Jennifer & Sam | September 21st | Park City, Utah
From the bride: We got engaged in the mountains, and we couldn’t think of a more perfect place to exchange our vows than the beautiful backdrop of Utah’s scenery. It was just perfect for us. Serene, peaceful and majestic.
Purple is my favorite color, always has been, after all, it’s the color of royalty! I wanted something simple and chic, elegant but not overplayed. A little eccentric but sophisticated. For example, my dress had unfinished hemlines but the sparkle of the belt gave it the WOW factor. I wanted the whole wedding to be that way.
My mom sewed a handwritten note from my grandmother, who passed away in 2002, into the hem of my wedding dress. It was a card she wrote to me in 1988 that says’ “My sweet Jennifer, always remember how much I love you.”
Having my dad walk me down the aisle was something I had been looking forward to my whole life. My dad is a very special person to me. He has always been the most important man in my life and it was very sentimental to have him by my side on my big day.
The cake was white fondant with edible silver glitter. I love glitter to a fault.
Looking back, the day went by WAY too quickly. We had a packed itinerary and I wish that we would have had more time to spend with everyone! I also wished we would not have rushed off so quickly the next morning on our honeymoon. We would have preferred to stay a few days with the family at the resort and THEN leave for the honeymoon.
1. Have realistic expectations. A wedding is a celebration of love. It is all about marrying the man of your dreams; it is NOT about the show. At the end of the day if you are married to your Prince Charming, then the day was a success. THAT is what matters. Don’t get wrapped up in what other people want or what you see on pinterest. Talk to your fiancé, figure out what you want together and do that. You will be much happier in the end, I promise.
2. Invest in a good photographer and videographer. When all is said and done, it will be the most tangible way you’ll have to remember your day. Dinner will get eaten, flowers will die, the music will go quiet, memories will fade, but your photos and videos will last forever.
3. Take the time to soak it all in. Take moments, before you put on the dress to breathe. Put on the dress and give yourself a second to reflect. Close your eyes, say a prayer and reflect on why you are where you are. Hug your bridesmaids before you leave for the ceremony. Tell them how much they mean to you. Stop at the top of the aisle… take a deep breath, look around. The day will go by so quickly, taking the time to have quiet reflective moments is the best thing I did. Hold your husband’s hand. Don’t let the true meaning of the day get lost in the chaos. Take selfies, do the photo booth, put on your dancing shoes and have some fun, you’ve waited your whole life for this.
Jennifer’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS
Photographer: Logan Walker Photography // Event Planner: Soiree Productions Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau // Floral Designer: Orchid Dynasty // Cake: Carrie’s Cakes // Venue: Park City Mountain Resort