We are loving the romantic details in this next wedding—the bride’s unique emerald engagement ring, the beautiful florals, her lace sheath dress. It doesn’t hurt that the scenery is breathtaking every way you turn—from the snowcapped mountains to the woods. Photographer Ashley Kelemen captured the love in this Ogden celebration perfectly.
What was the best advice you received as a bride? “You’ll figure it out.”
What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding? Chill out.
Are there any DIY details you’d like to tell us about? Our engagement photographs, invitation design, and the table flower arrangements were all done by the brother of the groom, Chad Keyes.
Do you have any budget tips for other brides? My advice would be to check out multiple vendors. There will always be someone somewhere who can work with your budget.
Is there anything else that helps tell the story of your wedding? Our wedding day was captured beautifully by our photographer, Ashley Kelemen. We knew right away that we wanted her to capture our special day. She was so much fun, and so easy to work with, and we loved that she mainly shoots film. Her photographs are beautiful and have a quality about them that makes them come to life. We would recommend her to anyone. Also, our videographer, Kenzie Darrington, captured our love story and wedding day spectacularly.
Why did you choose this location for your ceremony? Because of our religious beliefs, we had always wanted to get married in an LDS temple and we thought the Ogden temple was very pretty.
“We were inspired by the love and support of not only each other, but of our friends and family.”
Your ceremony in three words. Religious, peaceful, beautiful
What were your vows like? We exchanged vows as a special beginning to our reception.
Kristen wore a gorgeous lace sheath dress with her mother’s wedding veil and great-grandmother’s earrings.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding ceremony? The binding promises that we made to each other.
“The reception was an incredible highlight of the day. It was a festive gathering full of fun. From the moment it began until the moment it ended—from dinner to the dance floor, everybody enjoyed themselves and had a good time.”
Why did you choose this location for your reception? We chose the Old Coach building in Logan, Utah because of the rustic feeling that it had. We loved the old brick structure and that the building was rich in historic value. We also loved the beautiful grounds it was located on.
Did you include any other traditions in your wedding? We had a bouquet toss, and we had a ring ceremony at the beginning of our reception for those who weren’t able to attend the ceremony.
What was your favorite moment or part of the reception? When Brad got up and sang a song he had written for me in front of everyone as part of his vow. I had no idea he was planning on doing that!
What type of cake or dessert did you serve? We had an ice cream bar.
What was your first dance song? Father/daughter dance?
First dance: “To Sheila” by The Smashing Pumpkins.
Father/daughter dance: “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
If you had it to do over again, is there anything you would do differently? No, we enjoyed everything!