If you’re looking for inspiration for the ultimate Pinterest-vintage-unique styled wedding then look no further! I had the most wonderful privilege to photograph the wedding of Megan and Ryan over the weekend. It took place in beautiful St. George, Utah, which was a nice break from the Las Vegas scenery. The weather was perfect for Fall, complimented by blue skies and colorful trees. It was actually difficult to take a bad photo at this wedding. Everyone looked like they walked out of a magazine ready for a photo shoot.
Before the commotion of the day, Ryan and Megan shared an intimate first look with each other. I really enjoy these moments because it allows the bride and groom a little private moment before their big day, which is usually shared with a crowd. These two goofy souls were made for each other. Their story began with facial hair but did not start up romantically till much later after Megan gracefully dyed Ryan’s beard for Halloween. The first date consisted of frozen custard, walking around downtown, and topping the night off with Asian massages. If that isn’t true love, then I don’t know what is. If a girl brings you to Asian massages on a first date, you say yes. And if that boy says yes, he’s a keeper.
With Big Gulps in hand, we made our way to the temple. If you ever have a chance to visit a Mormon temple, take the time. The grounds were beautifully kept with lots of space, which came in handy because Saturdays are a busy time at the temple.
One last sip as separates then into the temple to become one. The wedding vows and traditions take place inside the temple in a very private ceremony without friends and family. So we all waited patiently outside the temple for their grand exit.
Things can get hectic during a wedding, especially with big families. I like the following picture and if I could title it, I would call is “Wedding Chaos.” My bride and groom were so patient throughout the day and this picture perfectly captures that.
I was delighted to know we had more time to shoot some romantic shots of Megan and Ryan after the ceremony. There’s a whole different glow in the eyes and smile on the face after the vows. Instead of excitement and jitters, the couple is more relaxed. A feeling of ease seems to fall over them in a way that the photos just get more affectionate.
And sometimes people don’t care if you just got married.
The celebration continued later in the evening at a nearby farm complete with horses, cows, llamas, goats, and of course chickens! A brilliant idea made ten times better with all of Megan’s DIY decorations. The simple accents on the table make it any Pinterest-driven bride envious. Don’t worry, once inside and lingering smells of the farm were blown away by the Waffle food truck that catered the party. Once everyone had their fill of waffles and mingling, the party moved upstairs to a wall-less dance floor. The night sky wrapped everyone up and gave it a look of it’s own private dance club. Before the wind picked up, plenty of boots were stomping and hips were swinging.