DIY Vintage Wedding {TJ + Michelle}

05 21 2015

We love when brides have the willpower and patience to tackle a lot of their wedding things on their own! This bride was no exception! We had the bride share a little about their love story:
Michelle was the shy, small-town girl from Salem, UT and TJ was the surf-and-sand-loving Californian from Carlsbad. She first saw TJ at a church activity, where she was obviously smitten with his good looks and charm, but too shy to approach him. Instead, she watched TJ from afar as he seemed to get to know every girl except her, and prayed that he would notice her even though she was so timid! “Unfortunately,” she says, “luck wasn’t with me that night…and I went home a little dejected!” But school had just started, so the next morning, she headed off to the first day of the semester’s classes. Most of the day passed without incident, but when she sat down in her last class, she was thrilled to see that in walked the cute guy she’d seen the night before! “It’s super embarrassing to write, but I will be honest and say that I got a tingly feeling the moment I recognized him and realized he was going to be in my class. Because of that feeling, I knew I somehow needed to get to know him!” Over the course of the next week, she watched to see where he would sit daily, and made “a plan of action! My plan definitely included having an awesome hair day and flawless makeup. I went to class early and sat next to his normal spot. How’s that for creepy?!?” Because of her efforts, they ended up having a conversation that led to more conversations, and eventually, a deep friendship, despite their coming from different backgrounds and having different personalities. The rest, as they say, is history. On April 7th, TJ proposed to Michelle, and they spent a very short four months planning and dreaming about their wedding day. “It was going to be particularly special,” she said, “because we were doing so much of it ourselves.” Because her siblings were both talented and eager to be part of the intimate details, Michelle’s family did most of the set-up, the flowers, the makeup and hair, etc. TJ’s side was also heavily involved in the planning and decorating.
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State Fair Formals

10 07 2014

We love a bride that can march to the beat of her own drum–the bride that dares to do something a little different! This carnival themed formal session shot by Keala Jarvis incorporated rich colors for the floral scheme (Julia … Continue reading

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Rainy Salt Lake Wedding (Tawnya & Matt)

09 03 2014

Matt and Tawnya’s August wedding got caught up in the best of Utah’s later summer rain storms. Captured by Valory Jean Photography we are smitten by the changes in weather and one resilient couple!  The rain came and the rain went and they … Continue reading

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UBB Summer 2013 Editorial {Paper Details}

07 11 2013

Paper goods and details is another perfect way to bring in the theme of your event and invitations are the first glimps of your theme that people will see! We asked the talented Nikkol Christiansen with Peter Loves Jane to … Continue reading

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Flower Friday: Backyard BBQ W/Petal Pixie

06 07 2013

A few local vendors, including one of our fab florists {Petal Pixie}, collaborated together on an engagement backyard style shoot to inspire engaged couples to throw a small party sooner than later to celebrate that moment almost as amazing as … Continue reading

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Couture Inspired Bridals

11 05 2012

Happy Monday! We hope everyone had a great weekend! We are excited to start the week off with this romantic bridal inspiration shoot photographed by Evelyn Eslava. The blush tones accented with bright pink, yellow, and blue make for a … Continue reading

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Flower Friday: A Fall Bouquet Recipe with Petal Pixie

11 02 2012
petal pixie fall bouquet

Today Flower Friday is the most simple kind of insightful, something that will charm the DIY bride’s here in Utah and also showcase the art of bouquet making! This art is about more than just stems, and yet the stems … Continue reading

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Alex & Logan {Featured Wedding}

09 25 2012

Today we are featuring Alex & Logan’s darling boho wedding that was captured by one of our faves, Mikki Platt! Alex wore three dress, the first was her grandmothers vintage wedding gown which is just lovely, the second was a … Continue reading

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Kristin & Raph: Moon Lake Nuptial

06 27 2012

Sometimes less is more & today our ‘little’ wedding feature is a great example of simplified nuptials. Kristin & Raph chose Moon Lake Resort as their location for “I do’s”. Located in the Ashley National Forest on the edge of … Continue reading

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Goodbye Wedding Invite Woes

05 30 2012

Today we are delighted to have another educational bridal post for you! Courtesy of the fantastic stationer experts at Ann Elizabeth. So, you’re engaged! Congratulations! You’ve got the ring, the date is set, and plans are underway. Now it’s time … Continue reading

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