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We love the beautiful love story that accompanies today's blog featuring a Joseph Smith Memorial Building wedding and Salt Lake Temple shoot. The model, or "bride" for this promotional shoot for JSMB wore the timeless Catania gown by LatterDayBride and was styled and captured by Liz at Elizabeth Taylor Frandsen Photography.

Joseph Smith Memorial Building Wedding | Catania Dress

Great Gatsby themed wedding

We can't say it much better, so I'll let Liz tell the story:

"I asked Laura (my sister) & Ryan to model for this session knowing they weren't officially engaged or anything, but that it was definitely headed that way. They were actually high school sweethearts who broke up when he left for his mission. She married while he was gone and then they found each other again shortly after she divorced. During this inspiration shoot Laura whispered to Ryan that she loved him for the first time since high school. They are now happily married and grateful for the experiences and life lessons that brought them together forever."

How romantic is that!? 

Salt Lake Temple Wedding Photography

When we asked Liz about her inspiration for this shoot, she said,

"In conjunction with the giveaway, JSMB & I put together an inspiration shoot to create some beautiful eye candy for their marketing needs. LatterDayBride by Gateway Bridal provided the gorgeous gown, bridal accessories, and our groom’s attire. Cali Stott from Versa Artistry dolled up our model. And all of the incredible decor, florals, food, invitations, styling, etc. was done by the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. And let me just say that the dessert tasted even better than it looked, and it was pretty snazzy!

I’ve yet to see the movie, but I know the JSMB team had The Great Gatsby in mind for inspiration when they put this together. Their venue is perfect for this kind of lavish affair. They wanted dramatic, moody lighting. So I played around with several different lighting scenarios inside. And then the models and I returned to Temple Square later in the evening to catch some beautiful natural light outside."

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We think you will agree, Liz knocked this shoot out of the park. 

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