A sweet moment from this weekend.
I’m so excited to share Devon and Jake’s beautiful summer wedding, which is currently featured in Utah Bride blog’s lovely, online magazine. Devon are the epitome of grace and kindness. I loved every second of working with them, from their sweet pups Utley and Scout and Carousel, to the beautiful flowers and gown. It was a perfect and happy day. Thank you Devon and Jake for the beautiful time and Utah Bride Blog for the wonderful feature! Please see below for all the vendors who contributed to make Devon and Jake’s such a sweet one.
Flowers: Flower Afternoon ~ Venue: Homestead Resort ~ Dress: Bride Shop ~ Suit: Jos A Bank ~ Bridesmaids: J.Crew ~ Rings: Blue Nile ~ Life of the Party
I feel incredibly lucky to have been asked to contribute to such an incredible, intricate and beautiful Marie Antoinette themed shoot last year. Melissa Blackburn designed and created each of these exquisite dresses, and the shoot was a testament to her immense talent. I’m so excited to share these photos with you and I will link the other photographers who participated down below. It’s fun to see how everyone interpreted the scenes differently and in their own unique way. An amazing shout-out to Tinge Floral and Sweet Tooth Fairy for their hard work and beautiful florals and sweets, as well as all the other vendors listed below. And if you want to see more, Mikki Platt’s images of the editorial are currently in Utah Valley Bride! Now let’s all eat some cake.
Thank you to, Dresses ~ Melissa Blackburn | Creative Directors ~ Melissa Blackburn, Jefra Starr Linn & Mikki Platt | Florals ~ Tinge Floral | Sweets ~ Sweet Tooth Fairy | Make-Up ~ Kissable Complexions | Hair ~ Bethany Loveless, Jessie Ward, Kali Wengreen | Table Styling ~ Karli Elaine Events | Cake ~ Cake-a-licious | Backdrop ~ Penny Jones | Prop Styling ~ Rosie Jarman/My Dear Lizzy | Props ~ Hale Center Theater | Floral Head Piece ~ Brittnay Jepsen/House that Lars Built
Contributing Photographers: Heather Nan, Mikki Platt, Kiera Eve, Crystalyn Nilson, Jefra Star Linn, & Nichole V
Models: Katie McDermott, Jacee Murray, Michelle White, Kelsey Lund Murphy, Amanda Larsen, Shaquel Farr, Rosalie Badger Long, Ashlyn Anderson, Chloe Thompson, Sarah Miskin, Suzy Clawson, Camille Romriell, Dani Braun, Chris Clark, Hank and Slade Blackburn
Sarah is a beauty, through and through, and as my sweet Lucy would say, she looks like a Princess. If you can believe it, these were taken in December…in 50 degree weather. I couldn’t have asked for a more magical afternoon. Thank you Sarah!
Beautiful dress custom made by Penelope’s and lovely flowers by Amy Curtis!
I’ve been waiting to share this wedding for over a year, and the day is finally here! Elyse and David’s incredibly thoughtful and beautiful wedding is published in Utah Bride and Groom! I couldn’t think of a prettier home for a wedding that was completely heartfelt.
This wedding means a lot to me for many reasons. I watched Elyse grow up. I moved into her neighborhood when I was a newlywed myself and ended up being her Church teacher. And I always loved Elyse. She was someone who had a vision for her life, knew what she wanted, had a wicked sense of humor and the warmest heart. We kept in touch over the years, and she met the perfect man in David. They are artists and teachers, living in New York City. Their love story is a special one, one of friendship, support and love in good times and the not so good times. They are both articulate, kind, generous, creative, and adventurous. Elyse and David’s vision was to combine Elyse’s love of the Utah mountains, with their home in New York City, so rustic big city? The wedding was a family affair of contributing talents, from the Chuppa, invitations by Elyse’s sister, Hannah, and beautiful acoustic music from a close friend. David drew scenes of New York on the table cards and serenaded Elyse. Their vows brought me to tears, their speeches made me laugh (and mad libs!) and I truly felt that I was witnessing two soul mates starting their journey together.
Congratulations Elyse and David! And Thank you Val at Utah Bride and Groom for the lovely feature in the new magazine!
Flowers: Tinge Floral
Gown: Michelle Roth, Kleinfield Bridal
Cake: Granite Bakery
Rings: Fitzgerald Jewelry
Invitations: Hannah Arrington Designs @firstname.lastname@example.org, Ink Run Press
Entertainment: Don Woodbury DJ, Julia Meecham
It’s the new year, and for some reason this post is all tied into life, and present-ness, moments, and you know, all THE THINGS that I/we want to be and feel and do. This post is a little bit about photo locations gone a bust, but more about baby kisses, and messy hair, and the imperfectly perfect moments that are gone before you know it. Lucky us, though, because there are a million more we get to experience. Life seems to be so meta lately, and anticipating the perfect Instagram image, and missing the real life happening behind it (guilty.) And so, when I look at these pictures I’m filled with happiness that an opportunity was not wasted to capture life–wonderful, crazy, spinning, running, joyous, stressful, incredibly real life. And although I’m not making any official resolutions this year, I guess I kind of am. Because I want to be experiencing my life in real time and not as I scroll through a social media feed (Oh, and more sleep! Always more sleep.)
So, Thank you, Mikki, Braydon, and littles, for letting me into your life and document this bit of time for you. You are amazing!
Happy New Year’s!
Kim and Alex, together keep the world spinning on. It may be in part to their fabulous hair, but really, it has everything to do with the way Kim makes Alex laugh, the way Alex looks at her with absolute adoration, and together, their perfect happiness.
Videography: Shane Rickard Films
Cake: Annie Pugmire, Love Bee Cakes
Rings: Wilson Diamonds
Florals: Lizy Bowden Lizys Lilies
Paper Goods: Kirsten Kizerian West End Girl
Hair and Make-up: Bride, Kimberly Call
Band: Guy Golightly
Dress: Custom made by Michelle Golightly, hand beading by bride and mom, Kimberly and Lynn Call