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Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall

I decided to do something I’ve never done before and share some behind-the-scenes photos from a recent styled wedding shoot. Today, I’m showing myself in action photographing a couple in a natural light studio. I like to make my styled shoots casual– like we’re just friends hanging out so it’s not intimidating. I bring music, and we just have fun together. It’s important to me to make my couples feel comfortable with natural posing. I encourage them to pull each other close and cuddle with the focus being on their love and connection.

I styled this shoot myself for Something Borrowed Bridal Rentals in Provo, Utah. They contributed the bride’s gown and veil. This company provides designer wedding gowns that brides-to-be can rent for very affordable prices and past brides can get their own beloved dresses out of their closets for consignment. I think this is such an awesome idea to make a couple’s dream wedding more affordable!

I chose a blue backdrop for this shoot with the idea of the bride’s traditional “something blue” in mind. It’s one of my favorite colors for weddings. Everyone looks good in blue! I also decided on a sweetheart table for the bride and groom. If you’re not familiar with the term, a sweetheart table is a small table set up with seats for just the bride and groom during the wedding reception.

I love this idea for a couple of  reasons. As soon as the couple walks down the aisle as husband and wife, they are immediately swarmed with well-wishers offering their congratulations. As wonderful as all of that attention is, it can get a little overwhelming. A table designated just for the two of them can allow the couple to step away from all of the craziness for just a few minutes of peace and quiet together.

The small space is also the place to splurge on fancy decor that would be too expensive for all of the guests tables. A special flower arrangement, garland or centerpiece, beautiful plates and cutlery, chair signs or a gorgeous backdrop are some simple ideas to elevate the sweetheart table and make it really stand out. I hope this shoot will serve as inspiration for any brides and grooms-to-be in planning their future weddings.

Utah wedding photography, bride with lace wedding dress and sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride with lace wedding dress and sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, groom in navy blue suit and white tie in front of blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, sweetheart table with greenery garland centerpiece with eucalyptus and white ranunculus flowers and candlesticks and taper candles
Utah wedding photography, bride in lace wedding dress with long flowy veil and white tie in front of white wall with eucalyptus greenery garland arch
Utah wedding photography, bride in lace wedding dress with long flowy veil and white tie in front of white wall with eucalyptus greenery garland arch
Utah wedding photography, groom in navy blue suit and white tie in front of white wall with eucalyptus greenery garland arch
Utah wedding photographer and videographer, behind the scenes with bride and groom
Utah wedding photography, bride in lace wedding dress with long flowy veil and white tie in front of white wall with eucalyptus greenery garland arch
Utah wedding photographer and videographer, behind the scenes with bride and groom
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall, bride and groom toast
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom in front of blue wall, natural posing
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom with long flowy draped veil in front of blue wall
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom at sweetheart table with greenery garland with eucalyptus and white flowers and blue wall
Utah wedding photographer and videographer, behind the scenes with bride and groom
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom relaxed pose on couch in front of blue wall, white flowers wedding bouquet with greenery
Utah wedding photography, bride and groom relaxed pose on couch in front of blue wall, white flowers wedding bouquet with greenery

Something Blue Wedding Inspiration with a Sweetheart Table | Salt Lake City, Utah