Peeking into our great spring mag issue fashion feature today at this gorgeous blush gown from Allure Bridal available at Gateway Bridal and photographed by David Newkirk. This ballgown is princess worthy with its gauzy tulle skirt and lace bodice top! The stunning sheer + beaded back is our fav! An unexpected design twist! The champagne blush tone really seals the deal too!
The talented and famous Hair + Makeup by Steph joined us with her talents for our entire fashion shoot. This particular low romantic updo with face framing layers is great for a bride who wants to show of their gown or an elaborate detail their hair might cover. The back is show stopping! She kept makeup classic and simple with just enough color and pow to set the timeless princess glamour.
If you visit Utah Bride Blog frequently you have probably realized it’s no secret that we love Gideon Photography. We fell in love with these bridals he submitted and even the couple featured in them! Their engagements were featured on our blog as well! These gorgeous bridals were photographed in a town called Grafton just outside of Zion. Grafton is a ghost town but it’s where Cassidy’s family is originally from. The pioneer home is owned by Cassidy’s family and the rustic backdrop fit in well with Cassidy’s dress and flowers!
This real wedding (that can be seen featured in our magazine!!) is just absolutely lovely. This beautiful couple sealed the deal at the St. Regis Deer Valley May 24, 2014, it is seriously a dream wedding. This amazing bride and groom glow in every picture and the amazing Britt Chudleigh captures these special moments. Enjoy this beautiful wedding: we hope you adore it as much as we do!
This beautiful wedding was shot by the lovely Heather Nan last May at Promontory Ranch Point of Park City. This gorgeous couple just makes you smile, we love this wedding so much! The significance of Promontory Ranch Club is Rob’s parents retired to there, thus a beautiful and appropriate place for the celebration. Something unique about all of the jewelry worn by the bridal party is that Sarai & one of her bridesmaid’s, Meredith Young, designed the accessories and Meredith handcrafted them down to the clasps. We love that Rob & Sarai’s friendly dog took part in the actual wedding ceremony!
Can you say James Bond glam? How adorable is this dapper couple dressed to the nines for their engagements? We love their edgy but classy style and love these stunning images by Jessica White Photography! For couples that opt out of a bridal or groomal session before the wedding (a Utah tradition) formal engagements can be a good option. Plus, there aren’t many things better than a man in a well fitted suit!
Utah is full of creatives and we are fast becoming a source for all things creative around the world! One great example is Provo Fashion Week, a show established only a year ago this incredible bi-yearly week is a fashion event that brings together local artists in fashion, blogging, photography, and industry, and it is gaining quick popularity! We sent our cherished social media staffer Lindsey Murphy to attend and rep UBB at most of the events and she documented it all well! Lindsey will be our guest blogger on this fashion Friday!
Provo Fashion Week was started in the spring of 2014 and is a bi-annual runway event that exists as a medium for local designers to showcase their work. And lucky for us, Bree Wilkins- designer and co-producer for Provo Fashion Week gave UBB 2 press passes to all three fashion shows to get an exclusive look at the 2015 designs from our local designers. I am SO proud to say that we have some amazing talent here in the beautiful state of Utah. This year all of the profits went to the Pomelo Project which is dedicated to supporting survivors of sex trafficking.
The week started with a glamorous black-cocktail kickoff party at The Venue at Culinary Crafts in Pleasant Grove. Sparkling cider with fresh cut strawberries and delicious hors d’oeuvres circled the venue as designers, bloggers, photographers and industry professionals all mingled together and captured photos that were sure to hit Instagram and Facebook that night.
Later on, we were given a “first-look” of what we can expect to see at the fashion shows later that week! And of course, the gowns were all stunning leaving the UBB team wanting to see more and so excited for the upcoming shows.
The shows took place at the gorgeous Provo city library including designs from Bree Wilkins @breelena, Elizabeth Cooper Designs @elizabethcooperdesigns, Garth Peay @perfectlysuited, Janay Marie Designs @janay.marie, Nancy with Avenia Bridal @aveniabridal, Natalie Wynn Designs @nataliewynndesign, Rebecca Nibley, Sarah with Illume Gowns @illumegowns, Beckett and Robb @beckettrobb, Raeann Turner, and Zaiya Collection @zaiyacollection.
So many talented designers came together to display their work on the runway and they did not disappoint! Each gown was a stunning show of the designers hard work and dedication. A shout out to the hair and makeup teams: Meghan Esppinoza and Cherisa Frank, Michelle Burnett and Catherine Bryan, Amy Davis and Kimber Packer, The Refinery Barber Shop, Shanna Blair and Devan Ampuero, Holly Amusu and Camille Jones, Ariel Lunt and Amy Rasmussen, Leanna Ahloo, Tia Montgomery and Jessica De Armas-Guzman, Yais Trevino and Nicholle Roberson, and Sierra Miller- the details were the cherry on top and made everything come together perfectly.
Sometimes there is simply nothing more beautiful than simple pictures of a bride in a studio. Lindsey Shaun wowed us with these gorgeous bridals of Tandra in her natural light studio. The bride’s gorgeous look completed by her hair and make-up by Hair and Make-up and Steph, and her breathtaking bouquet by Tinge floral really take these bridals to the next level. Lindsey photographed the pictures with stunning detail and made the session look effortless.
“It was the perfect pick me up during our drab Utah winter to create this feminine, ethereal twist on a timeless beauty in classic setting. I loved being able to experiment with the dynamic indoor lighting at McCune Mansion and of course, the beautiful FLORALS and details were a breath of fresh air. It’s so much fun to take a break from the busy wedding season and focus solely on making something romantic and beautiful and shooting creatively.
It was easy to become inspired within the walls of the historic, 100+ year old McCune Mansion in Salt Lake City. The intricately carved furniture, crown molding, and natural wood that covers every surface felt like royalty. It was easy to let your mind dream of possibilities while wandering THE BALLROOMS, long corridors and spiraling staircases. To honor this beautiful establishment some aspects of the decor were kept soft and feminine to provoke a classic, romantic feeling while other aspects were designed to feel new-age and fresh with a burst of bright and cheerful colors- it truly awakened the mansion.”
The floral styling compliments this stunning home with blooming branches that adorn the ballroom fireplace and for the table-scape – lush, garden-like arrangements designed in antique containers trailed by jasmine vine. You’ll see peach Juliet and Patience garden roses, ranunculus, larkspur and you can’t ignore the sprightly, untamed poppies. Drooping or reaching towards the sky, they’re sure to put a smile on your face.
The lovely Tracy Hill took these photos the day before Valentines up on Antelope Island. These two are such a dreamy couple: Caroline is so naturally beautiful and Michael is so handsome, they photographed so well.
From the Bride:
“My dress is about 35 years old. It was designed and hand sewn by my grandmother for my mother when my mother got married. My grandmother hand sewed delicate beading and made beautiful lace designs. The dress has been worn by 3 of my aunts as well. My mother passed away two years ago, and my sister and I decided to wear her dress in our weddings. In November 2014, my sister and I washed and fixed the dress up. We also got the sleeves reconstructed, but left the original cuffs. My sister then got the dress fitted to her and she wore it in her wedding. After her wedding, I got the dress and had it fitted to me. This dress is very special to me and it has been my pleasure to wear it and honor my mother and my grandmother.
The flowers in these photos are ones that I had to quickly fix up before the bridals. I quickly picked out some from target, the day before Valentine’s so the choices were slim. Then I met up with Michael’s sister and she and I put the bouquet together with some leftover greenery she had. It was frantic but fun. The flowers turned out just the way I wanted, and looked a lot like the flowers I was going to use on my wedding day.”
We love the history behind her dress! and for a last minute bouquet, the flowers turned out so beautiful!
Today we are featuring another gorgeous engagement session photographed in Snow Canyon by Gideon Photography. Gideon pulls out all the stops when it comes to his clients! We love his unique locations and the emotion in his images. We love the playful pictures of Morgan and Marcello. Engagements don’t have to be miserable. They can be fun!