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Woodland Wedding Inspiration Window at Lily & Iris Bridesmaids

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Lily & Iris Bridesmaids shop asked me to create a vignette of wedding ideas for one of their inspiration windows. These windows provide wedding inspiration to the brides who go into Lily& Iris. What I love about Lily & Iris, is that it is so tasteful, organized, and easy to shop. Their buyers wade through all the fluff to get to the good stuff, bringing only the best bridesmaid dress designers into their shop. No searching through a million not-so-cute dresses to get to what you want. Just elegant, refined style. For my window, I was asked to choose a bridesmaid dress to build around. I chose a long, forest green chiffon number that I think would flatter any woman. A v-neck design is flattering on everyone. Not to mention, it was perfect for the ideas I had in mind.

The inspiration for my…you guessed it…inspiration window, comes from where I grew up. I grew up in Northern California, near Lake Tahoe, which you can read more about, HERE. I’ve always been drawn to organic style with a touch of glamor. I combined moss, ferns, leaves, feathers, and accents of metallic gold to create my lush and elegant, but down-to-earth look. I’m a mom to two young kids, so it was refreshing and exciting to create something beautiful with my hands (besides photos, of course).

Thank you, Lily & Iris, for the opportunity to create this for your shop. I had fun!

Please excuse the iPhone photos. This mama just didn’t get the time to go back with the big camera.

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Danielle & Jay-Engagement Photos in Downtown Salt Lake City

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Danielle and Jay wanted engagement photos that highlighted their unique personalities. As soon as I met Danielle and Jay, I knew how I wanted to photograph them; I saw black and white, minimal, and fun. I just didn’t know just how much fun they would bring to their session! I feel like we all came together to create photos that are unique to them.

May I also say that I love their outfits. They are composed, yet casual. Unfussy and real.

They’re getting married at the Utah Museum of Fine Art and I’m pretty excited about that.

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Erin & Christopher in Millcreek Canyon | Utah Wedding Photography

Erin and Christopher were a delight to photograph. They are genuine, quiet, intelligent, kind, and thoughtful. We had a lovely morning engagement photo session in Millcreek Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah. It’s one of my favorite places…and so close to my home! Looking forward to your wedding day at the Salt Lake LDS Temple and Red Butte Garden, Erin and Christopher!

Destination Appointments by Alta Moda Bridal

Lenni: Thank you for the feature, Melissa! We are so excited about these appointments! xo - Lenni

Laura & Sean | Park City Destination Wedding

Laura and Sean, along with their friends and family, came from Atlanta, Georgia for their destination wedding in Park City, Utah. It was a whirlwind day of pouring rain and sunny, blue skies, held at three exciting venues. Preparation for the day began at the airy and luxe Washington Schoolhouse Hotel. The rain beat down and everyone took shelter there, not knowing if the big plans for the ceremony at the Town Lift Bridge would materialize, but the rain stopped just in time. The sun came out and the sky was bright blue, a perfect complement to Laura’s beaming personality. The reception then moved down Park Avenue to High West Distillery, for a relaxed and fun, rustic but elegant event, filled with lush arrangements by Sarah Winward of Honey of a Thousand Flowers. The food and drink were by High West Distillery. If you’ve ever eaten there, you know that it was a delicious night, not to mention the gourmet chocolate and whisky pairing. The night ended with lots of dancing and smiles, a little rain, and a nearly full moon.

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Flowers: Honey of a Thousand Flowers (Bride’s Bouquet, Corsage, Centerpieces)

Bridesmaid Bouquets: Mother of the Bride

Getting Ready Location: Washington Schoolhouse Hotel

Ceremony: Park City Town Lift Bridge

Reception: High West Distillery

Officiant: Friend of the couple

Catering: High West Distillery

Hotel for Bride and Groom: Washington Schoolhouse Hotel

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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