Thursday, September 2, 2010

Utah Wedding Photographer - Irina + Ryan

Irina + Ryan
July 3, 2010
Memorial House
Salt Lake City, Utah


Occupations: Economists

How the couple met: We met via a mutual friend/coworker at a Canada Day party

How he proposed: Ryan took Irina to where they went on their first date. They walked to the first place they ever sat down together, he went down on one knee and proposed.


Ceremony Place: Memorial House, Memory Grove, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Date: July 3rd, 2010

The bride wore: A red and gold saree for the ceremony, and a white silk gown afterward

The groom wore: A gold sherwani for the ceremony, and a dark grey suit afterward


Reception Place: It was a wedding and a dinner. No reception.

Wedding music: Classical guitar for the wedding march and bollywood songs afterward [DJ Moazzem from Emkay International].

Menu: lamb vindaloo, parsi fish curry, saag aloo, masala vegetables, rice, bread, pakoras [Utah Food Services]

Cake: Chocolate and vanilla, 4-tiers, butter creme frosting [Wedding Cakes By Dawna]

Colors: Red, white, gold

Flowers: Hydrangeas courtesy Kathy Swiss

D├ęcor elements: Flower arrangements (Kathy Swiss) and handmade centerpieces (Stephanie Long), silk table runners (nameless Chinese vendor in Beijing)


Bride's answer: The wedding ceremony was perfect. I was holding my breath to hear every word that Ryan said, it was in a perfect location and my dream outdoor wedding. During the ceremony, I was thinking so much about Ryan and myself, that the world around us had disappeared and it was just us getting married. It was wonderful.

Groom's answer: The wedding ceremony.


Place: (pending) Dominican Republic

A memorable moment of the honeymoon: We'll keep you posted!


Relax and enjoy the wedding. It goes by very quickly. If at the end of the night, you're married to your true love, you can consider it a success! Spend time talking to your friends and family, because they will say things that they will never tell you on any other occasion.


Rings: Birks & Sons, Canada

Invitations: Ideal Products, Bangladesh

Guest book: It's a secret!

Photography: Opie!

Bridal gown: The saree is from Tangail Kutir, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The white dress is from a tailor in the Silk Street market, Beijing, China

Alterations: misc tailor at Westgate Mall, Ottawa, Canada

Hair and Makeup: Janae @ Lunatic Fringe, Salt Lake City, Utah

Bridesmaids' dresses: somewhere in India

Groom’s Tux/Suit: The sherwani is from Orly in Kolkata, India; the suit is from Hugo Boss in Ottawa, Canada

Flowers: Kathy Swiss, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Decorations and rentals: Linen rentals from UFS and Memorial House, centerpieces from Stephanie Long, St. George Utah

Catering: Utah Food Services, Salt Lake City, Utah

Cake: Wedding Cakes by Dawna, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Venue: Memorial House, Salt Lake City, Utah

Entertainment/Music: DJ Moazzem from Emkay International, Murray, Utah

Wedding favors: Pearls and ties from various vendors in Beijing, China

Wedding planner: Bride & groom with lots of help from family!

Officiant: The Hon. Shauna Graves-Robertson

Transportation: Avis Car Rental, yo!

Guest lodging: Utah's Best Vacation Rentals (.com) and SLC's finest downtown hotels...

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