We’re kicking off the week with Jordan and Devin’s Salt Lake City wedding, full of romantic details like the bride’s veil and beaded dress, flowers by Tinge Floral, and hand-painted invitations by the bride’s mother…
“The best advice I received as the bride was to stay focused on the marriage,” says Jordan. “The most important part was that we both showed up for the ceremony. Everything beyond that was just an added bonus to the best day of our lives.”
Your ceremony in three words. Religious, Classic, Elegant.
Did you include any traditions in your wedding? We were sealed in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. It was a very traditional LDS wedding ceremony where we believe we are married for time and all eternity. It was a sacred experience shared with our family.
“We wanted to stay true to who we are as a couple and what we love. Our wedding was simple, organic, and effortless. Everything and everyone belonged there naturally, and that’s exactly what we had dreamed of.”
Why did you choose this location for your wedding? I visited the private residence for a dinner a year before our wedding, and immediately fell in love. The backyard reminded me of a secret garden, full of lush flowers and mature, tall trees. We both have large extended families, and we felt it would be the perfect place for our 300-person celebration. It was!
Please tell us about any special details from your wedding. I wore my mom’s sapphire bracelet. // We had a gelato bar as an ode to my family’s travels to Italy every summer when I was a teenager. // My mom designed and painted our announcements and invites. I couldn’t have been more thrilled with how they turned out. I will cherish them for my whole life.
What was your favorite moment or part of the day? That is a really tough question! The entire day was beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Aside from the ceremony itself, the dance party was my favorite. We had the world’s greatest band, and we had the entire place out of their chairs dancing. My hair fell down, people were sweaty. It was such a great time.
First Dance Song: “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
What advice do you have for other couples in the midst of planning a wedding? Take time to be with each other and make it a priority to continue to nurture your relationship. Don’t let wedding planning consume everything. The greatest relief during wedding planning was when we were able to get to the mountains and go hiking, or enjoy a dinner together amidst our very busy schedules.
Is there anything else that helps tell the story of your wedding? Our wedding day was so full of love and joy. We feel truly fortunate to come from the families we come from, and are so happy we were able to combine them. It was incredibly overwhelming to have friends and family fly in from all parts of the globe to celebrate and dance the night away with us. We are forever grateful.