Chelsea + Zac’s Quirky and Adorable E-Session

Chelsea + Zac’s engagement shoot is one of the most adorable photo shoot I’ve seen recently. Lots of great contrasting colors and choice props (big balloons!), the awesome talent behind Unlost Photography did wonders. It also certainly helps, too, when one part of the Chelsea + Zac couple is a future neuroscientist and the other is a playwright and actor(ess?), totally amping up the nerdy, quirky, and cute factors. See if you can figure out who’s what!

Photographer: Unlost Photography//Shoot Date:02.01.2014//Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Haley + Daryn’s First Look/Bridal Session

Bridal sessions are always beautiful.  First looks are always heartwarming and fun.  And then Haley and Daryn come along with Breanna McKendrick Photography to combine two good ideas into one perfect shoot.  While this combo bridal sesh/ first look is a stroke of genius, I have to admit, I keep getting distracted by Haley’s handmade combo gown.  Just like the photos session, Haley combined two looks in the same dress to create a wonderfully whimsy and unique look!

From the photographer:

Haley wanted a rustic look for her bridal/first look session. She found a dress that she loved at David’s Bridal, but knew that the top of the dress was just not for her. With a few snips of the scissors, Haley had her perfect skirt of her wedding dress, and paired it with her country rustic shirt. It was a playful and charming way to really make her dress truly her own and unique.

Paired with a pretty lacy top for the first look, this fab gown is everything rustic and elegant we love!

From color combos to dress combos and shott combos alike, we only hope you’ll share the rest of your wedding combos with us!  Thanks so much Breanna McKendrick Photograpy for being a part of and sharing this super combo shoot!  Congratulations Haley and Daryn!

Vendor Information

Date: July 22, 2013

Location:  American Fork, UT

Photographer: Breanna McKendrick Photography

Event Venue: American Fork Amphitheater

Submitted via Two Bright Lights 

Corinne + Alex’s Red + Black Rockabilly Wedding

When you combine bundt cakes, brooch bouquets and polka dots with a classic red and black color palette, with the superb photography of Logan Walker Photography and a seriously breath taking backdrop you are bound to have an adorable quirky yet classy fete on your hands. Now throw in a serenading bride, some cool kicks, and so many amazing little details and special stories, and you’ll easily see why this Corinne and Alex make this is one fabulously fun retro wedding!

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Corinne + Alex’s day goes beyond a wonderfully whimsy wedding; it’s loaded with special meaning too! The pint sized bridal party was headed up by Corinne’s beautiful daughter who sported polka dots and Converse like a pro! Corinne’s sister crafted the fab brooch bouquet that contained her something old, new, borrowed and blue from friends and family. (Bonus. It now serves as a decor staple in Corinne and Alex’s home). Corinne altered her strapless hi-low Oleg Cassini gown to be halter style, tea length perfection that’s hard to believe it’s not a perfect vintage find. And sweetest of all touches are the engagement ring and groom’s ring that are passed down through the family to add that extra special touch of meaning.

From Coke bottle favors to polka dot pearls, there is not one thing I don’t adore about this wedding! Thank you Logan Walker Photography for capturing and sharing this beautiful day! Congratulations Corinne and Alex!

Vendor Information:

Date: August 2, 2012

Location: Herber City, UT

Photographer: Logan Walker Photography

Event Location: Louland Falls

Caterer: Savoury Kitchen Park City

Favors, Gifts, and Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Brides Dress: Oleg Cassini

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Taeler’s Al Fresco Bachelorette Party

First, let me clarify.  When I say Al Fresco- I am referring to the lovely outdoor dinner party that Taeler’s cousin so perfectly created for her low-key bachelorette party- not the underwear the hanging outside (more about that in a few).  This BP was more than just dinner with the girls.  It was everything fun and sentimental that you want to be able to remember looking back at your engagement period.  Kendalls Media not only did a fantastic job of capturing all the sweet little deets that made the evening so delicious, but also designed the stationery!

To honor Taeler’s relaxed request, a dinner filled with market flowers, white wine spritzers and a spectacular Italian supper were arranged in banquet style backyard bash.  Taeler’s cousin collected glassware and used their great-grandmother’s china to set the feast!   Their great grandmother’s necklace also provided the beads to adorn all the pretty paper pieces.   An outdoor photobooth was manned with disposable cams and Kendalls Media took care of the rest.

 

Oh! And about the undies.  I love the game!  The undies represent the personality of each guest.  What a fun way to be silly and keep it classy all at the same time! Good friends, good food, good wine, good times, right!?  Thanks Kendalls Media for capturing such a beautiful dinner party, and congratulations Taeler!

 

Vendor Information:

Photographer: Kendalls Media

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Elissa + Casey’s Timeless Western Wedding

Are you sitting down? Awesome, because this wedding is epic. Get your fingers ready, because you’re going to want to Pin the heck out of this wedding.

From Elissa and Casey’s photographer: Elissa and Casey truly celebrated Park City’s Old Western heritage by encouraging guests to dress up for their themed wedding. Friends & family came as mountain men, gypsy inspired women, hippies and the gorgeous bridemaids as Old West saloon girls. Elissa had a special request – would I shoot with film and old cameras, which I loved. There is something about film that is still quite timeless. These photographs are a mix of both digital and film. The ceremony took place at the Zen Garden/Yoga Shop in Old West fashion, a horse and buggy took the bride and groom up to a cute house behind Main Street where the celebration continued. Elissa is a natural, hippie beauty & Casey a free-spirited soul…what more could a photographer ask for?

DIY Details

Invitation: The bride designed her own invitations. It was a collage of art and photographs.
Flowers: Were assembled by the bridesmaids. The flowers were gathered on a hike they took the morning of the wedding.
Brides Dress, Shoes, Lace Cuffs, Hat: The bride’s Aunt Helen added more elements to her Lazaro gown. The morning of the wedding she sewed the lace cuffs around her wrists. The shoes were vintage & bought from ebay.
Cake: The cake was baked by a friend and decorated with flowers gathered by the bridesmaids.
Bridesmaid Corsets: The corset base was bought online & then customized by each bridesmaid (each one added different elements from flowers, feathers, ribbons & lace).
Reception: The couple rented a victorian house in Old Town, Park City to have their reception in. Friends made all the delicious food (picnic/bbq style), their friends were the band & played out of the garage (Dead Horse Anonymous)
Rings: Her father’s and his grandmother’s
Photography: Going with the Old West theme of the wedding, the bride asked if I would shoot with a mix of old vintage cameras along with digital.
Ceremony: They were married outside a friend’s yoga/meditation center and then rode a horse & buggy to the house where the reception took place
Favors: Jars of local jam made by friends

Couple: Casey + Elissa Martin

Date: August 7, 2010

Location: Park City, Utah

Photography: Sparkle Photography

Venue: Zen Center

Wedding Dress: Lazaro

Bridesmaids Dress: McGrew Studios

Cake: Mariposa Kitchen

Musicians: Dead Horse Anonymous

Transportation: Rocky Mountain Outfitters

Kailey + Travis

If you’re having trouble waking up this Monday morning, no worries! Skip the coffee, and get a load of this bright yellow spring wedding. Yellow is just one of those colors that perks you right up and gets a smile on your face. That it’s the most prevalent color in today’s super charming featured wedding is no mistake. The citrus details and collected vintage furniture does a phenomenal job of playing off the pops of blue and white, and really tie together all the DIY elements of Kailey and Travis’s wedding.

 

DETAILS

Location: Toquerville, UT

Photography: Flourish Photography

Venue: Lichfield Ponds

Florals: Bloomers

Cake: Denise Thompson

Event Coordination: Forevermore Events

Maren + Brett

Sometimes the perfect venue is right in your own (or a loved one’s) back yard. Maren and Brett show us how sweet and intimate a casual at-home wedding can be. All you really need is a ridiculously happy couple, your nearest and dearest loved ones, and some pretty flowers to put on a once-in-a-lifetime wedding. Beautiful!

Maren + Brett

October 02, 2010

Vendors

Photographer: Justin Hackworth Photography

Floral Designer: The Flower Patch

Reception Venue: Private Residence

Dress Store: Frenze Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Downeast Outfitters

 

Lynsi + James

A few bright accents make this pretty DIY wedding a sweet day to remember.

 

One of the reasons I love outdoor weddings is they often provide a glorious backdrop without the need for extra decor and flowers. Nature is an awesome decorator, right? James and Lynsi chose a gorgeous park in Syracuse, Utah that provided some lovely scenery for their big day.

Did I mention Lynsi’s mom made all of the table arrangements and decor? The use of color here really sets the tone for a casual but fresh and cozy wedding. Love it!

Vendors

Lynsi + James
July 15, 2009
Syracuse, Utah

Vendors
Photographer: Cahoon Studios
Reception Venue: Legacy Park
Dress Store: The Gallery by Lynette

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