Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Salt Lake Utah Wedding Photography - Little White Chapel on Capitol Hill

JulieAnna + Jonathan
August 22, 2009
Little White Chapel
Salt Lake City, Utah


Jonathan is an attorney by day and published writer by rest-of-the-day. JulieAnna is currently in graduate school in Cambridge Massachusetts studying to be a Dance/Movement Therapist and Mental Health Counselor.

How the couple met:
We met through friends in Columbus Ohio, Jonathan's home town, and where I went for college.

How he proposed:
We were living in Buenos Aires, Argentina when Jonathan proposed. He tried to surprise me at the airport but we missed each other and when he finally reached me on my cell phone I was on the bus going to meet him at the bus station, our original plan. He hopped in another cab, waited through horrendous traffic to come meet me at the English Tower in downtown Buenos Aires where he was finally able to propose to me (in Spanish!).

Bridal shower/Bachelorette party:
All the girls met up for a beautiful bridal shower at my best friend's house... though we both got stung by a bee! Afterwards we met up with the boys at Speak Easy for a combined bachelor/bachelorette party.


Ceremony Place:
The White Community Memorial Chapel, across from the Utah State Capitol building.

August 22, 2009

The bride wore:
Sunshine satin gown, made by White House Black Market ....and blue shoes

The groom wore:
J-Crew suit sans jacket (just the vest)


Reception Place:
JulieAnna's parent's backyard in the foothills of the Salt Lake valley

Wedding music:
Michael Lucarelli played classical guitar for our ceremony and for the beginning of our reception. Then we danced the night away to a playlist of dance music we created ourselves.

Wedding song:
We danced to "Verano Porteno" an Argentine tango, since my family is from Argentina and we spent a year together living in Buenos Aires.

We had a Thai buffet featuring food from Sawadee Restaurant

White cake with custard filling. It was decorated with white fondant and green and blue cherry blossom stems.

Blue and green

My mom and I did all of the flowers ourselves. We ordered flowers from a wholesale florist and then the day before the wedding made all of the arrangements and decorations with the generous help of friends and family.

D├ęcor elements:
We submerged stems of orchids in vases of water and then floated a candle on top for our centerpieces.


Bride's answer:
At 1:00 am it was finally time for our last dance of the night, tons of couples joined us in dancing to "The Way You Look Tonight" and looking around there was just so much love in the air. I felt so blessed to be dancing in Jonathan's arms surrounded by people I love.

Groom's answer:
After the rest of the processional had completed, JulieAnna's father, Julio, threw open the door at the back of the chapel, landing with a bang that startled everyone. When we saw the grin on Julio's face, we all chuckled, then our collective gaze moved to JulieAnna, who looked angelic in her white dress, with those blue eyes smiling down the aisle at me.


Place: We spent a week in Puerto Rico and then a week on the island of St. Lucia.

A memorable moment of the honeymoon:
The serenity of watching the sun set over the ocean from our private villa, juxtaposed against the terror of discovering a huge centipede inside the room moments later, which led to a valiant battle of death-by-shoe (which the bride avoided by cowering in the bathroom).

Make your wedding your own so that it's an event you would want to attend, but also so that everyone leaves feeling like they know you and your new spouse a little bit better.


Rings: Dana Richardson from Spectrum Gems

Invitations: Samara Watkiss, my best friend and designer extraordinaire

Rehearsal dinner: Faustina

Guest book: We bought a blank journal made of handmade paper and had each party sign their name on a page with room for their photo which we took as they came in.

Photography: Opie Foto

Bridal gown: White House Black Market

Alterations: Abby's Alterations

Groom’s Tux/Suit: JCrew

Flowers: DWF - wholesale florists

Decorations and rentals: Diamond Rental, Performance Audio, Specialty Linens

Catering: Sawadee

Cake: Granite Bakery

Venue: Bride's parents' backyard

Entertainment/Music: Michael Lucarelli

Wedding favors: Matchboxes from partyblockstore.com

Officiant: The Honorable Judge Christine Decker

Guest lodging: The University Guest House

Any other vendors not listed?
Angell's Originals - for veils & accessories and awesome advice

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