Real Wedding: Chelsea + Ben’s Sweet Wedding

I was planning to post this earlier today to celebrate my trip to Salt Lake City, but today was kind of an amazing whirlwind and I’m just getting to my computer now!  I had such a great time at WedSmith speaking about Green Wedding Shoes and wedding blogs in general. It was so great meeting all the wonderful vendors who came to the conference – thank you everyone for listening to my presentation! And thanks again to WedSmith for inviting me! Salt Lake CIty is such a great town and we enjoyed our quick, but eventful stay.

One of the presenters I was most excited to meet and here speak was Jonathan Canlas. I’m a huge fan of Jon’s photography and it was so great hearing him speak about his passion and “going beyond the obvious.” I love that he described photographing weddings as “telling a story.” That is exactly what the photographer should be doing. Telling your wedding day story in their vision. I love that Jon not only takes beautiful photos, but his family portraits and photographs of the location are so perfect – they really do tell the whole story. And I’m excited to share one of his recent weddings here on GWS:

salt lake city wedding

From Chelsea, There were many words used to describe the evening, “magical”, “whimsicle”, “dreamy” ect., to us there couldn’t be a better word than “perfect”! We wanted to create a vibe that screamed “us”. We had envisioned a wedding where our friends and family could come, gather and relax but never be bored. It seemed quaint but with lots of people.

salt lake city wedding

pink flower in hair

wedding bouquet

wedding couple holga

pink wedding cake

candy jars wedding table

The tone was definitely set by the amazing Tony Lake Trio. Our wedding band played everything from the classic Beatles hit “In My Life” to one of todays top favorites “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus, but transformed them to their own Jazzy beat to keep the mood.

wedding band holga

outdoor wedding salt lake city

We had a milkshake stand built by Ben, with “design your own shake” by Sammy’s Cafe. The “Have S’more” station was the kid’s favorite and enabled parents to mix and mingle.

wedding caterers truck

wedding dance

To end the night while dancing the all day expected rain storm began to roll in, as a miracle it chose to clear up just in time for the 3 hour reception and returned just in time to end the evening and just make it just that much more romantic. This night was bliss!

wedding exit

My brother-in-law Matt Mildenstein was the graphic designer for our invites and did all the calligraphy. My cousin Ashley Hoiland was the watercolor artist. Sister in Law Natalie Norton took our engagement pictures that we based the illustration off of. They were pretty sweet!

illustrated wedding invitations

Photography- Jonathan Canlas (all photos with the exception of the invitation)
Flowers- Wendy from The Flower Affair
Wedding Band – The Tony Lake Trio
Catering- Sammy’s Cafe Provo
Wedding Dress Maker- Melissa Blackburn
Venue- Mellor Hidden Meadows, Lehi UT
Cake- Pink Peach Cakes