A Vintage Utah Wedding: Kortney + Nick

salt lake city wedding

Kortney + Nick wanted their wedding to be a reflection of them as a couple. They both love breakfast foods so they decided to have brunch after their LDS Temple sealing with some of their favorite foods. They also love reading, so they placed vintage books around their reception. Kortney’s favorite detail of the day was her lovely dress from BHLDN – which is one of my favorite dresses they carry also! Great choice Kortney :) Since Kortney is a graphic designer, the pressure was on to create an amazing invite and you can see she delivered. And just wait until you see all the vintage umbrellas they hung for their reception – so super lovely! Congrats to Kortney + Nick on their personal + lovely wedding day and big thanks to Middle Aisle Events for sending this one my way.

wedding invitations

bride in bhldn with white bouquet

Mormon wedding

groom in tan suit

groom in tan suit

wedding party

Most memorable moment of your wedding day?
The most memorable moment for us was when we were sealed in the St. George LDS Temple. Words cannot describe the emotions that we felt and the happiness that we experienced during that time. It was definitely a moment that we will cherish forever. Another moment that we really loved was walking into the backyard before our brunch and seeing everything all set up. It was such a neat experience to see all our hard work come to life. It was absolutely perfect.

wedding brunch

umbrellas hanging upside down

umbrellas hanging upside down wedding

We made a big effort to incorporate unique details into our wedding décor. Our favorite detail was definitely the 40 vintage umbrellas that were hung over the guest tables and the dance floor. Each umbrella was different and together they made quite the statement. We also put a lot of time and thought into the centerpieces. We found the elements for the centerpieces from family antiques and miscellaneous items from local thrift stores. We wanted each centerpiece to be different so it took a lot of work on our part to group each centerpiece together beforehand so our florist could order and prepare enough flowers for each grouping. 

umbrellas hanging upside down

white wedding cake

dancing under umbrellas

Any advice for those planning now?

You don’t need an excess amount of decor, flowers, etc. to give your wedding that “wow” factor you want. We went with a very simplistic approach and it all came together perfectly because we focused on the little things. We didn’t have overwhelming floral centerpieces but somehow our flowers stood out because of how they were arranged. Something as simple as paper details can make such a big difference in the overall look of your wedding also.

Try and decide early on what you want to splurge on and what you can live without. For us our biggest concerns were our photography, invites and paper goods. I still remember when we got our wedding photos in the mail and sat down and looked at all the pictures together. We were reliving our wedding through the amazing photos that our photographer captured. All the details, big moments and little moments were there.

Let people help you! I had to learn how to trust people to do what they do best and that was really hard for me. There is no way that we could have done this alone. Find a wedding planner and/or other talented vendors in your area that will help you bring that wedding you’ve always dreamed of become a reality. Meet with more than one vendor (unless you are dead set on one) to see which one you click with the best. I was so lucky to establish relationships with my vendors on both a professional and personal level.

wedding artists

photography: Mikki Platt Photography // venue name: private residence // event design: Middle Aisle Events // planning: Middle Aisle Events // wedding dress: BHLDN // hairpiece: Red Egg Boutique // bride's shoes: Seychelles // bridesmaid dresses: Banana Republic // groom attire: J Crew // paper goods: Bride Kortney Eggertz Design // catering: Simply Delicious // cake: Kelly Larson // music: Frank at Elite with Festival Sounds // floral design: Bloomers // invitations: Bride Kortney Eggertz Design