I recently had the pleasure of shooting Joni and George’s wedding, which was set in the high alpine of Utah’s beautiful mountains. As you can image it was the dream backdrop for a photographer. I met Joni through one of my previous brides and we instantly became friends. Joni is a genuine and beautiful women both inside and out and George is the perfect match for her because he is just as genuine!
The couple rented a huge lodge where all of their friends and family could stay for the entire weekend. The bride and groom along with their closest friends and family enjoyed a weekend of hiking, biking, and celebrating starting Friday evening with a rehearsal dinner and open house. The bride and groom each had their own suites to get ready in for their big day surrounded by their family and friends. One of the cutest things is when the groom writes a love note to his bride as good luck on the bottom of her shoe…
Here is what George wrote to Joni: “You make my dreams come true” on one shoe and “Everyday” on the other. Simple, Honest, Love.
Joni’s dress was perfect for her and folded into their entire wedding decor and location perfectly, with detailed lace design it was the perfect style to highlight her beauty.
Their cake was a beautiful aspen inspired cake designed and perfected by the Bride’s family friend and well known bakery in Bountiful, UT — Parson’s Bakery. Let me tell you it was not only beautiful it was absolutely delicious.
Something I encourage all of my brides to do is a “First Look” it is something that has evolved over my years of shooting weddings and I cannot explain how important it is. Once the ceremony is complete there are so many people you want to see and hug that the time for getting these shots becomes limited. This might be one of my favorite first looks as there was just pure joy and love in the air.
The ceremony was short, sweet, and full of cute things about the couple. A good friend of the couple, Lara Kendall married them with ease and perfection. This couple is extremely active and into dirt biking, mountain biking, and skiing/snowboarding. Most of their friends refer to them as the “power couple” and know that whatever they are out doing is to the max. The couple even met at a mountain bike race and are both always up for any adventure.
“You may now kiss the bride” and this amazing couple became Man and Wife. After the ceremony guests enjoyed a fun cocktail hour followed by a fabulous dinner provided by Culinary Crafts. I have to say the food was cooked and delivered to perfection and might have been the best Salmon I have ever had.
After dinner everyone headed upstairs in the lodge to a big room where a really great DJ was set up and ready to get the party started. There were some funny and heartfelt speeches given to the newly married couple, the cake was cut, the dancing began and continued into the night. Everyone in the room was having a blast!
As the evening came to a close the sun set on a beautiful couple that I want to wish many years of adventure, love, and happiness to. I know they are going to have a beautiful life together and I couldn’t have been more honored to be apart of their beautiful wedding~