Today on LDS Bride Blog we have the cutest little DIY wedding to share with you! This darling couple, Kendal and Cam, did all their own decorations and totally transformed a not so special room into something adorable. Even better, this lovely Southern bride chose one of our most gorgeous gowns for her big day! I can't wait to share this classic yet creative wedding with you, so let's dive in!
Okay guys, this shoot is honestly such a treat to be able to share with you. Kendal and Cam were married for time and all eternity in the Birmingham, Alabama temple, which is such a neat building. Afterwards they got caught in a sudden storm during their photos, which made for some seriously cute "running through the rain" shots. The details in this wedding were carefully thought through, and came together in total perfection. I don't know where she found her gorgeous floral shoes, but I'm in love! Her bouquet from Petals of Serenity was perfection, with dusty pink roses, tiny white wildflowers with sunny yellow centers, and gorgeous muted greenery.
They decorated the entire room their reception was held in by themselves, a truly DIY wedding. Imagine the money they saved, and it turned out SO cute. They even made beautiful streamers from (get this) COFFEE FILTERS. What?! I would have never guessed that's what those were made of. How creative! Their reception was made complete with a beautiful three-tiered cake with ruffled white buttercream baked by Edgar's, accented by more dusty pink roses and the cutest darn cake topper I've ever seen (perfect for this DIY wedding, not too flashy but timeless and sweet). In true southern style, their DIY wedding reception was catered by Full Moon BBQ (yum). Can you really get married in Alabama without BBQ? Just sayin.
One of my favorite details is the cute candy bar they put together. "Love is sweet, please take a treat." was written on a darling plaque in the middle of the table. SO. CUTE. Every detail came together seamlessly for such a beautiful DIY wedding. They probably had so much fun decorating and planning together! They even had an "Oh snap" sign with their own unique Instagram hashtag for guests to use so all the photos from their special night would be in one place. Genius! It doesn't stop there though. They had a "Date Jar" where guests could write date ideas for the newlyweds! A memory table was also thoughtfully put together in honor of loved ones who had passed away and couldn't be there with them. Oh, my heart. They finished their special night with a bubbly sendoff surrounded by all their family and friends. So perfect!
Here's the spot where I get to gush about the dress! (You totally knew this was coming, I'm shameless) The Claralise! This dress is truly one of a kind, from the gorgeous lace bodice with a unique v-neck, a flattering waistline, and flowing a-line skirt. The best part though, are the flirty cascading layers that give the skirt tons of volume and beauty that you just can't find in another gown. There's nothing like it! Alright, I'm done gushing for now.
Thanks for joining us to swoon over this darling DIY wedding! See you next time! XO
Where are my engaged folks who are planning a winter wonderland wedding, or even better, a Christmas wedding?! Meet Bae and Nate, a beautiful couple who did just that, and pulled it off beautifully.
Bae and Nate's special day was a dream come true, complete with twinkling lights, a beautiful tree, and creamy white florals. Everything from the snow to the rich blue and silver color scheme to the sparkly snowflake accents made this Christmas wedding feel truly magical. Bae looked absolutely stunning in our "Bronson" gown, accessorized with bedazzled heels adorned by a delicate bow. Her hair fell in soft waves, pulled half up in an intricate twist topped off with a jaw-dropping brooch and sparkly veil. She kept her bouquet simple yet beautiful, with a huge bunch of ivory roses and rich peeking greenery. A soft smoky eye and pink lip color enhanced her beautiful features perfectly. Did I mention that at their reception, they sang to each other?! It's completely obvious how in love they are with each other, they look at one another with complete adoration. Scroll down a bit to see the pictures, and try not to get misty eyed.
Bae chose one of our most beautiful and unique modest wedding gowns, the "Bronson". This a-line/ballgown is a show-stopper all around. The sparkling lace accents throughout the tulle skirt were perfect for this winter wedding. The elbow length illusion sleeves and the Queen Anne illusion neckline add drama and undeniable beauty, and the buttons that trail down the back add a delicate flair.
It certainly wouldn't be a Christmas wedding without a tree, and this one was decorated to absolute perfection. Whites, silvers, and subtle golds looked so magical!
A bubbly sendoff from their loved ones ended their night on a perfect note. Thanks for joining us to swoon over this beautiful Christmas wedding. See you next time! XO
Photography - AK Studio & DesignVenue & Caterer - Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Florist - Flowers Squared Floral Shop
Videographer - Ammon Love - A Love Story Film
Wedding Cake - Carrie's Cakes
Wedding Coordinator - Terry Gurr - Joseph Smith Memorial Building
Makeup Artist - Jessica Craig
Wedding Dress - Gateway Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses - Mikarose
Okay you guys, I have such a fun one to share with you today! I was recently contacted by the sweetest bride to share her enchanting winter wedding and her beautiful customized modest gown.
So before we get into the pictures and the gorgeous details of this winter wedding, let me share their love story with you. I can't think of any person who could tell it better than the bride herself, so I'll tell you exactly what she told me! "I was born and raised in Colorado, big time Denver Bronco's fan (he is too now ), outdoors lover, lacrosse player, and chocolate addict. He was born and raised in Idaho, and lived in Ririe, Idaho all of growing up. He is an awesome basketball player, big lover of Mexican food, binges on pizza and Netflix with me, and is also a total outdoors lover. I could go on and on about his qualities now so I'll just leave it at this- he's honestly just the man of my dreams. We met in college at a country dance, which is kind of funny because both of our parents met at a dance too... dances are lucky places for our families apparently! It was also funny that he was there because... he doesn't dance. Haha. His friend had him come for the last part of the dance that night, and it just so happened that that friend that drug him there that night was also a friend of mine that taught me how to country dance. Our mutual friend found me and said he wanted to me to come dance with his pal he had brought, and I wasn't really wanting to at first, but after asking a couple of times, I went with him to his friend (little did I know he was taking me to my husband!)... and lo and behold, there stood this tall dark and handsome man 😍. We danced to the last song of the night, (it was cute that he didn't know the steps, but we were more focused on talking to each other anyways) and the rest is history!" So there you have it. Isn't that such a cute story??
Alexandra and Andrew were sealed in the Logan, UT temple in January. They celebrated their beautiful winter wedding with a reception at The Serano Event center in Rigby, ID and as you'll see, it was a dream! Beautiful whites and warm colors, beautiful lights, and of course, snow! (you can't have a winter wedding without snow, right?) Alexandra's bouquet was perfect against the snowy landscape, with an assortment of rich greenery created by the master florists at Freckle Farm. Their cake was a white cake with raspberry filling and a white chocolate buttercream, with ribbons of naked cake subtly showing through and an adornment of beautiful green. Just lovely. She said it was so delicious that they couldn't even save any for their one year anniversary! Julie Brizzee must know her stuff!!
Alexandra chose the perfect gown for her magical winter wedding. She bought it at Amanda's Bridal and Tux in Colorado and had it altered for modesty. Kirsten Arvenitis from The Original Sewing Room in Parker, CO worked her magic and custom made the top of the dress to cover her garments. It turned out so beautiful! I love the illusion lace and the lace details along the skirt.
I hope you love this beautiful winter wedding as much as I do! I love a happy ending.
Photography by Wyatte Strazzo
This warm weather that we're (finally) getting here in Salt Lake City is making me sooooo happy. I've been working in my garden and taking my kids outside to play as much as possible to soak it up. In the spirit of summertime, I'm super duper excited to share this gorgeous Los Angeles Temple wedding with you! Wait until you see the bride, she is STUNNING. She chose our modest Aviana dress and I think you'll agree that it was the perfect choice.
First of all, I want to share their love story with you! Both Natalie and Cameron are from California. They met while they were working at the Polynesian Cultural Center as tour guides while also attending BYU Hawaii in 2013. They started hanging out after participating in Samoan Club practices together for a culture night performance, and starting dating soon after. Cameron was very serious about being with Natalie, but she had a mission call to Tokyo, Japan. Although he really hoped she would stay home, he supported her decision to go. While she was on her mission, they wrote occasionally as friends (oh please, guys) until she came home. She went back to BYU Hawaii and Cameron had already graduated from college but still wanted to end up with Natalie. They dated long distance for 2.5 months and got engaged. Their engagement lasted 8 months while Natalie finished school, and once she graduated they were married in the Los Angeles temple in April of this year! Ahhhh, love. It's the best.
I'm just a bit obsessed with her bouquet. Succulents and creamy white flowers, so simple yet so sophisticated and lovely. I also didn't know how beautiful the Los Angeles Temple was! And the palm trees on the grounds just make it all the more dreamy.
Soooo the dress! The Aviana has a gorgeous mermaid sillhouette covered in beautiful lace leading to an illusion lace train. Flattering, feminine, and flowy. The perfect choice for this summery Los Angeles Temple wedding.
I hope you enjoyed the eye candy from this gorgeous Los Angeles Temple wedding! See you next time! XO
Photography by Naomi Masina of OmiPhoto