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This is a wedding that all the springtime brides are going to fall head over heels for! Trees in bloom, fields of tulips… plus lush garden floral arrangements in a sweet sherbet color palette. Says the bride,  “I was inspired by the idea of having a garden party as a reception. I wanted it to be unique but not trendy. More classic and timeless.”

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“My mom and I had lots of fun watching a great amount of David Tutera’s ‘My Fair Wedding’ before my special day,” says Kim, “and it was awesome when my mom surprised me with David Tutera shoes for the wedding. My grandmother, Shara, made the dress I wore in the temple and got married in, which is special because she also sewed my baby blessing dress.” Kim then changed into an Anne Barge dress for the reception.

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Instead of carrying bouquets, the bride’s sisters wore crowns of flowers in their hair. Also, as a nod to the baby’s breath that grew around her childhood home, the tiny little flower was incorporated into arrangements.

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SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM KIM AND COLE’S WEDDING IN SALT LAKE CITY.

 

Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  I chose the Salt Lake Temple because my parents were sealed there, but I chose the Loggia Gardens because it was in a great central location for our family, it was a unique outdoor location, and because my family lives out of town it was great knowing that Thanksgiving Point could help plan the reception and put it on for us. It took a lot of stress out of the wedding day.

What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  My favorite moments were sitting in the celestial room with my fiancé and talking together for an hour or so before the wedding, looking around the sealing room and seeing so many people that cared about me and Cole, and hugging Cole after we got married. // Besides getting married to my best friend, I loved dancing with Cole at the reception; we had the band play a song we ugly-sing in the car to and it was fun to dance to a song that had so many good memories for us. I also loved running down the path towards our car after the reception and having all of our friends and family surrounding us and wishing us luck on our new life!!

Please tell us about any special details from your wedding.  We had an Italian soda bar with the vanilla and cherry flavoring because that is the closest we could get to Cole’s favorite drink (Diet Coke). // The groomsmen all wore polka dot socks because Cole has always loved wearing colorful socks. // The folk ensemble that performed at the reception is an ensemble that I play with, so it was special having all of my friends and fellow musicians perform for me. I started playing flute when I was a very little girl and my teacher from way back then made the time to drive all the way up to my wedding. // My family loves playing games so we included Mancala and a big corn hole game for everyone at the reception.

What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Before the wedding my mom and I watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding together. In the movie the main character’s wedding was nothing as she planned because of crazy situations and problems; but at the end of the day her and her husband were just so happy to be together none of the rest of it mattered. After the movie my mom commented on what a good message it was: It’s easy to get caught up in making the “perfect wedding” and to get stressed about money or opinions, and it’s hard to know how to make everyone happy, but at the end of the day it is simply being married that matters.

What advice do you have for other brides?  The only thing that really matters on the wedding day is being married to the love of your life. It is not about the cake, or the dance, or the dresses, or the hairstyle, it’s not about whether you have a perfect complexion that day, or the weather. It is so important not to stress about the little things. It’s the marriage that makes the day perfect, not anything else. // ALSO, WEAR YOUR SHOES BEFORE THE WEDDING DAY.

Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Choose a budget before you start the wedding planning so it is clear from the start where money can be spent.

Is there anything else that helps tell the story of the day?  Our friends trashed our car with Oreos, condoms, balloons, paint, and streamers, and it was very difficult hopping in the car after the wedding and cleaning it up. // After the wedding I couldn’t find a vase for my flowers, so we stopped by McDonald’s and put my wedding bouquet in a large cup of water we bought. Super classy. It was funny eating Big Macs in our wedding clothes too. // Most of my family is from North Dakota as well so it was special having around 30 people drive 14 hours to come to the wedding.

 

Photography: Travis J / Venue, Catering: Loggia at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah / Floral Design: St. Thomas Floral Design / Cake: Cakes and Cupcakes by L.E. / Dress: Anna Barge via Alta Moda Bridal / Veil: Veiled Beauty / Shoes: David Tutera / Hair: Lindsey Hegerhorst, Serengeti Salon / Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung / Bridesmaid Pearl Necklaces: Harley Mae Designs /  Suit: Mens Warehouse / Shirt: Van Heusen / Tie: H&M / Shoes: Johnston & Murphy / Socks: Happy Socks / Watch: Cadence Watches / Music: BYU Mountain String Folk Ensemble, Ian Camp via ArtSound Live Music /
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  • Spring Wedding from Travis J Photography

    21 July 2014
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    Sometimes you just need a break from wedding planning, and by Friday everyone is ready for a break anyway! So each week, we send you into the weekend with some of our favorite finds from around the web, from pretty products to tutorials to interesting articles, and whatever else strikes our fancy. We hope you enjoy, and of course have a happy, happy weekend!

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    Garden setting, lush greenery, beautiful spring day… Emily and Mike were wed at the Inn at Park Winters in Northern California, and photographer Laura Nelson was there to capture the day with these timeless images…

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    Greenery and foliage played a central role in the wedding decor, starting with the watercolor invitations by Kae & Ales.

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    Bridesmaids wore gray, sage, and emerald green chiffon dresses, perfectly complementing the shades of gray and green in their bouquets.

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    The bride’s favorite part of the day? “I can truly say that I loved every moment of my wedding; it really was my favorite day! But if I had to be specific, I really enjoyed being surrounded by my family and friends, all of who were genuinely excited to share in our joy. Another favorite little moment was when we were pronounced husband and wife. My husband and I waited to have our first kiss on our wedding day and it was so special for us!”

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    SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS CALIFORNIA WEDDING AT THE INN AT PARK WINTERS.

     

    Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  When we began the planning process, we wanted a venue that would be the perfect backdrop for our wedding festivities. We chose words like lush, clean, and natural to describe our dream venue and when we found Park Winters, we knew it would be the perfect fit. We believed that investing into a gorgeous venue meant we would have to bring in fewer outside elements to complete the overall look.

    What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  We really liked the idea of a simple and neutral wedding, with an emphasis on lush greenery. We wanted minimal details that were thoughtful and intentional.

    Did you include any traditions in your wedding?  Overall, our wedding was quite traditional, but it was also very genuine and heartfelt.

    Please tell us about any special details from your wedding.  Our love for coffee prompted us to set up a coffee bar complete with custom hand-stamped cups and bags of coffee beans for guests to take home and enjoy. We also foraged for all of the greenery for our wedding. All of the greenery came from the yard of a family member or dear friend.

    What was the best advice you received as a bride?  Don’t let anything ruin your joy. No matter what may go wrong, or maybe if things just don’t go exactly as planned, remove yourself and just enjoy the day.

    What advice do you have for other brides?  Absolutely hire a wedding planner and a stylist. Having someone who knows the ins and outs of the industry and whose style and decision making skills you trust and admire will prove invaluable throughout the planning process.

    Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Decide ahead of time what elements are important to you. Invest your money on things that will last instead of little details that will likely be forgotten by you and your guests.

    Photography: Laura Nelson / Venue: Inn at Park Winters in Winters, California / Planning, Styling, Stationery, Floral Design: Kae & Ales / Dress: La Sposa / Shoes: J. Crew / Hair Piece: Twigs and Honey / Suit: J. Crew  / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / Groomsmen Suits: H&M / Band: The Suspenders 
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  • Inn at Park Winters Wedding from Laura Nelson

    16 July 2014
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    This wedding from photographer Becca Borge sends us to Coconut Grove for a beautiful Florida wedding that was perfectly suited to the bride and groom…

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    The ceremony took place at the Plymouth Congregational Church, and included bagpipes as a nod to the bride’s Celtic background (the “man of honor,” her brother, also wore a kilt).

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    The couple made their way from the ceremony to the reception in a black, vintage Lincoln Continental.

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    The reception took place at The Kampong, one of the five gardens of the National Tropical Botanical Garden. Full of exotic plants and flowering trees, it made for a one-of-a-kind wedding venue.

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    Escort cards were tied to miniature souvenir spoons from around the world, and displayed on a bed of moss.

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    Says the bride, “We had a vegan wedding so all the food was entirely vegan. No one could even tell because our chef Jay Astafa and his team are amazing! The food was incredible, we had 14 different appetizers and tons of pizza for our main course. Also we own a vegan cookie dough company called EatPastry, so we HAD to have our cookies and milk for dessert.”

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    SEE THE FULL GALLERY FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THIS BOHO-CHIC WEDDING IN COCONUT GROVE.

     

    Why did you choose this location for your wedding?  Alfredo’s family all lives in Florida, and it was easily accessible for my family who are mostly on the East coast.

    What inspired you when you were planning your wedding?  Keeping things simple, and earthy darkly colored vintage items.

    What was your favorite moment or part of the day?  Eating pizza! And my first dances with Alfredo and my Dad.

    What was the best advice you received as a bride?  To smile a lot and try to enjoy each moment for what it’s worth.

    What advice do you have for other brides?  Just relax and let the day flow. It’ll unfold the way it should.

    Do you have any budget tips for other brides?  Spend money on the stuff that’s most important to you. We didn’t want to compromise on food, so we compromised in other areas, like getting a DJ instead of band.

    Photography: Becca Borge / Venue: The Kampong in Coconut Grove, Miami, Florida / Ceremony: Plymouth Congregational Church / Event Planning: Kasey D. Weddings / Dress: Claire Pettibone / Shoes: Guess / Suit, Shirt, Tie: Vera Wang / Shoes: Dr. Martin / Floral Design: Julia Rohde’s Floral Designs / Rentals: Salvage Snob, Unearthed Vintage, Atlas Party Rentals / Catering: Chef Jay Astafa / Cookies: EatPastry / Music: Made in Miami DJs, Hiram Bernal
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  • Boho-Chic Wedding at The Kampong

    15 July 2014
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