Here are a few more bits of eye candy from today’s FABULOUS real wedding! Stay tuned for a DIY project that anyone could incorporate into their own affair.
gorgeous photography by Duston Todd
Here are some fun details from Shea…
There was a lot of love and DIY that went into this wedding – we made the wreaths that hung outside the barn, ironed tablecloths that my parents brought in their suitcases, strung lights, a friend did my hair, we hand-picked every song played, hung bicycle wheels and giggled along the way making the whole process an unforgettable memory.
At the reception, Syd and I did not worry about a thing and I know our guests could really feel that – we just had fun dancing, chatting with old friends and smiling til our cheeks hurt. We rode off into the night on our cruiser with guests throwing fall leaves into the air – the bottom of my dress is still caked with dirt and I wouldn’t change a thing.
More to come!
I am SO not surprised that you guys are eating today’s wedding up. It’s just that kind of a wedding! The red barn, the twinkle lights, the glowing bride and the adorable groom…every bit of it is just delicious. Well, Shea is a doll and is not only offering up some pretty great details, she’s also stopping by in a bit to share one of her DIY projects with us!
Now, on to the reception…
Duston Todd is the talent behind these ridiculously lovely photographs and I have to say, although a great photographer will make any wedding appear beautiful, I don’t think he had to work too hard to make this one seem completely gorgeous! As a quick sidenote, Duston’s images are some of the most breathtaking photographs you’ll ever see…they literally glow with emotion.
From the gorgeous bride…
The reception was the cozy evening we had hoped for – filled with mingling, comfort food and lot’s of dancing! We had the fireplace going, hor’dourves during a mingling hour, a hot chocolate bar (with our bike logo printed on the mugs which were our favors – a big hit), panini bar for dinner and a dessert bar with ancestors’ wedding photos.
My mother stayed up day and night sewing every tablecloth, overlay and handstitching flowers. The centerpieces were half containers made out of bicycle baskets and the others were actual bicycles. The florist was fabulous and acheived the “glamorous wildflower” look perfectly. We hung lanterns from the ceiling and lights everywhere. Guests signed postcards made from our engagement pictures and put them in a mailbox instead of a guestbook. We also had a photobooth which was great because the little kids (and big kids) found it very entertaining.
More to come!
If you are just now joining us, Shea and Syd are our FABULOUS featured couple for the day. Shea is one of the loveliest brides we’ve ever had on SMP, thanks to her perfect sense of style and that smile that seems to go on for miles. If you can’t already tell, we love her and the fantastic wedding that she and her fiance designed…
Don’t you wish you were at this wedding? It just reminds me of a warm and cozy weekend, filled with great food, really good wine and friends to make you laugh. I love that. The pictures, all shot by the insanely talented Duston Todd, let the true beauty of the day shine and all of the details that Shea crafted to appear as if they came right out of a magazine. Pure loveliness.
So much more to come!
I KNEW you guys would love this wedding. It’s really hard to NOT to with such a ridiculously gorgeous bride, a warm approachable style, sweet personal touches throughout and a groom that well, ain’t too shabby.
ridiculously gorgeous photographer by the forever talented Duston Todd
More from Shea, the lovely bride…
I was having my dress made and we all hear those horror stories – well I was one of them. Three weeks before the wedding I had to find a new dress. One day after work I went all over Salt Lake and found a sample dress that fit like a glove and did not even have to be hemmed. I designed this jacket and had it made in 3 days transforming it into the custom look I had been wanting all along. I wore the ban.do for the wedding ceremony and changed it to a purple suede flower for the barn. Syd wore a suit from Zara. Wedding disasters happen, but it all comes together.
So much more to come!
There is just so much to love about today’s wedding…the oh-so-chic bride, the sweet but completely elegant style of day, the pure happiness that is radiating from the bride and groom.
the absolutely lovely images are by Duston Todd
Complete and utter charm. Loving every bit of this wedding! From the bride…
Syd and I are not the type of couple to get married in a typical “wedding venue” so I set out to find a location that could provide the rustic, romantic feel I love so much, but provide the practicality of indoor plumbing, heating and place for the caterer. I found a barn in Mapleton, Utah that fit the bill. We had our wedding ceremony at the LDS temple in Salt Lake City and the reception later that night. We invited close friends and family (about 125 guests) and decided to not have bridesmaids and groomsmen.