Today’s green and brown non traditional Mormon wedding in Salt Lake City is all about fun!
Whitney and Quintin were married at the Salt Lake LDS Temple, but they had a separate ceremony at the Grand America so friends and family who were not members of their church could celebrate in their union as well.
In addition to all the gorgeous flowers by Brown Floral, the bride made the non floral boutonnieres as well as the feather hairpieces for herself and her bridesmaids. Whitney’s uncle made the wedding favors, handmade coasters (a set of 4) from Quaking Aspen trees native to Southern Utah. What a fun and useful gift, which the couple used as escorts as well. And with Pepper Nix Photography behind the lens, we are lucky to peek into their special day through the beautiful images below.
Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography // Shoes: Aldo Shoes // Dress Store: AMB // Dress Designer: Augusta Jones // Floral Designer: Brown Floral // Shoes: Converse // Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal // Makeup Artist: Grand America Spa & Salon // Cinema and Video: Lumineux Films // Reception Venue: Salt Lake LDS Temple // Cake Designer: The Grand America // Musicians: The Small Town Sinners // Dress Store: Alta MODA Bridal // Event Venue: The Grand America // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
When asked what one of her favorite moments were, Whitney said:
“One of the things I really remember about the day had to do with our cake. When our planner Nicole took us in to see it, before all our guests came in for the reception, she pointed out the acorn on the top of the cake. We gave Jeffrey full creative freedom for our cake past the basic design that we wanted. And that one little acorn was something he was so proud of. So he made sure to have Nicole show it to us. It gave Quintin and I both a smile and made us feel like he had really put a lot of effort into it. Both Nicole and Jeffrey were absolutely amazing and we loved working with them both.”
What you would have done differently, if anything:
“Ideally, I would have liked to have more time to plan the wedding. Our engagement was only about 4 months long, and I was in my first year of pharmacy school at the time. Needless to say I was really busy and very stressed out. Though we were able to get everything done in that time, some little things fell through the cracks.”
Do you have any advice for future brides?
“Take the time to enjoy the food (ours was amazing!). Try not to stress too much over the little things. And put what you want on the invitation! What I mean by this is, if you don’t want young children at your wedding, or you want people to dress a certain way (ex, black tie, semi-formal, etc), just put it on the invitation. We decided not to list a dress code on our invites, hoping our guests would figure out that since it was in the evening and at an upscale venue that semi-formal dress was the least formal dress acceptable. We were wrong. Many of our guests wore things that I considered far too casual for the setting of our event. Although this happened and it is something I wish I had considered beforehand, my second piece of advice still stands. Overall this was not a big deal and it didn’t take away from our wedding.”
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