride’s vintage gown…
The best word to desrcibe their day: simple!  They wanted to spend their wedding day in comfortable, casual style… very untraditional. Kristen and Collin’s ceremony was held at the LDS Temple in Colorado, then they headed over to a private residence for the reception. The weather was beautiful and sunny, but not too hot for August in Breckenridge.  They set up badminton and mini golf games in the backyard for guests to play! The reception tables were decorated with tea pots and knick knacks from thrift stores and antique shops.

So much beauty in simplicity…

Happy Wishes to Kristen + Collin!

Photographs by Kristopher Orr

Vintage Bridal Gown via Lebaas

Bride’s Hair by Kali Harris

Venue: Private Residence in Breckenridge, CO

Party Rentals by Chair Rental Denver

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