Saturday, August 1, 2009

Utah Wedding Photographer - Candice + Steve - Post Chapel

Candice + Steve
Fort Douglas Post Chapel
June 20, 2009


Occupations: USCG and the Army Reserve

How the couple met: We were assigned by our separate military units to a joint Federal State and Local Law Enforcement and Terrorism fusion center.

How he proposed: When I graduated for Officer Candidate School in New London, CT he proposed while all my friends and family who attended the graduation watched.

Bridal shower/Bachelorette party: Because I had limited time (and the fact that I was a 32 year old bride) we had a simple bridal shower with family and some of my close friends.

Bachelor party: The guys went to a local shooting range in Bountiful and shot different firearms for at least 1/2 of the day.


Ceremony Place: Fort Douglas Chapel

Date: 20 June 2009

The bride wore: An Ivory colored Marissa dress with a chapel length train.

The groom wore: His Army Mess Dress uniform.


Reception Place: The Commander's House at Fort Douglas

Wedding music: A string quartet called Serenade and Harmony played during the ceremony and cocktail hour. The Spin Doctor played during the reception

Wedding song: "At Last" by Etta James. The wedding party danced to "The Best is Let to Come" by Frank Sinatra

Menu: Brown Brother's Catering

Tray Passed Chicken Teriyaki Skewers
Tray Passed Cheese & Crackers for cocktail hour
Chef Carved Baron of Beef w/ Au Jus & Horseradish
Chicken Marsala
Oven Roasted New Potatoes w/ Butter, Lemon, & Dill
Green Beans Almondine
Avocado, Tomato, Cucumber, Cilantro Salad
Spinach Salad w/ Hot bacon dressing
Rolls & Butter
Lemon Ice water & Strawberry Lemonade
Bartender (Beer, Wine, Champagne & Glassware, & ice)
Tarts, Éclairs, Crème Puffs, Pastries

Cake: Our wonderful cake was done by Janell Brown. Her company is called "One Sweet Slice" We had a vanilla pound cake with whipped frosting and fondant/gum paste to hold the shape.

Colors: Navy was our primary color with a splash of burgundy for some variance. Navy is the best color to work with when dealing with long distance planning and military uniforms.

Theme: Simple and Elegant.

Flowers: white calalillies in the center pieces and bridesmaid's bouquets. The bridal bouquet was black magic roses, dark red peonies, and burgundy calalillies.

Décor elements: The Commander's House was already most of what we were looking for in terms of element...we just added some simple centerpieces and candles.

Unique details: Military arch of sabers...cutting the cake with a sword...


Bride's answer: Taking our final pictures at the Legacy foot bridge on the U of U.

Groom's answer: Spinning the bride in the gazebo for pictures.


Place: Ohau and Lanai, Hawaii.

A memorable moment of the honeymoon: Our first look at the view of Manele Bay on Lanai Island, Hawaii.


Rings: Marine Corps Base in DC, and Naval Academy in Annapolis.

Invitations: Made by the bride. The packages came from Michael's

Rehearsal dinner: The Roof for the view.

Guest book: From ""

Photography: OpieFoto

Bridal gown: Gambridella's in Towson, MD

Hair and Makeup: Lunatic Fringe in Sugar House.

Bridesmaid dresses: They picked them out themselves...I only requested Navy.

Groom’s Tux/Suit: Military uniform.

Flowers: Miae's Floral in West Jordan. Great to work with!!!!

Catering: Brown Brother's Catering

Cake: One Sweet Slice

Venue: Fort Douglas

Wedding favors: "The" and "" we had two different favors. Seeded heart cards, and honey pots.

Officiant: Rev. Annie Benjamin of

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