Summer is in high gear so I thought it would be nice to cool down with this winter wedding. We broke tradition and did a first look a week before the wedding. I thought this worked out nice giving us a beautiful mountain setting for this moment.
1. The First Look: This was definitely one of my top favorite moments. We found a spot up Little Cottonwood Canyon that was covered with snow and had an incredible mountain range in the background. My photographer, Brian, helped me climb atop a snow-covered rock in my wedding dress (not an easy process) and then guided my patient fiance onto the same rock—blindfolded. We finally allowed him to take the blindfold off and his reaction was perfect. I've seen that look before and so I knew it was genuine. I asked him once what that look meant and he said, "It means that I know I definitely made the right decision in choosing you."
2. The Groomsmen’s Stories: I never thought I would laugh so hard on my wedding day. My fiance had 4 of his closest friends as groomsmen. They knew Blake very well and did not hold back. Every single groomsmen opened the speech with their utter shock that Blake had actually found a woman! Those comments were then followed by some of the funniest stories I've ever heard about Blake trying to date girls in high school. Priceless.
3. The In-Between Time: One of the sweetest moments of my wedding was dancing with Blake after the luncheon and before the reception when there weren't many people in the venue. He just pulled me aside and started dancing with me. It was the one time when we were actually alone and could just focus on each other. The best part is our photographer saw the moment and captured it for us forever.
4. The Send-Off: This was the moment of my wedding that glowed. All the guests had lined up outside the front door of our venue and we were whisked outside and down the line of fizzling sparklers. Everyone had huge smiles on their faces and were holding the sparklers so close to our heads, I thought my hair was going to catch on fire! This again, was one of my favorite moments and favorite pictures we have from the wedding. It was the end of a very full and wonderful day.
Venue- Northampton House
Cake- April Blakely from Cake Appeal
Details- Hoopes Events
Hair and Makeup- KL Artistry
Catering- Christopher's Steakhouse
Photography- Brian Smyer
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