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When I think of Emily, I think of these words…soft, smart, delightful, stylish, elegant, and timeless. I think we captured that in her bridal portraits.

Emily wanted a soft and airy look, in a classic and elegant location. We found that at Washington Schoolhouse Hotel in Park City, Utah, which has a historic decor with modern touches.

I have this problem, sometimes, where I can’t stop photographing. That happened to Emily. Luckily, she didn’t seem to mind! Thanks for letting me go to town, Emily.

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I’m not sure you’ll find a more unique or wonderfully interesting wedding out there. For starters, Danielle and Jay had their wedding at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. This is close to my heart, because I earned my photography degree at the University of Utah and worked in the the art collections department of the museum in college. Enough about me. Let’s get back to the wedding…

Not only did they have their wedding at an elegant and modern art museum, but there was a mesmerizing art installation in the large space where they were married. Tony Feher, an installation artist, uses everyday materials to create his artworks. He hung hundreds of streamer-like strands of pink painter’s tape, from the ceiling of the museum. He also created a mosaic pattern on a large window, with blue painter’s tape. When you check out the photos, you’ll see just what I mean. It was COOL.

Danielle and Jay are scientists—like, legit PhD candidate chemists. They had a Scottish Quaich ceremony during their wedding ceremony, and for that, they drunk from Pyrex beakers. Those were also used in the floral arrangements by Lilac Floral.

These stylish scientists wore awesome wedding attire—a white, fitted gown with gold sequins for Danielle and a Maroon tux with black velvet lapels, for Jay. And hello, gold headband and red lips! I loved how Danielle kicked off her heels and put on her Crocs when the reception started. She knows what’s important!

They kept things personal by having a good friend marry them, and Danielle’s wedding party included both men and women. Tradition is beautiful, but it’s also so refreshing when couples throw it out the window. Danielle and Jay’s wedding was a perfect blend of keeping the traditions they identified with, while doing things their own way.

I have many favorite moments from the day, and I already knew that Danielle and Jay were a great match, but when I saw all four of their parents holding hands and dancing together in a circle, that this was going to be an especially outstanding union.

Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Art Installation: Tony Feher

Flowers: Lilac Floral

Getaway Car: Antique Limousine Service of Utah

 

When I found out that Emily had become engaged to Jason, I was excited. I love Emily’s family. I photographed both of her sisters’ weddings and her cousin’s, too! I’m grateful that Emily chose to have me photograph her wedding, as well. She majored in film studies, so she knows a thing or two about image making.

We met up on a cold, drizzly day for Emily and Jason’s engagement photo session at This Is The Place Heritage Park, in Salt Lake City. We ducked inside to avoid the rain and popped out when it stopped. My favorite photos were when we got to the top of the park and Emily and Jason scrambled up the hill, where I photographed them in front of the snowy mountains. I got a little giddy when I saw them framed perfectly, by the mountain peak.

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Where do I begin with this wedding? There are so many special elements, I can’t even begin to mention them all. Let’s see…I’ll go back to a rainy day in January, when I met Jenna and her lovely, mom, Lorraine, at Les Madeleines in downtown Salt Lake City. I had plans to win them over with my sparkling personality and delicious Kouing Aman pastries. Jenna is a dark-haired beauty and intelligent business woman. She works as a wedding planner and designer with Planit PC in Park City, Utah, so I knew this would be an unforgettable wedding. Michael and Jenna were married on the Town Lift Bridge, followed by an ambiance-filled reception at Riverhorse on Main restaurant. Jenna curated the most beautiful details from around Utah, including a custom wedding gown for her and custom blue suit for her studly man, Michael—along with geodes and crystals she collected with her mother, plus, so much more. Their wedding was refined and chic, with a touch of edginess.

Details are great, but what’s even better, is love and passion. Jenna and Michael have loads of it. I loved the way they held each others faces when they kissed at the wedding ceremony—and there’s this shot of them dancing together, that is just plain sexy.

Taste of Park City was happening the day of the wedding, so Main Street was lined from top to bottom with dining tables and people. As I followed Jenna and Michael up Main Street after their couple portraits, the crowds of people cheered, clapped, raised their glasses, and smiled from ear to ear, as they watched the newly married couple walk to their reception. It was such a fun and unique little moment of the day, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Michael becomes mayor of Park City one day. He seemed to know everyone, waving to them as we passed.

They’ve got style and they’ve got swagger…take a look at Mr. and Mrs. Swan’s wedding (and all the outstanding professionals who contributed such beautiful elements, below).

Update! This wedding was featured on Popsugar Love wedding blog. You can see the post HERE.

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You can also see their wedding, featured on my website, www.melissakelseyphotography.com.

 

Couple: Jenna and Michael Swan

Ceremony: Town Lift Bridge, Park City, Utah

Reception Venue: Riverhorse Restaurant, Park City

www.riverhorseparkcity.com

Wedding Gown: Betsy Couture

www.betsycouture.com

Bridesmaid/Bride’s Jewelry: Katie Waltman Jewelry

www.katiewaltman.com

Bride’s Shoes: Sam Eldeman

www.samedelman.com

Groom’s Suit: Custom made by Roberto Leone of Leone Tailoring

www.leonescollection.com

Cakes: Snow Park Bakery at Deer Valley

www.deervalley.com/Dining/WhereToEat/SnowParkBakery

DJ: Liam Heffernan

liamheffernan.wordpress.com

Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG

http://www.bcbg.com

Rentals: Diamond Rentals

www.events.diamondrental.com

Stationery: Jenna Swan of Planit PC

www.planit-pc.com

Rings: King Custom Jewels

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kings-Custom-Jewelry

Geodes: Collected by bride and bride’s mom (at gem shows and shops)

Flowers: Planit PC

www.planit-pc.com

Hotel: Hotel Park City

http://www.hotelparkcity.com/

Bridesmaid Robes: Silk and More on Etsy

www.etsy.com/shop/silkandmore

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse

www.menswearhouse.com

Signage: Designed by Jenna Swan of Planit PC

www.planit-pc.com

Signage Printed by Park City Print Ink

www.pcprintink.com

Wedding Planning/Design: Planit PC, Jenna Betschman (Bride)

www.planit-pc.com

Linens: Wild Flowers Linens

wildflowerslinens.com

Vintage Car Rental: Something Vintage Something Blue

www.somethingvintagesomethingblue.com

Place card Holders: Jenna Swan of Planit PC

www.planit-pc.com

Custom Painted Backdrop: Jenna Swan of Planit PC

www.planit-pc.com

Rock Crystal Candy at each place setting: Zurchers

www.zurchers.com

Officiate: Todd Malcolm, Groom’s childhood friend

Invitations: Paper and Honey

www.paperandhoney.com

 

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What I like about Dustin and Sarah, is that he is stoic and she is expressive. I photographed them in Millcreek Canyon for their engagement photos. I can’t wait to show you their wedding photos from High Star Ranch. Their wedding day was so beautiful!

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 A flask, filled with your favorite adult beverage, can help ease your nerves, when having your engagement photos taken!

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