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  • Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown | LDS Bride Blog

    Today on LDS Bride Blog we're featuring the cutest couple, Braiden and Paige, and their marriage in the Provo City Center Temple. Oh, and one of our dresses, too ;). Braiden and Paige were Married on July 7/7/17 in the Provo City Center Temple, and Paige was a dream in our "Palisade" gown. Here's their story!

     

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

     

    Paige is from Park City, UT, and Braiden is from Los Angeles, CA. They met while they were counselors at EFY, but things really started at the EFY retreat after the working season was over. During the ropes course, Braiden said "take my picture!" and watched as Paige tripped and fell flat on her face while on her way over to him. They say it's the first time she really "fell" for him. Hehe.

     

    The proposal was very elaborately planned out. A snow shoeing trip around the Alpine Loop (where they had their first date), a fire with hot chocolate, flowers set up for when they got there... but as soon as they drove up the Forest Service said it was all closed. BOO! Everything seemed to start going wrong. There was nowhere to stop and snowshoe, and Braiden's roommate who was helping set up kept popping up around them. First Paige saw him driving by, and when they did finally find a place to snowshoe in a field he just walked right across the field in front of them, trying to act nonchalant. A valiant effort, I'm sure ;). Then, on the other side of the field his cousin was stomping a place in the snow to try and start the fire. Braiden finally gave up and said "Whatever, I'm just gonna do this..." and knelt down and asked. They laugh just talking about it. Definitely a unique proposal story, though!

     

    After they were married in the Provo City Center Temple, they had their reception in a nice little backyard setting at her parents' house complete with dancing, outdoor games, and even a fire pit for making smores! They wanted guests to be able to relax and have fun.

     

    Her florist was none other than her own Mom! She has always been in floral design or worked at floral shops ever since she was married. She's even been in magazines! Paige was always around her mom working, and growing up seeing her do weddings and seeing her style helped her to figure out what her own style was. They were able to collaborate together to make the perfect florals for her wedding, with Paige being very hands on on her bouquet. Pretty neat!

     

    As far as her dress, she had found a picture online of what she liked, and had made a few dress appointments for the day. She showed up to her first appointment with us at LatterDayBride, and we were able to find her something similar, the Palisade. It was the first thing she tried on and loved it- she tried on a few more but couldn't stop thinking about the first dress. She put the down payment on the dress right there and cancelled the rest of her appointments for the day! (Not to toot our own horn but... Toot toot!) ;)

     

     

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown

    Provo City Center Temple | Palisade Gown 

     

     

    Florals: Inside out Design by Kristen Walton
    Tux: Moss Bros (in London) Braiden served a mission in England, and Moss is a company he would frequent while there for his suits. He loved them and when it came time for a wedding suit he found them online again for a suit- and still buys from them today!
    Photos: Clarity Lane
    Couple: Paige and Braiden Green

    Thanks for joining us today to adore this darling couple and to celebrate their marriage in the Provo City Center Temple! See you next time on LDS Bride Blog! XO

  • Tips for Planning your Backyard Wedding Reception | LDS Bride Blog

    Tips for Planning Your Backyard Wedding Reception

     

    Backyard wedding receptions can be casual events or sophisticated affairs. Holding your wedding reception in a backyard allows you to customize every part of the celebration. It also makes the event more affordable, allowing you to spend more for food or décor. Here are a few tips for planning your backyard wedding reception.

     

    Gage the Backyard Space

     

    Before scheduling any part of your reception, go over your guest list. It’s important to make sure that the backyard you intend to use for the event is big enough for everyone you want to invite. Confirming that the backyard is set up for the type of reception that you want is also important. For instance, do you want the food to be offered buffet style or plated? If you’re planning a buffet, is there an area for a buffet table? Or, is the backyard large enough for the number of tables you need for a plated dining affair? If you are unsure about the size of your space, talk to a catering or rental company. Most can tell you how much space you need based on the size of your guestlist.

    Backyard Wedding Reception

     

    Be Sure to Prepare

     

    When your backyard wedding reception is about 8 weeks away, take some time to prep the space. If you’re planning your wedding for the summer months, the only thing that you’ll need to do is keep the landscaping watered and trimmed. The spring and summer months will also provide most of your reception décor. If you’re holding the big day a little later in the summer, then plan your flowers and foliage with your reception in mind. In this case, you might want to have your colors selected. If you do, then you, or your parents, can purchase annual flowers in your wedding colors.    

    Backyard Wedding Reception

    Choose Your Theme

     

    Whether you want a simple backyard affair or a fancy, elegant design, your theme will guide most of your decorating decisions. Each theme requires different flowers, centerpieces, linens, food choices, chairs and more. 

    Backyard Wedding Reception

    Get a Tent

    Backyard Wedding Reception

    When it comes to a backyard wedding reception, it’s a good idea to rent a tent. This will help you avoid feeling stressed should adverse weather arise. Not only will it protect you and your guests from less than ideal weather conditions, but it will also provide shelter from the sun or excess wind.

     

    A Reception to Remember

     

    Backyard wedding receptions are always memorable. By planning your wedding celebration in your backyard or that of a family member or a friend, you’ll be able to make it your own. Along with it being easy to customize, backyard wedding receptions are less expensive, and they let you welcome nature into your event.   

     

    Backyard Wedding Reception

    Backyard Wedding Reception

    Backyard Wedding Reception

    Click here to get the full love story on the featured couple, Jackie and Pedro!

     

    Photography by Tasha Rose

     

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