Any wedding that reminds me of Paris immediately becomes a favorite. France was one of the first places I visited when I graduated from high school and started traveling the world. My shooter, who just happens to be my boyfriend, Michael, photographed this wedding in downtown Salt Lake City, and it was edited by me. The day started out at the always beautiful Salt Lake Temple with the happy couple surrounded by well-wishers. The bride and groom chose the Thomas S. Monson Center for the reception. I hope I get the chance to photograph a wedding there soon. It is a gorgeous building with stunning architecture!
I especially loved the floral design for this wedding. The flowers were everywhere in big, lush arrangements! The pastel colors gave the event an elegant, classic look. The soft pinks especially added to the Parisian feel. There was even a photo booth inside a vintage pink Volkswagen bus that was really cute and photogenic. The guests and wedding party had a lot of fun with it.
This beautiful wedding day celebration almost didn’t happen. Right before the wedding, the couple’s marriage license was somehow lost. When Michael arrived, the bride and groom were pretty upset and embarrassed. He took them aside and told them that hiccups happen at every wedding. Nothing ever goes perfectly according to plan. The important thing is that they found each other, they are going to get married soon, and everyone they love was there to celebrate their love. The two of them ended up having a really great time full of laughter and fun, despite the rocky start. The bride emailed me afterward and told me how much of a help Michael was for her. She thanked him for making the day so happy and stress free for them even when things weren’t going right. She was so glad that she hired us.
For any future brides and grooms, your wedding day is likely one of the most carefully planned events of your life, so of course you want it to be just like you’ve always dreamed. Just know that if something does go wrong, you’re in good company. I’ve yet to meet a couple that didn’t have at least one mishap on their wedding day. At the end of the day, one thing will go really, really right, and that is spending the rest of your life with the person you love.