Romantic and Soft Blush Wedding in Utah

January 31, 2024 BY: Bailey

“As you may notice, these photos have some slight differences, this is because they were shot 1 year apart. Payton and I met in February 2020, right before it all happened. We starting dating in September 2020, engaged June 2021 and married in the Oqquirh Mountain Temple on September 10th, 2021. Because of the recent changes and rules coming out of the pandemic, a lot of my family and friends were not able to travel from Canada across the border, but my immediate family and one of my best friends was able to make it! September 10th, 2021 was the most exciting day of my life, it was so much more than I had ever dreamt of. We were sealed in the Oqquirh Mountain Temple in South Jordan Utah, surrounded by friends and family. The scenery at the Temple made for the most beautiful photos by our amazing photographer and friend, Autumn. Even a short 10 minute rain during our family photos couldn’t stop us from feeling so lucky and full of love and support from our family and friends. We kept this day pretty short and sweet, after photos at the Temple we went to the Cheesecake Factory for a small-intimate dinner with family and friends to celebrate! Over the next year, my mom and I planned for our bigger celebrating on our anniversary (September 10th, 2022), the best anniversary party I could have asked for. When the day arrived, we planned to have a ring ceremony at Thanksgiving Point, followed by a traditional reception, and best of all, our first dance! The morning felt very relaxed and doing it for the second time I felt minimal pressure of something going wrong – since we were already married. We arrived at the venue with our wedding party and family and finished up last touches before guests arrived. One of my favorite parts of the ceremony was having Sofie, our 1 year old goldendoodle walk down the aisle right before me. We also had a string quartet perform our ceremony music and I would do that over and over again if I could! Guests loved it, and Payton and I are both musicians so it was the perfect personal touch. Officiating our ring ceremony was a dear friend of ours, Pat Meegan. Him and his wife Clarissa and their family had been avid supporters of our relationship and even of myself throughout college, we considered them family. Hearing Pat share how he had watched out relationship grow even over the span on one year was so sweet and made me reminisce on our relationship and our family and friends who supported us. After our short ceremony, guests had dinner while we took a few extra pictures in the beautiful rose gardens! During this moment, I asked Payton what he was most excited about today and replied “I’m just excited to hang out with you and celebrate, together.” At that point, I threw the schedule out the window, because he was right, I just wanted to enjoy this moment with him. We went into dinner, it was a delicious roast beef dinner with a soda bar to top it all off.  Then it came to our first dance, which seemed too good to be true. When we were wedding planning I asked Payton what he wanted our first dance to be and he said “I don’t care – but Cayden (his best friend) has to sing it” and I laughed and said “That’s funny because I feel the same way but about Kylee (my best friend).” Thankfully both of them agreed and they prepared an acoustic version of the song “Part One” by Band of Horses as we danced for the first time as husband and wife. The rest was pretty standard for a Utah wedding. We played the shoe game, ate some incredible cake, danced the night away, laughed a lot, and ended the night with a sparkler exit. Something super important to me was a personalized touch, and as I am Canadian, my mom helped me plan and even incorporate my Canadian roots into our reception. She arranged to have mini jars of Saskatoon Berry (a local berry to where I grew up) Honey as the thank you for all our guests, and to this day they still ask me if I can get them some. Overall, we wouldn’t change a thing and wish we could relive that day over and over again.”

– London, the bride

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Planner: London Chanel Weddings Venue: Thanksgiving Point Photographer: Autumn Marie Photography Florist: LV Florals Makeup Artist: Kailie Artistry Hair Stylist: Life in Bobby Pins Cake: Ballerina Baker

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