This Hawaiian wedding at the Le Jardin wedding venue in Sandy, Utah was absolutely stunning! The wedding took place on a hot summer day in the morning followed immediately by a luncheon and an afternoon reception. Jake and Anela and their families were the absolute best to work with! It was fun working with their blended families and you could tell everyone was there to fully support the couple on their wedding day. 

Anela and her family are from Hawaii and they incorporated a lot of Hawaiian wedding traditions. They had traditional wedding leis for the groom and groomsmen and traditional floral crowns called an haku lei for the bride and bridesmaids. Their ceremony was sweet. They had a family friend officiate and had each of their siblings say a few words. 

Their reception consisted o...

Allyson and David decided to have a small ceremony in Mexico, but wanted to get beautiful bridals/formals and a first look in the Utah mountains. Tibble Fork is beautiful year round - literally. Summer, Spring, Fall, or Winter, the reservoir and surrounding area is always beautiful! 

Allyson's bridal look was the epitome of a a classic, romantically beautiful look. Her dress was covered in delicate flowers, beading, a flattering deep-v neckline and, my favorite, and open back. Her makeup was simple and classic and her hair was pulled back in a delicate twist. 

More important than that, was the love I could feel between the couple. They were so sweet with each other and enjoyed getting to love on each other during our photo session. Enjoy!

Abby and Grant got married at the Draper Temple on a cloudy and rainy day which was the exact opposite of the excitement and joy felt throughout their wedding day. I absolutely love photographing weddings at the LDS Draper Temple - it's the classic white stone and plenty of shady areas for great pictures. Plus, it's a pretty central location for a lot of family and guests! Abby and Grant have the cutest relationship. Their wedding day was full of smiles, laughter, and a lot of family. I say this a lot, but I get so lucky with my brides. They had an awesome group of family and friends who showed their love and support throughout the day. 

At their reception at LouLand Falls in Salt Lake City, which is a GORGEOUS venue located in Parley's Canyon. It features beautiful greenery, stunning mount...

In light of all of the Coronavirus news, legislature, and developments - it has sent Utah brides planning their wedding into a panic. With good reason! Nobody knows when the social distancing and travel restrictions will be lifted. What started off as a "two week" measure will most likely turn into months of us rarely leaving our houses and avoiding crowds of people. I don't know for certain; of course, but it seems like this social distancing will be around longer than we think it will. 

Now, if you are a Utah bride getting married in the first half of 2020 I do not want to make you panic. However, I do want to give you solutions and options in the event that when your wedding date gets closer, and there is no sign of bans on large groups of people getting lifted, you can still h...

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