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Spring Utah Temple Wedding

These lovebirds tied the knot in Provo, the town where they both grew up in and met each other, and they kept things simple and sweet with a temple ceremony followed by a backyard reception at a house just up the hill. Sounds idyllic, right? Jacquelyn Hayward did a fabulous job capturing every picturesque moment, so get ready to gush over the full gallery right here!


From Jacquelyn HaywardMegan and Scott were married on a beautiful April morning in Provo – the town where they grew up, went to high school, and met one another.  The sun was shy and drifted behind rain clouds that sprinkled softly here and there throughout the day.  Megan’s dress was handmade by Scott’s grandmother.  Megan’s gown of silk was fit it to her frame piece-by-piece, then adorned with beading.  Their reception was held at her Aunt’s house (who is also the mother of Scott’s best friend!) just up the hill from the temple.  The reception decorations were simple and understated, allowing the Spring blooms to steal the show.  Gourmet pizza from a food truck was served, and harp music danced it’s tune around the backyard where friends and family gathered to support their marriage.  It was such a lovely day!

From the beautiful bride…Scott and I began a friendship in high school that had something undeniably special about it.  At first it was strictly friendly.  No hand-holding or romance began for a long while.  After high school he went away for two years to serve in Germany as a missionary.  I went to school and had my own missionary experience in Argentina.  All the while we kept in touch through letters.  When he finally popped the question I cried, kissed him sweetly, and said, “Of course.”  We wanted our wedding to be simple and beautiful.  We arranged for an outdoor reception with a gorgeous view of the valley and Utah lake.  It would be a white wedding, with splashes of color from the flowers and a blush fabric wall.  What we wanted most for our wedding day was the focus to be placed on our union and families coming together.  We still feel so uplifted and happy and supported by our loved ones.

Photography: Jacquelyn Hayward | Floral Design: Madalyn Louise Floral | Ceremony Venue: LDS Provo Temple | Film Lab: The Find Lab

Berry Farm Wedding Photo Shoot from Green Apple Photography

Fall is one of my most favorite times of year and it is ever so quickly approaching. Apple picking, leaf changing, fabulous fall coat wearing; you get the idea. And along with that crisp, cool approach comes a plethora of Fall weddings (also on my favorites list). This inspiration shoot captured by Green Apple Photography is cozying up to that Fall-ish genre.  It’s apples and berries a plenty with a gorgeous floral spread by Honey of a Thousand Flowers  and paper goods by October Ink perfect for a cool weathered alfresco affair. Head to the gallery for even more inspiration ripe with berry hues. And be sure to check out the easiest/ crazy cute DIY you ever did see right here.

From Lindsey Stewart of Green Apple PhotographyThe seed for this shoot was inspired over a year ago, when I first visited Phelps Berry Farm and fell in love with the stunningly beautiful, quiet farm, nestled in the Mountains of Payson, Utah. Living in the city, I was enchanted by the rural surroundings. Phelps Farm stayed on my mind for over a year, and the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to design a shoot around the farm. This was my first attempt at a styled shoot, and I knew I wanted to keep it simple, romantic and fresh. It ended up being a wonderful collaboration of extremely talented women. The starting inspiration was raspberry and gold, and we designed the shoot from there.

Jayne Swallow of October Ink created the personalize place settings, and the cups and silverware are her grandmother’s. Jayne also designed custom invitations with watercolor and gold foil, table cards and the berry box sayings. The beautiful, Grecian-style gown was custom made for the shoot by Melissa Blackburn, and was stunning on Mari. Melissa also provided the French lace for the Chuppah and the Boy Scout table used for the cakes. Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers is an amazing stylist in addition to florist, and she created the centerpieces, bouquet and boutonniere, incorporating a mix of fruit and flowers. She also provided the birch branches for the Chuppah, candlesticks, crates and picnic table pillows. The party favors were berry boxes, hand-painted gold, that said, “To Have & To Eat.” I can’t say enough about the talent that was present, the cameraderie of all these talented women creating together. April Benincosa did a flawless job with the hair and makeup. I knew I wanted braids, rosy cheeks and bright, raspberry lipstick, and she created a flawless, romantic look for Mari. April stepped in at the last minute and really helped finish off the overall look.

All the women joined in on styling, and I loved seeing what a joint collaboration and mutual enthusiasm can create. My wonderful husband baked the six dozen cakes that we brought. The idea was farm-fresh for the cakes, and we kept it simple with bundt cakes, raspberries and a few flowers. The picnic table came from our backyard, and I made the floral headbands. The Phelps family was extremely generous in opening up their beautiful property to us. Some fun, behind-the-scenes facts: Mari and Blake are parents to a darling little six month-old boy, who played on a blanket at that shoot with us and was a dream the entire time. I shot Mari and Blake’s wedding 18 months ago, and it was so fun to reconnect and see their little family grow. On the day of the shoot, the entire valley was covered in a thick, gray smoke from several wildfires in the area. Magically, the shoot appeared to be in the one clear spot in the area, and the winds eventually blew the smoke away. Gratefully, a few weeks later we got some much needed rain.

Photography: Lindsey Stewart of Green Apple Photography / Location: Phelps Berry Farm in Payson, Utah / Floral Design: Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers / Styling: Lindsey Stewart, Sarah Winward, Melissa Blackburn, Jayne Swallow + April Benincosa / Wedding Cakes: Scott Stewart / Paper Goods: Jane Swallow of October Ink / Berry Boxes: Garnish / Wedding Dress: Custom by Melissa Blackburn / Hair + Makeup: April Benincosa of Vintage Rouge / Models: Mari + Blake Tengberg

Utah Wedding At Conrad Ranch

We are going to bid adieu to you and you and you but not without one last skip down pretty lane courtesy of Allison Cox Photography. This Conrad Ranch wedding is like a breath of fresh Utah air and we can almost smell the gorgeous countryside that played host for the day. Add to that the plethora of images waiting for you in the gallery and we have ourselves an all out love fest. Until tomorrow lovelies!

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From the Bride… Our wedding day was perfect. We wanted it to be no-pressure, no standing in a receiving line, exactly the way we wanted it. We opted for a garden party at Conrad Ranch in Utah. We wanted it to be rustic and natural but also chic and personal.

Being on a budget, we decided to do all of it ourselves. We thrifted for unique things to put on the tables. Old vases, bowls, china, tea-pots, clocks, books, etc. My sister sewed a hundred grey lace napkin rings to go around the napkins on each plate. A family friend brought her jazz band to perform in the gazebo, which we decorated with lights and hanging glass orbs filled with fresh flowers.

My dress was from Ann Taylor, which we bought on sale, and a family friend added sleeves to it to make it different. My sister is into book-binding and created a beautiful wedding book for guests to sign as they came in. We decided that with the beautiful natural mountain backdrop surrounding us, we could use minimal decorations. The mountains were our decorations.

The party was so simple and so personal that we were able to talk with all of our guests. The main aspect of our vision was being surrounded on the most important day with the people who love us most.

Wedding Photography: Allison Cox Photography / Wedding Venue & Catering: Conrad Ranch / Wedding Dress: Ann Taylor / Bride’s Shoes: BP. via Nordstrom / Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse / Groom’s Shoes: Steve Madden / Love Mugs: Anthropologie / Jazz Band: Friends of the Bride & Groom / Flowers: Danielle (Cousin of the Bride) of Just Because Flowers

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